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Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina
  2. Announcing Toronto’s Best Bike Lane as Voted By You!
  3. How to Keep Riding Your Bicycle on Rainy Toronto Days
  4. Toronto Bikelane Map
  5. Toronto Police start Bicycle and Pedestrian Campaign
  6. DIY Bike Trailer Workshops – NEW DATES!
  7. Queen’s Park Grand Prix
  8. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10 (Avoid the Right Hook)
  9. Art Spin
  10. Results of Toronto Police’s Bicycle Campaign

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Toronto is becoming a very cool place for bike races. The Toronto Criterium in St. Lawrence Market started up again a few years ago, and coming up on Sept. 19th is the Queens Park Grand Prix, a cycling race on the roads circling Queens Park: The SPORTSNET.CA Queen’s Park Grand Prix will feature three distinct races on […] Related Photos
  • Stay alert out there, folks! via Fengtastic!
  • We told you Monday of a short Bicycle and Pedestrian safety campaign Toronto Police were doing. It ended yesterday and the TPS have released the results (PDF): During the campaign, the following H.T.A. offences notices were issued [to 250 cyclists and pedestrians]: Improper bicycle lighting: 32 Improper brakes on bicycle: 4 No−horn, bicycle: 84 Cyclist ride in crossover: 1 Cyclist fail […] Related Photos
  • Be a part of a group bicycle ride that explores Toronto’s west end art district. Not sure what to expect? This short video will fill you in: More information at ArtSpin.ca The meeting point is the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan, between 6:30 – 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Art […] Related posts: Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 5 Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Bikes at the Live Green Toronto Festival
  • via brianwolk on flickr Related posts:Island Beach Related posts: Island Beach
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2010As reported here, and here in BikingToronto, Art Spin combines art, group cycling and fun, four times a year in Toronto’s Art District, Queen Street West.Here’s an update I received from Art Spin a couple of days ago (sorry for the late post), about tomorrow evenings jaunt. This year’s third of four […] Related posts: Video: Art Spin – a bicycle tour of Toronto art galleries BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow’s take on stolen bicycle scapegoat, Igor Kenk Toronto Police…
  • BIXI Montreal have uploaded a series of videos demonstrating the many ways you can integrate bicycle sharing into your daily life. These videos can be found on the BIXI Vimeo page.Of these videos, the series, À vos BIXI! is an “alleycat” style challenge where competitors must check in at specific locations while using BIXI bicycles. […] Related posts: London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada 67 km of Separated On-Street Bike Lanes in Montreal and Other Numbers That May…
  • via sjgardiner on flickr Related posts:G20 Bike Line Bike Cop Smiles Bike Cop Posse Related posts: G20 Bike Line Bike Cop Smiles Bike Cop Posse
  • Love cycling? Yes? You do? Then join CYCLOPS at DPNC’s bike clinic and community rides on September 18th from Noon to 2pm. Bike Pirates will be on hand to help you get your bike in working AAAAAARRRGGHHHHder.
  • There are some significant changes to some of this week’s Events (listed in our Weekly Events post), so we thought it best to update the main blog with the info: 1) The Bike Union was originally planning on having a special party on Wed, Aug 25 (tomorrow) to give away a custom Batavus bike to a […] Related Photos
  • via Diong on Flickr Related posts:Summer Smiles Bike and the City Summer Friday Related posts: Summer Smiles Bike and the City Summer Friday
  • This looks fun! Ron Sexsmith, Kensington Market, bicycles, Trinity Bellwoods Park… what’s not to love? No Heart Feelings opens Friday, August 27, 2010 at The Royal Related posts:Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto ScheduleProtect Teens from Heart Disease: Get Better Cycling InfrastructureWhere Are You Go @ Bicycle Film Festival Toronto – Fri August 21, 2009 Related posts: Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Protect Teens from Heart Disease: Get Better Cycling…
  • Here’s a simple way to reuse your old bicycle tubes. IT Clips are a set of plastic clips and metal hooks that convert your old tubes into usable straps for securing loads to your bicycle.More information at IT Clips.Available in Toronto at Sweet Pete’s and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Related posts:Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old Tubes Into […] Related posts: Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old Tubes Into Bags Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Commuter Bicycle Review: Marin…
