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ELSEWHERE: NYC’s Citi Bike Is Finally Being Treated Like Public Transit

After months of troubles reported by New York City's bikeshare, it seems that Citi Bike has finally charted a path towards success. It's going to be more expensive, but will offer improved service and … [ Read More ]

HOW-TO: 8 tips for riding home in the dark

Great article from London Cyclist: Riding in the dark isn’t everyone’s idea of fun. A lamp lit spin around lanes you know, or off-road – known as night riding – can actually be both liberating and … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Cyclist dies after being struck by pickup truck

A 71-year-old man has died of injuries he suffered when he was hit by a pickup truck while on his bicycle. Toronto police say the man was riding southbound on Victoria Park Avenue, when he was … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH! Bike Finder uses SMA to find Bikeshare Toronto bikes!

Need to find the closest Bike Share Toronto  station? Text your intersection to 647-559-0509 and Bike Finder will text back the location of the closest station, and how many docks are open. via Cycle … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a set of Dandyhorse Magazine back issues!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 2 sets of Dandyhorse back issues! Dandyhorse has donated 2 sets of all their back issues to go into the prize draw (more … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a matted print from Culture Snap Photography!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 3 matted bicycle prints from Henry VanderSpek of Culture Snap Photography. Henry has donated 3 matted prints (1 of which … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a copy of the new Urban Cycling Survival Guide

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 4 copies of Yvonne Bambrick's new book, the Urban Cycling Survival Guide!  Yvonne has donated 4 copies of the book … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a $50 Gift Card from Nuvango!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 3 Nuvango gift cards worth $50. Nuvango has donated 3 gift cards (worth $50 each) to go into the prize draw (more prizes … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a Bikeshare Toronto membership!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 10 (!!!) Bikeshare Toronto memberships Bikeshare Toronto has donated 5 annual memberships (worth $90 each) and 5 monthly … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win Leaf Tickets!

Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win a pair of Leaf tickets! The tickets have been donated by Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers (who also advertise at the very … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Share Toronto

Source: Original photo - by jeysiboi 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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Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a new bike!

In the upcoming days I'll have posts featuring the companies and organizations who have donated prizes.  You can see them listed below as well.  Also, if you are (or work with) a company or … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, get a free shirt

Just a quick reminder post.  In the upcoming days I'll have posts featuring the companies and organizations who have donated prizes.  You can see them listed below as well.  Also, if you are (or work … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Cyclists pedaling Minimum Grid in election

Wiped off the road in 2012, only a year and a half after they appeared, the Jarvis lanes became a symbol of the tensions that stoked the divides between motorists and cyclists, downtown and the … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Ministry of Labour orders bike racks removed from certain TTC buses

If you’re a cyclist who relies on an articulated TTC bus as part of your commute, you’ll have to get by without the bike rack until the transit agency figures out a solution to a recently discovered … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH! Nominate businesses for the Bike Friendly Business Awards

Join us for the Toronto Bike Awards on November 13, 2014 at 918 Bathurst Culture & Arts Centre. New this year: Top 5 Bike Friendly Businesses! Winning submissions received by Oct. 30 will … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH! Why cycling advocacy matters, and how you can help

Most cities in North America are making some effort to fit bikes in, but given the huge interest in transportation cycling, and the mobility needs of increasingly large populations, they’re not doing … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Drivers who door cyclists, use phones face tougher fines in Ontario

Ontario plans to double fines for motorists who door cyclists or use their mobile phones while driving, as part of a sweeping road-safety crackdown. On Tuesday afternoon, Transportation Minister … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cycling the dog

Source: Original photo - by jer1961 on Flickr. Cycling the dog, Lower Don bike trail, Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Specialized

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

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cycling Duo

Source: Original photo - by Ubique Ulf on Flickr. Toronto 2014 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a set of Dandyhorse Magazine back issues!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 2 sets of Dandyhorse back issues! Dandyhorse has donated 2 sets of all their back issues to go into the prize draw (more … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Harbord Bikelanes start to see some green paint

A little more green on Harbord, this time with bike lane markings! via Jo No - Photos from Jo No's post in City of Toronto Cycling. … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bikelanes FINALLY come to Lansdowne (5 years after being approved)

Great news!  5 years after approval, the city is FINALLY installing bikelanes on Lansdowne. Finally! Bike lanes on Lansdowne, a year after our Ward 14 & 18 Advocacy Groups organized the Phantom … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Flying

Source: Original photo - by hogtown_blues on Flickr. October 10, 2014. A BMX rider jumps an obstacle at the Wallace-Emerson park BMX pad. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Chief Planner releases proposed Bike Policy Framework: A Toronto-wide Grid

Toronto's Chief Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat, has tweeted out a graphic of a proposed Bike Policy Framework, saying "a city-wide-grid would make cycling a *true* transportation choice. The downtown … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Fixed in TO

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

OH YEAH: Why cycling is great for everyone – not just cyclists

At some point during most discussions about promoting cycling the question crops up: “Yeah, but some people don’t want to cycle or can’t cycle – how are bike lanes any use for them?” The answers … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: RideTO

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

NEWS: Dandyhorse breaks down the leading Mayoral Candidates (and a clown)

Sketchy the Clown would make a terrible mayor, especially for those of us you who have an unnatural fear of clowns. But the candidate does support Toronto’s cyclists. Doug Ford would also make a … [ Read More ]

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Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, win a matted print from Culture Snap Photography!

  Right now, if you sign up (or renew) with Cycle Toronto, you can win 1 of 3 matted bicycle prints from Henry VanderSpek of Culture Snap Photography. Henry has donated 3 matted prints (1 of which … [ Read More ]

NEWS: University of Toronto students create plug-free electric car-bike

It’s a car! It’s a bike! No … it’s a plug-free electric hybrid prototype! OK, so they need to work on the name, but it’s a smart concept: a team of PhD candidates from the University of Toronto has … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Biking

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

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto HPR Hallowe’en 1998

Source: Original photo - by slo:motion on Flickr.Chad from Minneapolis The Human Powered Roller Coaster, also known as The Alley Cats' Scramble, is the portable figure-8 Velodrome that hosted … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: A bike girl waiting for traffic

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

OH YEAH! Latvian Cyclists Show How Much Space Cars Waste

To celebrate International No Car Day (Sept. 22), some clever Latvian bicyclists from the Let’s Bike It organization dressed their bikes up as automobiles in Riga to show how much space people waste … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Cyclist dead after collision in Scarborough

A male cyclist has died after being struck by a vehicle in Scarborough, Toronto Paramedic Services confirm. The collision occurred around 2:15 p.m., on Warden Ave., near Bertrand Ave., north of … [ Read More ]

ELSEWHERE: “Bike to Work” is the wrong message

Veronica O. Davis thinks “bike to work” is the wrong message.“Bike advocates need to focus on recreational trips. If you start off with, hey, you should bike to work, it becomes overwhelming for a lot … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: toronto..

Source: Original photo - by mark justin harvey on Flickr. Pentacon 6 TL | CZJ Biometar 80mm f2.8 | 160 VC via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Ward 18’s Ana Bailao lying about supporting bikes?

I guess it means something that politicians are now blatantly lying to try and garner votes from cyclists. Before reading article linked below, I'll quote this article from 2012, after Bailao voted … [ Read More ]