Bike Shorts, December 3, 2018

Bike Shorts will now be published every 2 weeks over the winter. Next issue will be Dec. 17.

 

This week in Bike Shorts

1. KNBC Holiday Meet & Greet, Wednesday Dec.  5, 2018, 6 pm start

Royal Oak, 117 Centrepoint Drive

Please RSVP Today to Janet Clark  social@knbc.ca

Final reminder, it is still not too late. You are invited to come out and share some holiday cheer and get together with the KNBC cycle crowd. There will be a draw for small prizes.  Come for a beer and stay for dinner.

2. Diversions

Calling all Snowshoers!

We are once again hoping to have a great winter season. So if you are interested in getting out please get on the list and we will send out a message every week as to where and when to meet.

Email Eileen or Mary at nailsbyeileen@rogers.com or maaftink@rogers.com

Article: Why we need to talk about car aggression

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2018/8/30/why-we-need-to-talk-about-car-aggression?utm_content=bufferab8df&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR1DPOQwuBwFUO4ni0aLzUehz4BKrQaDiJjYd7cGt7bL6COXE7lQQjpRrCI

Article: Train your core for better cycling

https://www.ilovebicycling.com/train-core-better-cycling/

Article: Cyclists spend 40% more In London's shops than motorists

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2018/11/16/cyclists-spend-40-more-in-londons-shops-than-motorists/?utm_content=buffer6f864&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer#101e19b7641e

TVO show called Life-Sized Cities

Available on line at TVO.org. Episodes on Cape Town, Mexico City, Copenhagen, Milan so far. The host is a cycling advocate from Copenhagen and author of a book in the Ottawa Public Library called Copenhagenize: The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism. It is an interesting show about social change activities from the ground up. Plus a nice show for checking out cities you might have thought of visiting.

https://tvo.org/programs/the-life-sized-city

Multi-day tours in 2019

If you are planning a multi-day tour in 2019, please let me know (president@knbc.ca) so we can start to put tentative dates of events in the calendar and in Bike Shorts.  I will not be organizing a trip to Niagara, but most of the work has already been done so someone (moderately brave) could take it on.

The club has done trips to Ottawa Valley (Barry’s Bay, Pembroke), Kingston, Mt. Tremblant, Niagara, Hudson to Montreal, Le P'tit Train du Nord, Lake Placid and other locations. Peterborough is close by.  Just look at a map ;)

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Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC