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Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi, More Bikes!

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. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
  2. I Want to Ride My Bicycle – Choir Flash Mob
  3. How To Spend $5000 on Promoting Bikes in Toronto
  4. The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto
  5. Bixi Toronto Website now Up and Running
  6. Toronto Bikelane Map
  7. UPDATE: 150 Sign-Up for Bixi Toronto
  8. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10 (Drivers Don’t Want to Kill You)
  9. Learn More About Bixi Toronto
  10. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10 (Avoid the “Stoplight Squeeze”)

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

As much as we love the countless events held in downtown Toronto, sometimes you just want to get away. And, if you’re as big a fan of biking as we are, you want to get away on your bicycle. In its third year of promoting multi-modal, car-free transportation options BikesandTransit.com have updated their web site for [...] Related posts: The New Bikes + Transit Web Site has GPS, Maps Google Street View – On Bikes! Toronto Bicycle Couriers; Free Enterprisers
  • via MBeauchamp on flickr Related posts:Kensington Bike Rack Kensington Retro Style Kensington Sunset Clouds Related posts: Kensington Bike Rack Kensington Retro Style Kensington Sunset Clouds
  • Via Bicycle Film Festival web site: TORONTO AUGUST 18 – 22 BUY FESTIVAL PASS For BFF Toronto WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 BIKES ROCK!PARTS AND LABOUR1566 Queen St. WestBands TBA THURSDAY AUGUST 19 BFF AND BIKES ON WHEELS PRESENTMIKE GIANTTHE MASCOT1267 Queen St. WestA series of 5 bicycle frames featuring artists:Benny ZengaCHUNKSFrank MaidensTobin ReidToby ReidFRIDAY AUGUST 20THE ROYAL608 College St. 7:00 PM P.1 The Birth Of Big Air BUY [...] Related posts: Bicycle Film Festival Toronto – August 18-21, 2010 …
  • One of the lines from this Guardian.co.uk video that struck me was,“..anybody that knows anything about these schemes, is that, in order for it to work you need enough docking stations. In London at the moment there’s 316 compared to 1600 or something like that, in Paris.“So it’s not going to work if there aren’t [...] Related posts: Nice Ride Minnesota Bike Sharing program rolling out this month New Blog at Biking Toronto Transit City hangs in the balance as opportunist candidates dither and…
  • Bixi is all over downtown Toronto today and will be again tomorrow: Remaining Bixi Demos today (Thurs, Aug. 5) College / Brunswick from 11:30am to 1:30pm York / Adelaide from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Wellesley / Church from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Bixi Demos tomorrow (Fri, Aug. 6) University & College from 8:30am to 10:00am Avenue & Bloor from 12:00pm to 2:30pm Spadina & Bloor from [...] Related Photos
  • via Chewie2008 on flickr Related posts:Ring-a-ling in the Rain Happy Bike Wednesday Bike and the City Related posts: Ring-a-ling in the Rain Happy Bike Wednesday Bike and the City
  • Montreal, Canada’s second most populated city boasts 502 km of cycling paths and bike lanes and is currently increasing that number by another 51 km this year.In Toronto, we just painted 2 km of bike lanes along Jarvis.But, you may be thinking, Quebec and Montreal are known for having fantastic trails and much of this [...] Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto “Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume 2010 Toronto…
  • Awesome. Via Urban Velo NIKE TRACKBIKE FOOTBALL (NTF2010) from YUHZIMI on Vimeo. Related posts:The Cycle Track; Portland Upgrades the Bike Lane Hell Track Fixed Gear Freestyle on Toronto’s Streets Related posts: The Cycle Track; Portland Upgrades the Bike Lane Hell Track Fixed Gear Freestyle on Toronto’s Streets
  • Bixi Toronto has announced on their facebook page that they’ll have demo stations set up around downtown tomorrow (Thursday, August 5th) for people to try out (and sign-up, if they want to) Toronto’s hottest bike infrastructure initiative! Come meet the BIXI squad tomorrow august 6th. They plan to be at the following locations: Bloor / [...] Related Photos
  • A few weeks ago we posted a short interview with Nick Cluley… a recent addition to the Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Board. I’m happy to post another interview today from another new member of the Bike Union Board, Leehe Lev: 1. How did you first get into cycling? I was five years old and all the boys [...] Related Photos
  • There’s a fantastic post on the Toronto Cyclists Union web site about how to help prevent bicycle theft. You should go read it here: “Bike Theft: Still An Issue In Toronto – Tips on Prevention” But how can you follow these tips and not spend more on bike locks and parts than you did on your [...] Related posts: Alleged Bike Thief Foils Bad Lock Job Coming to a Bike Rack Near You: Strollers Every pole becomes a bike rack
  • I had the opportunity to test out a Nihola this morning – and I wanted to jot down my thoughts while they are still fresh. Comfort: low top tube makes for easy mounting, comfortable saddle Stability: this bike has got the long john beat hands down for stability – with three wheels it has to, right? Visibility: with [...] Related posts: A sunny day ride Trailer Modifications
