Canadian Cycling Magazine February March 2016

Canadian Cycling Magazine February March 2016

On The Cover

Michael Woods, of Cannondale Pro Cycling, wears a Castelli Trasparente 3 Wind jersey FZ, Free Aero Race bib shorts and Tempesta gloves during a late season ride.

Photo: Matt Zambonin

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I Know Just The Place…

Plan a big trip with exactly the type of riding you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking to kick start your season early or simply have the adventure of a lifetime, we have you covered.

Also check out our recent feature on Emilia-Romagna, which is known as Pantani’s Playground.
by Tara Nolan

Canada’s Newest WorldTour Rider

The Ottawa native will suit up with Cannondale in 2016. In 2011, Michael Woods’s career as an elite middle-distance runner was over. While it seemed his athletic ambitions were done, it was merely the beginning of his rise within the ranks of pro road cycling.
by Dean Campbell

The 14 Most Influential Canadians in Cycling

Their work affects how we ride, in Canada and beyond. From sport to advocacy to engineering, these people are a big deal when it comes to bikes.
by by Matt Clark, Tom Babin and Matthew Pioro

Greg’s Legacy

How a cyclist’s death led to safer cycling Almost 10 years on, Greg Stobbart’s wife, MPP Eleanor McMahon, continues to campaign for better laws and practices.
by Dan Dakin

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    The Scene


    The BMX cult classic turns 30
    by Matthew Pioro


    Why you should load up and ride far
    by Ryan Correy

    Tony Lo

    5 questions for the CEO of Giant Bicycles
    by Steve Thomas

    Trail Dogs

    Hitting singletrack with the pooch
    by Matt Stetson

    Canadian Club

    River Valley Cycling, Fredericton
    by by Nick Ashbourne

    I Am A Cyclist

    Pamela Palmater: lawyer, professor, First Nations’ activist
    by David McPherson


    Cranky cramps up
    by James “Cranky” Ramsay

    Notes from the Gruppetto

    A field guide to winter training camps
    by Bart Egnal

    Books & DVDs

    The Racer; Shoulder to Shoulder

    48 Hours

    P.E.I.’s cycling microcosm
    by Jeff Bartlett

    Guest Chef

    Kate White’s stir fry with awesome peanut sauce
    by Tracey Green


    12 ways to break the sugar habit
    by Matthew Kadey


    Training Tips

    A workout and tips to help you with changes of pace within the pack
    by Andrew Randell and Steve Neal

    Also, check out the video that delves deeper into cadence pyramids drills, discussed in the story.


    Increase your speed tolerance
    by Peter Glassford


    Top tips to get your ride ready for air travel
    by Nick Di Cristofaro


    Many Mountain Biking Wonders of Oregon

    Oakridge, Bend and Hood River offer kilometres of stunning trails
    by Jeff Bartlett



    Cannondale CAAD12 Disc Ultegra

    A speedy bike, even when you’re slowing down

    Opus Allegro 2

    An endurance whip

    Specialized S-Works Venge Vias Di2

    The ultimate aero road bike


    Scott E-Sub Evo

    Running on 500 Watt (hours)


    Lapierre Zesty XM 327

    An entry-level trail bike

    Cube Attention SL

    Get out and explore

    Rapid Fire

    Pick A Power Meter

    The main data points for six units

    In Depth

    Cervélo’s Endurance Bike

    Taking the ride to new roads

    Shimano RP9

    Shoes for your long ride

    Soft or Hard?

    Choosing the right bike box