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Most Popular Content on BikingToronto in the last week:

  1. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10
  2. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 2 of 10
  3. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 3 of 10
  4. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10
  5. Tour de France, Stage 9 – LiveBlog
  6. More Chances to Find Your Stolen Bike in the Igor Kenk Collection
  7. Man Divorces Bike, Posts “Naked” Photos On Craigslist
  8. Canadian Ryder Hesjedal Riding with the Big Boys in Stage 8, Tour de France
  9. Learn More About Bixi Toronto
  10. These Are the People In Your Neighbourhood; Frank de Jong’s Ward 18 Bicycle Tour

All Blog Posts on BikingToronto in the last week:

  • 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 5 of 10 [Main Blog]
    Today we continue a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be…
  • Market Criterium [Photo of the Day]
    There are a lot of great photographers in Toronto, and a lot of them take photos of bikes… and we’ll feature their photos on this site. The Photo of the Day is posted every weekday (and sometimes on weekends too), and it’s not only about showing off great photos of bikes in Toronto, but great photographers too!
  • Steriods, Head Butts and Playing Team Domestique [Michael Holloway]
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 News Wrap after Stage 11, Tour de France This morning I was writing the Stage 11 LiveBlog with only the lrtour.fr internet feed – the “Versus Circus” can get a little over bearing after twelve days – so this morning I had the TV off.…
  • Cycling; a 100-Year Tradition in Toronto [Duncan's City Ride]
    Check out the guy above, riding the “Devil’s Strip” on the former streetcar tracks that once ran across the Prince Edward Viaduct. From the City of Toronto Archives, here’s a collection of photos from the early days of biking in Toronto: Via 311 Toronto
  • Stuff: Be Safe and Stylish with Yakkay Helmets [Main Blog]
    Do you love biking our great city and just feel safer wearing a helmet but feel kind of dorky wearing one? Curbside Cycle has just received their first shipment of Yakkay helmets, so go check out some of the nicest helmets I’ve ever seen. This post written by: Joe…
  • Covet: Linus Bikes [Duncan's City Ride]
    I really love simple things. Sure, gears and crazy graphics look nice on some bikes, but if you’re riding that bike every day it means that you’ve got a few more parts to worry about and every ding to the paint probably breaks your heart. Now, not only are…
  • 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10 [Main Blog]
    Today we continue a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be…
  • City Wants You To Create Art We Can Lock Our Bikes To [Duncan's City Ride]
    In the latest issue of Cyclometer (#167 July 2010) the city has announced a call for “Artistic Bike Parking” to be installed along the new multi-use paths currently being installed in Toronto. Here’s what they are asking for: Call to Artists for Artistic Bike Parking The City of Toronto…
  • BikeMonth at City Hall [Photo of the Day]
    There are a lot of great photographers in Toronto, and a lot of them take photos of bikes… and we’ll feature their photos on this site.  The Photo of the Day is posted every weekday (and sometimes on weekends too), and it’s not only about showing off great photos of bikes in Toronto, but great photographers too!
  • Tour de France, Stage 11 – LiveBlog [Michael Holloway]
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 Sisteron to Bourg-lès-Valence – 184.5 km Tour de France Stage 11 Profile 7:50 AM EDT Stage 11 a rolling start began at 12:44 CET | 6:44 AM EDT. The riders hit the start line at 12:55 | 6:55 AM EDT. Tour de France Stage 11…
  • Jarvis starts getting Bikelanes this Friday! [Main Blog]
    We are happy to report that the July issue of Cyclometer has let us know that the Jarvis bikelanes installation will start this Friday, July 16th. You may remember that originally the re-configuration plans for Jarvis always called for the reduction of the street from 5 car lanes to…
  • In Review: Modrobes Euca Tee for Men and Women [Duncan's City Ride]
    Cycling fashion designers have a knack for over-complicating seemingly simple things. Take, for example, any clothing item created by Outlier. Each garment, while beautiful and functional, is also accompanied by a short novel, or novella, describing the epic journey each article of clothing takes from being just a spark…
  • 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 3 of 10 [Main Blog]
    Today we continue a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be…
  • New Bike Corral on Spadina [Main Blog]
    Duncan broke the story (and had a photo) yesterday of the new bike parking corral on Spadina yesterday, even beating out the Toronto Cyclists Union and Spacing Magazine, who were instrumental in getting the new parking put in (their offices are in the adjacent building – 215 Spadina): This…
  • Tour de France, Stage 10 – LiveBlog [Michael Holloway]
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Chambéry to Gap – 179 km Tour de France Stage 10 Profile 9:26 AM EDT Today is Bastille Day in France, La Fête Nationale. On this day in 1789 starving peasants and their allies stormed the main Garrison in Paris towards the overthrow the the…
  • Happy Bike Wednesday [Photo of the Day]
    There are a lot of great photographers in Toronto, and a lot of them take photos of bikes… and we’ll feature their photos on this site.  The Photo of the Day is posted every weekday (and sometimes on weekends too), and it’s not only about showing off great photos of bikes in Toronto, but great photographers too!
  • A Bike Corral on Spadina! [Duncan's City Ride]
