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Pan Am Games medals unveiled

The Royal Canadian Mint unveiled the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games medals on Tuesday morning. The medals, made with materials supplied by Barrick Gold, are the first to have braille on both the Parapan Am and Pan Am versions. The copper is from Chile, the silver from the Dominican Republic and the gold from Northern Ontario.

Placebo EPO boosts performance, study

Even thinking you’re doped can make you faster. Recent research on how the placebo effect improves race time found that […]

2014 Gastown Grand Prix in pictures

On Wednesday, July 9, top cyclists took to the streets of Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood for the 2014 Gastown Grand Prix. […]

2014 UBC Grand Prix in pictures

The men’s 2014 UBC Grand Prix gave spectators a master class in controlling a race. The lesson was provided by UnitedHealthcare, which swept the podium. On the women’s side, national champion Leah Kirchmann continued to find her way to the top-three.

WADA bans xenon gas

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced on Sunday that it is adding xenon gas to its list of banned substances. Xenon, […]

Crackdown on xenon doping in the works

The controversial drug of choice at the recent Sochi Olympics, xenon gas, is expected to be the target of an […]

Sudbury’s Second Avenue to get dedicated bike lanes

After public pushback at a meeting in early March that a renovation plan for Second Avenue in Sudbury, Ont., didn’t […]

The Commuter: Opus Bikes publishing five-part video series

Opus Bikes, a Montreal-based bicycle company, is releasing a five-part video series celebrating the diversity of interests and lifestyles within […]

Nanaimo group calls for new velodrome

A cycling advocacy group in Nanaimo, B.C., has renewed their calls to install a new outdoor velodrome in the city. […]

New doping test up to 1,000 times more effective

A team of researchers at the University of Texas in Arlington think they’ve developed a new method of doping test that […]

Ancaster rider beaten up in 2012 to receive restitution

A man who was convicted of beating up an Ancaster, Ont., triathlete in September of 2012 was handed a restitution […]

Louis Garneau to donate proceeds from his works of art to Rwandan Cycling Team

Cyclist and businessman Louis Garneau is presenting his new set of 12 works he has painted at an upcoming showing […]

MEC Bikefest coming to Hamilton

The MEC Bikefest is coming to Hamilton in 2014. The celebration and show of all things bike-related, hosted in cycling-friendly […]

Calgary city councillor backpedals on bike lane comments

Rookie Calgary city councillor Sean Chu is in trouble with his colleagues over comments he made on Twitter about the […]

North American Bicycle Week will kick off in Windsor

A new four-day bike show is set to get started in Windsor, Ont., at the end of the month. A […]

RBC GranFondo Whistler looking to change start line

The RBC GranFondo Whistler has applied to the Vancouver Parks Board for permission to start the 122 km ride from […]

Working out more isn’t always beneficial

Out of shape and trying to get fit fast? Cramming in more training won’t help. A Norwegian study has found that […]

New Edmonton velodrome plans unveiled

Plans for a new indoor velodrome and sports complex in Edmonton have been released to the public. The new centre […]

SDRCC planning to update the code

The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) is looking to review the Canadian Sport Dispute Resolution Code, or “the […]

Bike shares provide health benefits

While the Montreal bike-share program, Bixi, is up for auction, researchers across the ocean are looking into how bike-shares can […]

Garneau-Quebecor retains UCI continental licence

Team Garneau-Quebecor, who were granted a UCI continental licence last year, have retained it for the 2014 season. The team’s […]

Waterloo bike lanes get go-ahead

Waterloo, Ont., is getting an upgrade to the city’s bike infrastructure, but not everyone is happy. The city council voted on […]

Amstel Gold Race announces first four wildcards

On Monday, organizers of the Amstel Gold Race announced the first four wildcard teams invited to the race’s 49th edition. The April 20 event will feature the pro continental teams Androni-Giocatolli, IAM Cycling, CCC Polsat and Topsport Vlaanderen.