  • See more of Janet Bike Girl’s work here. Purchase a patch or two at The Gladstone Hotel front desk. Via BikeLaneDiary Related posts:Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards Covet: Bike Porter integrated handlebar and front rack Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Related posts: Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards Covet: Bike Porter integrated handlebar and front rack Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models
  • via Chewie2008 on flickr Related posts:Island Beach Pink Kitty Bike and the City Related posts: Island Beach Pink Kitty Bike and the City
  • This video may be 3 years old, but he’s still singing the same tune: Related posts:“If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Related posts: “If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!)
  • Great shirt from Chic Moustache in Montreal. Related posts:The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada
  • A Vision lacking amongst Mayoral candidatesOver at ”Duncan’s City Ride”, a BikingToronto blog, Duncan posted:“Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume- from the Christopher Hume op-ed published in the Toronto Star.I’ll quote again part of what Hume had to say,“Rather than build a cycling network that [...] Related posts: Paul said, I need a non-arterial cycling route from Dufferin and Bloor into the Core “Ride the City” Mapper Looks…
  • What can you learn about bicycle sharing and cycling infrastructure over just one weekend? I was recently in Montreal to attend the Osheaga concert in Parc Jean-Drapeau. We rented a car and drove from Toronto. A collision backed up traffic on the 401, effectively setting us behind by 2 hours. One closed down lane and all [...] Related posts: 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada
  • If you haven’t heard, BikingToronto has made a submission in the NameOurCondo.com condo-naming contest. We have a chance to win $5000 to put towards bikes in Toronto. The submission we made was “Hummingbird“. We chose this name partly because actual hummingbirds are dynamic, lively and beautiful (like all good condos should be) and partly [...] Related Photos
  • Via Toronto Cyclists Union:BIKE DRINKS – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social!First Thursday of the month starting August 5th, 20106:30 to 7:00pm – New bike union member welcome & sign up7:00 to 9:00pm – Bike socialBIKE Drinks kicks off at a special location on August 5th!215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120 @ Centre [...] Related posts: Yvonne Bambrick of Toronto Cyclists Union at #voteTOin416 Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Curbside and…
  • The friendly Bixi Toronto people have let it out on their Facebook Page that not only do they already have 200+ subscribers, but they’ll be set up at the corner of Beverley and Dundas tomorrow (Wed, Aug. 4) from 430-8pm. Go on by and check out the system and ask the Bixarians any questions you [...] Related Photos
  • Via lock in the BikingToronto Forums Related posts:“If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? How to Lock Your Bike Properly – Do You Make the Grade? Related posts: “If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? How to Lock Your Bike Properly – Do You Make the Grade?
  • via Cyclops on Flickr Related posts:Cyclops at Critical Mass Bicycle Day Related posts: Cyclops at Critical Mass Bicycle Day
  • If the name Georgette Peters rings a bell… there’s good reason… she’s a prolific Toronto photographer that not only loves taking photos of bikes (bike bells in particular) but is featured frequently on our Photo of the Day pages. She has even had a gallery show of her bell photos – Does This Ring a [...] Related Photos
  • We updated you when they passed 100, then 150… and now Bixi Toronto is saying that they’re up over 200 Toronto members already. They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 20% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free [...] Related Photos
  • 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 Alan Bell on Flickr Related posts:Kensington Bike Rack Orange Poser Ring-a-ling in the Rain Related posts: Kensington Bike Rack Orange Poser Ring-a-ling in the Rain
  • I swung by the awesome BikeSauce space the other day to check out their new social hub (couches, tables and library!) and drop off some I Bike T.O. t-shirts. We gave them to the ‘Sauce at cost so they can sell them to raise some money for themselves (they’re a registered non-profit). They gave me some [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Went downtown today – the market is full of fresh Ontario produce and I wanted to load up for the long weekend (mmmm peaches). I got a pleasant surprise while walking along Front Street: Excuse the terrible cell phone picture – but surely you recognize those bikes? Didn’t have time to stop and chat, so I’m not sure [...] No related posts.
  • via BruceK on flickr Related posts:All In The Family Highway Archeology CBC Building Bike Clinic Related posts: All In The Family Highway Archeology CBC Building Bike Clinic
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