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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 >>>…

Cabbagetown

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 >>>…
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