This has been a good year for biking, despite the fact that it didn’t get rolling until mid March, when I got the all clear to start riding again from my surgeon. Here are my mileage totals:
and here are some month by month highlights:
March: Back on the bike
note that Sherry’s feet are not on the pedals in the above picture.
June: a brutal month with three memorial rides in quick succession.
July: a lot of road trips
The left coast: Seattle G&O Cyclery
Fairfield Cyclery (Victoria)
A tour of Ward 13 with Jacquelyn and Sarah, highlighting some bike infrastructure needs in Ward 13. Some improvements are slated for 2016.
and many other world records set at WHPSC 2015.
Also, I didn’t crash, going down Route 305
(photo Bas de Meijer).
October: the Growling Beaver
November: Memorial Ride for Hardeep Singh Pahra
I’m closing out this year in Vancouver, where it has been clear and cold, but very pleasant riding weather.
(photo: M. Nogami)
Their city council recently approved a significant expansion of their bike lane network, including bike lanes to be installed on the Granville bridge, and an upgrade to the lanes on the Cambie bridge, to join the very successful Burrard bridge bike lanes. Meanwhile in Toronto, it will be a closely watched issue to see if a proposed year long pilot for bike lanes along a 2.4 km stretch of Bloor St. will come to pass in 2016. Even as Vancouver pulls further and further ahead, at least the movement on bike infrastructure in Toronto is in the positive direction, with the extension of the Richmond / Adelaide bike lane pilot this year, the opening of Queen’s Quay, an announcement of priority snow clearance for selected downtown bike lanes, and steady progress on the eventual extension of the West Toronto Railpath.
Wishing everyone tailwinds and safe riding for 2016!