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In The News: June 29, 2010

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Here are some recent news articles involving bikes:

  • Vitess offers luxury bikes – at a price – thestar.com
    Unlike other bike manufacturers, Vitess does not sell its bikes through stores or online. If you want a Vitess bike, you’ll have to visit the company’s Lakeshore Blvd. showroom.

    At the showroom, a pristine space where demo bikes are neatly displayed, a professional bike fitter will spend nearly three hours with you, measuring your body, testing your flexibility and examining your cycling habits. That information is then used to select the appropriate bike frame, handlebar and many other components that will be used to build the bike that fits your body exactly.

    Jun 29, 2010

  • TTC gets first bike shelter at St. Clair West – thestar.com
    1a3f010e434dad97b25da7165556The new TTC bike shelter at St. Clair West, similar to facilities at GO stations, could be the first of many, Councillor Joe Mihevc hopes.

    The new TTC bike shelter at St. Clair West, similar to facilities at GO stations, could be the first of many, Councillor Joe Mihevc hopes.

    Jun 27, 2010

  • Exploring on two wheels | Ontario | Travel | Toronto Sun
    To coincide with Bike Month, which kicked off Monday, the Park Hyatt Toronto has relaunched its popular Bicycle Valet program.

    Hotel guests can check out a Trek Cruiser bicycle to explore the city on two wheels. The service is complimentary, but a deposit is required, and bikes must be pre-booked through the concierge. Guests can use the equipment provided — bike, lock, helmet, basket, bottled water and a biking map — free for four hours. A gourmet picnic lunch can also be arranged for a fee.

    Jun 27, 2010

  • Cake-loving cyclist starts a cupcake tour of Toronto – thestar.com
    12efdd9c49f68efb438a2ecc187dHyedie hashimoto started the toronto girls’ cupcake ride last month as a way to encourage women to get on bikes, and tour the city’s tastiest cupcake shops. She’s about to bite into a Here vanilla cupcake from the Hot Oven Bakery at Bloor St. and Runnymede Rd.

    Jun 27, 2010

  • 2 wheels = sex appeal – The Globe and Mail
    It hit me that biking is, in fact, a far sexier way to get around than by car. Think about it: Dudes on bikes have advanced cardiovascular endurance, can expertly handle delicate moving parts, and have the ability to ride far more of the city’s curves.

    Jun 27, 2010





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