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Weekend Bike Events! (June 17 – 19)

It’s mid-June… the weather is fantastic… so maybe you’re looking for something awesome to do on your bike this weekend?

This weekend has no shortage of cool bike events, and here’s a list of them to help you plan out your time!

Fri, June 17

  • 630pm – TBN Friday Night Ice Cream Ride
    • In honour of the Taste of Little Italy Festival we’re doing everything Italian tonight! We’ll cycle the Beltline trail to La Paloma (the best Italian gelato in Toronto!). Afterwards, we’ll check out the Taste of Little Italy street festival – with great entertainment and lots of wonderful food! We’ll end up at California Sandwiches for the absolute BEST veal sandwiches anywhere!”
  • 7pm – Bike Pirates: Third Friday Event
    • Join us for a community bike ride to visit Toronto’s West-End community gardens. We will end the ride back at Bike Pirates for a low-key social, where we can reflect on the relationship between cycling, food, community and the environment.

Sat, June 18

  • 915am – TBN Saturday Morning Easy Roller Ride
    • The Saturday morning ride will start from the Etienne Brule Park (located at the junction of Old Mill Rd and Old Mill Dr (around the corner and down the hill from the Old Mill subway station.) Please be there at 9:15 for a 9:30 am roll-out, to start a brisk morning ride that will return between 12:30 and 1:00 pm. We plan to follow the Humber River Trail upstream to Humber College for a coffee break and return by a slightly different route. About 40km.
  • 12pm – Bells on Bloor
    • Join in the Bells on Bloor tradition of fabulous, family-friendly fun on bicycles with thousands of your closest cycling friends! As usual, meet at High Park (Bloor Street entrance) and ride along Bloor to Queen’s Park, or feel free to join us on en route!
  • 1pm – Tour de Forts
    • Fort York will host its annual Tour de Forts as part of Bike Month. Beginning at the Old Mill Subway Station, we will begin by riding to Teiagon, the site of the 17th Century Seneca Village. Following the Humber Bike Trails, we will stop and explore the sites of Toronto’s first two French forts. Continuing along the Martin Goodman Trail, we will end our tour at Fort Rouille, the site of Toronto’s last and largest French Fort.
  • 1pm – ArtBike: Community Bicycle Decoration Workshops
    • Clay & Paper Theatre and Cyclops: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad are pleased to invite members of the public to join us in two afternoons of bicycle decoration. From simply adding a flag or flowers to your basket, to building a bicycle float on your bike trailer, we will innovate ways to make your bike stand out amongst the crowds of boring brand names and beaters.

Sun, June 19

  • Bike to CAP AIDS 2011
    • Bike to CAP AIDS began in 2005 with a small community bike-a-thon in Toronto organized by CAP AIDS volunteers in the  community, but has grown over the years to a multi-city campaign and has become one of the primary sources of fundraising for CAP AIDS’ projects in Africa.
  • 1pm – Sweet Ride: Dufflet Edition
    • We’ll be starting out at their Uptown Store (just north of Yonge and Eglinton), travelling through the Don River Valley Trail and Martin-Goodman Trail systems to their Beach(es) Store and then taking the Martin-Goodman west to their downtown store at Queen W. and Bathurst.
  • 2pm – Day of Delight
    • Clay & Paper Theatre requests the honour of your presence in Dufferin Grove Park on Sunday, June nineteenth for our most romantic Day of Delight to date! Our ninth annual celebration of love, courtship and desire will culminate in a real wedding that will be celebrated by all our fanciful festival revelers.


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