    Photo of a new bike corral just south of 215 Spadina Avenue by joshstuart Really hope to start seeing more bike corrals like this in Toronto. What’s one less car parking space when you can fit a dozen or more bicycles? Here’s a short video of how these work…
  • Summer Swimmer Bikes by Cleo Kendall [Duncan's City Ride]
    Really dig this illustration by Cleo Kendall Found on TheStyleNotebook
  • Support BikingToronto, Vote for “Hummingbird” Condos [Main Blog]
    I found out today that there’s a contest for naming a brand new condo at Yonge and Esplanade. They are offering a $5000 prize (free iPads to #2 and #3) for the winning submission, and are being cool and having public voting to determine the 10 finalists. Since the…
  • 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 2 of 10 [Main Blog]
    Today we continue a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be…
  • Learn More About Bixi Toronto [Main Blog]
    Back in May we told you about City Council approving BikeSharing for Toronto… importing the wildly successful Bixi System from Montreal with a planned launch date of Spring 2011: The program is now scheduled to start in 2011 with 1,000 bikes, and will be run by the same people…
  • Bun In The Oven [Photo of the Day]
    There are a lot of great photographers in Toronto, and a lot of them take photos of bikes… and we’ll feature their photos on this site.  The Photo of the Day is posted every weekday (and sometimes on weekends too), and it’s not only about showing off great photos of bikes in Toronto, but great photographers too!
  • Tour de France, Stage 9 – LiveBlog [Michael Holloway]
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010 Morzine-Avoriaz to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne – 204.5 km Tour de France Profile Stage 9 Today’s climbs: * Km 18.5 – Côte de Châtillon – 2.1 km climb to 3.9 % – Category 4 * Km 46.0 – Col de la Colombière – 16.5 km climb to 6.7…
  • Ryder Hesjedal Hysteria [Michael Holloway]
    I’m embarrassed… :] Ryder Hesjedal Crazy Canucks (video embed below the fold) Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha I can’t stop laughing. Youtube: “ryder hesjedal crazy canucks annecy 2009“. mh
  • TorontoVerve; Street Style and Cycle Chic [Duncan's City Ride]
    The BikingToronto Photo of the Day blog regularly features stylish Torontonian’s riding their bikes and it’s pretty clear that we’re no strangers to “cycle chic” in this city. So you just know that a street style photographer is going to find a lot of fashionable subjects on their bikes.…
  • Lance Armstrong falters, Ryder Hesjedal Flies with Icarus [Michael Holloway]
    Monday July 12, 2010 Tour de France – Week one wrap-up Lance Armstrong crashed just before the first category 1 climb yesterday. He and team RadioShack were able to rally and bring their ‘protected one’ back to the peloton just as it started up the grueling 14.3 km, 7.6…
  • Puppets for Peace @ DACL [Cyclops]
    Photos by Jackman Chiu Photos by David Anderson Photos by Toan Quy Tran
  • These Are the People In Your Neighbourhood; Frank de Jong’s Ward 18 Bicycle Tour [Duncan's City Ride]
    On a very rainy Saturday, I joined Toronto City Council Ward 18 candidate Frank de Jong and several others on a bike tour through a few neighbourhoods. Ward 18 is a diverse and growing collection of neighbourhoods. Bloorcourt, “Blansdowne,” the Junction Triangle and even part of West Queen West…
  • 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10 [Main Blog]
    Today we start a series of 10 posts about cycling with car traffic. These are things we have learned from years of riding in downtown Toronto. Some of these tips you may have seen before in other places, and some will be new. This is not meant to be…
  • Cycling Events This Week: July 12 – 18 [Main Blog]
    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 page, or follow our special @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, July 14: Wednesday Wheelie Ride This week’s Wednesday Wheelie…
  • Horned [Photo of the Day]
    There are a lot of great photographers in Toronto, and a lot of them take photos of bikes… and we’ll feature their photos on this site.  The Photo of the Day is posted every weekday (and sometimes on weekends too), and it’s not only about showing off great photos of bikes in Toronto, but great photographers too!
  • Canadian Ryder Hesjedal Riding with the Big Boys in Stage 8, Tour de France [Michael Holloway]
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, riding in only his third Tour is beginning to show he can ride with the race favorites. Until yesterdays first mountain stage, it was not confirmed that Hesjedal had the tool kit to stay at the top of the overall standings in…
  • Tour de France, Stage 7 – Live Blog [Michael Holloway]
    July 10, 2010 Stage 7 – Tournus to Station des Rousses 165.5 km Canadian Race Summery “Canadian Ryder Hesjedal picked up one place in the overall standings on this tough stage, moving from 4th overall to 3rd overall!” Today is the first “Mountain” stage of the Tour de France.…
  • Puppets for Peace, Tomorrow! [Cyclops]
    Clay & Paper Theatre’s CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppetry Squad Presents: Puppets for Peace: Playfully Standing Up For Canadians’ Civil Liberties @ Queen’s Park July 10th, 2010 1:30 pm As part of the Pan-Canadian Day of Action for Civil Liberties, Clay & Paper’s CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppetry Squad will be offering…
  • Tour de France, Stage 6 – LiveBlog [Michael Holloway]
    Montargis to Gueugnon – 227.5 km This is the longest stage in this years tour. It has three sprints and four category 4 climbs. Tour de France Profile Stage 6 This is the last ‘easy’ stage before the first “Mountain” stage of the race on Saturday, and the first…

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