Switching Gears Bike Radio is a weekly radio show airing Thursdays at 6:30 pm on CFCR 90.5 FM in Saskatoon, SK. It can also be live streamed at cfcr.ca or on the CFCR app! Thanks to jupitervisual.com for the logo
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Intro - a year of cycling in Saskatchewan
Walking, Biking and Tactical Urbanism as a Response to Covid 19
Guests: Jim Arnold, Tom Babin, Cathy Watts, Anders Swanson, John Surico, Jonathan Fertig, Alex Bozikovic
Gary Fisher and I try out Zoom and a Saskatoon Covid 19 Update with YXE Councillor Cynthia Block
Girls on Bikes (Hosted by Nora and Aubrie) with guests Maghalie Rochette, Jenn Jackson and Keely Shaw
Pedestrian and Cycling Network - Immediate and Post-Covid Ideas
Best Bike Ride Ever! A collage of great responses!
Choosing to Live with Sarah Hornby and Infrastructure Update with YXE Director of Transportation Jay Magus
Joel Goralski, CEO and Founder of VeloGuide
The Long Ride with Luca Veeman, Regan Arendse, B'yauling Toni and Meaghan Hackinen
Bike Boom - Local Bike Shops update with shop owners from Bruce's Cycle Works, Bike Doctor, Bike Universe & SpokeNSport. Plus Stan Yu from Bridge City Bike Co-op.
Why I Ride - Joann Cliff attempts to bike every street in Saskatoon.
Letting Go - Kids, Independence and Adventure. Parents take on their kids adventures with Parks Canada's Karsten Heuer and Ric Driediger of Churchill River Canoe Outfitters. Karsten and Leanne's 15 year old son just paddled 2000km with his dog.
A Walkable City - UK Transport Planner Susan Claris and Saskatoon City Councillor Hilary Gough cover walkability.
Musicians on Bikes - Rich Aucoin on his 2 cross-continent concert tours by bike and his new album. Dave Cyca merges songwriting and bike touring through southwest Saskatchewan.
The Bike Patio - 9 Mile Brewing (and Spoke N Sport) built a bike patio in the parking stall in front of their 20th St businesses. Co-founder and CEO Shawn Moen makes the business case for great bike infrastructure.
Part 1 - Team Sask Performance Cycling Program athletes and coach and semi-pro rider Lukas Conley all at a training camp in the Qu'appelle Valley.
Part 2 - the Pasche family - living nomadicly by bike with 2 kids (75 000km into their adventure)
New Bike Day !
-Adam saves up for a new Kona
-Gary Fisher on inventing the 29er
-Stan Yu describes the BCBC bike diversion program
-Jr Team SK cyclists describe their first, current and dream bikes
From Local BMX and Time Trial results to a Tour de France primer
Jen Korney joins me from Globe BMX
A sound collage of tributes to local Cycling Advocate Cathy Watts
A Community of Giving -
Featuring 3 of the Quality Bike Products Community Grant Recipients:
Working Bikes in Chicago
Village Wrench in Greenville, South Carolina
Bike Doctor/Ecoquest in Saskatoon
Cyclocross!! A feature interview with Canadian Pro rider Ruby West before she heads to Belgium for the season.
...and more Cyclocross!! A feature interview with current Canadian Champ Michael van den Ham and the current standings in Saskatoon's Belgian Cup Race Series.
LiveableYXE is a non-partisan project engaging Saskatoon candidates before the upcoming civic election...allowing voters to learn who is working to best improve our city's liveability.
A Mayoral Forum will be held on Oct 29. Check liveableyxe.ca
Erin Riediger, host of Plain Bicycle Podcast
A Vote for Bikes
Check Twitter and Instagram to vote for 10 cycling categories on the ballot. Results will be in Episode 26.
I'll announce the 10 category winners and feature 3 of them: Norco Factory Team Rider Jenn Jackson, Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark and Stan Yu from the Bridge City Bike Co-op.
Winter Cycling 101 - Part 1 of the Virtual Workshop put on by the Bridge City Bike Co-op. Stan Yu put together a panel of winter bikers that included Zack MacGregor/Jim Arnold in Saskatoon and Pam Groat in La Ronge, SK.
Winter Cycling 101 - Part 2
A Christmas Memorial Episode based on this Outside Magazine Article:
Happy New Years! A collection of clips from 2020.
