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Rolling Horse is not-for-profit bike store located in Burlington, Ontario.  Mission: to make cycling safe and accessible to the community. You'll find bike riding tips, bike maintenance tips, and information about cycling in Halton.
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Common Bike Repair Mistakes

Common Bike Repair Mistakes | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Repairing your own bike can be both highly satisfying and a money-saving exercise. However, it's worth keeping in mind that we all make
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Have you made any of these mistakes?

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One year later, Hamilton, Ont.’s new bike lanes are a noted success, with the lumps and bruises to prove it

One year later, Hamilton, Ont.’s new bike lanes are a noted success, with the lumps and bruises to prove it | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
The new bike lanes were installed on Cannon Street in Hamilton. (Image: Google Maps)
In 2014, Hamilton, Ont.
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"two-wheeling residents of the area attribute a growing interest in cycling, and a growing comfort among Hamilton cyclists in getting out and riding, to the lanes themselves. The frequency of collisions, it’s suggested, is a symptom of the lane’s success.

“It’s really great” said Janet Simons, a Hamilton physician and cyclist. “I definitely feel much safer there. I definitely feel more inclined to cycle.”

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Meet the man who won a 2,600 mile bicycle race ... on three hours' sleep a night

Meet the man who won a 2,600 mile bicycle race ... on three hours' sleep a night | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Transcontinental Bike Race winner Josh Ibbett explains how he made it from Flanders to Istanbul on two wheels in under 10 days
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I think I like my sleep too much for this.

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How To Film Your Bike Rides Using An Action Camera – GCN's Pro Tips

Do you film your bike rides with an action camera? Here's how to make sure that you're getting the most from it. Click here to subscribe to GCN: ...
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In the day of the selfie and Go-Pro, there is a safe way to film yourself and a wrong way.  Which do you prefer?

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How To Ride Dirt And Gravel On A Road Bike

Gravel riding has become increasingly popular and with good reason - it's super fun! Find out how to ride the rough stuff with these tips. Click here to subscribe ...
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Learn how to become a skilled cyclist on rough terrain when riding a road bike.

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» 14 Tips for Safe and Comfortable Cycling

» 14 Tips for Safe and Comfortable Cycling | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
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Fall is a great time to get on the bike if you're dressed properly.

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How to Take Better Photos of Your Bike - Bicycling (registration) (blog)

How to Take Better Photos of Your Bike - Bicycling (registration) (blog) | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it

Photographer Kim Horgan shares her expert tips for taking bike photos and making Instagram magic.

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Crazy, Cool Helmets - Bicycling

Crazy, Cool Helmets - Bicycling | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
To see how far cycling technology has evolved—and why your own helmet is safer and cooler than ever—check out these 11 innovative helmets.
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Bike Helmets have indeed come a long way.  My first helmet was a Bell V1 Pro (mid 1980's).  How about yours?

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Top 10 Bike Park Tips – Get The Most Out Of A Bike Park | GMBN's Pro Tips

Make sure that you get the most from your time at a bike park with these tips. Click here to subscribe to GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/Subscribe Bike parks are great.
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If you have time check out the Bruce Peninsula for some bike park's worth visiting.

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How To Clean Your Bike Helmet

Here's how to keep your bike helmet clean, smell free and in good condition. Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN You might not notice ...
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Remember also to replace your helmet every 3-5 years.  The sun and sweat are going to break it down.  

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Is Your Water Hydrating You? - Bicycling (registration) (blog)

Is Your Water Hydrating You? - Bicycling (registration) (blog) | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
How, when, and what you drink might be dehydrating you.
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It took me years to realize the answer was no.  How about you?

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23 Tricks to Save Thousands on Your Car - TIME

23 Tricks to Save Thousands on Your Car - TIME | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
These smart moves will help you save on gas, insurance, and upkeep.
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The obvious one in the list is "Bike to the office"

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Video: How to Buy a Used Bike Without Getting Burned

Video: How to Buy a Used Bike Without Getting Burned | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it

Brand new bikes are expensive little things, so buying one that’s only a year or two old means you can save heaps of money while still benefitting from the latest bike technology – sometimes at half the price.

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Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes - and bike commuting soared 400%

Detroit painted 170 miles of new bike lanes - and bike commuting soared 400% | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Detroit is paving the way towards a safer future by investing in bike infrastructure. the city famous for its cars has the fastest-growing rate of bike commuters
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"Infrastructure, such as protected bike lanes, the first of which opened this year, is important. However, it is only part of the city’s transformation. “We talk about the building blocks of a bike-friendly community, and it really takes several pieces—focusing on not just the infrastructure but also on education, the policies and laws to protect cyclists, and planning,” says Amelia Neptune, program manager at the American League of Cyclists."

