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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi, Bixi, Bixi! Plus: Jarvis!

Happy Friday!  The major action this week on the site has been regarding the Bixi Toronto bike rental system due to launch in May 2011.  You can keep track of all of our Bixi posts by checking out our Bixi tag. :)  The Jarvis Bikelanes were also finished this week, and they are awesome.

Now… let’s get to the Wrap-Up… here’s all the most popular and freshest stuff on the site!

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Most Popular Content on BikingToronto in the last week:

  1. 10 Secrets: Practice Your Route
  2. Vote Now for Toronto’s Best Bike Lane
  3. 10 Secrets: Avoid the Right Hook
  4. Jarvis Street, During Bikelane Installation
  5. Learn More About Bixi Toronto
  6. 10 Secrets: Avoid the “Stoplight Squeeze”
  7. Bixi Toronto Launch Party
  8. Bixi Website now Up and Running
  9. 10 Secrets: Make Them THINK You’re Unpredictable
  10. 10 Secrets: Take That Lane

All Blog Posts on BikingToronto in the last week:

Great Bixi News! Word is that Bixi Toronto has 100 members already. They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 10% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire year (as long as your trip is less than 30 […] Related Photos
  • Photos from last night’s Bixi Bash have started showing up on Flickr. Here are the first ones, from LodoeLaura: “Hello Toronto, my name is Bixi” “I’m sturdy, I’m stylish… I’ll get you where you’re going” “These are the Bixarians. Um.. Bixites? Bixies? Bixecutioners? They rock!” “I love parties. Someone get me a beer, please … I have no hands.” View more […] Related Photos
  • via sevenman on flickr Related posts:Railpath from Dundas Hydro Ride Related posts: Railpath from Dundas Hydro Ride
  • The new Toronto.Bixi.com website is now up and running, right on schedule! If you are wondering if you can sign-up for Bixi Toronto (even if you missed last night’s party)… the answer is YES! They’ve got a sign-up section all ready to go! Become one of the first 1,000 founding members of Bixi Toronto […] Related Photos
  • Over the past few weeks, we Sauciers have been hard at work overhauling the lounge. Now it’s time to celebrate! The newly renovated social hub has coffee, art and free wireless internet. The sustainable transportation advocacy centre and library boasts fully-stocked shelves with books and ‘zines on all sorts of cycling, civic engagement and Toronto history. So […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Did you know that at ‘Sauce we stock our shelves with local, Toronto-based bike-related merch??? This week’s feature: Baye Hunter’s greeting cards! We currently have a full stock of her colourful, creative and wonderful cards. And there are many images to chose from: from old bikes in Hong Kong, to children on bikes in China, to Toronto Island bike […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • More on Charlie’s FreeWheels here. Via BikeLaneDiary No related posts. No related posts.
  • Watch the New York Times video “The Family Car(go) Bike” here.BikingToronto blogger Claire is no stranger to the benefits of carting her family around in a bicycle built for four. Read her blog, The Fletcher Five here. Related posts:Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle ShowIn New York…Food on Bikes – Toronto […] Related posts: Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle Show In New York… Food on Bikes – Toronto…
  • Maybe you’ve enjoyed the Big Wheel Deluxe Amber from Amsterdam Brewery, but did you know they also make another bicycle-themed beer? Via Greg Clow’s review on Taste T.O.: Boneshaker is labelled an “Unfiltered India Pale Ale”, and this is proven to be true by the pour, which brings a hazy reddish-orange body with a thick […] No related posts.
  • Tonight at the Gladstone Hotel, our city starts our love affair with Bixi! Come to the party for food, drink, a chance to try a Bixi bike and sign up for a membership! The BIXI Bash at the Gladstone Hotel on July 28th 2010 at 7pm will give you an opportunity to be one of the […] Related Photos
  • Pack your lunch in reusable sandwich wraps and bags and ditch the single-use plastic products! Pictured above is an Enviro Wrap by The Straight Stitch a colourful way to give up on baggies and securely carry your lunch to work. The creator, Stefanie from Mississauga, is a bicycle enthusiast and her enviro bags would be a […] Related posts: Everyday People, Everyday Bicycles: South Africa Covet: Cycle Chic Fashion at Distill Gallery Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models
  • via sevenman on flickr “The TBN Friday Night Ride regrouping at Pottery Road.” Related posts:Summer Friday Humber Bridge Ride Hydro Ride Related posts: Summer Friday Humber Bridge Ride Hydro Ride
  • What is an indirect left turn and how can it help you navigate streetcar tracks and other awkward intersections?Making a left turn through a busy intersection can be a very tense situation for many cyclists. You’re worried about getting hit from behind, you’re trying to watch for oncoming vehicles, you’re watching the sidewalk for pedestrians, […] Related posts: Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help Do Pedestrian Crossings Make for Safer City Cycling? Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break…
  • We take in a lot of bike donations and to all those who have donated a bike or parts or a bike in parts, thank you. There is a lot of good bike out there looking for a little love to get back on the road. But building bikes while trying to […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • via Todd Michael M. on Flickr Related posts:One Big Tricycle Come Ride With Me? Related posts: One Big Tricycle Come Ride With Me?
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events […] Related Photos
  • via qUAntUm k on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Market Criterium Related posts: Criterium Blur Market Criterium
