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Weekly Wrap-Up: Heat Wave!

We’re coming out of a pretty intense heat wave. Remember that drinking lots of water is your best strategy… especially if you are biking around Toronto.

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Here’s some good links of all the new and popular stuff from the past week!

Most Popular Content on BikingToronto in the last week:

  1. Tour de France 2010: Grand Depart – Rotterdam Prologue (July 3)
  2. A Look at the St. Clair TTC Bike Shelter
  3. The Toronto Cyclists Handbook
  4. How to Lock Your Bike Properly – Do You Make the Grade?
  5. Tour de France Stage 3 – Live Blog
  6. Blue Bike Lanes for Toronto
  7. Tour de France, Stage 4 – Live Blog
  8. Man Divorces Bike, Posts “Naked” Photos On Craigslist
  9. Tour de France Stage 1 – Sprint Finish Caos
  10. CBC Building Bike Clinic

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  • via Georgie Grrl on flickr
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  • If you are a fan of Golf, Live Green Toronto is providing bike parking at the Canadian Open for up to 500 bikes. It is located at Princess Anne Park (on Princess Margaret Blvd., west of St. George’s Golf and Country Club). The bike parking area will be available […]
  • Saw this bike rack as part of a very “put together” front yard in Little Italy. While driveways and garages are the zenith of ugly home design, the creation of dedicated bicycle parking spots like this is certainly something I’d like to see more of: What I really like about this setup is how prominent the […]
  • Very cool event at a very cool shop on Roncesvalles: From the Mariclaro web site: Mariclaro Canada invites cyclists, aspiring designers and all interested individuals to a three-part design workshop to design the perfect courier bag out of recycled and reclaimed materials. Participants will work in groups, teamed up with experienced Mariclaro […]
  • Épernay to Montargis 187.5 km 8:15 Today’s race started at 12:30 local time (6:30 AM EDT) so here’s where we are now. As you can see a group of three riders wants all the sprint points to themselves, and the spot light perhaps… 8:30 The weather today is HOT, 31°C | 88°F with a 10 kph wind. […]
  • via Georgie Grrl on flickr
  • BikeSauce, east end Toronto’s DIY Bikeshop has some great events coming up everyone should know about (not just east-enders): Thurs, July 8th – 9 PM Bike-In Movie Night Sat, July 10th – 9 PM Music Night @ ’Sauce Wed, July 14th – 7 PM July Volunteer Meeting Also… you should also know that BikeSauce have started their own blog here on BikingToronto. […]
  • Canadian remains forth in Tour de France after Stage 4 See this mornings LiveBlog of Stage 4 A group of 5 cyclists broke from the main group right off the start of today’s stage of the Tour de France. Leading at one point by 3:57, the main group slowly but methodically closed the gap. With 3km to go, […]
  • via Gabi on flickr
  • Great Time had by All!!! On Saturday, July 3, BikeSauce closed up shop and headed to Liberty Village for the MEC BikeFest. It was a fabulous day! We did tune-ups and repairs for about 100 bikes, met a bunch of new friends, and helped to spread the ‘Sauce word! Thanks again to […]
  • There’s quite a few improvements to the space afoot… So here is your chance to lend a hand, get a say in the changes, and basically make a big deal out of it and have another party!!! Here is a few things that we need help with: -Large Cargo Moving Workshop (aka […]
  • Thurs, July 8, 9pm Looks like the Thursday Night Bike-In Movie Nights are becoming quite the tradition! This Thursday, after the shop closes, we will be watching The Mighty Boosh in the driveway at the shop. Bring yer bike and some popcorn. Thursday, July 8 9pm ‘Sauce (717 Queen E)
  • Looking to get more involved in ‘Sauce? Already involved but want a new task? Made progress on some ‘Sauce work that you want to report to everyone? Then come to the July Volunteer Meeting!!!
  • Stage 4 – Cambrai to Reims Generally a pretty flat stage with one Category 4 climb, the Côte de Vadencourt, a 1.6 km climb at the 40.5 km mark of the 153.3 km stage. 6:00 AM EDT Good morning racing fans! It’s 2.5 hours before OLN begins their “Le Tour” coverage. I have the Tour de France “widget thingy” up, […]
  • The Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation (a joint initiative of CultureLink Settlement Services and the Toronto Cyclists Union) has launched The Toronto Cyclists Handbook. Read more… This post written by: duncan Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his […]
  • The Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation (a joint initiative of CultureLink Settlement Services and the Toronto Cyclists Union) has launched The Toronto Cyclists Handbook. Available in 17 languages, the handbook provides an excellent introduction to the rules of the road and how to join the more than 400,000 Torontonians who use bicycles to get to […]
