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Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

PHOTOS: The Coldest Day of the Year Ride

Some of the city's most enthusiastic cyclists braved Cycle Toronto's Coldest Day of the Year Ride today January 31. Riders met up at Trinity Bellwoods Park and rode together, finishing up at Metro … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists rally behind pitch for lower speed limits

For those who commute on two wheels, safer streets are slower streets. Cyclists in Toronto are rallying behind a provincial proposal to reduce residential speed limits, saying the change would mean … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Toronto cyclists gear up for ‘coldest’ ride

Cyclist Jared Kolb insists “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.” The director of Cycle Toronto bikes throughout the year and will be on hand Saturday to lead the city’s annual … [ Read More ]

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ELSEWHERE: London is building Europe’s longest bike superhighway

Something seriously newsworthy is happening in London — and no, it has nothing to do with Lady Cora’s affair with that creepy art critic, sorry. Yesterday, London mayor Boris Johnson approved what is … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Charge withdrawn against man involved in collision with Toronto city councillor

This is a travesty.  Be prepared to be outraged. A Toronto city councillor broke down crying outside traffic court Wednesday after learning the charge against a man involved in a collision that saw … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH: Redesigning Cities Without Cars

Here's one way to solve global warming: Spend $90 trillion £59 trillion over the next few years to redesign all the cities — as in all the cities on earth — so people live in more densely packed … [ Read More ]

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BUY: The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Toronto cycling advocate and consultant Yvonne Bambrick has a new book out.  It looks really good.  I'll review it once I get a copy, but I know she's put a lot of work into it (and knowing Yvonne, … [ Read More ]

READ: The Female Advocate Dilemma

Great piece on involving women in advocacy.  If few women are coming to your event, you're doing it wrong. Here’s a pretty common scenario - we are invited to an urbanist meet up or a group ride and … [ Read More ]

EVENT REMINDER: Sat, Jan 31 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Celebrate and support winter cycling by joining us for the Coldest Day of the Year Ride, a short, comfortable, car-free group ride departing from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Meet us at 11:45 am at the … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Oh Harbord…

Source: Original photo - by von Loewen 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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ELSEWHERE: Sneckdowns show what part of the road cars actually use

From NYC (be sure and watch the video at the link): With more than two feet of snow expected to accumulate on NYC streets in the next couple of days, this city is about to get blanketed by nature’s … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: Yvonne Bambrick on her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide

Yvonne Bambrick holding a copy of her new book, The Urban Cycling Survival Guide: Need-to-Know Skills and Strategies for Biking in the City, in Pamenar cafe in Kensington Market. Q&A with new … [ Read More ]

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STUFF: Bikes On Wheels opens new store on Dundas West

  Bikes On Wheels opens new store on Dundas West  By Claire McFarlane The Toronto-based bike shop, Bikes On Wheels, recently opened a new store at 1612 Dundas St. West after having outgrown … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto yellow men

Source: Original photo - by attilio1958 on Flickr. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Wheels in the air

Source: Original photo - by dingmank13 on Flickr.Sculpture at Brickworks, Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Care Giver

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

ELSEWHERE: Want to rent a bike? Have an extra ride gathering dust? Spinlister is the AirBnB of bikes

They've just added Toronto locations!! Very cool. With over a billion bikes on Earth, and about 100 million of them just in the United States, nobody should ever be left wanting to ride without a … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly streets are Toronto’s road to good health: Report

At its meeting Monday, the Toronto Board of Health received three in-depth reports on how better street infrastructure — bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, lower speed limits, attractive … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: New site and app to report illegal bikelane parking

Very cool new site to report bikelane parking.  If my new workspace I'm moving to next week still overlooks College between Bay and University, I'll be reporting a bunch of FedEx and Canada Post … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Rider

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

VIDEO: Hinterland Who’s Who – The Winter Cyclist

So what do you think? Do drivers hate winter cyclists because it reminds them how lazy they are? Hinterland Who's Who. VIa:  Hinterland Who's Who. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: October Light. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo - by sigma. on Flickr.via Tumblr ift.tt/1sok40g via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Summer Days

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

INFRASTRUCTURE: In Rosedale, a trail becomes a dividing line

In sum, Rosedale residents have a public park that they don't want connected to other parks with accessible multi-use trails, because you know, the proletariat may come too close to their homes. The … [ Read More ]

NEWS: All road users break the laws, not just cyclists

Before you roll your eyes at a Toronto cyclist rolling through a stop sign, Wes Marshall suggests taking a good look in the mirror. “I think everybody that uses the transportation system is a … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH! Toronto teen embraces winter unicycling

Neither rain nor snow nor lack of a second wheel can keep Denton Liu from riding to school.Even with the mercury dipping close to -20 C, the 17-year-old can be seen riding his unicycle to and … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen Street West

Source: Original photo - by sigma. on Flickr.via Tumblr ift.tt/1KFji55 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pink Bicycle

Source: Original photo - by daicrinne on Flickr.The spray-paint job on this bicycle was not well done. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen Street West

Source: Original photo - by sigma. on Flickr.via Tumblr ift.tt/17xrMw2 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

NEWS: TTC streetcar hits cyclist on Spadina

A cyclist was rushed to hospital with life-threatening head injuries Friday evening after being struck by a TTC streetcar.  Paramedics say they were called to the area of Spadina Avenue and St. … [ Read More ]

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JOB: Cycle Toronto Communications & Outreach Coordinator

Want to be on the front lines of cycling advocacy in Toronto? Cycle Toronto seeks a Communications & Outreach Coordinator to help in the growth and success of our organization. The best … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto – New Year’s Day

Source: Original photo - by .:Axle:. on Flickr.A short trip into the east end of Toronto for a meeting with the TLR club...cut off early due to hangover. Rolleiflex 2.8F - Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: No Trespassing

Source: Original photo - by KevinCollins00 on Flickr.Website | Blog | Twitter | Instagram via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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EVENTS: Thurs, Jan 8 – Community Meeting: Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge

Date:  Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 18:30 - 20:30 Community Meeting: Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge Build Toronto is hosting a Community Information Meeting to re-introduce the Fort York … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: College Street Night People

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

EVENT: Sat, Jan 31 – Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2015

Whether you've never tried riding in the winter or are a regular winter warrior, join us on Saturday January 31st at noon for a fun, accessible winter ride. Save the date in your calendar. More … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Kensington Market chain

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

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Jamie. Queen Street West

Source: Original photo - by sigma. on Flickr.via Tumblr ift.tt/14nPObA via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Pan Am Games velodrome gets thumbs up from cyclists

One of the mammoth facilities built for the Toronto Pan Am Games opened its doors Saturday for its first bit of major competition following much-publicized delay. Even though construction trailers, … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Controversial Vancouver bike lane seems to be effective

Spoiler: bikelanes are always effective (if you want a happier, cleaner, friendlier and less congested city). There were protests in the streets, and allegations of class warfare and political … [ Read More ]