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Winter Biking

Fat biking around the world

December 1 is Global Fat Bike Day, a day to celebrate all things fat bike-related. But what exactly is fat biking and why get into it? I caught up with Jonah Clark, owner of Icycle sports, to find out about their celebration and...

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The evolution of Icycle Sports

Icycle Sports started in the summer of 1998 by Patrick Plemel in his basement in Riverdale. In 1999 they opened their first location on Wood Street, then had multiple locations until 2006 when they moved to their current...

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An Accidental Alien

With the world’s longest undefended border it’s not difficult to become an accidental illegal alien, especially between the Yukon and Alaska.After all, the last time there was a serious passport control on the Chilkoot Trail was...

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Winter Sports Smackdown

So much winter, so little time. With Yukon’s abundance of winter recreation options, how do you choose your sport? Here’s some analysis to help you get the best personal rate of return on your athletic investment.Downhill...

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Winter Blues Breaker

During Yukon winters it’s important to keep yourself motivated to stay active, and to seek ways of making it fun.While suffering from my own lack of motivation, I searched for something that could rekindle my desire to...

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Giving Winter the Gears

Somewhere in Riverdale, not far from downtown, but maybe a bit farther from the Canada Games Centre and the airport, lives a merry band of housemates – four adults and two children.What makes them merry? At this time of year,...

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Bi-‘Sicles Built for Two

BY DAN DAVIDSON Two months trapped in the cold,ironically chained to this post,snow-ploughed up to the axles,rimed with forty-below hoar frost,two cycles lean front to backas if they could support each otheragainst the...

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