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Cycling Events This Week: Aug 2 – 8

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, Aug. 4:

  • Wednesday Wheelie Ride
    • This week’s Wednesday Wheelie is a 66 or 75 km ride from Hornby to Campbellville. Meet for an 8:30 a.m. departure at Hornby Park. To get to Hornby Park exit Hwy 401 at Interchange 328, Trafalgar Rd. Go north to the lights, turn left and proceed to Hornby Park. For more information call Bill Hannaford 416-482-2125.

Thurs, Aug. 5:

  • Toronto Cyclists Union – Bike Drinks
    • First Thursday of the month starting August 5th, 2010
      6:30 to 7:00pm – New bike union member welcome
      7:00 to 9:00pm – Bike socialBIKE Drinks kicks off at a special location on August 5th!
      215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120 @ Centre for Social Innovation
      From 6:30pm – presentation at 7pm
      BYO – (Drink sponsor TBC)

      *Regular location: Victory Cafe – 581 Markham Street (1 block S of Bloor, 1 block W of Bathurst) The Victory Cafe is a family-friendly environment.

Fri, Aug. 6:

  • Bike First Fridays
    • Celebrate cycling in Ward 21 with breakfast the first friday of every month!  Breakfast and social for cyclists hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union, Ward 21 Chapter and Councillor Mihevc. A chance to meet, discuss cycling issues and learn about what is happening regarding cycling infrastructure in Councillor Mihevc’s Ward 21 and city wide.

Sat, Aug. 7:

  • Trailblazers Scarborough Bluffs Ride
    • The TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club provides people who have limited or no vision the opportunity to experience cycling with our sighted volunteers, using tandems.
  • Bike Sauce Social Hub and Library Launch
    • Bike Sauce, already known in the East End for its bike repair facility and cycling advocacy, is celebrating the launch of its new social space and transportation advocacy centre with a full day of activities on Saturday, August 7th, 2010.

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