E-bike powered bicycle snowplow

Added a 500 watt ebike kit for plowing. Just testing it out on summer rides. Have done flat terrain and today went up a canyon using the motor while pedaling. Bike is 76 pounds and on medium power it will do around 20kph. So I kept it on full going up...

Plowing Update

Finally had time to post plowing hours for 2015-2016. The website deleted the post before I could save it. Here goes round #2 trying to post it via copy and paste.   31.75 hrs bike plow                64% 5.25 push plow                      ...

5 foot Mega Plow for bicycles

We had about a half inch of snow a few days ago so I took the bicycle out and plowed the pathway. My typical distance is 4 km out and back. This year I may be adding about another kilometre to the route so the pathway links to businesses are plowed...

Very busy year

Still trying to catch up on all the excitement of bicycle snowplowing this last winter. Been very busy writing a short book about several plows I've built and sucessfully tested. Was featured in the local newspaper this past winter. ...

THE “IGNORANCE IS BLISS” DEFENSE

THE “IGNORANCE IS BLISS” DEFENSE Published on January 18th, 2012 Written by: Matt Allyn By Bob Mionske   Note: This article is no longer available at bicycling.com.    “I didn’t see the cyclist.” It’s the most common...

Testing bicycle snowplow design changes

There is little known about bicycle snow plows on the Internet. Mostly it is an experimental project. Build something, tweak it, make changes and retest. Bicycle snowplowing has some limitation that need to be considered. For one, traction on the...

Tips for making a push plow

A push plow for moving snow can be made from many curved materials that are strong and light. A plastic tube cut lengthwise works well as does a plastic water barrel which is what I used although you may wish to bolt flat steel to the blade to reduce...

Bicycle Snowplow Required

This winter has brought the same old problem of pathways not being plowed in Calgary as in years past. The city now plows 350 km out of 800 km, up from 300km. Still, it is a long way from being adequate since pathways seem to be the main...

Weather Warning and EVCC crash

In the news: The sprinkle of rain and snow has been upgraded to 15-20cm of snow warning. So much for forecasts. Its OK though. Rode my winter bike with snow tires. Next project may be building a snowplow to clear sidewalks and pathways. This used to...

Cold fall day for a long ride

Very cold this morning. Getting down to the single digits! One of the local clubs (Ebow Valley Cycling Club) was doing a Calgary-Cochrane ride so I decided to ride out there and see if I could keep pace with the group. As was typical of the club, I...

8800 kms on my Trek Navigator... broken axle

Replaced the chain. It started skipping on the old gears. So the wheel went in for new gears with a bent skewer. I stuck in a new skewere and dropped the wheel off at the shop because one of the bearings was pitted. Turned out, that was part of the...