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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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OH YEAH! Sexy people stopping at a red light

I shared the above photo on facebook the other day, and it got such a good response, I thought I’d share it here too. Look at all these sexy people on bikes stopped at a red light (at a T intersection, no less). Sooooo hot. See it (and a good discussion) on the City of […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Messenger’s Line

Source: Original photo – by Phanciest on Flickr. Toronto via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

OH YEAH! Toronto lawyer helps cyclists pedal through ‘unjust’ legal system

For cyclists injured in an accident, navigating the legal system can be as hard as biking through downtown Toronto during rush hour, says lawyer Patrick Brown. “The system can be very complicated and a lot of cyclists don’t know what entitlements they have,” he said. That’s why Brown, an ardent cycling advocate, has partnered with […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: Help out with the Toronto Parks and Trails Wayfinding Strategy

  Help Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation department design their wayfinding system: What is Wayfinding? Wayfinding encompasses all the ways in which people understand their surroundings and navigate from place to place. Wayfinding is more than signs – it also includes names, landmarks, conventions, maps and new media. What is the Toronto Parks & Trails […]

NEWS: Car Columnist has trouble remembering bicycle turn signals; bitches about it

A car columnist for the Globe whines about hand signals being too confusing for him.  Because remembering stuff is hard. He also blames car-bike collisions on drivers not understanding bike hand signals.  That’s totally the reason there are collisions.  It’s not drivers being inattentive or the self-righteous belief that being in a car means they should […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: New Contraflow Bikelane on Florence St.

Having fun watching cyclists discover the freshly installed bike lane on Florence St. In just a couple minutes since I arrived, over a dozen eastbound cyclists who yesterday were going the wrong way on Florence illegally, have adjusted their lane positioning into the centre of the new contra-flow bicycle lane coming around the corner from […]

OH YEAH: Don’t make bicyclists more visible. Make drivers stop hitting them.

About 100 years ago, the auto industry pulled off a neat trick: It stole the public roadways from us. See, in the early days of the motor vehicle, there used to be this quaint idea that the person operating the giant machine should look out for other people. Then came mass production and the Model […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond street

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr.  via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Pan Am Path Update: Launch Event May 16

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch Event May 16 With the international attention that the Pan Am Games will generate, a unique window of opportunity will open to showcase the city’s natural assets to an international public. The Pan Am Path, a project initiated by an independent not-for-profit community-led organization called Friends of the Pan […]

HOW TO: Yvonne Bambrick tackles the commuting fear factor

Is it safe to cycle in a large city like Toronto? In her new book The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, Toronto cycling advocate Yvonne Bambrick attempts to address the “fear factor” that riders new to bike commuting might feel as they roll through our crowded streets.  In a conversation with CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, Bambrick said it […]

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