You wouldn't know it by looking outside -- but cycling season is just about upon us.
Police in Hamilton are set to kick off Project Derailleur -- an operation designed to promote a summer of safe cycling.
Constable Keith Malone says it kicks off May 1st and focuses on offenses that affect people's safety, such as not wearing helmets, ignoring traffic signals and riding on sidewalks.
During the first two weeks of May, officers will mainly be educating cyclists.
Tickets will be handed out at the officer's discretion during the latter half of the month.
Fines range between 35 and 110 dollars.
Officers will be focusing their attention on areas with a higher proportion of cyclists, such as downtown and Westdale.