By Sarah Chan
Three summers ago I was lamenting the fact that I wasn’t taking an elaborate transcontinental vacation over the holidays. It occurred to me that Edmonton is really at its best during these short summer months and that I needed to find a way to capitalize on my enjoyment of the city instead of retreating from it annually.
Good cycling friends of mine suggested biking, but I hesitated at the thought of putting on spandex and special gear only to hunch over a pair of handlebars for extended periods of time. After shopping at a few local bike shops I found the right bicycle and it revolutionized the way I get around the city. My bicycle has given me a new lease on life in Edmonton now that I leave the car key at home when I go out to visit my favourite haunts.