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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 >>>…



OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]


OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]


NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]


EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

Source: Original photo – by sigma. on Flickr. via Tumblr ift.tt/1HmS7fX 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!


OH YEAH! How I learned to love cycling my way to work

I’ll be honest, and I hate to admit this, but I used to be that person that perpetually ran five minutes late—to everything. I’d do my best to be timely, but in many circumstances, I just couldn’t seem to make it to my commitments on time. A few years ago my brother became a bicycle […]


EVENT – Wed May 27: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

Our monthly meeting is coming up. Join us as we work to make cycling in the city a safer way to travel. Facebook Event: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting


NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

A male cyclist was rushed to hospital via emergency run after he was struck by a vehicle in Rosedale during the morning rush hour Tuesday.It happened at the intersection of Roxborough Street and Wrentham Place in the vicinity of Mount Pleasant Road at around 8:30 a.m.According to police, a doctor was passing by at the […]


EVENT: Fri, June19 – Waterfront Toronto launching new Queens Quay section of Martin-Goodman Trail

Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.  The organization is […]


EVENT – Tues, June 16 – Ward 31 Bikes – June Meeting

  We have been working with Councillor Davis and her office to organize a Ward 31 Bikes meeting where both Janet Davis will be in attendance as well as Jacquelyn Gulati, who is the new Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the city (she is replacing Daniel Egan who many of you may know). Facebook Event: […]

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