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Aug. 26: New in the BikingToronto Forum

how to lower stem?

I’d like to lower my stem slightly to change my posture a little. Raising my seat is the other option, but relative to the pedals it’s already at the best height. I’ve got an old Bianchi frame with a … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Silver K2 zed 2.3 stolen this morning at the Varsity Center

Silver K2 zed 2.3 stolen this morning at the Varsity Center located on Bloor Street at St George. The bike is silver with red K2 stickers, a red bell, Red bottle holder, and the right plastic pedal is… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I covet one, does that count? But I think mostly I just like the looks (and the totally enclosed drive train is nice for commuting). I like my speed too much to really want to ride a bike that is twic… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

Seth Stevenson of Slate.com loves Dutch bicycles, and tests out 4 dutch bicycles from Toronto-based Fourth Floor Distribution: I remember the first time I saw a couple in Amsterdam sharing a bicycle… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Biking with Infants: How Young is Too Young?

BikePortland.org has a great post up about determining the right age to start biking with very young children – taking into account helmet laws as well as spinal cord and brainstem concerns: If a par… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist struck by vehicle at Spadina and Front

If you witnessed or know anyone who witnessed a cyclist struck by a vehicle at Front and Spadina on July 13, 2009 at about 6.30pm, could you please contact me at klabouk@yahoo.ca Tks Paul … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bixi Takes on the World

In addition to getting the contract to run a Public Bike System here in Toronto, the people behind Bixi will soon be running programs in Boston and London! A great Canadian-born venture has gone int… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction

[via the Bike Union] Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction Art Starts is proud to celebrate the launch of a new 400 foot bike-themed mural at the intersection of Dupont and Dundas … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

The terrible torture of riding a bicycle

An avid motorcyclist learns that while long-distance cycling can be tortuous (at first), the main concern is having enough space on road: The terrible torture of riding a bicycle For Father’s Day, my… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Fuji Absolute: Burgundy 21″

Bike number 6 to be stolen since I’ve lived here in Toronto. Men’s Fuji Absolute 4.0 -Burgundy/copper colour -21″ frame (says it on the vertical bar that the seat post goes into) -Has a distinct wear … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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TRUTH: The business of bikes and parking

Click on through to Spacing to see the full infographic. There has been some debate about whether bike lanes on Bloor would hurt or harm businesses. Spacing is republishing this infographic from our Fall 2014 issue to help inform the discussion. View Full Graphic: INFOGRAPHIC: The business of bikes and parking – Spacing Toronto

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VIDEO: A DIY repair shop created by students for students

A great video introduction to U of T’s BikeChain from Global News (except there’s an ad that runs before it): ‘Bikechain’ was created in 2005 as a student project serving the University of Toronto student community. This DIY bicycle repair shop is based out of the St. George campus and is open to everyone on […]

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MAPS! Helping cyclists avoid smoggy routes in Toronto and Montreal

  Amazing tool!  Played with it a long time.  Very telling that when you turn off the street map, high pollution levels still indicate where roads (and especially highways and the airport) are, and where the ravines (without highways) are. It is essentially a Google Map with an extra layer representing the average concentration of […]

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OH YEAH! Get Biking Toronto Updates, Win A Shirt

This is on until midnight on Saturday, April 30th, 2016! If you’re a regular visitor to Biking Toronto, you may notice little asks for you to join the update list.  This list updates you about new things on the site (and then you decide what you want to click through and read).  There are over […]

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NEWS: Bloor Bike Lanes Pilot Should Be a Council No-Brainer. Here’s Why It’s Not. 

An excellent piece in Torontoist about why a bike lane pilot designed to collect data about benefits/detriments and overwhelming supported by the community is getting static from politicians: There really should have been little to no debate about this 2.5 kilometre bike lane pilot project running along Bloor Street West from Shaw Street to Avenue […]