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Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law

Second edition


Whether you are a cycling commuter, the parent of a child with their first two-wheeler, a recreational rider, or a racer, the chances are you will need this book. In this second edition of Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law, Christopher Waters, a law professor and cycling advocate, provides a comprehensive overview of the Canadian law on bicycles. The book covers rules of the road, purchasing and using bikes, what to do in the case of a crash or a stolen bike, starting up your own cycling club, racing your bike, and much more.

Accessibly written and occasionally humorous, this book is written for those with little or no legal background. Using straightforward and jargon-free explanations, the author includes anecdotes and examples drawn from his own experience as a seasoned commuter and recreational cyclist. Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law: second edition will also provide an authoritative reference for lawyers, advocates, club directors, and coaches.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will go to Share the Road Cycling Coalition.


Christopher Waters

Chris Waters is a professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. He is a longtime commuter and recreational cyclist, and former Chair of the Windsor Bicycling Committee. Called to the Ontario bar in 1996, Chris holds degrees from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, and McGill University. He has been a visiting scholar in the Netherlands and France. He writes about international law when not on his bike or researching cycling history and law. @profcwaters
Chapter Title Abstract Contributors Pages Year Price


In the Introduction author Christopher Waters examines the new cycling boom taking place in Canada; across the country, bicycles are being increasingly used for more than recreation, becoming as … 10 $1.00


In Riding Your Bicycle Waters outlines the most important legal rules that apply to bicycle riding in Canada. The chapter does this through discussion topics including the statutory definitions … 40 $4.00


In Falling Off Your Bicycle Waters examines what happens when a cyclist is injured and the laws governing these instances by outlining the criminal or civil liability issues that may arise from a … 44 $4.40


In Breaking Your Bicycle Waters outlines the contractual warranties, statutory “implied warranties,” and product liability rules that affect cyclists according to the regulation of … 18 $1.80


In Losing Your Bicycle Waters discusses the problems that can arise from the disappearance or theft of a bicycle. The chapter examines topics including property law as they pertain to bikes, the … 20 $2.00


In Running Your Bicycle Club Waters examines the legal issues associated with creating and operating a club or organization. The chapter addresses topics including laws for not-for-profit … 36 $3.60


In Racing Your Bicycle Waters examines competitive cycling in Canada and how its body of regulations straddles both private and public law. While the regulations adopted by private cycling … 46 $4.60