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Tom Babin — Speaking and Signing

Friday Feb 26 2016 7:00 pm, Saskatoon, Travel Alcove Event type: reading, signing

Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling (Rocky Mountain Books). Co-presented by Saskatoon Cycles

The bicycle is fast becoming a ubiquitous form of transportation in cities all over the world, making our urban spaces more efficient, more livable and healthier. But many of those bicycles disappear into basements and garages when the warm months end, parked there by owners fearful of the cold, snow and ice that winter brings. But does it have to be that way?

Over years of trial and error, research, and more than his share of snow and ice, Tom Babin discovered an unknown history of biking, and a new generation designed to make riding in winter safe and fun. He unearthed the world’s most bike-friendly winter city and new approaches to winter cycling from around the world. He also looked inward to discover how the modern world shapes our attitudes toward winter. Perhaps most importantly, he discovered the unique bliss that comes from pedalling through falling snow on a quiet winter night

Tom Babin is an award-winning Canadian journalist who has written for the National Post and for Explore and Swerve magazines. He is features editor at the Calgary Herald, where he also writes the popular "Pedal," one of the most widely read cycling blogs in Canada. He is an avid cyclist who rides a bike to work, to the grocery store and for fun and fitness all year round.

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