5 Ways to Stay Cool on Your Long Bike Rides

We’ve all been there. You’re out on an extra long ride, on an extra hot day, and you just don’t feel like yourself. Well, it might be heatstroke! Or you’re legitimately lost (but that’s besides the point).

On a serious note… as much as I’d hate to admit this (especially to the cycling community), I’ve suffered through multiple heatstroke episodes. Let’s just say, I don’t wish that experience on anyone -- not even my worst enemy.

Before I dive into a few tips to stay cool, please (and this goes without saying), if you feel as though you’re suffering from heatstroke, go to the hospital ASAP.

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5 Must-Do’s Before a Ride

They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whoever 'they' are in this case makes a good point. A little pre-planning before heading out for a ride can mean the difference between a great circuit and a miserable hell-ride punctuated with tears and bitter disappointment. Not to overstate things. Here are the five simple things you really should do before you get in the saddle for a longer ride. Especially if you'll be out in the country where the riding is nice but the help maybe scarce.
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9 Things to Know Before Dating a (Hardcore) Cyclist

Let’s face it. Dating is hard enough as it is. But when you meet the mythical, beautiful creature that is a cyclist, it’s hard not to move forward with them and pedal it out. (See what I did there?).

But first, here are a few insights and tips, so you know what kind of amazing, yet aggravating fun you’re getting yourself into.

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5 Things to Do Right After Your Bike is Stolen

Hopefully you're reading this before your bike has actually been stolen...

What do you do if your bike has been stolen? Cry? Wail? Raise your fist skyward and shake it while cursing your luck and the dirty rotten thief in equal measure? I mean yeah, of course you do... but only after you've exhausted all possible avenues to get it back. The first thing to do if your bike is stolen is to kick it into high gear. That will probably be easy to do; the adrenaline will be pumping. I'm speaking from bitter personal experience. No, I never got my stolen bike back and yes, I still think about it to this day.

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6 Best Places to Cycle in Toronto

If you're looking for some of the best cycling to be had in Toronto, you've come to the right place. We cycle the city every day and have found some fantastic routes that some of you may know well and that will be a pleasant surprise to others. Cycling in and around the city is one of the best ways to discover new neighborhoods, enjoy nature and get fit fast. What's more, Toronto offers a great mix of off-road trails, bicycle lanes and signed routes. It's relatively flat going too, but we'll tell you about some of the more challenging routes when you really want to break off and push yourself.

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