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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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    NEWS: Toronto triathlete struck in hit-and-run

    Oh this is horrible. A young doctor and triathlete. The driver of the truck fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as an older black tow truck with rear dual wheels and “Free Tow And Scrap” written in white lettering on the side. If you have any information about the incident call police at […]

    INFRASTRUCTURE: West Toronto Railpath Update

    Good reminder from Dandyhorse about the plans to extend the Railpath: We at dandyhorse and very pleased that it would appear that the West Toronto Railpath is finally going to be moving south. We haven’t reported on any progress in a while — so we thought we’d just provide a quick overview and update of […]


    TODAY: Toronto Star LiveChat with Cycle Toronto’s Jared Kolb

    Fresh off his ride into Outer Harbour (for a fundraiser, wearing a pink cape, because he’s a good sport) last monday, Jared Kolb will be answering questions about Cycle Toronto, Minimum Grid, and cycling infrastructure on the Star’s website at noon today. Who else wants Cycle Toronto to start a podcast with updates about all the […]


    EVENT: Thurs, May 28 – Biker Breakfast at Rosedale United Church

    Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 – 07:00 – 09:00 Come and enjoy breakfast at Rosedale United Church. The bike route is newly paved (finally) this year. Thanks for riding your bike in our neighbourhood. Location: 159 Roxborough Drive, Toronto, Toronto Original Link Read More: Biker Breakfast at Rosedale United Church


    EVENT: Sun, Sept 13 – Ride 4 Real Food

    Date: Sunday, September 13, 2015 – 08:00 – 16:00 The Ride4RealFood is a food security cycling fundraiser that supports a fantastic food security program that Directly provides healthy food to those in need Provides job training and workplace opportunities to low-income people Supports local Ontario farmers Supports a non-profit food co-op and the good jobs […]

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    EVENT: Mon, May 25 – Tune-up on Dupont

    Date: Monday, May 25, 2015 – 16:00 – 19:00   So you took your bike out for Bike to Work Day…and noticed your brakes are weak and your tires are half-flat! No problem — come swing by Ward 18’s streetside tune-up station and get some air or a brake tweaked! We’re reaching out to say […]

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    EVENT: Sat, June 13 – 3rd Annual Custard Tart Ride

    Date:  Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 13:00 – 15:00   Meet at  1 pm at the Brazil Bakery, 1554 Dundas Street West at Sheridan (near Dufferin) for the third annual Custard Tart Ride! We’ll sample the best offerings of Little Portugal’s bakeries along the route, so bring your appetite! Family-friendly event! Location: 1554 Dundas Street […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Richmond x Tecumseth

    Source: Original photo – by Fixed in Silver on Flickr. Toronto, April 24th 2015 via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


    EVENT: Sun, June 21 – Newcomer Bike Ride

    Date: Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 13:00 – 15:00   Cycle Toronto Ward 18 is partnering with CultureLink and Toronto BikeShare to create a welcoming ride for newcomers to Toronto and newbies to riding a bike! We’ll review some basics like safety, hand signals, and some essential rules of the road. Then we’ll stick together […]

    INFRASTRUCTURE: City starts adding wayfinding sharrows

    Those arrows in sharrows?  You may start seeing them telling you if you have to turn to follow a bike route.  The City just painted the first one to help cyclists find the link between Brimley and Kennedy on the Pan-Am Path. Toronto’s first Wayfinding Sharrows mark @PanAmPath link between Kennedy-Brimley via Toronto Cycling on […]

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