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London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Has anyone had the chance to use the system and ride a Bixi? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Students invent way to mix cycling and beer pickup

The Star has a cool article about a new bike trailer that can hold two cases of beer, but can also collapse and fold up to fit on a bikes rear rack when not in use: “Anyone who has tried to carry a ca… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Here are stories about Boston using Bixi as well: Montreal Gazette: Boston, London want our Bixi bikes The city of Montreal has reached agreements with Boston and London, England, to implement a vers… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

The Guardian is reporting that London will be starting a bikesharing system “inspired” by Montreal’s Bixi: TfL now says the scheme will launch next summer – it had previously spoken of next spring – a… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Hotels offer bikes as a green way to see the sights

Great article in the Star about the recent trend of hotels providing bikes for their visitors to use. The article includes info on the Drake Hotel offering bikes via SetMeFree, and the Royal York (and… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

I dream about this happening in Lansing, MI (same weather zone as Toronto) Lansing just adopted “Complete Streets”, so we cyclists have a leg up, finally, at getting the streets here made more usable … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

I could use one of these for winter riding in Michigan. All it needs is a set of spiked tires. Covet? Oh, yeah. One more for my stable. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

BMX park a labour of love for 60-year-old

Have you seen the BMX park at Wallace Emerson Community Centre at Dupont and Dufferin? The Star has a great article on how the park was built (and mostly paid for) by retired geography teacher Mike He… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

RCMP to distribute bicycle bells in Nanaimo, B.C.

In an attempt to increase public safety as well as increase exposure to the city’s trail system, the RCMP in Nanaimo will be handing out 500 bicycle bells: The idea behind the bells is for cyclists to… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Looks like Copenhagenize did a follow-up with some video of their infrastructure. My thought? Looks a lot like what the Don Trail *could* be – if pedestrians were given a separate path and if getting … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…




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PHOTO OF THE DAY: King St Shadows

Source: Original photo – by PureWest on Flickr. 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!

PHOTO OF THE DAY: King St Shadows

Source: Original photo – by PureWest on Flickr. 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!

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OH YEAH: Downtown Vancouver businesses’ attitudes towards bike lanes have changed in the last 5 years

“We want downtown to be accessible by all modes of transportation and I think if we say, ‘Well, we’re not interested in separated bike lanes because of this and that, we’re going to basically exclude ourselves from a growing market of people that commute to work by bike as well as people that are living […]

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OH YEAH: Prince Edward Viaduct may keep those Jersey Barriers for ALL of Bike Month!

Big ups to Councillor Paula Fletcher, who has requested that those awesome jersey barriers that have separated the eastbound viaduct bikelanes from car traffic (above) during a period of construction STAY for all of Bike Month, so city staff can study the impact of the jersey barriers from now until June 25th. Construction work related […]

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REVIEW: Bike to Work Day 2015 

What began in Toronto as Bike to Work Day  in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the city for a full month with hundreds of community-driven events. Today, May 25, at Bike to Work Day, bike-friendly politicians (including an appearance by […]

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OH YEAH: The Origin Story of Sunnyside Bike Park – An Advocacy Success Story

In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Parc

Source: Original photo – by adsmultimedia@gmail.com on Flickr. The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the […]

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NEWS: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through stop signs?

Obviously, yes.  Just like drivers are.  Spend any time at a stop sign and watch how many cars do “rolling stops” if there ar no other moving vehicles near the intersection.  Spoiler alert: almost every driver does rolling stops, just like cyclists do. In fact, when I learned to drive in Newmarket, a stop sign […]

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SHOP: Brand new bike shop a shrine for serious cyclists

Well, the headline is a little stupid… it should read “…shrine for roadie cyclists”, as “serious” doesn’t only apply to those willing to drop thousands of dollars on a bike. It applies equally to the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Torontonians who are serious about using their bike to get around the city – to […]

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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 […]

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