They don’t salt the sidewalks–residents are responsible for shoveling the sidewalks in front of their houses. I don’t usually ride on the sidewalks. Instead, I stick to the less traveled roads and the bikepaths (which are conveniently plowed). I bike (or uni, now) all year 'round, so I do go out when it’s even -25 C, but I can’t say it’s much fun at that point.
I did join, but under a different name and email (I’m Les Taylor). I refuse to have a facebook, but since that’s my only choice I’ve decided that my best choice is to hide from everyone. I hear there’s a real website on the way though, can’t wait for that :D.