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Spring Ahead…

Sorry for the lapse in posting. Visiting friends and wedding invitations have taken up a lot of time and created high levels of napping urgency in me. Haha.

What’s New?

DarrenJ has just posted a great example of the influential nature of cycling… that people seeing you out there on your bike will inspire others to do the same.

Martino recently announced the opening of a new BikeShop at 349 Harbord (at Crawford) called The Bike Clinic

Darren Stehr posted this morning about an upcoming presentation on March 29 at 6:30 pm (Intersection – Community Bicycle Network – Suite 101, 761 Queen St W ) with an insurance professional about Ontario’s insurance legislation as it effects cyclists:

Should you insure your bicycle? Who’s insurance insurance company would you deal with if you were injured in a collision with a motor vehicle? What does “no fault” insurance mean and how does it apply to cyclists?

As for me, I had my local Bike Shop overhaul my crappy Canadian Tire Raleigh mountain bike to replace all the parts I essentially killed last summer and this past winter commuting to work, plus he gave it a good cleaning, taking the whole thing apart.

Yeah, I know that mountain bikes aren’t good for commuting (I’m thinking of getting some road tires this year), and I’m obviously not a “gear-head” buying it at Crappy Tire, but I’m probably like most cyclists in my philosophy that if it gets me from A to B, and it works smoothly, I’m happy. The Beater Bike Philosophy, I guess?

Recent Posts

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto

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VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]

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MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]

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NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]