Toronto’s bike race on ice: Icycle 2015

Icycle 2015

Photos by Andrew Bacchus

For the 14th year in a row the Icycle ice bike race stormed Toronto. Presented by The Bike Joint and held at the Dufferin Grove arena, it was a great event featuring lots of fantastic racing with the main goal being to keep the rubber side down.

The men's race was the exciting one this year with Justin "Soares Rex" and Alberto "The Ice Emperor" De Ciccio battling it out for first and second respectively.

For the ladies, Linda Shin took first place again, with second going to first-time racer Christina Bouchard and Reba Plummer taking third. Terrific tandem race winners were the half-naked duo David Edward Oliver and Raymond Yeung (pictured above).

More photos below and links to our past coverage. Enjoy!

Ladies final.

Linda Shin sports a jaunty hat and takes the ladies category win again.

Justin manages to stay ahead of the Ice Emperor in the men's final.

Mens finalists, Justin, Alberto, and Chris.

Here, the Ice Emperor appears to be making a pact with El Diablo.

Thanks to Dufferin Grove Park for the hospitality.

More tandem action.

The Ice Emperor prepares his chariot.

Trailer races.

The Ice Emperor is pulled by his Queen, Reba, in what appears to be a new event: Trailer racing.

Ready, set...

...Go!!

Rick waves the checkered flag.

Congratulations to all of the winners!

P.S. Here's how they do it: Studded tires (below).

Different stud styles.

There are various techniques for studding.

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Related on the dandyBLOG:

Icycle 2014

Past Icycle coverage here, here and here.

Winter Cyclist Series aka #dandySANTA

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