  • As you probably know, the social hub is undergoing an overhaul. Here is a quick update on what has already happened: Magazine subscriptions have been ordered and some issues have started to trickle in New t-shirts and other awesome bike merch has been ordered and should be in next week Many books have already been acquired and a […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Do you like to party? Do you like to plan? More importantly: do you like to plan parties??? If so, we need your help!!! We are planning another launch party for our overhauled social hub. So far, this is what we have: easy group ride and an open house in the afternoon, alley cat race around […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Bixi is launching in Toronto and they are throwing a party to celebrate! Come on out to the Gladstone for food, drinks and a chance to try out a Bixi bike! This is also a chance to sign up for a Bixi Toronto annual membership. They need to have at least 1000 sign-ups before Nov. 30. […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • It’s here! It’s finally here! The paint has finally been put down on Jarvis Street! The press release came out July 14, saying that the work on Jarvis was about to begin. The lights down the reversible middle lane were removed and solid yellow lines were painted to indicate to drivers that they should no longer use this […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • The last two weeks on BikingToronto have seen us publish 10 “Secrets” to Cycling with Traffic. These aren’t secrets of course, but they are things that new cyclists sometimes don’t know… so we thought we’d publish a series of them to help people new to riding their bikes around Toronto (and other big cities) learn a […] Related Photos
  • Earlier, I told you of my recent discovery of sheltered, well-lit bicycle parking in a Green P lot in Yorkville. Yes, the Toronto Parking Authority is in fact also providing parking for bicycles. Even better, there is absolutely no cost for using these spots. Simply lock and go. I contacted the TPA and they’ve provided a list of […] Related posts: Green P Parking’s For You… And Your Bicycle Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto
  • We’ve put out a call on twitter for stories of the new Jarvis during rush hour this morning… and would like to extend the invitation here too. Did you try out the new Jarvis bikelanes this morning? Did you like them? Were cars still moving along just fine? I tried them out at approx. 8:20 this morning, […] Related Photos
  • Thank-you Cyclists for paying more for these roads than you get in services. Roads are paid for by property tax (and rental fees) most cyclists live in Toronto and pay this tax. Many drivers do not and get a free ride. Thank you cyclists for choosing a life-enhancing, noise- and heat-free form of transportation. Cyclist get bike […] Related posts: How Bike Lanes are Born – HiMYSYeD on Jarvis Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media,…
    Have you been out biking in Toronto? Have you been using a bike lane or two? Toronto’s bike lanes may not be perfect, or in great enough numbers, but we do seem to be getting it right here and there. That’s why BikingToronto asked you to nominate Toronto’s Best Bikelane. We’ve received plenty of nominations and […] Related Photo
  • If you’ve been following our Jarvis Bikelane construction posts, you know we’ve had a Before post, a During post (which includes video) and another Video post. Now we have what you’ve been waiting for… painted bikelane photos… again courtesy of Neal Jennings: This post written by: Joe T. Joe started BikingToronto along with designing BikingToronto’s popular I […] Related Photos
  • Sunday, July 25, 2010The 2010 Tour de France is over.The WinnersAfter 3641.9 km Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes with the best time of any rider, 91h 58:48. Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) finishes second 0:39 back, Denis Menchov (Team Rabobank) 92h 00:49 – 02:01 behind.Best TeamTeam RadioShack wins the Overall Team Standings with a combined team […] Related posts: Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, Team Garmin-Transitions, finishes forth in Stage 3 of the Tour de France Ryder Hesdejal’s attempt at Yellow…
  • Longjumeau to Paris, Champs-Élysées – 102.5 km The Finish A classic sprint finish – just when you think you see a rider over taking, another sprints out in front, and just as you begin to believe that’s the guy who’s going to win – that’s when the white and yellow jersey of Mark Cavendish is launched by […] No related posts.
  • Today, Sunday July 25, 2010, the old lane markings on Jarvis Street are being removed and new bike lanes are being painted. HiMYSYeD is documenting the process on Twitter: The above machine paints lines, the machine below removes them: All photos by HiMYSYeD, follow him on Twitter. Related posts:Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on […] Related posts: Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on Jarvis Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union…
  • My girlfriend, a talented physiotherapist, got me to start stretching after my rides last year and I began to feel the benefits almost right away.That said, I’ll let Darryl at LovingTheBike.com demonstrate four straightforward stretches you can perform post-ride. Go here for the short videos and explanations. Related posts:Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter CyclingLondon Invests £111 […] Related posts: Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter Cycling London Invests £111 Million in Cycling…
  • Saturday, July 24, 2010 Bordeaux to Pauillac 52 km Today’s coarse is absolutely flat says Davd Millar, “no hills” he says briefly and succinctly. Millar was the second rider to start the trial early this morning at 10h15 AM CET | 4:15 AM EDT. When the first rider, Bert Grabsch, started his trial it […] Related posts: Tour de France, Stage 18 – Live Blog Tour de France, Stage 12 – LiveBlog
  • Looks like our boys (and gals) in blue get their news from The Sun. And according to the photographer they weren’t approaching the citizen on a bike.Photos via Sweet One on Flickr Related posts:Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record StraightHow Bike Lanes are Born – HiMYSYeD on JarvisAnonymous Sign Maker Points […] Related posts: Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight How Bike Lanes are Born
  • If you’ve seen our past Jarvis Bikelane Transition posts (before, during), you’ve seen the video Neal Jennings shot at 5:01 pm on Tuesday afternoon… showing that cars are moving just fine on Jarvis with 4 instead of 5 lanes for cars. He’s shot another video, at 5:33 pm on Thursday, capturing 90 seconds of traffic at […] Related Photos
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Conquering Criterium Market Criterium Related posts: Conquering Criterium Market Criterium
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