Save The Dates! 2015 Edmonton ride listing

Save The Dates! 2015 Edmonton ride listing

Save the dates! Here is a list of Edmonton rides & cycling events we know about so far for this summer, with links. Of course, the list includes the dates we’ve settled on for Kidical Mass and Critical Lass rides. We’ll keep this post updated as event listings go live and new things are announced. (Also check Bikeology’s Events page!) Ride on! May 23 = Kidical Mass: 106th Fest May 24 = EBC’s public art ride (Currently at 817 attending!…

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Raleigh Twenty winter bike-to-be

Raleigh Twenty winter bike-to-be

Week before last, via Kijiji, I bought this slightly scruffy Raleigh Twenty folder for the very fair price of $160: I believe it’s already made an appearance on the Raving Bike Field’s blog this spring, when he did work for its prior owner – I suspect he’s behind the sensible addition of KoolStop brake pads at the rear. It rides very nicely, with only the usual complaints that come with vintage steel three-speeds (weight, brake mushiness).

Ride Report: June 2014 Critical Lass to LIVINGbridge

Ride Report: June 2014 Critical Lass to LIVINGbridge

We lucked out on June 25th. It had rained all day, but the skies cleared in time for Critical Lass. We rode across the (reopened!) West side of High Level Bridge, up the separated path west of 109th Street, then through downtown on 102nd Ave. We stopped to check out this moving art installation by Holly Newman one block up from the Boyle Street Plaza: Next we checked out how the LIVINGbridge is looking so far. (You’ll remember we also visited…

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2014 Critical Lass & Kidical Mass schedule and notes

2014 Critical Lass & Kidical Mass schedule and notes

I’m pleased to announce the 2014 dates for Critical Lass Edmonton and Edmonton Kidical Mass: Sunday, June 15th, 1pm – Kidical Mass Bikeology ride, in Highlands meeting at Borden Park Wednesday, June 25th, 7pm – Critical Lass, Bikeology edition, across the High Level Bridge to LIVINGbridge and a downtown patio – ride report here Sunday, July 20th, 4pm (changed from 1pm to accommodate the Community Gardens Bike Tour!) – Critical Lass, #31DaysOfYEG splash park ride Saturday, August 2nd, 1pm – Kidical…

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September Critical Lass and upcoming dates

September Critical Lass and upcoming dates

On September 15th, we met up as usual at the Garneau lamppost and rode south to check out the new bike lane on 40th Avenue. Our next two Critical Lass rides will be Monday evenings, October 14th (tomorrow! to help us burn off all that turkey and pumpkin pie) and November 18th, meeting at 6pm in the usual spot. We also have a Kidical Mass coming up: October 27th, meeting 1 pm, location TBA. Wear your Hallowe’en costumes! (Update: Kidical…

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Ride The Trail For Elizabeth Sovis – Critical Lass Aug 2013 ride report

Ride The Trail For Elizabeth Sovis – Critical Lass Aug 2013 ride report

Just after postponing August’s Critical Lass ride to the following weekend, the message that this summer’s final leg of Ride The Trail For Elizabeth Sovis was the same day got passed along through social media. (You may remember that I mentioned her tragic, preventable death after being struck by a drunk driver on a PEI highway while cycling the Trans-Canada Trail in the Maritimes last year.) Elizabeth’s husband, Edmund Aunger, is riding the Trans-Canada Trail in five stages to promote…

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The “Women On A Roll” Report

The “Women On A Roll” Report

Last week, the venerable League of American Bicyclists released their Women On A Roll report with lots of great data about female cyclists’ needs and challenges. It’s great to see a report that backs up what many womens’ cycling blogs have been saying for the past five years with numbers. While there are many other bicycle blogs covering this story in great depth – notably Lady Fleur‘s and Bike Portland‘s – I thought I’d share my thoughts. I can’t speak…

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This is Sparta

This is Sparta

I’m welcoming a new bicycle to my stable! Well, new to me: Karen brought this 1982 Sparta Windsor omafiets to Edmonton with her when she moved from Vancouver – but its place as her daily ride has been supplanted by her Linus, thanks to its lighter weight and ability to attach a trailer for her toddler. I’m well past the toddler stage now, so I jumped at the chance to ride with drum brakes after all the rainy weather we have had…

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Highlands Fling: Critical Lass July 2013 ride report

Highlands Fling: Critical Lass July 2013 ride report

Duly noted: if you set a ride date for immediately following a visit from family that prevents you from doing a reminder post or properly promoting on social media, on the same day as both a big road ride (Tour de l’Alberta) and a hotly-anticipated community garden bike tour, you won’t get particularly great turnout. Quelle surprise! However, the four of us had a lovely long ride, and the weather was absolute perfection. Our route was from Bike Bottleneck, across…

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Edmonton Kidical Mass

Edmonton Kidical Mass

Considering that we woke to a downpour that morning, and we were competing with Fathers’ Day for peoples’ time, we think the first Edmonton Kidical Mass was a roaring success!   Big thanks to all the families who joined us for part or all of the event, Wonderstuff for the fabulous face painting and incredible balloon art, our guests Pedalheads (the bike camp people, not the local LBS) for the safety talk before the ride, and our sponsors at Bikeology!…

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