Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter

Aug. 28: New in the BikingToronto Forum

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Wouldn’t that be amazing? On the way back from the last Critical Mass I ran into a guy on Dundas who helped get that bike lane approved. Apparently that angle: 24/7 on-street parking was what won ever… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

I’m guessing not too hard if you can get your hands on one of these. I keep meaning to track one down for myself. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

The big nut at the bottom of this photo on wikipedia is what you should adjust to move your stem up and down. Check this page for what kind of stem you have. Let us know what your stem is like and we… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

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

I’d love to try one out. I wonder if it’s hard to retro-fit a hybrid bike with an enclosed chain guard? … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Yes… I think stories like this (cyclists going the wrong way, drivers causing an accident and then blaming a cyclist) are universal, no matter where you go. … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

This post from the Montreal Tourism website is a pretty good intro to Bixi and how it works, with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3mZlztEIzY&feature=player_embeddedClick to read more in the Forum >>>…

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

I think we need some montreal people. :) … Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Awesome. I’d love to see this done on Bloor and Danforth – make parking 24/7 to help businesses, and have one lane of car traffic each way. It would make the streets much more pedestrian friendly too…. Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Troubled Neighbourhood Salvation on Two Wheels

Yesterday I posted about the BMX park near Dupont and Dufferin. The Toronto Sun has an article about a BMX park up in Rexdale: It is an unlikely setting for a summer camp — but in a cordoned-off sec… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

VEER documentary tonight at CineCycle

Torontist has a nice little preview of the VEER documentary showing tonight at CineCycle: Tonight at CineCycle, the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation presents a screening of VEER, a critic… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

Igor Kenk is on bail on still-unresolved counts related to a large number of stolen bicycles, from the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star: Igor Kenk, the alleged thief whose massive stash of old bi… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Stolen Bike Recovered through covert ‘Bike Strike’

Duncan has updated us on this story on his Duncan’s City Rides Blog. :) Having your bicycle stolen is an emotional roller-coaster. Anger, disbelief, regret, denial… you’re going to experience it all… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

I just found this video of the Grand Street bike lane in NYC via Newamsterdamize and really would love to see some like this in Toronto. First candidate, IMO, is redoing College street like this. Remo… Click to read more in the Forum >>>…



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 […]


INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan Am Games. […]

Recommended Lights

"Frog" Lights

Planet Bike Light Combo

Planet Bike 5 LED Tail Light
Recommended Books
See More Books