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New Options for a Fort York Pedestrian Bridge

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The following is from Councillor Mike Layton, who is updating us about options being put forward for a less expensive Fort York pedestrian and cycling bridge. You may remember that the original plan for the bridge was killed in an underhanded way by David Shiner, reportedly acting on orders from Rob Ford, because $23 million […]

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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

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Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women […]

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Michael Bryant to Write Book about death of Darcy Allan Sheppard

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From the Star: Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant is writing a book about his deadly encounter with a Toronto cyclist. Penguin Canada says “28 Seconds” will be published next fall. In August 2009, Bryant was driving home from an anniversary dinner with his wife when he became involved in an altercation with bike courier […]

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Coroner to review Ontario cycling deaths

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Ontario’s Coroner is planning to look into cycling deaths in Ontario: On Monday, Ontario’s chief coroner announced that his office will investigate five years’ worth of cycling deaths in the province with the hope of preventing deaths like Carriere’s while also making the roads safer for people like Holtz. The first ever province-wide review of cycling deaths […]

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More Sidewalk Conflicts in the ‘Burbs

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Yet another article from the ‘burbs about pedestrians being unhappy with cyclists using the sidewalk: Oshawa bylaws only prohibit cyclists on downtown sidewalks. But Atkinson and her husband Thomas, 74, want that changed to include all areas so they can feel safe on their five-kilometre fitness walks. “It’s gotten worse,” Atkinson says of the road […]

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Toronto Girls Cupcake Ride Recap (with Photos)

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You may know that BikingToronto organizes co-ed “Sweet Rides” that revolve around food every once in a while, and we organize them with Hyedie Hashimoto, the woman behind the Toronto Girls Cupcake Rides. Hyedie has posted a re-cap and photo wrap-up of the latest Girls ride, and it looks like a great one. Go to […]

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Photos from the Red Bull Mini Drome

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Two weekends ago, the Red Bull Mini Drome came to Toronto and set up at the Evergreen Brickworks. Dandyhorse Magazine was there and caught all the action: In the heart of Evergreen Brick Works, next to the kilns that fired the bricks that built Toronto, 85 skilled and daring riders took on a steep and shrunken […]

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Video and Photos from the Toronto Tweed Ride

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This past Saturday was Toronto’s first Tweed Ride. It was immensely successful (we estimated about 200 people showed up) and this will be an annual event. We kept hearing again and again how much fun everyone had and how they can’t wait until next fall when we do it all again (and hopefully bigger and […]

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We’re Extending Tweed Ride Registration!

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Wow! The last few days have been amazing for registrations for the Tweed Ride! It’s going so well, in fact, that we’ve decided to extend registration a little bit longer (making it easier for people to get the cheaper online rate of $15). IF there are any spots left on Saturday, it’ll be $20 for […]

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Today is Bike Messenger Appreciation Day

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Via Bicycle Commons Connect: Our Dear Leader, Rob Ford, has defied expectations and continued tradition by officially proclaiming October 9, 2011 as Messenger Appreciation Day. In doing so, Rob joins Mayors throughout North America in paying respect to thehard-working and fearless (fearsome?) men and women who cycle Toronto’s streets for a living. As October 9th […]

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Today! Toronto Girls Cupcake Ride

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If you’re female, love cycling, and most importantly love cupcakes, you owe it to yourself to check out the Toronto Girls Cupcake Ride today! PLEASE NOTE: Although the graphic above says Oct. 1, the ride has been rescheduled until today, Oct. 8th! START: Bake Sale 3076 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON Time: 1:00pm Date: Saturday, […]

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Today! Red Bull Mini Drome at Evergreen Brickworks

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via Dandyhorse Magazine: The Red Bull Mini Drome will be at the Evergreen Brick Works this Saturday, October 8, 2011. The event starts at 2 pm and the main race for the grand prize ~ a custom-painted T1 Cervélo track bike frame ~ is scheduled to start at 7 pm. YNOT bags and some beauty trophies are also […]

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Submit your Tweed Photos for a Prize!

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The Tweed Ride is hastily approaching (next Saturday, Oct. 15) and if you’re interested in the most stylish and civilized ride Toronto has seen in decades, you need to register to ride.  Online registration closes on Wed, Oct. 12. Your $15 registration fee gets you: Official participation in Toronto’s first annual Tweed Ride High Tea […]

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Pharmacy Bikelane being Erased

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BlogTO has a post today about the removal of the Pharmacy Ave. bikelane.  The Birchmount bikelane is also due to be removed thanks to the backwards-looking decision of Rob Ford’s regime at City Council. Although the vote to kill the Jarvis bike lanes got most of the attention earlier this year, they weren’t the only […]

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Groupon Deal: Bixi Membership for $47 ($95 Value)

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If you’ve been putting off buying a Bixi Toronto membership, Groupon is making it a lot easier to buy one.  For a limited time (until today, Wed, Oct. 5, at midnight) you can get a Bixi membership for $47 instead of $95.  That’s a savings of 51%! As of midnight last night, almost 900 people […]

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