  • As recorded in my Live Blog of Stage 3 of the Tour de France earlier this morning, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal Team Garmin-Transitions, leads the early break away, sets the pace for the lead group of seven, and finishes forth in Stage 3 of the Tour de France. Summary of Stage 3 2010 Tour de France, from […]
  • July 6, 2010 Canadian Ryder Hesjedal riding with Team Garmin-Transitions, leads the early break away, sets the pace for the lead group of seven, and finishes forth in a great race over cobblestones in Stage 3 of the Tour de France. 9:20 AM EDT Watching Live on OLN Rogers channel 58 and, the progress of the race Live […]
  • The Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Project Hi there, just wondering if you have any advice for me – on Wednesday during rush hour I have to bike from Dovercourt and Bloor to York University. Looking for the most pleasant and safest route, thanks Todd Tyrtle left the map below map in response, with a note: Sure – the route […]
  • Get your input about this ward, being ward 30 with SoDa. Then join the meeting on July 6! SET BUG (South East Toronto Bicycle User Group) and SoDa BIke: Ward 30 (South of Danforth) will be holding their monthly advocacy meeting at BikeSauce and enjoy our lounge. Bring treats! 7pm till?
  • July 3: MEC Bikefest Along with fun and festivities, MEC Bikefest is a hub of knowledge where cyclists new and old can make connections and get the information they need to pursue their passion. This huge event includes live bands, group rides, seminars and CYCLOPS, of course! Right near CYCLOPS’ Liberty Village home. 80 Fraser […]
  • Join the bicycle revolution! Get your very own stunning CYCLOPS shirt. These gorgeous garments will be granted for a mere greenback. That’s just $20, folks! CYCLOPS 2010 shirts are Blue & Yellow and are available in: “Women’s” sizes: S, M, L, XL “Men’s” sizes: S, M, L, XL Contact Bernadette for yours today!
  • Here we are performing Human & Bicycle: A Love Story at Day of Delight: (Human & Bicycle: A Love Story Photos by Ken Cummings) CYCLOPS’ Shannon Lee signals the beginning of A Midsummer Night’s Dream CYCLOPS’ Miranda signals the beginning of Strangers in the Deep Here’s Shannon Lee signaling the beginning of Fantasia Thanks […]
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  • Monday July 5, 2010 Overall standings of all 193 riders. The story today was once again, more crashes than we’ve ever seen in Tour de France. This time though it was not the wind (or the lack of it) that caused the carnage, it was intermittent rain, especially on the down hill side of a climb called […]
  • I had the pleasure of meeting Baye Hunter at the MEC Bikefest on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Baye is a talented photographer, painter and collage artist as well as a passionate cyclist. To see more cards like those pictured above visit Baye Hunter’s web site: www.bayehunter.com or stop by Urbane Cycist, BikeSauce, Musideum and the Blue […]
  • The big story in Stage 1 was the number of crashes. There were five, a record for Le Tour. This is either crash one, or two. I could only find footage of four of the five crashes in Stage 1. (You can look at larger versions of each image by opening them in a new tab/window – […]
  • More photos of the shelter and how to use the rack pictured above on Duncan’s City Ride… This post written by: duncan Duncan rides bicycles in the city of Toronto and contributes to the main blog of BikingToronto as well as writing and taking photos for his blog Duncan’s City Ride.
  • I stopped by the recently opening bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC Station to take a few photos and try out the racks. Located on the south side of St. Clair West and beside an station access point, this shelter is designed for daily use and offers some protection from the elements while your […]
  • Hi there, just wondering if you have any advice for me – on Wednesday during rush hour I have to bike from Dovercourt and Bloor to York University. Looking for the most pleasant and safest route, thanks
  • 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 […]
  • via Alan Bell on flickr.
  • The Spacing website has started off their “Ideas for Toronto” series of posts with a doozy (of a great idea) – coloured bikelanes! Coloured bikelanes range from The colours range from red in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Belgium, to blue in Denmark, yellow in Switzerland, and green in France. (blue ones seem to be […]
  • via Todd Michael M. on flickr
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