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Cycling Events This Week: June 15 – 21

What’s on this week:

View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page…. or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 – June 25.

Since it’s BikeMonth now… there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we’re going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)

Mon, June 15, 2009

Bike Breakfast with La Carrera
Ride into La Carrera for a Guatemalan-style bike breakfast.

Tues, June 16, 2009

TBN Bloordale and Mimico Creek Ride
Explore the western edge of the city with TBN via two long ravines with a bit of street riding. 19km. Pace is leasure wheeler. Helmets Mandatory.

20090616 20090616 CAN-BIKE 2
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

20090616 20090616 Toronto Island Tour of Trees
Toronto Island Tour of Trees is an evening of leisurely bike riding (up to 8 km). The focus is on the magnificent Toronto Island trees. Industry experts and Tree entusiasts alike will select specific trees along the route and speak to their qualities and value to our urban landscape.

20090616 20090616 Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
Midweek’s Tuesday Elite Race Series enables you to learn, try and practice road bike racing in a competitive environment. The races are fast-paced and often have large field sizes and are not suitable for a first-time-in-a-pack racer. Therefore, we require all participants to have at least some racing experience.

20090616 20090616 Exploring Leaside and the Don Valley by Bicycle
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride exploring the Leaside neighbourhood and teh Don Valley. Distance approximately 25-km. Bicycle helemets mandatory.

20090616 20090616 Bike Polo TO – Weekly Pick-up Game
Tuesdays @ 9 p.m till 11 p.m at Alexander Park (Bathurst and Dundus Street west)

Wed, June 17, 2009

TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the “Wednesday Wheelies” might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.

20090617 20090617 Newcomer Cycling Outreach Launch
In partnership with CultureLink, and with funding support from Live Green Toronto, the Toronto Cyclists Union is pleased to invite you to the launch of our Cycling Promotion Amongst Newcomers Poster Campaign – ‘From back home to our new home!’

20090617 20090617 Discovery Ride Ward 37
Discover your ward! Discover Health and Fellowship! meet at Thompson park for refreshments and then ride along area trails.

20090617 20090617 Bikechain Seminar: Basics of Bicycle Maintenance
Interested in learning how to give your bike a basic tune-up, but don’t know where to start? We’ve got just the thing for you! Come to our FREE evening seminar on the Basics of Bike Maintenance!

20090617 20090617 TBN Taylor Creek / Sunnybrook / Wilket Creek Ride
This WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIDE is a 30km social ride suitable for Easy Rollers and Tourists.It will travel through Taylor Creek/Sunnybrook/Wilket Creek. Apres to bedetermined by the group. Don’t forget your lock, lights and helmet.

Thu, June 18, 2009

Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

20090618 20090618 Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek’s Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.

20090618 20090618 Toronto Cyclists Union AGM & Anniversary Party
The Toronto Cyclists Union will be holding our first Annual General Meeting, followed by a party in celebration of our one-year anniversary.

Fri, June 19, 2009

TBN Friday Night Ice Cream Ride

Viva L’Italia! Join TBN in celebrating the Taste of Little Italy Festival and cycle the Beltline to La Paloma for gelato. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.

20090619 20090619 Bike Pirates Third Friday Event
7:30pm-11:30pm Join us during Bike Month for our June “Third Friday” event. Meet at Bike Pirates for a community bike ride, followed by a social event and film night back at the shop.

Sat, June 20, 2009

24 Hours of Summer Solstice
North America’s Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Event

20090620 20090620 Cycle for Sight
The Cycle for Sight ultimately promises to be a catalyst for personal fitness, new friendships and overall goodwill. Our Mission is to bring the cycling world and the vision impaired community together for one important cause.

20090620 20090620 CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.

20090620 20090620 CAN-BIKE I
Improve your confidence cycling on bike paths and residential streets. Learn traffic theory and ride with a group in low-traffic neighbourhoods.
Course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.

20090620 20090620 CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery. The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists etc… Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday’s 1-3pm

20090620 20090620 Urbent Event
Bents are in! Ever wanted to learn more about recumbent bicycles and trikes? Come see the largest collection of bents in Toronto. Informal talk from 2-3PM. Promotional pricing in effect all day.

20090620 20090620 CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

20090620 20090620 West Toronto Railpath Opening Parade
A ribbon-cutting and community bike parade to celebrate the opening of the West Toronto Railpath. Come and discover the new path.

20090620 20090620 DIY Bike Beautification
Join Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Director Yvonne Bambrick for a DIY bike beautification, arts & crafts session.
BYO inspiration & supplies: stickers, flowers, fun fur… anything goes!
Zip-ties and tools will be supplied.

Sun, June 21, 2009

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Morning)
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

20090621 20090621 TBN Maple Bakery Ride
Join TBN for a easy-roller 53km ride to Maple. Helmets are mandatory.

20090621 20090621 Randy’s Ramble – TBN Waterfront Ride
Join TBN for a leisurely-paced, five-star ride westward from the Humber along the Waterfront Trail. We’ll cover 48 km as we tour a couple of parks and the Humber College campus, picnic in Douglas Kennedy Park, and then continue another 3 km to Port Credit. Helmets mandatory.

20090621 20090621 CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Afternoon)
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

You can keep track of everything happening each day on our new BikeMonth section! :)



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