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PREACH: Why are these bicycling models not wearing helmets?

Excellent piece.  Biking isn’t dangerous.  Not wearing a helmet isn’t dangerous.  Wear one or don’t wear one if you want.  It’s up to you. That’s more or less what the infamous helmet debate has become. Shouty strangers shouting at other shouty strangers for choices that don’t affect the first shouty stranger’s life. Helmet arguments, like […]

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OH YEAH: Anti-bike “journalist” gets pwned by his own poll

UPDATE 2: It seems like the Toronto Sun has re-set the poll.  Are they upset that not everyone wants a dirty city filled with cars? UPDATE: As of 6:01 pm on Thurs, Feb 4, the YES is at 78% (3089 votes) and the NO is at 22% (862)   Ah, Mike Strobel.  Car lover, bike […]

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EVENT: Wed, Feb. 24 – Toronto Bike Awards

Original post on Cycle Toronto’s website In partnership with the City of Toronto, Cycle Toronto is pleased to bring you to the Toronto Bike Awards.​ This annual celebration invites the community to honour businesses and organizations that demonstrate leadership in encouraging cycling in our city. ​Please join us to ​learn how Toronto’s business community is shaping […]

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ELSEWHERE: 70% of US Mayors Would Prefer Bike Lanes Over More Parking or Car Lanes

US cities are undergoing rapid changes. The rising costs of road building and maintenance, combined with out-of-control congestion and urban pollution is forcing many cities to rethink the way they allocate space on the roads. Cities are beginning to realize that prioritizing cars in transportation planning is not only expensive in the short term, but comes with […]

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EVENT: Fri, Feb 12 – Winter Bike To Work Day – Danforth Edition

Fri, Feb. 12th is Winter Bike to Work Day, and we’re going to have a Danforth Group Ride to get everyone to work. Meet at the square at Danforth and Logan between 8 and 8:15, and then we’ll follow the Danforth west, over the Bloor Viaduct and Bloor East to Sherbourne, Down Sherbourne to Wellesley, […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Comment on West Toronto Railpath Extension by Feb 15

Until February 15, 2016, stakeholders of the West Toronto Railpath Extension have the opportunity to comment on the Environmental Study Report (ESR). You can read a hard copy of the report at theParkdale, College-Shaw, and Fort York branches of the Toronto Public Library. A version is also available to read in full online. The West Toronto Railpath is a multi-use […]

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LAST DAY: Free Shipping on Bike Shirts!

It’s a mild winter.  If you’ve been riding your bike, then great!  If not, you may feel a little down.  Either way, a brand new shirt is something you want. Our online supplier, Spreadshirt, where you can customize your shirt colour and style, is offering FREE SHIPPING, no matter how big or small your order.  Just […]

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ELSEWHERE: In Vancouver, Business loves Bikes!

Click through to the Global Vancouver video story about proposed bike lanes for Commercial Drive, the predictable local BIA coming out against them, and BIA business members asking why the BIA is using their member fees to fight something that’s good for business. Many businesses along Vancouver’s Commercial Drive fear a proposed, separated bike lane […]

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DIY: The New BikeSauce location is renovated!

The new BikeSauce location has been renovated.  Go by and check it out at 341 Broadview Avenue (just south of Gerrard).  It’s the east end’s bike DIY co-op, where you can learn how to fix your own bike! We couldn’t have done this without the generous help of our volunteers, friends and strangers. You are the wheels […]

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PHOTOS: Coldest Day of the Year Ride 2016

The Coldest Day of the Year Ride has been very popular in the last few years. There were over 100 cyclists in 2015 and 2014, even though the climes were much harsher. Although those snowflakes did make for pretty pictures. Check out these pretty pictures below from this year’s sunnier ride by Yvonne Bambrick. Her […]

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