Bike Shorts, March 8, 2021

15 Mar 2021 1:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Bike Shorts will be published weekly during the cycling season. You are very welcome to suggest photos, cartoons, stories, events, links, etc. Just send your info to bikeshorts(at)

Happy International Women (cyclist) Day

1. Membership renewals

As we begin 2021, you should have received an email asking you to renew your membership. There are still lots of advantages to joining as we continue to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the latest reason to join: The members Forum is also worth a look if you are interesting in selling or buying a bike

2. Diversions

Don't Wait Till Spring! Shop Now!

Bill Bourne has been talking to his contacts in the bike industry. The shortages of bikes and parts this year is expected to be even more severe than last. One bike shop plans to close on weekends because they know they can't get the bikes and parts they would need to stay open all week. It's been rumoured that Trek will only be able to supply 25% of the demand for their bikes in Canada.

So best to plan to get yourself sorted *now*. If you wait till spring, you may find yourself stuck.

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Article: Canyon issues ‘stop ride’ notice to Aeroad owners

Article: 9 habits of cyclists that make no sense

Article (sort of): Bike Fitters in Ottawa (recommendations from Ottawa Mountain Bike members) (Mary Paterson)

Recent cycling books at library

Anderson, Alan (2021) Back on Your Bike: All the Stuff You Need to Know to Be A Cyclist Again.

Bain, Andrew (2021) Ultimate Cycling Trips.

Buehler, Ralph & Pucher, John R (Eds) (2021) Cycling for Sustainable Cities.


Geoffrey Gurd, President, KNBC