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The News Cycle for Friday, Apr. 27, 2012

How to get urban dwellers cycling: Make it normal

 How to get urban dwellers cycling: Make it normal [Globe & Mail] I think the main thing is treating cycling as nothing special. If you have Option A and Option B, and Option A takes you 15 minutes, it’s comfortable, Option B takes you 25 minutes, it feels dangerous, most people will choose Option A. … […]


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Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition, the Music Video

Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition - Apr. 22, 2012

As I mentioned when I posted photos from the Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition on Sunday, I also took about 100 short videos during the ride, and have been editing them on my phone. I’m finally done, and was able to take 11 minutes of video down to 3.5, as well as pairing it with a […]


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Photos from the Sunday Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition

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Yesterday, we had our first Sweet Ride (co-ed food based group ride planned with Hyedie of the Cupcake Ride) of 2012.  It had a cupcake theme, and we started up at Bathurst and Eglinton at Flour Studio and went all the way to Bobbette & Belle in Leslieville almost completely car-free via the Beltline, Moore Park […]


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Should the Toronto Cyclists Union change their name to Cycle Toronto?

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  Just over a week ago, the Toronto Cyclists Union let their members know that they were thinking of changing their name to “Cycle Toronto“, which is to be held to a  vote on May 2nd at their next Annual General Meeting. I’ve included excerpts from that announcement below (click here for the full text), […]


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Sweet Ride 2012: Cupcake Edition!

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We are so happy to present the first Sweet Ride of 2012! This ride is Cupcake themed and will happen on Sun, April 22 at 1 pm (which by the way is Earth Day)! (Note: the photo above is from our April Sweet Ride of 2011. Look how happy we all are! You don’t want […]


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I Bike T.O. Profile: Elli

I Bike T.O. Shirt - Elli Garlin

(Cross-posted to the I Bike T.O. Blog) Over on the BikingToronto Flickr Group, I always look for great photos of bikes and cyclists around Toronto (I’m looking into ways of highlighting these on the blog more, quickly and easily) but what I love to find is someone just rockin’ one of the I Bike T.O. […]


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2012 Cupcake Ride Season Opener!!

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Just in case you haven’t heard, the first Girls Cupcake Ride of 2012 is this Saturday! Remember, this ride is for Girls Only.  If you’re a guy (or a girl who can’t make it this Saturday) Hyedie and I are planning a Co-ed Sweet Ride for Sunday, April 22nd.  There will be cupcakes (and lots of other fine baked goods) available. We should […]


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Winter Rider Profiles

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It’s April, spring is (almost) here, but I want to take a blog post to highlight a very good series of posts done by Hyedie over at the Cupcake Ride blog… the Winter Rider  interview series with Cupcake Riders who ride all year long. She chatted with them about why they love riding and what […]


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2012 Changes for BikingToronto

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I started making some changes to BikingToronto yesterday.  These are changes I’ve been thinking about for a while. You’ll notice the following design changes: 1. New title logo. Big. Bright. Simple. Sassy. 2. Less clutter. I cleaned stuff up… something I try to do once a year at least. I try to refocus on what […]


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