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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Fountain Rider

Source: Original photo - by .Bettie on Flickr. Cyclist keeping cool at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Every faded bike lane is asking to be a protected bike lane

This makes all kinds of sense: ...the bike lane paint would still be there if cars weren't regularly encroaching on the bike lane. For whatever reason, these streets have been designed in such a … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Toronto’s new bike lanes are being misused

Yet another article about the total inadequacy of bikelanes without physical separation (curbs, planters, flex-bollards). It sucks to be a cyclist in this town. Less than a month after reporting … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: biker in turquoise

Source: Original photo - by wvs on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 31 – Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday

Oh yeah! OpenStreetsTO happens again tomorrow! What will be OPEN: Bloor Street between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets. Major … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH! General Motors starts a bikesharing program for employees!

Unexpected, but awesome! Faced with a serious transportation problem on its sprawling technical center campus in a Detroit suburb, General Motors Co. has turned to a solution that predates cars – … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Markham has great bikelanes, even at intersections

The above photo is via facebook user Florence Chan, who posted it to the City of Toronto Cycling facebook group. It shows how Markham (just north of Toronto) pays attention to cyclists, with green … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH! Is That an E-Bike?

I'm not opposed to e-bikes... just the ones that look like scooters and no one ever pedals.  This one on the other hand... is beautiful! Less than 0.5 percent of bicycle sales in the US are e-bikes. … [ Read More ]

NEWSFLASH: E-Bikes are the furthest thing from “hip”

This guy is doing "biking to work" wrong if he shows up all sweaty.  Especially during this cool summer we've had.   His commute is a few kilometres and he can't do it on a real bike?  I bike farther … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: tasty bike

Source: Original photo - by spDuchamp on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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TODAY: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It's my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn't matter if it was an … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Toronto’s 50 most dangerous intersections for cyclists

Bikes + Data = Win.  Will the city use this information to make these 50 intersections safer for non-driving taxpayers?  My gut says no. Adrian Verster was just a humble data geek until his … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: Is That All They Want? Millennials and Bike Lanes

Oh, on the surface it's "just bike lanes", but really, young people want a sustainable and healthy future.  Not for the planet, but for themselves.  They don't want to pump the air full of … [ Read More ]

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HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business … [ Read More ]

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TRANSIT: Toronto’s New Streetcar includes spots for bikes

With a dedicated spot for bikes: It’s just three more sleeps until Toronto’s new streetcars roll out on the 510 Spadina line, and during a media event today, the TTC showed off some of the vehicle’s … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Ride the wave

Source: Original photo - by naromeel on Flickr. Toronto, Ontario via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Several cyclists hurt near dangerous part of road on Lakeshore

Several people riding along Lakeshore Blvd W. near Carlaw Ave. have been injured after their tires got caught in railroad tracks that intersect with the bike lanes. On Sunday, two cyclists fell … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH! Pre-Order the Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Yvonne Bambrick, one of Toronto's cycling goddesses, has a book coming out, and it's now available for pre-order.  Reserve yours today! North America’s cities have long been the domain of the car, … [ Read More ]

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STUFF: Hand-Painted Belle Helmets – Momentum Mag

New York City-based illustrator, Danielle Baskin, is the creative force behind the beautiful, hand-painted Belle Helmets. Describing herself as an “enthusiast of wrap-around images, optical illusions, … [ Read More ]

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REMINDER: Sun, Sept 14 – Bells on Danforth

A lot of people have been asking us when to saddle up for Bells on Danforth 2014. You’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer: this year’s ride is on Sunday, September 14. More details will … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bikes on Wheels

Source: Original photo - by 'Xander @416cyclestyle on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Family appeals to cyclists to help find missing woman

Catherine “Kit” Currie, 50, vanished from her home in the city’s west end two weeks ago after suffering a mental health episode. The Toronto woman’s family believes she may be alone and afraid — … [ Read More ]

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ELSEWHERE: Cycling Numbers On the Rise in Vancouver

Awesome. Build great bike infrastructure (that connects to other great bike infrastructure) and watch your city get transformed for the better! According to the City of Vancouver, cycling routes and … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Chorley Park Switchback offers access to beautiful piece of Toronto

This protest is crazy.  During the recent provincial election, there were more anti-switchback signs on lawns than election signs. A battle for access to our shared city is currently being fought in … [ Read More ]

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REMINDER: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: How Google Maps makes the world better for biking

Amazingly, Google Maps for bicyclists has a bit of a checkered past, in that the biking public had to wait much longer for the feature than driving directions or public transit tracking. Fifty … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Cyclists pushed out of bike lane by Shred-it truck

We’ve been keeping an eye on Shred-it vehicles since our May 29 column about a five-truck shredding operation that dominated Freeland St. when we came across it. Shred-it vice-president Bruce … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Letting off a little steam

Source: Original photo - by syncros on Flickr. A steam vent floods bay street by an abandoned bicycle.   via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto … [ Read More ]

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VIDEO: Jared Kolb – Executive Director of Cycle TO

Jared of Cycle Toronto has done this great video with GreenMajority.ca in which he explains the advantages of bikelanes for Toronto, the culture of cycling in Toronto and the importance of having a … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Connecting Parkdale to the Waterfront

Great article from dandyhorse about how the west end is almost totally cut of from the lakefront (and how to change that): Standing at the foot of Roncesvalles “where King meets Queen”, you can see … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: pursuit

Source: Original photo - by votreceinture on Flickr. a biker caught in the rain at King & Yonge via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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TODAY! Tues, Aug. 26 – Tune-Up Tuesday at Castle Frank

Via CycleToronto: Event date: 26 August, 2014 - 17:00 - 20:00 Join us Tuesday evenings this spring and summer for Tune Up Tuesdays! Get a free safety check or basic tune up from … [ Read More ]

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NEWS: Bike Share Toronto Data Released

Toronto Bike Share users have made 285,384 trips so far in 2014, criss-crossing the city via a network of 80 bicycle docks. In June alone, they pedalled 237,723 kilometres — burning an estimated six … [ Read More ]

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EVENT: Sun, Sept 14 – Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

Toronto's free outdoor pedal-powered music festival is celebrating its 5th year. This free event is taking place at 3 parks across this great city with mobile performances leading group rides … [ Read More ]

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HOW TO: 15 things you need to bike in Toronto

Great little guide to biking stuff in Toronto from BlogTO.  True, most of the links are to other BlogTO articles, but it's a start.  You may also want to check out the How-To resources here on Biking … [ Read More ]

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ELSEWHERE: Why don’t more African-Americans ride bicycles?

From the states, but equally applicable here? It took a week in Copenhagen for Albus Brooks to start thinking seriously about bicycling. The Denver city councilman, 35, had never owned a bike. By … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Tracks

Source: Original photo - by apieceofglass (liamphilley.com) on Flickr. Wet riding about town today. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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ELSEWHERE: New Bike Lane Designs Finally Get Nod From U.S. Engineering Establishment

Buffered bike lanes have been used in some American cities for decades now, and an increasing number of cities are implementing contraflow bike lanes. But only just now are these street designs … [ Read More ]