Tom Babin

Tom is an award-winning author and journalist who has written about cycling for years. He is the author of Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling, a bestselling exploration of getting around on two wheels throughout the year. He has delivered speeches about cycling around the world, and is often in the media addressing issues related to cycling. For several years, he wrote the Pedal blog for the Calgary Herald. He lives in Calgary.

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Ride A Bike In Winter On Snow And Ice Without Falling

There are a lot of great reasons to ride a bike in winter - it’s just as fun as it is in summer! But all that snow and ice can make things slippery. So, after many...

12 Ways Of Carrying Coffee While Riding A Bike

I tried 12 ways of carrying coffee while riding a bike. Here’s the best way to sip on your commute. The 12 ways of carrying coffee while riding a bike While riding my bike one recent chilly...

Three Ways Your City Can Improve Winter Cycling

We often think of winter cycling as a personal thing, but there’s a lot a city can do to encourage more people to ride a bike year-round. Here are three things that a city can do...

Do You Need Cycling Mirrors For Your Bike Commute?

Do you need cycling mirrors for your bike commute? Testing 4 types of bike mirrors. I’ve been commuting for years, and never felt the need to uses bike mirrors. But I think cycling is about practicality,...

Best Way To Carry Stuff On Your Bike Commute

Getting to work on your bike is only half the job. The tough part is figuring out how to get all your stuff there too. Your lunch bag, your coffee, your Hand sanitizer (c’mon, it’s...

Peak Design’s Mobile: Mount Your Phone To Your Bike

Peak Design’s Mobile: Remember, a few weeks ago, when I made a video about the best phone mounts for your bike? I thought I had it all figured out. And then @PeakDesign went out and dropped a new...

My City Hates Me Because I Ride A Bike

These days, politicians and city builders like to pay lip-service to the idea of bike-friendliness. But when you use a bike for transportation, you quickly realize there is a fundamental disconnect between those platitudes and...

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