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July 24: New in the BikingToronto Forum

North Toronto

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:31 PM PDT

Businesses who like bikes in North Toronto (roughly bounded by St. Clair, Yonge, Lawrence and Mt. Pleasant) (Please add more stores that you know of.) Dufflet Pastries – 2638 Yonge Street … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…


Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:26 PM PDT

Businesses who like bikes in Downtown Toronto. (Please add more stores that you know of.) Mountain Equipment Co-op – 400 King Street West (just east of Spadina) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The Beach(es)

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:19 PM PDT

Businesses who like bikes in the Beach(es). (Queen East from roughly Coxwell to Victoria Park) (Please add more stores that you know of.) Cycle Solutions – Beach – 615 Kingston Road (at Southwood) Duf… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Danforth East

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:09 PM PDT

Businesses who like bikes on Danforth East. (from roughly Donlands to Victoria Park) (Please add more stores that you know of.) Cyclepath Danforth – 1510 Danforth Avenue … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Black Norco Bushpilot (Islington & Lakeshore)

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 09:15 AM PDT

Someone ripped the lock off my garage on the night of July 13/14th and made away with my Norco Bushpilot. It’s fairly distinct – large mudguards over the front and rear tires, Duke’s Cycle sticker in … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

10 Picture-Perfect Bike Races

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 07:03 AM PDT

The Woman’s Day Magazine website has a nice article of 10 picturesque settings for bike races around the world: The sport of cycling claims the most awe-inspiring backdrops. Athletes who earn spots i… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Recovered!!! Black & Silver Kuota Kharma

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 06:10 AM PDT

Great news everyone! George (the owner of the above bike) contacted me and sent me a story of how, with the help of a good neighbour, a digital camera, and the police, he recovered his bike: The Stole… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

American Links

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 05:16 AM PDT

Thanks Todd. I’ve added Bike Snob, and also a couple of Akron, OH links in the top post of this thread. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cops some of the worse drivers

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 04:24 AM PDT

Personally, I find police to be quite courteous and responsible when I’m on a street with a cruiser. I’m not saying they are *all* great, but it may be unfair to paint them all with the same brush. I … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…



PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Chic. Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1JeuzYF via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto wants you to plan the future of cycling

Want a bikelane somewhere?  Let the city know, officially: Via an online survey, people are being invited to identify up to 20 streets – 10 downtown and 10 others anywhere in the city — as cycling priorities from a list of suggestions. The suggestions were based on earlier survey data and the city’s smartphone app […]


EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]


INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

Dipping into the instagram archives for this great pic from Bells on Danforth. Biking the viaduct and #thedanny with hundreds of people! #Danforthlovesbikes #biketoFollow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]

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