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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 ]

New on the Toronto Stolen Bike Listing

People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place… facebook, twitter, craigslist… probably other places. BikingToronto is testing out a few different systems and techniques that will try … [ Read More ]

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OH YEAH: Cargo Bikes: The New Minivan

Great article by Chris Bruntlett of Modacity about the exploding cargo bike market Vancouver’s cargo bike market remains quite small, but growing as our bike network improves. “Many retailers have … [ Read More ]

ELSEWHERE: Los Angeles bike trains – beating the traffic in a car-centric city

This is pretty awesome.  I wonder if we can get Cycle Toronto Ward groups to start Bike Trains for commutes downtown? Los Angeles is one of the world's most car-centric cities, and when … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Commuter

Source: Original photo - by Eric.Parker on Flickr. Chinatown, Toronto. 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, Aug. 24 – Women Only Rear End Workshop

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:00 - 15:00 CBN will host a Women Only Bicycle Rear End Workshop Sunday August 24th from 12pm to 3pm. The workshop will focus on the rear end of the … [ Read More ]

HOW TO: Bikepacking basics

If you’re at all interested in adventuring on two wheels, you’ve probably run across the term “bikepacking.” This is exactly what it sounds like: a self-supported camping trip in a natural setting, … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH: Plan a Bike Picnic in 15 Minutes

A gentle breeze and sun that wants to warm your back is calling. What would be better than a picnic by bike? The plan sounds dreamy, but I worry over the details. How many deviled eggs? Should I … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: spare wheels

Source: Original photo - by ronnie.yip on Flickr. Chinatown, Toronto. 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. 23 – CBN Rear End Workshop

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Rear End Workshop Saturday August 23th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the rear end of the … [ Read More ]

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UPDATE: The Viaduct Bikelane is closed and an awesome temporary one has been created

SUPERB news from the City of Toronto.  After a construction contractor improperly closed the Bloor Viaduct bikelane (one of the few options for east end cyclists to cross the Don Valley) and put up … [ Read More ]

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REMINDER: Sun, Aug. 24 – Women Only Rear End Workshop

Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:00 - 15:00 CBN will host a Women Only Bicycle Rear End Workshop Sunday August 24th from 12pm to 3pm. The workshop will focus on the rear end of the … [ Read More ]