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Bike store opens in First Canadian Place

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 01:30 PM PDT

A brand new bike store has opened up in the bottom of one of the big bank towers downtown: It’s not every day that you find a bike store in one of North America’s largest bank buildings. In the concou… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Plenty of excuses for not wearing bike helmets: Stouffville survey

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 01:22 PM PDT

YorkRegion.com reports on a study out of Stouffville on helmet use amongst adults and kids: For seven weeks in May and June, volunteers patrolled bike paths and city streets in search of helmet-wearin… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Biking Vacations on the ancient Silk Road of Asia

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 01:11 PM PDT

Cool idea for a cycling vacation! Cycling enthusiasts with a true sense of adventure can ride the Silk Road throughout Asia. These trips allow travelers to bike along the same ancient routes covered b… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

High Park

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 11:55 AM PDT

No problem. Beat you to it! … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

NYC: City Council Passes Bicycle Access Bill

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Great news out of the Big Apple: Cubicles around the city may be getting a little rounder now that the City Council has approved a bill requiring commercial building owners and managers to provide ac… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Fluorescent green and yellow mountain bike stolen July 29 Lakeshore & Islington

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 10:22 AM PDT

I had just put on a ‘half seat’ so I’m hoping the guy who stole my bike came crashing down on the cross bar – hope his ears are still ringing. If anyone sees my brightly coloured green and yellow bike… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

High Park

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 06:36 AM PDT

Just added a couple bike shops. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…


Posted: 30 Jul 2009 06:24 AM PDT

Businesses who like bikes in Cabbagetown (roughly bounded by Wellesley, the Don Valley, Gerrard and Sherbourne) (Please add more stores that you know of.) Jet Fuel Coffee Shop – 519 Parliament St. Cyc… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

CBN Courses for August

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 06:17 AM PDT

The Community Bicycle Network has 8 courses going on in August: Tues, Aug. 4: Urban Cycling Skills Wed, Aug. 5: Bike Repair – Brakes and Gears Tues, Aug. 11: Flat Fix/Intro to Bike Repair Wed, Aug. 12… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 05:55 AM PDT

No matter how safe I try to be as a cyclist, I can’t control the actions of the people around me. Annie, you make a great point there. There’s a mindset that many people have, including myself at one… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

About the Events Section

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 05:49 AM PDT

I thought I’d add this section so everyone can share upcoming events. I try to list all bike-related stuff I can find on the Events page of the blog, but it’s inevitable that I miss some stuff… so n… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 05:33 AM PDT

About 20 years ago, I had a mild concussion after being cut off by a truck at a T-intersection. The car was going straight through into a parking lot and I guess didn’t realize how fast I was going (o… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Review of Jet Fuel Coffee Shop

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 05:09 AM PDT

Some excerpts of comments that show the range of opinion. You’re right Todd… seems to be a place that is either loved (by regulars) or hated (by outsiders)… although the BlogTO reviewer seemed to … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

High Park

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:59 AM PDT

Thanks Todd. :) Good catch. If it’s okay with you, I’ll eventually delete your first post and make the “business list” post the first one in this thread. Thanks for starting a High Park section. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

High Park

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:58 AM PDT

Businesses who like bikes in the High Park area. (boundaries to be decided) (Please add more stores that you know of.) Alternative Grounds – 333 Roncesvalles Ave. Offering free coffee delivery by bike… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Why do you wear a helmet, or do you even?

Posted: 30 Jul 2009 04:53 AM PDT

I wear… mostly because it’s like a seatbelt in that I know that for the vast majority of my cycling it will be totally unnecessary… but there may be an instance where it saves my life. It’s happe… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…



GET INVOLVED: Help Plan Toronto’s Bike Network

The City of Toronto has launched the next phase a new bike plan process: fill out their second survey now! Later this year, City staff will bring a new 10-year cycling network plan forward to City Council. Our goal is to ensure that our core ask of building a city-wide Minimum Grid of 100 km of […]


VISION ZERO: A Road Safety Plan for Toronto

Go read this right now at Dandyhorse.  Any politician who votes against Vision Zero is effectively voting FOR people dying on the streets.  Your kids, your friends, and you. Is Vision Zero, the Swedish initiative to eliminate road deaths, coming to Toronto? A Swedish video on the issue lays the premise of the movement: “For […]


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. […]

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