About

I started this blog two years ago when I decided to document my experiences with cycling.  I’ve been riding bicycles for as long as I can remember, starting with a banana-seat 3-speed when I was a kid.  I now ride bicycles 12 months of the year.

I live in Waterloo Region and you can find me on the roads (paved and gravel), rail trails, dirt, snow and singletrack, and I’ve cycled indoors on the velodrome track at Milton and at JoyRide indoor bike park in Toronto.

My vision for this blog is to share my rides, experiences and destinations as well as my thoughts on cycling infrastructure and advocacy.  On a bike, we can see the world much differently than if we’re walking or in a motorized vehicle.  Bikes can take us long distances, while travelling at speeds that allow us to see the world around us.

Although I’ve done some racing, I want to make this blog accessible for all levels of cycling, so I’ll blog about the events I enter, but you probably won’t find anything about “how to win” or “how to train”.

I’ve been an active member of the Waterloo Cycling Club (www.waterloocyclingclub.ca) for over a fifteen years, and I was a member of the WCC Trail Committee for five years.  I’ve competed inmultiple 8 and 24 hour mountain bike relay races, 3-day stage races and many other cycling events, on my mountain, road, cyclocross and fat bikes, and I’ve dabbled in trail running and open-water swimming.  I recently completed a four-day bikepacking trip of the Central Ontario Loop Trail (COLT).

I’m interested in how to get more people on bikes and what motivates people to ride.  There are so many benefits to cycling, I believe that the more people ride bikes, the better the world is!

Follow me on:

picture2Twitter: @steveshik
picture1Instagram: @steveshik
picture3Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steve.shikaze
unnamedStrava:  https://www.strava.com/athletes/283249

 

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