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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 >>>…



OH YEAH! It’s time bike lanes were installed everywhere in Toronto

The Editor of the Star’s Automotive Section calls for dedicated, separated bikelanes on almost every road.  A sensible write-up that advocates for Vision Zero (that NO ONE should die on the road) and safe infrastructure for all road users…  it helps that there is evidence from right here in Toronto that bikelanes actually HELP drivers […]


NEWS: Province of Ontario announces $10 million in #CycleON funding

The Province of Ontario will commit $10 million as a part of a 20-year #cycleON strategy to promote cycling as a viable form of transportation and to help improve safety for cyclists of all ages. This initiative will see the creation of two new funding programs, the Ontario Municipal Cycling Infrastructure Program, and the Cycling […]


DO IT: Danforth Loves Bikes Pledge (and Pub Crawl)

One of Cycle Toronto’s current action campaigns is getting businesses and residents of the Danforth to pledge their support of DanforthLovesBikes, to get the city to consider a PILOT of bikelanes on the Danforth, to see what works or doesn’t work, and how bikelanes can benefit business, drivers, and pedestrians. Over 60 businesses on the […]


OH YEAH! Heavy Metal in the Bike Lane: Meet Priya Panda

A brand new issue of Dandyhorse is coming soon, and it features Priya Panda on the cover.  Glad to see Dandyhorse is starting to put people riding bikes on their covers. We are very pleased Priya Panda, lead singer of Diemonds and member of the band She Demons, is on the cover of our new issue […]


NEWS: Hit and run kills cyclist in Milton

A cyclist is dead after a hit and run on Tremaine Road in Milton. Halton Regional Police say they were called to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. The victim had no vital signs and was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect vehicle had fled the area. More: Hit and run kills cyclist in […]


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 […]

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