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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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BIKEMONTH: MEC Toronto Bikefest

Date:  Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 11:00 – 16:00 Kick off the cycling season with bike demos, clinics, group rides, kids activities, bike retailers, cycling advocacy groups, tune ups and much much more! Come join us and make it the best bicycle bash in Toronto.This free event has something for everyone, so bring the whole […]

OH YEAH! Bike-powered trailside concerts on the Pan Am Path

If a band plays in the forest and no gas-guzzling generators are around to power its sound system, does it make a noise? For a series of trailside concerts organized in tandem with the Pan Am Games, the answer is “yes” — thanks to Tune Your Ride, a paid of bicycle-powered concert producers. Using “workhorse” […]

BIKEMONTH: Never too Old to Ride

Date:  Sunday, May 31, 2015 – 11:00 – 12:00 Never too Old to Ride Whether you a new to cycling or haven’t ridden a bike for while, Fitness expert Leehe Lev (www.wholeself.ca) will show you some exercises to strengthen your core and improve your balance. Location: Meet at Conaught circle, exercise demo and skills practice […]

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EVENT: Sun, May 10 – A Ride in the Clouds (High Park Cherry Blossoms)

A bike ride through the cherry blossoms of High Park!  Yes please. This is the second bike tour of High Park’s cherry trees for the season. We can expect full blooms and large crowds. Dress your best and don’t be shy with decorating your bike. Remember, it’s a festival! Facebook Event: A Ride in the Clouds.

INFRASTRUCTURE: Richmond-Adelaide Cycle Tracks may be extended to Parliament Street

Great news… a proposal to extend the Richmond and Adelaide Cycle Tracks east to Parliament. In 2014, the City installed cycle tracks separated bike lanes on Richmond St., Adelaide St. and Simcoe St. These are a “pilot project” for demonstration, testing and evaluation, before a decision is made on whether they should be made permanent […]

OH YEAH! GO launches 2015 biketrain service to Niagara

All aboard the BikeTrain! The idea is to make it easy to escape the city or to get downtown to enjoy Toronto’s summer weekend events, including this year’s Pan Am Games. Niagara weekend service will begin its fourth season May 15 to 18, the long weekend, and then Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from July […]

NEWS: Cycle Toronto answers Star readers’ biking questions

Over the past several years, protected bike lanes have taken off across North America. Between 1874 and 2011, 78 of these facilities were built in America. By 2014, there were 191 protected bike lanes in America. Toronto committed to building a downtown network of protected bike lanes in 2011 and rolled out its first partially […]

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HOW TO: Learn to Bike Lessons at the Brickworks all summer

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015 – 14:00 – Monday, August 31, 2015 – 19:00 Bike Works wants you to get riding! Learn to ride a bike at your own pace and in a safe and encouraging environment. Our skilled instructor will help you get moving, whether you’ve never ridden before or you’re just looking to […]

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HOW TO: Bike Works Bike Repair Workshops going all summer!

Location: Don Valley Brickworks BikeWorks Sessions Tuesdays, June 9–June 30 Tuesdays, July 7–July 28 Tuesdays, August 4–August 25 Time6–8pm Cost $85/session To register and for more information , visit us online or give is a call  | http://ift.tt/1GA0f9L | 416-596-1495 Location: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto   Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat […]

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