Stand on any major street corner in TORONTO during the early morning commute, and you’ll see them – several hundred hardy two-wheeled commuters, bundled up against the cold, in-bound to the office. Among the earliest – MATT GALLWAY, CBC radio’s popular early-morning host, who leaves the house at 4 am and is on the air by 5:30.
In NEW YORK CITY, wintertime commuting is really catching on – with some suburbanites peddling over 40 miles into Manhattan. Bridge crossings, icy roads, transport trucks and buses, coyotes, rain – nothing stops the NYC bike commuter. “As long as it’s at least 10 degrees, I ride,” says Dr. Scott Bernstein, an electrophysiologist and assistant professor at NYU School of Medicine. He commutes from Tarrytown to 34th Street and 1st Avenue.