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Cycling Events This Week: April 12 – 18

Happy Monday!  Here are the bike events going on this week, to help you plan your next 7 days.

You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events page, or follow our special @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

Toronto Cycling Committee Meeting

  • Mon, Apr. 12
  • 7-9 PM
  • City Hall, 100 Queen Street W, Committee Room 3 (map)
  • The Toronto Cycling Committee is designed to advise City Council and its departments, agencies, boards, and commissions, on the design, development and delivery of bicycle policies, programs and facilities to promote and enhance cycling within the City of Toronto.
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Community Bicycle Network Board Meeting

  • Mon, Apr. 12
  • 7-9 PM
  • 761 Queen Street West (map)
  • All are welcome – only Board members can vote, but members are welcome to bring input and get involved on committees.
  • more details

Open House – Gatineau Hydro Corridor

  • Tues, Apr. 13
  • 6:30 – 8:30 PM
  • Scarborough Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 150 Borough Dr. (map)
  • The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about new multi use paths planned for the Finch Hydro Corridor. These paths will be part of Toronto’s Bikeway Network.
  • more details

TBN Wednesday Wheelie Ride

  • Wed, Apr. 14
  • 10 AM – 1 PM
  • Various start points (see website for details)
  • 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. Good quality maps are provided in the format also in use on the Sunday Country Cruise.
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Trailblazers Annual General Meeting

  • Wed, Apr. 14
  • 6 – 8:30 PM
  • CNIB, 1929 Bayview Ave (map)
  • The TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club provides people who have limited or no vision the opportunity to experience cycling with our sighted volunteers, using tandems.
  • more details

CBN Course – Urban Cycling Skills

  • Wed, Apr. 14
  • 6 – 9 PM
  • 761 Queen Street West (map)
  • Ever wonder what is the safest position on the road? Would you like to ride in colder weather but not sure how to do it safely? Do you want to know how to reduce your chances of a collision or what to do if you are in a collision? Take our Urban Cycling Skills courses!
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Bike Pirates Alley Ride

  • Fri, Apr. 16
  • 6:30 PM
  • Meet in the Alley behind Bike Pirates.  1292 Bloor Street West (map)
  • Bike Pirates invites you to join us for a ride through the laneways and alleys of Downtown Toronto! We had lots of fun last year – and no flat tires – so we are excited to go out again, and to explore new spaces we may not have seen before.
  • more details

Finch West Hydro Corridor Trail Meeting

  • Fri, Apr. 16
  • 6:30 – 8:30
  • Yorkwoods Library Theatre, 1785 Finch Ave West (map)
  • The public is invited to attend an open house to learn more about new multi use paths planned for the Finch Hydro Corridor. These paths will be part of Toronto’s Bikeway Network.
  • more details

BikeSauce Grand Opening

  • Sat, Apr. 17
  • 12 – 5 PM
  • 717 Queen Street East. (map)
  • Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub located at 717 Queen Street East (entrance around back), near Queen and Broadview.
  • more details

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