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Weekly Wrap-Up: Queens Park Grand Prix and Bixi hits 600

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Blog: Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
  2. Event: Queen’s Park Grand Prix
  3. Cyclops: Tricks+Drums=Awesome
  4. Blog: Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  5. Blog: Photos from the Queens Park Grand Prix
  6. Maps: Toronto Bikelane Map
  7. Blog: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships
  8. Duncan’s City Ride
  9. Bikeroo in TO
  10. Blog: Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Maintenance [Photo of the Day]

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A Busy Summer [Fletcher Five]

Well, posts have been sparse. I know. The reason: too much time outside, not enough time on the computer. I’m not apologizing. We’ve had a lot of fun this summer on our bikes. The kids especially – not a day goes by that they don’t ask to go for a ride. Once a week, or maybe […] Related posts: More Summer Games Fun Summer Games – task 2 The Galaxie

Urban Repair Squad Questions Harbord’s Missing Bike Lanes [Duncan’s City Ride]
Toronto’s anonymous group of activists known as the Urban Repair Squad are no stranger to Harbord Street. They’ve installed bike boxes, comically expressed the sensations of cycling along the street pre-repairs and now they’re questioning why, with fresh pavement laid, the Harbord bike lanes do not extend between Bathurst and Spadina.City Councilor Adam Vaughan has […] Related posts: Urban Repair Squad – Le Depart Shoppers Support Bike Lanes on Bloor; Merchants Resist Bike Route Blues –…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Spokes and Sunrise Criterium Blur Related posts: Spokes and Sunrise Criterium Blur
  • It’s taken only 8 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 600 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 60% there, however there is still concern that we won’t reach 1,000 subscribers: “Our biggest problem is that people think [Bixi] is already happening, so they don’t need […] Related Photos
  • via ericparker on flickr Related posts:Spadina Nights Queen and Spadina Nights Blue Skies on Spadina Related posts: Spadina Nights Queen and Spadina Nights Blue Skies on Spadina
  • The City of Mississauga has invited you to the opening ceremony of a new cycling and hiking trail on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.. Here’s six reasons why you should think about going: You can be one of the first to ride a bike path that runs through GTAA property […]
  • HAHA! Related posts:Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation Workshop: Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto Related posts: Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation Workshop: Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto
  • NHL, NBA, MLB… VOmax has got you covered for licensed logos on cycling apparel. Be a fanatic, be shiny! More info at VOmaxgear.com Via Bikerumor Related posts:Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Coaster Brake Love Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes Related posts: Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Coaster Brake Love Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes
  • Can’t wait until October 7th to get the latest issue… here’s some good news:Be the first to grab a copy this Sunday, September 26 at Word on the Street, Queen’s Park, Toronto! Our latest issue features original art and illustrations by some of Toronto’s top artists and photographers, including Elicser and John Lee. In […] Related posts: Dandyhorse Launch Party: Thursday, April 29, 2010 I hear it’s “pants optional” – Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All…
  • Just because your bicycle has a sloping top tube doesn’t mean you have to call it a “girl’s bike.” That slope can make it easier to cycle modestly while wearing a dress, sure, but it also comes in handy once you start carrying any sort of cargo on your bicycle.Adding cargo adds weight to your […] Related posts: Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 Bixi Gets the Janet Bike Girl Treatment Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle Show…
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Riders G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences Related posts: G20 Riders G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences
  • Clay & Paper Theatre is as pleased as punch to bring back Hell on Wheels for a second year! We are once again devoting a section of Night of Dread parade to those on wheels: bicycles, wheelchairs, unicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, and . . . Hell on Wheels was developed following the success of Clay & Paper’s […]
  • I’ve been housebound for the last few days with a severe case of tonsillitus, so I had to miss the Queens Park Grand Prix, which I had been looking forward to all summer. Luckily, lots of people were able to go and take photos! First, here are few from blogger Bikeroo: And here’s a photo slideshow with some […] Related Photos
  • via Justabuck on flickr Related posts:The Invisible Cyclist Laughing Cyclist Related posts: The Invisible Cyclist Laughing Cyclist
  • 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
  • (In all fairness, a Hunxi model is also in the works…) Via MTLMedia Related posts:The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI
  • I think we need to recruit this guy for Cyclops 2011! via Have you seen this?!
  • Today, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm Art Spin will be meeting at the Queen and Strachan gates in Trinity Bellwoods Park to run a 2 hour tour of the ongoing Queen West Art Crawl. Via Art Spin: Please join us for a special installment of Art Spin this Saturday, September 18th when we will be conducting […] Related posts: Art Spin’s Final Ride for 2010 to be Followed by Special Party Live, Tonight: ArtSpin Toronto Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 5
  • vis Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Summer Smiles Summer in the City Summer Friday Related posts: Summer Smiles Summer in the City Summer Friday
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    FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

        What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan […]


    INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

    Dipping into the instagram archives for this great pic from Bells on Danforth. Biking the viaduct and #thedanny with hundreds of people! #Danforthlovesbikes #biketoFollow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


    OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

    Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Aquila

    Source: Original photo – by uncomman on Flickr. I feel like this woman is a hardened cyclist in Toronto despite her delicate look. Helmet, water, bike lock and music ready to go. Compact commuter pack with carabiner all set. Swagger on two wheels, check plus. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos […]


    INFRASTRUCTURE: Waterfront Toronto wants your feedback on the new Queen’s Quay

      Waterfront Toronto is asking for feedback about the new Queen’s Quay… but they’ve buried the feedback link down at the bottom of that link.  I’ve pulled out the relevant section for you below, but check out their page for more information. How to submit your feedback on Queen’s Quay Fill out this online form […]


    OH YEAH! The Bloor Viaduct bikelane gets some green paint

    Check this out.  The most dangerous section of the Bloor Viaduct bikelane has changed, with a bit of green paint. I tweeted out a quick photo (above) of it this morning as I was headed to work, but took some more (below) as I rode the paint on the way home today. It’s not perfect, […]


    OH YEAH! Flower-filled Planter Boxes on Simcoe’s Separated Cycle Tracks!

        So wonderful.  Can we get these on all of Toronto’s bikelanes please? New planter boxes on Simcoe increase safety for cyclists and beautify the street. Kudos to Transportation Services for moving this forward. Source: Cycle Toronto Facebook Page


    PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queens Quay Revitalization

    Source: Original photo – by Marcanadian on Flickr.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!


    Thanks to Biking Toronto Advertisers!

    Just a quick post to mention and thank the sponsors of Biking Toronto who have been generous enough to partner with the site over the first 6 months of 2015 to help keep this website moving forward. Pay them a visit today, they believe in biking in Toronto. Singer Kwinter‘s goal is to help riders understand their rights. […]


    OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets

    Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, down from 40 km/h, on 387 km of local roads.“This is not going to stop people from speeding, but it’s going to contribute,” said […]

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