Free shipping on all parts and accessories orders over $100

Toronto Cyclist's Handbook

Posted on 28 April 2011

Did you know that the Toronto Cyclist's Union has created a wonderful resource for all new cyclists? IT'S TRUE!

I will devote another post to the many wonders that the Toronto Cyclist's Union bring to the lives of cycling and non cycling Torontonians, but today I want to focus on just this one wonder: a handbook for cycling available for FREE download on their site in 17 different languages!

I think this is an invaluable resource, especially considering the high number in Toronto of both cyclists and new-comers from around the world. Cycling is such an egalitarian way to make the city accessible to those of limited means (students, families, immigrants), that a guide to making people more comfortable riding Toronto streets seems to me like not only a public service but a humanitarian action.

The book itself is not an in-depth or intimidating tone, but a light, illustrated guide to the basics: helmet fitting, basic bike parts, the safest ways to ride with traffic, road rules, etc. There is more to be said on a lot of points, but it's a great starter kit and certainly enough to get a newbie on the road safely without scaring them off.

Download it now in your language of choice: Toronto Cyclist's Handbook

Spread the word to everyone you know, and while you are at it, join that Toronto Cyclist's Union to support the great work they do. And hey, why not follow us on Twitter.

More Posts

FEATURED PRODUCTS


Connect with us

@CurbsideCycle On Twitter

Join our Mailing List

Sign up to receive our email updates

Search our store