Icycle bike race toronto

Brave cyclists defy gravity at annual Icycle bike race

A small group of brave cyclists hit the ice at Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday to participate in the 2014 edition of the Icycle Bike Race, which is pretty much what it sounds like, a battle to see who can manoeuvre his or her bike over a fresh sheet of ice the fastest. Organized by Derek Chadbourne of the Bike Joint, the event raised $1300 in proceeds for the Bicycle Messenger Relief Fund, which provides emergency compensation to messengers who've been injured on the job.

The race was well attended this year, as onlookers took in the strange scene of cyclists whipping around icy corners on their spike-outfitted bikes. Cycling isn't necessarily the best spectator sport (camping out at Alpe D'Huez notwithstanding), but the ice adds a whole new dimension to the sport, one that makes it hard to take one's eyes off the action.

Check out the daring feats of these cyclists in our photo gallery of the 2014 Icycle.


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