Cycling Canada looking for fresh talent through Pedal to the Medal program

Think you have what it takes to be a national-level cyclist? You can try out in the coming months. Cycling […]

Giro di Burnaby finds new title sponsor

The Giro di Burnaby will be healthily funded for the next three years after finding a new title sponsor in […]

Bixi financial books opened in bankruptcy hearing

Bixi was finally forced to open their financial books at a bankruptcy hearing that started this week. The Montreal company […]

Cyclists ride harder outdoors

There’s new research to get you off the trainer and outside. New research published in the Journal of Strength and […]

Simulation determines how to best spend on bike infrastructure

The city of Auckland, New Zealand, has used a new simulation method to figure out the best way to spend […]

Edmonton city councillor looking to move bike lanes

Edmonton city councillor Mike Walters wants many of the Ward 10 bike lanes moved, some which were only installed this […]

Third time’s a charm for paved shoulders bill?

One Ontario member of provincial parliament is hoping the third time really is a charm for paved highway shoulders. In […]

Squamish mountain biking scene generates $8 million annually

The mountain biking scene in Squamish, B.C., pulls in a lot of money for the community, about $8 million by […]

What is lactate threshold?

Many cyclists have done some form of interval training. Interval training works by taking advantage of lactate threshold and your […]

Sports drinks usually not necessary

Olympic medallists Simon Whitfield and Clara Hughes have teamed up with CBC Marketplace to put sports products to the test. […]

Richmond to expand bike network

The city of Richmond, B.C., is looking to spend $100,000 to upgrade a multi-use path between Dorval and Lucas Roads. […]

Explaining VO2 max

As an athlete myself, I had an idea what VO2 max was and how it played a role in training, […]

Cyclist-driver altercation in Vancouver

The tension in Vancouver between one cyclist and a motorist came to a boil Friday, Jan 24., when Edward Hoey, […]

Vancouver bike share pedalling forward despite Bixi woes

With the future of the Public Bike System Company (PBSC), owner of  Bixi, unknown, Vancouver has been left with plans […]

Bridge the Gap sends fifth rider to pro ranks

Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap fund has sent another rider to a pro team. In only the program’s second year, […]

Catharine Pendrel passes on funding to help up-and-comers

Two-time Canadian Olympian Catharine Pendrel has turned down some money, allowing the funds to be given to younger, less financially […]

Cycling easier on your body than running, study

It turns out cycling may be better for your body than long-distance running. A new study done at Appalachian State […]

Surrey looks to increase cycling and pedestrian traffic

A new plan meant to create a healthier population is expected to help boost bike and foot traffic in Surrey, […]

Vancouver’s Point Grey Road closes to vehicle commuter traffic

Point Grey Road in Vancouver closed to commuter traffic between MacDonald and Alma roads on Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan.20, marked […]

Montreal’s Bixi files for bankruptcy protection

The bike share program Bixi owes $47 million to various creditors and has filed for bankruptcy protection. The City of […]

Study: Benefit of massage

People seem to agree the massage is useful for repairing muscle, and especially useful at helping increase the rate of […]

London, Ont., budget to scrap $200,000 in bike lane infrastructure

The hot topic on Monday night at a London, Ont., public participation meeting was bike lane infrastructure. The meeting was […]

Giant steps in to fill sponsorship void

Giant has stepped in to fill the loss of Argos as a co-title sponsor of the UCI pro team formerly […]

Bicycle sales in Canada regain footing

In the first half of 2013, bicycle and bicycle accessory sales continued to rise. Bike sales in Canada plummeted between 2009 […]

Amsterdam bike thieves steal to order

In Amsterdam you can order yourself a new stolen bicycle from a bike thief. A new report claims a growing […]

Canadian cyclists faced more doping tests than other athletes

Canadian cyclists are under a microscope. In 2013, Canadian riders were the sport most vigilantly tested athletes for doping during […]

Study: eating habits influenced by social groups

Your friends might be throwing off your food choices and making you eat more if they don’t follow healthy eating […]

