Photos and Video from the 2010 BikeMonth Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast

I took part in the Group Commute and Pancake Breakfast event to kick-off BikeMonth this morning.  Took some video and I took some photos for you!  You can also see photos over on Duncan’s blog.

Video:

Stood in a spot and twirled around – trying to take it all in:

Then, I did it again! (from a different spot, of course.)

Then, I went up on the newly open green roof at City Hall and did an overhead video.

Here are all the photos I took of the event – starting at the group commute stopped at City Hall, all the way down Yonge St. and across Queen to Nathan Phillips Square.






Your eyes do not deceive you… I ran into Duncan while heading down Yonge St.









Got to see City Hall’s new green roof!







See? I was there in an I Bike T.O. shirt.




Scenes from Toronto’s Group Commute

(Cross-posted from Duncan’s City Ride)

Bike to Work TorontoWhile I no longer bike to work, (I actually roll and then step to work in my home office) I still wanted free breakfast pancakes and chose to join the hundreds of Torontonians in the Bike Month Group Commute.

A whole lot of cyclists on the same route sure slows things down, but unlike when this happens with cars (every day), you can chit chat with your neighbour, sing a song or two and simply enjoy the fresh morning air.

Every day should be bike to work day for you. If it isn’t, ask yourself why? What is keeping you from biking to work? Is it because you feel you live too far? Is it because you don’t want to get sweaty? Is it because you don’t have a bike?

Remember, there are no good REASONS for not cycling to work, there are only EXCUSES.

Police Escort

Taking the Lane on Bloor Street

Join the Group

Into the Light

Congestion

The Meet Up

Cyclops in the Morning Light

Cyclops Dance

Political Will

Ontario Transportation Minister

Bike Union Mobile Service Station

Video and Photos from Bells on Bloor 2010

[While not an official BikeMonth event, Bells on Bloor is an unofficial kick-off to a month full of events!]

Bells on Bloor happened today, with a reported 1500 cyclists taking part.

If you missed it (or if you were there and want to see it again), here’s a video by mrtini on youtube.

Flickr slideshow by martinreis:

Flickr slideshow by red gecko productions: