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Weekly Wrap-Up: Mayoral Race and Shoppers Love Bikelanes

Happy Friday!  Here’s all the stuff you’ve seen (or missed) in the past week!

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New on the Main Blog:

New on Bikeroo in TO (NEW!):

Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki (NEW!):

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New on ThumbShift

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Is it a sin to get a bike from a big store? Avatar Image

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Bike locks Avatar Image

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Rob Ford Running for Mayor? Avatar Image

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Thomson wants more BikeLanes… but not on Jarvis Avatar Image

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Bloor-Danforth bikeway plan rolls on Avatar Image

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3 1 day, 19 hours
Jarvis Bikelanes Avatar Image

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23 1 day, 19 hours
My first ride of the season! Avatar Image

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1 2 days, 16 hours
How Do I Control My Email Notifications? Avatar Image

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4 2 days, 19 hours
Kenk:Comicbook Anti-Hero or Arch-Villain? Avatar Image

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Toronto-based Gripped Publishing Inc. launches Canadian Cycling Magazine Avatar Image

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1 2 days, 23 hours
Want to Donate Unused Bikes to BikeSauce? Avatar Image

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1 3 days, 9 hours
DECA Bikes First Tune-Up Workshop Avatar Image

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1 3 days, 16 hours
Inside Toronto Poll: Are Bikelanes Needed on Arterial Streets? Avatar Image

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6 3 days, 21 hours
Assessing Support to Remove On-Street Parking for Bike Lanes Avatar Image

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2 3 days, 21 hours
Anger as cars clog new Simcoe St. bike lane Avatar Image

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20 4 days, 2 hours
Rent a Tandem? Avatar Image

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1 4 days, 10 hours
Woonerf: It’s Dutch for smart city-building Avatar Image

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5 4 days, 14 hours
Smitherman would pause Toronto’s bike plan Avatar Image

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19 5 days, 16 hours
Ideas to make Toronto better Avatar Image

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1 5 days, 16 hours
What does Igor Kenk do now? Avatar Image

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1 6 days, 15 hours
Choosing bike components Avatar Image

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Ward 22 St. Paul’s councillor Michael Walker set to retire Avatar Image

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NEWS: Toronto triathlete struck in hit-and-run

Oh this is horrible. A young doctor and triathlete. The driver of the truck fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as an older black tow truck with rear dual wheels and “Free Tow And Scrap” written in white lettering on the side. If you have any information about the incident call police at […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: West Toronto Railpath Update

Good reminder from Dandyhorse about the plans to extend the Railpath: We at dandyhorse and very pleased that it would appear that the West Toronto Railpath is finally going to be moving south. We haven’t reported on any progress in a while — so we thought we’d just provide a quick overview and update of […]


TODAY: Toronto Star LiveChat with Cycle Toronto’s Jared Kolb

Fresh off his ride into Outer Harbour (for a fundraiser, wearing a pink cape, because he’s a good sport) last monday, Jared Kolb will be answering questions about Cycle Toronto, Minimum Grid, and cycling infrastructure on the Star’s website at noon today. Who else wants Cycle Toronto to start a podcast with updates about all the […]


EVENT: Thurs, May 28 – Biker Breakfast at Rosedale United Church

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 07:00 – 09:00 Come and enjoy breakfast at Rosedale United Church. The bike route is newly paved (finally) this year. Thanks for riding your bike in our neighbourhood. Location: 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, Toronto Original Link Read More: Biker Breakfast at Rosedale United Church


EVENT: Sun, Sept 13 – Ride 4 Real Food

Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 08:00 – 16:00 The Ride4RealFood is a food security cycling fundraiser that supports a fantastic food security program that Directly provides healthy food to those in need Provides job training and workplace opportunities to low-income people Supports local Ontario farmers Supports a non-profit food co-op and the good jobs […]

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EVENT: Mon, May 25 – Tune-up on Dupont

Date: Monday, May 25, 2015 – 16:00 – 19:00   So you took your bike out for Bike to Work Day…and noticed your brakes are weak and your tires are half-flat! No problem — come swing by Ward 18’s streetside tune-up station and get some air or a brake tweaked! We’re reaching out to say […]

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EVENT: Sat, June 13 – 3rd Annual Custard Tart Ride

Date:  Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 13:00 – 15:00   Meet at  1 pm at the Brazil Bakery, 1554 Dundas Street West at Sheridan (near Dufferin) for the third annual Custard Tart Ride! We’ll sample the best offerings of Little Portugal’s bakeries along the route, so bring your appetite! Family-friendly event! Location: 1554 Dundas Street […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond x Tecumseth

Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. Toronto, April 24th 2015 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!


EVENT: Sun, June 21 – Newcomer Bike Ride

Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 13:00 – 15:00   Cycle Toronto Ward 18 is partnering with CultureLink and Toronto BikeShare to create a welcoming ride for newcomers to Toronto and newbies to riding a bike! We’ll review some basics like safety, hand signals, and some essential rules of the road. Then we’ll stick together […]

INFRASTRUCTURE: City starts adding wayfinding sharrows

Those arrows in sharrows?  You may start seeing them telling you if you have to turn to follow a bike route.  The City just painted the first one to help cyclists find the link between Brimley and Kennedy on the Pan-Am Path. Toronto’s first Wayfinding Sharrows mark @PanAmPath link between Kennedy-Brimley via Toronto Cycling on […]

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