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Bike Trailers at Grassroots!

If someone asked me what retail businesses should be like, I’d answer “Grassroots Environmental Products“.

It would be because they are a “green” store that really is. I don’t have space or time to list all of their achievements and programs, so here are the bike-friendly ones, starting with their NEW bike-trailer rental program:

Trailer Rental Program:
For only $2/hour customers who bicycle or walk to Grassroots and purchase items too large to carry home, will have access to a sturdy, lightweight trailer suitable for use by pedestrians and cyclists. Grassroots has become the first retailer in Toronto to offer a bike trailer rental program. Grassroots’ human-powered trailer program will help make Toronto more livable by encouraging residents to 1) buy locally and support their neighborhood merchants, 2) become more physically active, 3) reduce automobile trips, thereby reducing emissions, and 4) enjoy the pleasures of independent mobility.

BikeShare Hub:
Both Grassroots locations were the first Bikeshare Hubs in their neighbourhoods (Danforth & Chester and Bloor & Bathurst).

Grassroots Wins 2006 Bike Week Commuter Challenge
Grassroots received the honour as the 2006 Bike Week Commuter Challenge winner for their participation in the Bike Week ride to City Hall. Grassroots posted the largest group ride in Toronto.

Grassroots Bike Week Workshop donations

During Bike Week 2006, Grassroots hosted a number of workshops including “Safe Cycling in the City” and “Basic Bike Maintenance“. All proceeds from the workshops were donated to two very deserving local bike organizations. The Community Bicycle Network (CBN) and Advocacy for the Respect of Cyclists (ARC) were the recipients of the Grassroots donation.

Bicycle Friendly Business Awards (Multiple)
Grassroots is a multiple “BFBA” award winner for the above reasons. Very well deserved.

Through my emails and conversations with Rob, the owner, I know they are constantly looking for more ways to encourage biking in Toronto… which is reason enough to shop there (they have an incredible selection of stuff!) …be sure and check out one of their stores… you’ll be glad you did!



Riverdale Location
(map)
372 Danforth Avenue (near Chester)
416-466-2841

Annex Location (map)
408 Bloor Street West (near Bathurst)
416-944-1993

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