A Couple Of Downtown Cycling Updates Including New Bike Store Opening

As the cycling lane downtown works its way South along George Street, there are a few newsy bits to share. Read about them below...

The Dutch Reach

You may not have heard of "The Dutch Reach", but with downtown parking being on the inside of a bicycle lane, this handy tip could help. Watch this video...

B!KE: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub

Congratulations to B!ke, which recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary! A traditional 10th anniversary gift is Aluminum, so perhaps someone should gift them an Aluminum bicycle?

Poell's Bike Shop

Poell's Bike Shop opened up a bicycle store in the old Tango location at 366 George Street North. Bike over and check it out..

—post & photos by Evan Holt

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New Public Bicycle Repair Stands Installed In Peterborough

In conjunction with B!ke: The Peterborough Community Cycling Hub and the City of Peterborough, there are now two public bicycle repair stands installed in the downtown core. The first one is at George and Simcoe just outside the doors of Peterborough Square. The second is at B!ke itself, for after hours repairs.

Each stand includes a tire pump (with a universal adapter), spanners, multi-tools and screwdrivers for quick repairs.

If necessary, scan the QR code and it will take you off to Bicycletutor.com to give you a further helping hand.

Two more repair stands are coming to Peterborough. One will be installed at Trent University (West Bank of Trent's Symons campus) and the second location is still to be determined.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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What's Your Take On Aesthetic Design Of Downtown Peterborough Bike Racks?

Now that the new downtown bicycle racks have been set up for a few weeks in downtown Peterborough, what are your thoughts on how they look? Are they easy on the eye?

I think the inspiration may have come from the Jeep logo (joking here, but there are similarities), although they aren't as beautiful as the single bicycle racks in Ottawa...

Or as glamourous as this bike rack on St. Clair West in Toronto...

They are still well used in general—and on a Friday night well after all the other cars have gone home to bed.

The feedback has been mixed on Twitter (as you'll see from the sampling below), but add your own comments below.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Peterborough Cycling Summit 2011

This Thursday from 5:15 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. is the Peterborough Cycling Summit at the Holiday Inn (Map).

The speakers include:

Steve Parish - Mayor of the Town of Ajax

Steve Roberts - Manager of Roads and Bridges for the County of Lennox & Addington

Jane Fogal - Halton Regional Councillor and a Town of Halton Hills Local Councillor

Eleanor McMahonShare the Road

You can sign up for the summit for free, and download a .PDF brochure to learn more about it.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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