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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bathurst and Richmond

Source: Original photo - by AslanBaboon 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: Kensington Bike

Source: Original photo - by syncros on Flickr.A bike waits for its owner to return in Toronto's Kensington Market. Infrared photograph. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in … [ Read More ]

ELSEWHERE: Pittsburgh’s mayor wants to ‘Copenhagenize’ his city.

  As much as we wish that certain things which obviously make sense would happen all on their own, things don't always work that way, and it's often the case that leadership is the necessary … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Traffic Squeeze

Source: Original photo - by jer1961 on Flickr. Traffic squeeze on Yonge Street, Toronto 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 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 ]

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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 ]

NEWS: #MinimumGrid – A model for protected-lane politics

Very cool.  Cycle Toronto's #MinimumGrid campaign makes it onto the People for Bikes blog. Almost all urban politicians will tell you they think bikes are great. But only some actually do anything to … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: Welcoming a New Advertiser – Village

BikingToronto would like to welcome our newest advertiser: Village. Village is a brand new "social news" website about Toronto.  What's a "social news" website?  It's like reddit, or digg, or even … [ 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 ]

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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 ]

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OH YEAH! One cyclist’s response to John Tory’s “Sensible Bike Plan”

Recently, mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) John Tory released his "sensible bike plan", which looks like it's pretty close to Rob Ford's "bike plan" - namely... create infrastructure for … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Wellesley-Hoskin Cycle Track being constructed

Part of the work being done on the Hoskin and Wellesley bikelanes is making the transition between them better (and more bike-friendly).  Construction is now well along on a curbed Cycle Track that … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: Half-Price Niagara Bicycle and Wine Tasting Tours are back!

Oh yeah.  The half-price Niagara Winery Bike Tours are back on Buytopia.  I bet biking in fall foilage and checking out all the ice wines is fun. Discover the charm and beauty of … [ Read More ]

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FREE I Bike T.O. Shirts – 53 are gone, 47 are left. Get Yours!

UPDATE: We're past the halfway mark.  47 shirts are left.  Read below for details.   Biking Toronto has made a bit of revenue this year from ads and it is enough to get 100 shirts printed. I … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: This Yonge-401 Bypass Trail idea is amazing!

Well, this is pretty much GENIUS.  A wonderful infrastructure idea from the CycleToronto Yonge Working Group that solves the problem of making safe cycling infrastructure in the Yonge and 401 area … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cherry Blossoms

Source: Original photo - by Gabi~ 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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Cyclist struck, seriously injured at Shaw and Dundas

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while riding his bike in the city’s west end. It happened around 1:30 a.m. as the man was riding his … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Fermanagh Contra-flow lanes are painted

Upon riding on Roncesvalles this morning, I noticed the Fermanagh contraflow bike lanes have been painted! Cheers for Ward 14 advocacy! via Rob Zaichkowski … [ Read More ]

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FREE I Bike T.O. Shirts – 48 are gone, 52 are left. Get Yours!

Biking Toronto has made a bit of revenue this year from ads and it is enough to get 100 shirts printed.I thought that a good way to decide who to give the shirts to would be to tie it in to … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Morning Bicycle and Shadows

Source: Original photo - by PureWest on Flickr. Walking around early on a Sunday morning. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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FREE I Bike T.O. Shirts – 34 are gone, 66 are left. Get Yours!

Biking Toronto has made a bit of revenue this year from ads and it is enough to get 100 shirts printed.I thought that a good way to decide who to give the shirts to would be to tie it in to … [ Read More ]

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EVENT: Sun, Sept 21 – Bike Valet at The Word on the Street Festival

Via CycleToronto: Event date: 21 September, 2014 - 11:00 - 18:00 If you're gonna do something on your bike this weekend, ride it to Queen's Park for Word on the Street.  Bring … [ Read More ]

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80% of responding Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates support building the Minimum Grid

Today, Cycle Toronto is pleased to announce that 80% of 142 responding candidates from 42 of Toronto’s 44 wards support building the Minimum Grid in the next term of council. 63% of council incumbents … [ Read More ]

SHAME: Bike thief spotted near Bloor and Bathurst

Potential bike thief spotted in the Bloor and Bathurst area. Bike-riders, watch out for this guy. He was spotted trying to steal a bike in front of CSI Annex. via emma woolley on Twitter … [ Read More ]

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Join (or Renew) with Cycle Toronto, Get Free Stuff and Win Prizes

Biking Toronto has made a bit of revenue this year from ads and it is enough to get 100 shirts printed.I thought that a good way to decide who to give the shirts to would be to tie it in to … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Look Back

Source: Original photo - by Shakethatchicken on Flickr. I thought I was being sneaky and taking shots of cyclists and the street in general but little did I know I was spotted! As she looked back to … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH! FREE I Bike T.O. Shirts and Prizes for supporting cycling in Toronto!

It's time for Cycle Toronto's Refer-A-Rider campaign, and I'm taking part!   If you join up (or renew - just use the same email and you'll get a year added onto your current membership), … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Flex-post bollards now installed on Adelaide

Awww yeah.  Flex-post bollards on Adelaide.  Let's get these on every bikelane. Bollards now installed to Adelaide CycleTrack, Bathurst-Spadina via Toronto Cycling on Twitter … [ Read More ]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Stickers being used for bikelane parking shaming

Someone has started an instagram account about stickering cars parked in Toronto's bikelanes. I hate bikelane parkers as much as everyone else, but is defacing property the way to respond? … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: A No-Brainer – Wayfinding for Cyclists

Original Post: 10 NO BRAINERS: Lead the Way for Cyclists - Spacing Toronto. Here, Jared Kolb, Executive Director of Cycle Toronto, shares his No Brainer on how to introduce clear, consistent … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: I Have To Take This Call

Source: Original photo - by thelearningcurvedotca on Flickr. Taking a break from the ride to answer a phone call. Canon EOS 60D body with a Sigma 17-70mm f2.8 DC Macro OS lens and Silver EFEX Pro … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Danforth protected bikelanes with no loss of parking or car lanes

I bike the Danforth twice a day. There is more than enough room for protected bikelanes WHILE maintaining current car traffic "flow" and parking.  Plus it'll make the entire street safer for … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cruise Conrol III

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: 5 things Toronto could learn from Copenhagen

Over the least 50 years, Copenhagan has transformed itself from an auto-focused city into a paradise for cyclists. Every day, more people bike to work in Denmark's capital and its surrounding urban … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cycling Past 53

Source: Original photo - by GBaker63 on Flickr. Thanks for viewing. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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TODAY: 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 ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: New bike markings at Lakeshore and Strachan

Great new road markings at Lakeshore and Strachan! LOVE the new markings across Lakeshore at the foot of Strachan! So much safer, and more clear, with these in place. via Yvonne Bambrick - City of … [ Read More ]

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TOMORROW: 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 ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Games velodrome nears completion in Milton

If you're into competitive cycling, then this is news for you. The cycling track inside the still-under-construction Milton velodrome won’t be ready for another few weeks still, but even now Curt … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Toronto Public Library, College Street

Source: Original photo - by TMLMike1 on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]