  • 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 Metrix X on Flickr Related posts:Mara’s Bicycle II Mara’s Bicycle Long Skirt Related posts: Mara’s Bicycle II Mara’s Bicycle Long Skirt
  • Perhaps one of the greatest hurdles to really becoming an everyday bicycle rider is rain. No one wants to show up to work soaked to the bone, but on a humid, rainy day, taking the TTC can feel like giving up, and if you have to wait for a bus or streetcar you’re still going to […] Related posts: Rainy Day Slideshow from the BikingToronto Flickr Pool Toronto Riding Far Behind – Now’s the Time to Catch Up! Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto
  • There has been much handwringing in the cycling community about the lack of bikeracks and bikelanes in the “revitalized” Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area. While there are no bikelanes, there are sharrows, and now that construction is reaching final stages, new sleek and modern bikeracks are making an appearance. Photo from ChrisKayTO on Twitter This post written by: Joe […] Related Photos
  • Toronto Police used to do this once a year, but with more cyclists on the road these days, they are doing this multiple times per year: Between Monday, August 23, 2010 and Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 54 and 55 Divisions will be joining together and enforcing bicycle and pedestrian rules of the road. To date, eight […] Related Photos
  • Be careful out there everyone. It’s a good idea NOT to cut in front of streetcars. A cyclist was pinned under a streetcar in Chinatown on Sunday, suffering severe but not life-threatening injuries. Witnesses reported that the 30-year-old cyclist cut in front of the streetcar. The collision happened near Spadina and Nassaua around 6pm. [CityTV] The cyclist […] Related Photos
  • Discarded bicycle parts become functional everyday items like salt and pepper shakers and serving trays when placed in the hands of Ontario artist Gilbert Vanden Heuvel.On display and for sale at ShopGirls in Parkdale, these designs allow you to bring your bicycle love indoors, without worrying about getting grease stains on everything.More items and designs […] Related posts: Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 1 Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 2 Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch…
  • by Shannon Lee Stirling Louisiana, Michigan, Don’t forget Mediterranean, Tar Sands in Alberta, Pipelines in Panama, Spilling over. Must take cover. But we cannot get away. Polyester’s here to stay. Oil, oil everywhere, In our clothes, In our hair. Eating food-like products, The corporations’ got us. Every time I take a sip There’s plastic on my lips. Drip, drip, WHOOPS! BP slipped, Now it’s a slick. Drifting up our coastlines. Poisoning our shorelines. Obama says it will […]
  • Saturday, August 21, 2010 I thought it was a neon sculpture at first. Beautiful. Link to full size is in the pic – new tab/window) If I understand the process correctly, Christopher Isherwood (Flickr) made this by tracing the outline in front of the bicycle in the dark with a bike light while photographing with a Canon EOS […] No related posts.
  • Via CYCLOPS:DIY Bike Trailer Workshops You’ll hardly notice that you have a trailer following you! Join us at CYCLOPS Studio for Clay & Paper’s Bike Trailer Building Workshops, where we’ll teach you how to build your very own bicycle cargo trailer. Workshops will be held on: Wednesday, August 257-9 PM Thursday, August 26 7-9 PM Wednesday, September […] Related posts: Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event I hear it’s “pants…
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    OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

    With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]


    OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

    Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]


    NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

    I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]


    EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

    After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

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    OH YEAH! How I learned to love cycling my way to work

    I’ll be honest, and I hate to admit this, but I used to be that person that perpetually ran five minutes late—to everything. I’d do my best to be timely, but in many circumstances, I just couldn’t seem to make it to my commitments on time. A few years ago my brother became a bicycle […]


    EVENT – Wed May 27: Cycle Toronto Ward 21 Group Meeting

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    NEWS: Cyclist suffers serious injuries after being struck by vehicle in Rosedale

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    EVENT: Fri, June19 – Waterfront Toronto launching new Queens Quay section of Martin-Goodman Trail

    Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m.  The organization is […]


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