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Mountain biking program offers a new sport for young students

Mountain biking program offers a new sport for young students | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
About 300 students in central Newfoundland are taking part in an after-school program that puts them on a path to adventure, writes Julia Cook.
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Anyone else love seeing kids on bikes?

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Video Shows How to Add Bike Lanes Without Messing Up Traffic Flow

Video Shows How to Add Bike Lanes Without Messing Up Traffic Flow | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
As bike lanes get added to streets around the US one common concern keeps arising: how will this affect congestion? Narrowing roadways by including bike la
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I think I may have shared this video before.  Imagine what we could do with some of our main arteries if we designed our streets like this.

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How To Replace Gear Cables - Mountain Bike Maintenance

Are your gears not shifting like they used to? It's time to replace your cables! Click here to subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN After pumping up ...
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Replacing your derailleur cables on a regular basis is a must-do.  You'll notice that your bike will shift so much smoother.  Additionally, take the time to replace the cable housing as well due to the fact there may be some rust and other potential shifting resistance where you can't see it.

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8 Tips For Cycling in Autumn

8 Tips For Cycling in Autumn | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Autumn is a time of change. Some of it great – the leaves changing color, a new season for new endeavors, and a welcome relief from the heat. But that change also brings with it some new challenges for those who get around by bike. The rain can be a big deterrent for a lot of people to continue using their bike as a means of transportation. We also get shorter days, cooler mornings and evenings, and cloudiness. But the new conditions need not be a deterrent, just another opportunity to find your footing on two wheels. Here are some tips for cycling in autumn to keep you enjoying your commute through the cooling season.
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Protected bike lane meant to improve safety - Nanaimo News Bulletin

Protected bike lane meant to improve safety - Nanaimo News Bulletin | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
NANAIMO – Design puts buffer between moving vehicles and cyclists on Boundary Avenue.
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I'd love to see protected bike lanes available on all the main arteries that travel under the QEW.

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How well do you understand cycling lingo? - 9NEWS.com

How well do you understand cycling lingo? - 9NEWS.com | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
KUSA - In most professional sports, there is a whole world of slang and lingo that may make you say, "Whaaaaa?" the first time you hear it. 
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Are you new to Cycling racing? Check out this great list.

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This man rode the Tour de France route on a Raleigh Chopper

This man rode the Tour de France route on a Raleigh Chopper | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Personal trainer Dave Sims rode 1,600 miles in aid of Help the Heroes, and wanted to prove you don't need to high-end bike to tackle the course
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Would you have the perseverance to do this?

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What Happens to Your Body when You Stop Riding - Bicycling (registration) (blog)

What Happens to Your Body when You Stop Riding - Bicycling (registration) (blog) | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
Your fitness level hits the skids quickly once you pull the brakes on your cycling routine. Don’t lose the health benefits you’ve worked hard for.
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You cannot afford not to be on a bike.

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How To Change Your Grips | MTB Maintenance Tips

Grips affect how your bike feels and they can wear out quickly if you ride a lot. Here is how to change your Mountain Bike grips. Click here to subscribe to GMBN: ...
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You can watch this video and make this an easy task or struggle for a while and potentially do damage to your handlebars.

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Handsome Cycles Makes Artwork that Works - Bicycling (registration) (blog)

Handsome Cycles Makes Artwork that Works - Bicycling (registration) (blog) | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
When an art museum asked for art-inspired bicycles, this Minneapolis cyclery delivered.
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Bike and art.  This is something many of you will enjoy.

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19 Reasons Why Cycling Is the Best Exercise - Huffington Post

19 Reasons Why Cycling Is the Best Exercise - Huffington Post | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
I shouldn't be surprised of course, because there are very good physical, mental, social and environmental reasons why cycling has grown in popularity. Here's what I've noticed so far about cycling:
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Besides "Cycling is Fun" this is a pretty comprehensive list.

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Cycling Safety For All |

Cycling Safety For All | | Rolling Horse Community Bikes | Scoop.it
It is important to promote cycle safety to cyclists and motorists alike, lets make cycling safe for all!

Via Daniel Frailich
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I truly believe this is a key:


Make Predictable Moves

"Your safety is greatly enhanced if you make your intentions clear to everyone in your surroundings when riding your bike on the roadway. Always ride in the direction of traffic and stay in the far right open lane that moves traffic in the direction where you are heading. Cycle in a straight line and avoid swerving between or around parked cars. Make sure to signal every turn and lane change, and always look behind you long before making any changing movement."

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