Bike commuters at risk from harmful fumes from motor vehicles, study

A commute by bike  may not be as good for your health as you might think. New research out of Trinity […]

Study suggests lifestyle more a factor in muscle loss with aging

There’s more good news for masters aged athletes and staying healthy while aging. A new study had found that the […]

Social factors encourage cycling more than infrastucture, study

Bike infrastructure may not be as important as previously thought in encouraging cycling. Instead, riding with a group and enhancing […]

Proposed Calgary bike lane meeting resistance

Calgary, a sprawling city that can pose challenges for its bike commuters, is debating a proposed bike lane in the […]

Alberta pedal adapters make it to Munich for world’s largest recreation show

Pub Pedals, a Canmore, Alta., startup won first prize in the accessories category in the 2014 ISPO BrandNew, a competition among sporting-goods startups.

Winnipeg group hosts 24-hour bike-repair marathon

Sunday evening in Winnipeg marked the end of a 24-hour-long bike-repair marathon. The Cycle of Giving, an event organized by […]

Cycling Canada working with Morneau Shepell to fight mental health stigma in sport

Cycling Canada is pushing back against the mental health stigma around cycling. Research has shown high-level athletes struggle with mental […]

Newfoundland cyclist struck by SUV, recovering in hospital

A cyclist was struck and injured in Bonavista, N.L., on Monday evening by an SUV. The 44-year-old male cyclist was […]

Bike helmets less protective than previously believed, study

Bike helmets seem to be getting less protective. That, or their safety benefits have been exaggerated in the past. A […]

New women’s gear show announced

Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are teaming up for a new media event dedicated to women’s-specific gear. The new event, called […]

Team H&R Block sets 2014 squad

Team H&R Block, one of Canada’s top development squads, has packed on some new talent and depth for the 2014 […]

Surrey, B.C., residents divided over new cyclist route

Some Surrey residents are are worried that a new bike path through the city will bring “rat traffic” into their […]

Lance Armstrong interested in racing Ironman world champ Chris McCormack

Lance Armstrong is open to the idea of racing Chris McCormack in an unsanctioned, one-on-one race. McCormack, a two-time Ironman […]

Pearl Izumi set to unveil new headquarters

Apparel company Pearl Izumi is set to unveil their new headquarters. The new building in Louisville, Col., will play host […]

Vancouver bike thefts on the rise

In Vancouver, bike thefts outnumber vehicle thefts, even though there are more cars on the road than bikes. Since 2008, […]

Sir Bradley Wiggins in hot water after crude remarks at children’s charity auction

Sir Bradley Wiggins, the 2012 Tour de France champion and Olympic time trial gold medallist, is apologizing after making a […]

High-visibility clothing won’t get you more space on the road, study

Wearing high-visibility clothing isn’t going to save you from close-passing cars on your morning commute. New research done at the […]

Calgary getting new protected bike lane

Calgary’s bike network is getting an upgrade. The city will be installing a new separated bike lane running in both […]

Waterloo, Ont., youth leader teaching at-risk kids to build bicycles

A residential treatment centre in Waterloo is teaching at-risk youth who are unable to live at home how to repair […]

Seniors age better when active

Keeping active at older ages will keep you healthy. It may seem like a no-brainer to many, but a new […]

City of Waterloo, Ont., ramping up bike lanes

A plan that originally was meant to replace streetlamps in Waterloo, Ont., has grown into a multi-million-dollar bike-lane installation along […]

Study: More chocolate equals thinner waistline

Go ahead and have a bite of chocolate. Earlier this month Spanish researchers found a negative correlation between the amount […]

Bike graveyard uncovered at bottom of Regina lake

A bike graveyard has been uncovered at the bottom of Wascana Lake in Regina. The water levels in the lake […]

Hamilton adopts Pedestrian Mobility Act to make streets safer for walkers and riders

Hamilton’s downtown core, notorious for being a gauntlet of dangerous streets for cyclists and pedestrians, will be getting safer in […]

