Who Has Ridden into the Wind
Five of the windiest places in the country to set out on your bike
Gusty roads and strategies for taking them on
Just as some cyclists in Canada are “blessed” with leg-burning climbs, others have a more meteorological challenge: wind. In some ways, wind is a bigger test than a hill. A hill is always the same. The grade doesn’t change. You can see it coming. With the wind, you can’t. One minute it isn’t there, the next, it’s making you struggle. It can seem random and unfair. You know that if someone says the ride was uphill both ways, the rider is joking. But as for a headwind both out and back? We’ve all experienced that. If you’re heading out into the headwind, the following regions are the country’s best for blustery bicycling.