Canadian Cyclocross Champ MIchael van den Ham returns from Europe to talk about World Cup, coaching, his bike and his new podcast with Jenn Jackson.
Kira Judge starts up 'Hot Drinks Outside' in Saskatoon to honour Cathy Watts. Ellen Mclaughlin presents to the SK Prof Planners' Assoc on Winter Cycling.
2020 Challenges Part 1: Paralympic Gold Medalist and World Champion Cyclist Tristen Chernove on his record setting BC Epic 1000, Lisa Corriveau on her #bike365 mission and getting more families on bikes and my daughter Nora's goal of riding to school every day for a year.
2020 Challenges Part 2:
Chris Hatton on his Metric Ton Challenge - 1000m climb x 30 days straight!
Mitch Kaiser rides 100km through Toronto's Don Valley!
Mason Zeinali creates Strava art in the shape of a Moose!
Also, Canadian Jr Virtual Race Series and a Hot Drinks Outside update highlighting the SES Solar Co-op.
Part 1 of 2 with Ultra-Endurance Cyclist Lael Wilcox and Visual Journalist Rue Kaladyte in Tuscan, AZ and Wintershines Fat Bike Festival Details.
Part 2 with Lael and Rugile.
U-23 Canadian Cyclocross Champ Sidney McGill
Kaleb Whittingstall is already a veteran Saskatoon cycling advocate yet a newcomer to the Provincial Jr Cycling Team. His training is on hold for health reasons...hear this 17 year old's story.
Velo Canada Bikes Director Kimberley Nelson and Saskatoon City Councillor Hilary Gough lay out plans for the $400 Million Federal Active Transportation Infrastructure Fund.
Bike-rafting. Steve 'Doom' Fassbinder of Four Corner Guides is the expert on this form of adventure and will convince you of all it's benefits. Kevin from Eb's Source for Adventure in Saskatoon explains the packraft and it's potential here in Saskatoon.
I got a Kokopelli Pack Raft! Thanks to Life Outside Gear Exchange and the trade of an old canoe...I set out on my first bike raft adventure.
Victoria Ave Protected Bike Lane! City Councillor Cynthia Block and Saskatoon Director of Transportation Jay Magus.
Saskatoon is getting 2 pedal buses this summer... Claire from Punch Buggy Express and Tate from Pedal Pub with the details.
Musicians on Bikes Part II with Sarah Harmer.
Reflections on cycling from the Ecoquest Grade 8 Students plus an interview on bike infrastructure and more with Saskatoon Urbanist Jared Stephenson.
Laura from Two Wheel View in Calgary gives an overview of the organization and info on their Documentary release on June 10th at twowheelview.org
Lael Wilcox just won the XL Unbound Gravel Race! An updated version of a previous convo with her and Rue Kaladyte.
Summer Catch Up Episode...where are all the previous guests and what are they up to.
Everything Esterhazy with local cyclists Craig and Rory Verner.
My first 3x guest:
Canadian Cyclocross Champ Michael van den Ham
Winner of 7 Paralympic medals, Lisa Franks is now into adaptive mountain biking and took me for a rip!
Jon Watkin is a hub of cycling activity in Victoria, BC. He explains the goal of 94 Forward, Cycling Canada and more in creating opportunities for youth cycling.
Pete Disera returned from the Tokyo Olympics and was eager to share his experience and show us his Norco Factory/Team Canada mountain bike.
Mocassins for Remembrance - if you haven't met B'yauling Toni, this episode will draw you in with his modesty, maturity and his personal voyage of truth and reconciliation.
Cathy Watts...one year later. Cycling in Saskatoon after the loss of our greatest advocate.
Svein Tuft may be retired from professional cycling but he has not slowed down! Hear some of his favourite career moments.
Svein Tuft Pt.2: Exploring, gravel riding and the spiritual side of cycling.
A Re-visit of Moccasins for Remembrance with B'yauling Toni and CFCR's FM-phasis campaign!
Canadian Cyclocross Champ Michael van den Ham with a World Cup season update.
Gosse van der Meer - The energetic Dutch cyclocross pro tours North America.
Part 2 with Dutch cross pro Gosse van der Meer. His hilarious take on his early cycling career and the equipment he used. Very funny!
Cycling in the News - A Remembrance Day reading from my father-in-law, COP 26, winter snow clearing and Canada Post e-bike pilot project.