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Winter Fatbike Riding in Ontario

When winter comes around in Ontario most of us fair weather riders put our bikes away. But Fat Bikes are a new design of mountain bike that enables riders keen on riding year round to get out of the spin classes and do real riding. This new trend evolves our bike sport to new possibilities and one day I see it in the winter Olympics.

Surprise Attack in Squamish

So on a beautiful, clear autumn day in April 2014, I decided to make the short trek up to Squamish with my dog to explore some of the trails in the Garibaldi Highlands. I parked near one of the trail entrances at the end of Perth Drive.

After taking my bike off the rear rack and donning helmet and gloves, I let Chester out of my van and he began excitedly barking, jumping up and pushing me with both paws to go.

The Third Time’s a Charm

Tails from the Trails is a new section on OBT were our readers can guest post their bike riding adventures. We welcome cyclists to submit story ideas and a few photos to share your tails from the trails of Ontario or the world.

Kathy was out cycling the Uxbridge Rail Trail east of Toronto, while on the spur line trail to Sunderland she encountered a few mishaps but it all worked out in the end. – editor Dan R.

Submit Your Stories, MTB Photos

After a few riders sent me emails mentioning their experiences on recent summer cycling trips, I got thinking…perhaps you too may have an interesting story to share with other cyclists on this site. 

So I am inviting those of you who have been riding around Ontario to consider submitting a short article to guest post on OBT. Have a few good photos as well? Even better.

Bicycle Trail & Tour Guides

Whether you actually cycle any of them is secondary. Just exploring the possibilities, dreaming and scheming a way to do them is a buzz.

Here are a few guides I have checked out that will get you perhaps planning your own grand tour…far away.

Hazards on the Bike Trail

Learn what the hazards are when riding trails in Ontario. And how to cycle safely and avoid ticks, poison ivy, giant hogweed and other dangerous trail issues.

A little education will lessen the concerns of anyone apprehensive about riding.

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