Its been pretty remarkable watching the increase in the number of riders these past couple of years. During the current pandemic, the volume of commuters in the city have been remarkable. Add to this the increase in bike lanes and bike paths and its easy to see why so many people choose their bicycle over … Continue reading Winter Riding and Commuting in the City
As the weather turns towards cooler days and the thoughts of riding your brand new bike through the pending snow, salt and slush has little to no appeal, many cyclists turn their attention towards riding inside during the "off-season." If you are a serious cycling veteran, this is something we do every year. And at … Continue reading Ride Inside : Smart Trainer or Dumb?
To say that COVID had a huge influence on the bicycle industry is certainly a massive understatement. Very early in 2020, we quickly to noticed that once the gyms began to close and people were becoming apprehensive about public transit, the demand for urban-style and commuter bikes began to gain some serious momentum. Momentum that … Continue reading GEARS and COVID : A Lesson in adaptability and embracing change
By Jordan Gross Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the jeers and harrows of people calling you a cheater, or to take up power against a sea of hills, and by opposing…end them. Renting a Giant Road-E e-bike from Gears Leaside for this year’s Ride to Conquer Cancer felt like a big, dramatic … Continue reading To e Or Not To e …Bike?
With some simple upgrades to your bike, it will be more than ready to handle the cold slushy months. The first item is tires - swap to a pair of snow or winter specific tires that will give you the grip and confidence you want on the snowy roads.Read more...
Jan 7th, 2019 Go Figure, Riding an eBike is Good for You A fairly extensive study was conducted in the UK at the University of Bristol (Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences) where lead author Jessica Bourne and all other authors work. Broken out, the study on the health benefits of riding an eBIke … Continue reading THIS WEEK IN E | Health, New Tech, eRentals and More…
If you are not regularly moving your body in some form of exercise, and are not eating healthily, you probably don’t like the wide body of evidence that is building against this kind of lifestyle. This isn’t a judgmental piece. People are obviously free to choose exactly the kind of lifestyle they wish to lead, … Continue reading 2019’s Exercise Machine | Year of the eBike
What follows may sound a little hyperbolic, but here goes. I don’t think you could make a better, more meaningful investment this year than an eBike... I was toying with the idea of starting with the headline; eBikes Can Save the World from Doom! But miraculously, my rarely-seen better sense got the upper hand … Continue reading Best Possible Investment for 2019? You might be surprised…
As many cyclists already know, in a city like Toronto, commuting by bicycle is faster than cars and motorcycles, and now using big data from smartphones it has been proven. Significant data gathered from the smartphones of delivery companies (i.e. Deliveroo) and couriers, shows that peddled two-wheel city travel is faster than motor-driven vehicles, and … Continue reading Best Commute Possible? Why an eBike might be the answer.
When asked to work the outside eBike test ride area at the fall bike show, I replied with an enthusiastic yes knowing there would be interesting conversations ahead about eBikes. Sure enough there were, and one of the most interesting ones was with a woman named Kelly. She owns an eBike along with a couple … Continue reading Kelly Rides | The Future of the eMtb Event Category