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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bike Movies and Toronto’s Best Bikelane

Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Straight to kindergarten? On my bike, no way!
  2. Bixi Toronto lands ING Direct as Primary Sponsor
  3. Toronto Bikelane Map
  4. Announcing Toronto’s Best Bike Lane as Voted By You!
  5. Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity
  6. Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi-licious!
  7. How to Get Better Bicycle Parking for Your Condo
  8. Coaster Brake Love
  9. Queen’s Park Grand Prix
  10. “This is Amsterdam and this is my bike”

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New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

via Metrix X on Flickr Related posts:Mara’s Bicycle Related posts: Mara’s Bicycle
  • The Toronto Bicycle Film Festival & Bikes on Wheels Present: Mike Giant A Series of 5 bicycle frames I’m a big fan of Mike Giant’s drawings/paintings, so I’ll definitely be checking out this show. It opens at 7pm this evening at The Mascot, 1267 Queen St. West, and is also featuring work by Benny Zenga, CHUNKS, Frank Maidens, […]
  • “Girl, you’ll be a woman soon” by Jack Gilliland
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  • And the tradition continues!!! Someone picks a fun movie, we haul out the chairs into the driveway, we project the movie on to the wall outside, and tada! You have an awesome Thursday night… What’s on this week’s bill? B.I.K.E., the amazing documentary drama about how two film makers infiltrate an underground […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • The annual celluloid touring festival of all things two wheeled, the Bicycle Film Festival hits Toronto again this year, starting tonight and going all the way until Sunday! Here’s a quick rundown of the program for you to figure out what you want to see: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 BIKES ROCK! 10:00 PARTS AND LABOUR 1566 Queen St. West Drink Specials until 11:30 Featuring: GAY SOFT COPY ALLIE […] Related Photos
  • It’s been a while since our last News Links post, so here are some news clippings we’ve collected over the last few weeks: Rob Ford Truck Touting “Respect For Taxpayers” Ironically Parks Disrespectfully Over Taxpayer-Serving Bike Lane – Torontoist August 12, 2010 11:38 AM On Monday evening, at around 6 p.m., Linda Noelle Bush was inside her house […] Related Photos
  • Heading to the Bicycle Film Festival this weekend in Toronto? Well, don’t forget to bring your old bicycle tubes. Mariclaro is asking for donated old tubes that they recycle into bags. You will find the Mariclaro Bike Tube Drop Off cart on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at The Mascot — 1267 Queen St. West and Friday […] Related posts: Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event
  • via Gabi on Flickr Related posts:Sleek Black on Red Retro Batavus and a Wooden Carrier Related posts: Sleek Black on Red Retro Batavus and a Wooden Carrier
  • Today BikingToronto announced the winner of “Toronto’s Best Bike Lane Contest”. Route 35: St. George and Beverly Streets (Dupont and St. George to Beverly and Queen) It wasn’t already in the Bike Route Mapping Wiki collection, so I made a map of it. Happily Google allows us to embed maps we make, so here it is […] Related posts: Park Bike Art in a Bike Lane New Usability at the Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Mapping Wiki getting to the point where we need a List
  • The people have spoken! We at BikingToronto.com asked you to nominate the best bike lanes in Toronto. Your responses were fantastic and we really learned what makes a bike lane the best according to you. The best bike lanes go all the way to (and even sometimes right through) intersections. The best lanes are on roads easily […] Related Photos
  • I was recently contacted by a BikingToronto reader, Ian, in need of contact information for bike rack suppliers in Toronto. He told me that he had recently moved into a newer condo building near Bloor and Spadina. The building has bicycle parking, but after speaking with other residents and noticing the mess of bikes in […] Related posts: Green P Parking’s For You… And Your Bicycle Green P Pedal ‘N Park Locations Throughout Toronto A Look at the St. Clair TTC Bike Shelter
  • Monday, August 16th, 2010I spent 20 years on Queen West. Queen and Bathurst was my village’s Main Square. I’d say to people, ‘I never go east of University, north of College or west of of Ossington’; but it wasn’t true, I regularly broke my neighborhood vow when I needed bicycle stuff. At that time Igor’s […] Related posts: TransitCity faces Challenges creating Meaningful Bicycle Commute Corridors through the Core Toronto Police Bicycle corps. re-purpose bicycles at G20 Summit for crowd…
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to the Social Hub and Library Launch on Saturday, August 7, 2010!!! It was a wonderful day! We had several people out for the Group Ride, with two unexpected tour guides (Nelson and Jerry) to teach us all about the history and natural wildlife on the Leslie Street Spit. Many […] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • 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 BruceK on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Highway Archeology Passing Through Related posts: Criterium Blur Highway Archeology Passing Through
  • For some, it’s all about stopping power. Endos, skids, POWER! However, if you’re just taking your bicycle around town, running errands, getting to work, do you really need fancy expensive disc or super-powered v-brakes?Nope.The coaster brake is something you’ll find on bicycles for children and on many vintage city cruisers. This simple braking mechanism is […] Related posts: Action from the Toronto International Bicycle Show Did you get your bicycle “Safety Check”? Commuter Bicycle…
  • Notice the theme throughout this video. Cycling is easy. This is something we forget in North America. Via Bakfiets en Meer Related posts:Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Food on Bikes – Toronto and Beyond Someone at Amsterdam Brewery Sure Loves Bikes Related posts: Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Food on Bikes – Toronto and Beyond Someone at Amsterdam Brewery Sure Loves Bikes
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Related posts: Criterium Blur
  • Amazing. Via Fixed Xor Broken Related posts:Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch Related posts: Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch
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    You can’t make this stuff up folks. The following is from the Reddit comments thread.  Did this idiot actually hit a child?!!?!? It was reported to Police by many, especially after she hit a little girl. From Councillor Ana Bailao: Immediately after hearing about this incident my office notified Parks Supervisor Lennox Morgan and local […]


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    In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Parc

    Source: Original photo – by adsmultimedia@gmail.com on Flickr. The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the […]

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    NEWS: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through stop signs?

    Obviously, yes.  Just like drivers are.  Spend any time at a stop sign and watch how many cars do “rolling stops” if there ar no other moving vehicles near the intersection.  Spoiler alert: almost every driver does rolling stops, just like cyclists do. In fact, when I learned to drive in Newmarket, a stop sign […]


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    Well, the headline is a little stupid… it should read “…shrine for roadie cyclists”, as “serious” doesn’t only apply to those willing to drop thousands of dollars on a bike. It applies equally to the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Torontonians who are serious about using their bike to get around the city – to […]

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