Pop-up bike lanes let cities test the flow

A city debating bike lanes but worried about the initial investment can now try The Flow, a new snap-together bike […]

McMaster study sees unconscious ICU patients pedalling back to health

Thanks to some pedals, intensive-care-unit patients in the future may be less at risk of dangerous muscle atrophy. New research […]

Toronto votes to prop up Bixi program

Amidst the circus that is Toronto city hall, city councillors voted Thursday to lend more money to keep the Bixi bike-share […]

Quebec coroners call on Montreal to make streets safer for cyclists

Three cyclists’ deaths in Montreal this year have brought calls to make streets safer for bike commuters. This week, two […]

Study explores how Copenhagen set the standard for bike commuting

While cities around Canada struggle over how best to balance an increasing desire for bike infrastructure and traditional vehicle traffic, […]

Independent commission to investigate doping in pro cycling in the works

On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president John Fahey said that an independent commission to investigate doping in professional cycling was weeks […]

Legless asylum seeker completes 1,300 km ride across Texas

Roughly three years after having his legs sawed off in the back of a car by four gang members, Carlos […]

Study finds connection between immune system and circadian rhythm

Have you ever had to slog through a long day at the office, feeling sick after a long flight home […]

Courtenay, B.C., courts bike commuters with new lanes

On Monday, Courtenay, B.C., city council voted in favour of installing bike lanes running both directions on Fitzgerald Avenue between […]

Cinelli to auction off Laser Nostra prototype for (RED)

Cinelli has contributed a prototype Laser Nostra fixed-gear limited-edition bicycle to Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson’s (RED) design and […]

Haligonians divided over bike lanes

The bike lanes installed along Windsor Street in Halifax in mid-October are still facing some pushback from local residents and […]

Disera and Lafrenière win Ontario cyclocross titles

Some of Ontario’s best cyclocross racers met this weekend for a shot at the provincial jersey. The Ontario cyclocross championships […]

Guelph city budget includes major money for bike lane expansion

The City of Guelph could be spending big bucks to upgrade the cycling network in the city. There is $13.5 […]

Ryder Hesjedal confesses to doping

Ryder Hesjedal has released a statement in a press release responding to the doping allegations raised this morning: Cycling is […]

Rasmussen claims he taught Canadian champ Hesjedal how to use EPO

Danish cyclist Michael Rasmussen, in  a new tell-all book, due on sale on Monday, claims he taught Canadians Ryder Hesjedal, […]

U.K. moving toward safer cycling laws and roads

Cyclists in the U.K. keep getting good news. After David Cameron’s promise to contribute £77 million to improve bike routes […]

New training program launched to foster Olympic talent

A new high-performance training program, called the Cycling Talent Development Program, is being launched in Victoria, to help recruit future […]

Employers recognize dangers of sedentary lifestyle

Have you ever found colleagues or employees productivity is down because they’re too tired or out of shape? You’re not […]

Bicycle sales outpace car sales across Europe

Bicycle sales are on the rise all across Europe. In every country in the European Union, except for Belgium and […]

Haligonian cyclists upset with tacks in bike lane

Someone may be unhappy with the new cycling traffic on Halifax’s Windsor Street. After the opening of the new bike […]

Renewed calls for truck side guards after recent deaths

After a cycling community leader was killed in a collision with a transport truck in Ottawa last week, another commuter […]

Ottawa cycling community leader killed in car accident

The Ottawa cycling community suffered a loss this past Thursday when Mario Théoret was stuck by a transport truck at […]

Toronto reopens debate on Bloor bike lanes

Toronto bike commuters may yet get bikes lanes on Bloor Street. The infrastructure on one of the city’s major east-west arteries has […]

New bike path in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Cyclist safety is forefront in building a new bike path through Thunder Bay, Ont. The city is planning to install a […]

Ride Milan-San Remo in 2014

After this year’s snowy, miserable Milan-San Remo, pros might grimace at the thought of riding the 294-km course. But amateurs […]