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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Oxley Street

Source: Original photo - by Lori Whelan on Flickr.Bicycle reflections on Glas Condos located at 25 Oxley St., near Spadina Avenue and King Street West. Designed by Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Siamese Connection

Source: Original photo - by David L. Photos on Flickr.Could it be a coincidence that they are in front of a sign that reads "Siamese connection"? via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Toronto to narrow traffic lanes in hopes of increasing safety

Wonderful news.  Even without adding bikelanes, narrowing car lanes is a great way to get some drivers to slow down, psychologically. Toronto will narrow many of the city’s traffic lanes in a bid to … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: The Snowy Commute Home

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

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cyclist on College

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

OH YEAH! Toronto might get a glow in the dark bike path

The amount of excitement I have about this is almost dirty.  Ha! A glow in the dark bike path might soon become a reality in Toronto. A similar path, installed in Amsterdam earlier this year, was a … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH: Empowering Young People Through Bikes

Today, the average Toronto cyclist is a 35-year-old male who lives in the old City of Toronto and cycles in the West End along established bike lanes. But a non-profit organization is working to … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: harbord st

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

What Happened at the 2014 Toronto Bike Awards?

Dandyhorse Magazine has a good write-up of Thursday evening.  Check out the videos. The City and Cycle Toronto presented five Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business awards last night at the 13th annual … [ Read More ]

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EVENT: Mon, Nov. 24 – Humber Bay Shores Park Trail Improvements

Date: Monday, November 24, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:30 Humber Bay Shores Park Trail Improvements The City of Toronto invites you to learn more and give your input on proposed trail improvements … [ Read More ]

OH YEAH: Help raise $20,000 for Street Smarts and get a charitable tax receipt!

Via CycleToronto: Help us raise $20,000 to directly fund our Street Smarts educational outreach program, and you'll receive a charitable tax receipt! read more (BikingToronto has … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Introducing the King High Line

Very awesome proposal. The King High Line is a prospective linear park project on the southwest edge of downtown Toronto, initiated by Urbancorp developers and First Capital Realty. It aims to … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: 20140812_Nikon-0053

Source: Original photo - by Bruce McPherson on Flickr.My last wander in the Toronto-Mississauga area was around Port Credit and the beautiful J.C. Saddington Park. The Lakeshore is covered with … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Green Bike

Source: Original photo - by PureWest on Flickr.» The 100 Bicycles project: 100 different bicycles photographed in detail. To learn more about this project see the 100bicycles group. via Flickr. See … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Finch corridor cyclists

Source: Original photo - by jer1961 on Flickr.Cyclists on Finch Hydro Corridor bike path, Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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REMEMBRANCE DAY: WWI Canadian Corps Cyclist Battalion

During the First World War, which started 100 years ago this year, the advantage of a bicycle-mounted army battalion over a horse-mounted one became obvious. Quiet and stealthy, the bicycle covered as … [ Read More ]

ELSEWHERE: Amsterdam installs solar panels on cycle paths

KROMMENIE, Netherlands – A project dubbed “SolaRoad” gets underway in the Netherlands this week, testing roadways as a potential canvas to collect solar energy. Fittingly for the cycle-crazy Dutch, … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Kensington Market, Toronto

Source: Original photo - by iJoxo 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: Waiting for the light

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

PHOTO OF THE DAY: A Rainy Tuesday On Richmond

Source: Original photo - by The Nexus on Flickr.Sometimes commuting is a wet affair. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

NEWS: Top 10 worst intersections for cyclists, vehicles in Toronto

The City of Toronto has identified its top 10 worst intersections for collisions involving cyclists, and those for other vehicles.For cyclists, the following intersections had the highest rate of … [ Read More ]

EVENT: Thurs, Nov. 13 – Toronto Bike Awards

Join us at the Toronto Bike Awards -- just over a week away! Jennifer Keesmaat will open the event with a keynote, and we'll celebrate people and organizations who are making Toronto a better bike … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Morning chat

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 ]

STOLEN: Bike that crossed Canada stolen outside Toronto bar

She’s a sturdy bike, built to carry heavy panniers and a passenger through the Rockies, across the plains and over the roughest terrain of the Canadian Shield. “I didn’t want anything delicate,” … [ Read More ]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help the City improve the Bike Map for 2015

Help the city make the 2015 Bike Map even more accurate! 99,500 of our 100,000 bike maps are now distributed. Time to start getting files together for the 2015 printing. If you have excellent photos … [ Read More ]

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Temporary Dissonance

Source: Original photo - by Tommy Vohs 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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INFRASTRUCTURE: Buffered Bikelanes going in on Lansdowne!

Woo!  It's about time!  These were approved in 2009 and 2010. So nice to see that Lansdowne buffered bike lanes were installed last night between Dundas and Rideau!Again, this is a whole year after … [ Read More ]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Fountain Rider

Source: Original photo - by .Bettie on Flickr. Cyclist keeping cool at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. … [ Read More ]

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 ]