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Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 23 – 29

What’s on this week:

View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.

20091123 20091123 Nov 23 6:30pm-8:30pm
Complete Streets Update Public Meeting
Streets designed for living? Where all users are not just considered but required in the design and redesign of our streets? That’s what we’re calling for with the Complete Streets Campaign!


20091124 20091124 Nov 24 6:30pm-9pm
Setting the Agenda 2010
In the weeks since the Mayor announced that he would not be running for re-election, there has been ample speculation about potential Mayoral candidates. Missing from the speculation on the “who,” however, has been the “what.” We need a thorough and thoughtful discussion of the challenges that face Toronto in the next term of Council and the policy agenda and vision for our city. It is time to set the agenda for 2010.

20091124 20091124 Nov 24 8:30pm-11:30pm
Pedal Power
[Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT)] BIKING FOR A BETTER TORONTO – Movie, Discussion, Action

Students on Seven (SOS) and TorontotheBetter present:

Pedal Power…From bicycle-mad Paris to rush-hour New York and the back alleys of Toronto, take a ride through the changing world of bike culture.

What do bikes and biking mean for Toronto in 2009, and how far are we on the way to becoming a healthier, more sustainable bike-friendly city?

Join co-director Chris Sumpton and Taodgh Burns from Toronto’s Community Bicycle Network for a lively discussion after the screening to see what’s happening, figure out what needs to be done and how to do it.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174703664802 (Google Map)

20091125 20100811 Nov 25 – Aug 11 10am-2am
TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the “Wednesday Wheelies” might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.


20091126 20091126 Nov 26 5pm-7pm
Toronto Cyclists Union “Cinq à Sept”
This monthly event is intended to provide a space where bike union board, executive, management team, ward captains, volunteers, and members can come together and converse over a refreshing beverage. This event is not formal and is not a meeting. Rather, it is a space where the union can meet for the sake of meeting.


20091127 20091127 Nov 27 6pm
Critical Mass Toronto – Halloween Edition
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

Be sure and dress up! :)
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30


20091128 20091128 Nov 28 2pm-4pm
George Monbiot Speaks On The Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations
[.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 1 King’s College Circle, Toronto, ON] http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177027626707 Countdown to Copenhagen: Who in Canada is Killing the International Climate Treaty?

Join George Monbiot, Guardian columnist and author of “Heat: How To Save The Planet From Burning,” in Toronto next weekend for a special event!

With the international climate treaty summit less than a month away, leading experts on the science, policy and politics of climate change will lead a forum on the role Canada is (and isn’t) playing on the international stage.

Other Special Guests include:
- Richard Littlemore, co-author of the new book Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming. <http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-cover-up>

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 2pm to 4pm (Google Map)

20091129 20091129 Nov 29 1pm
Bike Polo TO – Monthly Tournament
Monthly Bike Polo tournament to coincide with Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington – last Sunday of the month from May to October at Scadding Court.


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