Ice Bike Race Toronto Icycle 2011

Photos of Icycle 2011

The Dufferin Grove Ice Rink was home to one of the more wacky cycling events of the year on Saturday evening as the 16th annual Icycle Race demonstrated, once again, that with a little will and some studded tires, it's possible to handle a bike in the most slippery of conditions. Organized by the Bike Joint's Derek Chadbourne with help from the Bike Pirates and Leah Hollinsworth, the proceeds from the event went to Peter McKenzie, the cyclist who was hit on the Bloor Viaduct just before Christmas.

It's slightly mind boggling to witness the more adept cyclists carve out turns on the ice surface, but perhaps the most impressive feat this year belonged to the unicyclist who deftly navigated the slippery conditions with ease. Here's a selection of photos from this year's edition courtesy of Martin Reis, who has many more on his Flickr page.

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