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Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists

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  1. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
  2. Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor
  3. BikingToronto Gift Guide
  4. Biking Toronto “Popular Today” Posts
  5. Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant
  6. Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death
  7. BikingToronto SiteWide Activity
  8. BikingToronto Blogs Directory
  9. Duncan’s City Ride
  10. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Heard about Don Cherry’s rant against Pinkos the other day? Want to see if in full pink0-suit colour? I’m wondering if he thinks that all Pinkos ride bicycles, or that anyone who rides a bicycle is a Pinko. Hmmm. Check out the shirts we made yesterday. They’re unisex, they’re v-neck, they’re made by American Apparel. […] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor The 2009 BikeSummit is Tomorrow
  • Seasons’ Greetings Everyone! Happy Rides in 2011! Steve
  • After Don Cherry’s mostly incoherent and offensive “speech” yesterday, many are asking… “What is a pinko?” According to Wikipedia: Pinko is a derogatory term for a person regarded as sympathetic to communism, though not necessarily a Communist Party member. The term has its origins in the notion that pink is a lighter shade of red, […]
  • I have retired the long john for the season. I really felt I had to after I saw the first salt truck on the road. This is the Raleigh I mentioned in an earlier post, the two dollar garage sale find. It’s in very good shape for its age – I didn’t need to put […]
  • UPDATE! We’ve added a Red Mens T-Shirt and Pink Womens T-Shirt to our products! You may have seen (or own) one of our t-shirts with the famous I Bike T.O. logo we designed, and we’ve just added 3 new Left-Wing Pinko shirts to the product line up. Maybe we should send one to Don Cherry? […] Related posts: Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant New Stuff In The BikingToronto Store Lots of I Bike T.O. Shirts!
  • Vancouver based Prohab Helmet Society is a non-profit incorporation that donates helmets to the Vancouver area community. In British Columbia, where helmet use is mandatory, the Prohab Helmet Society is working with partners to provide helmets to those without. To raise funds for their 2011 campaign the Society has crafted a calendar featuring cycling beauties […]
  • Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and […] Related posts: On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Rob Ford: Charity gives Toronto clogged arteries
  • This past year a new bicycle rack design began landing on Toronto streets. You’ll find these racks in the bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC subway stop and scattered around the Evergreen Brick Works awaiting permanent installation. Made by Peak Racks, a San Luis Obispo based company, I really like how these racks […]
  • The City of Toronto has posted a survey online to get your feedback about the Toronto Cycling Map: The City of Toronto is conducting this survey to learn about how people are using the Map, what works, and what could be improved. Every year the City publishes and distributes 150,000 Cycling Maps free of charge. […] Related posts: Metrolinx Wants Your Input to make the Toronto Area more Bike-Friendly Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan Toronto’s Bike Plan Switches Gears
  • [via BikeHugger] I personally don’t have an iPhone (am considering one, but am considering an Android based phone too…), but know a few people who would LOVE this handlebar addition. From BioLogic… who have lots of other cool products too! If you’re more of a Coffee addict than an Apple addict, check out this cool […]
  • via abey henry on flickr
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Dec. 7 Ward 30 SODA Bikes Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. E Wed, Dec. 8 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride BikeSauce Volunteer Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. […] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: May 10 – 16 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21
  • While we’ve really only experienced a few days of winter-ish temperatures here in Toronto we all know that snow and constant cold are right around the corner. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth winter on your bicycle this article from the Guardian offers up some excellent winter cycling tips that are applicable to […]
  • It’s a purely subjective thing, but it’s also counter intuitive – which seems to lend these observations some credence. A negative proof I know – but bear with me, it’s good news – which means I can spout unscientific feel-good drivel. Since the election of the more-room-for-cars Mayor, Rob Ford, I’ve noticed that drivers are […]
  • Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize
  • via Mr. Curiousity on Flickr
  • Oh, it’s unnatural how much I laughed at this:



    EVENT: Sat, July 4 – Bike Pirates celebrates their 9th Birthday

    Please join us this Saturday, JULY 4TH, for some fun, food, and high fives. We couldn’t have made it to 9 years without the support of this community!We will be outside the shop for part of the afternoon saying hello to our new Parkdale neighbours, so come by to see the shop in action, have […]


    INSTAGRAM: More Bells on Danforth

    Bells on #Danforth! Looking east from Pape. #Danforthlovesbikes Danforth Loves Bikes! Follow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


    NEWS: Nearby bikeshare station may raise your home’s value

    Having a bike share station outside your front door might do more than give you a convenient way to ride to work — it might also boost the value of your home. According to a new study from McGill University, residential units in Montreal are worth more if they’re close to a Bixi station, Montreal’s […]


    NEWS: Cyclist dead following 2-vehicle collision on Dufferin St.

    The cyclist wasn’t on the road (standing on sidewalk), but car struck a hydro pole, which then killed them. Awful. A cyclist has been confirmed dead by York Regional Police following a vehicle collision on Dufferin St. north of Steeles Ave. on Monday evening. Two cyclists were on the sidewalk corner of Dufferin St. and […]


    OH YEAH! The Viaduct bikelanes get MORE green paint!

    Well, I don’t know what’s going on.  This is a level of paying attention to cycling infrastructure on the Bloor Viaduct that, quite frankly, I thought I’d never see (and it pissed me off, often). But now, after the green paint that was laid down late last week in the bikelane, there is now MORE […]


    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 Am Games. […]


    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 […]

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