Learn more about BikingToronto and Singer Kwinter
Explore more posts like this: ,

Reminder: Toronto Spring Bicycle Show this weekend

This kind of snuck up on me this year…. is it always in early March?

Anyway, the Toronto Spring Bicycle Show is this weekend!  Get yourself to the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place to all the stuff below, from their press release:

THIS YEAR’S ACTION LINE-UP INCLUDES…
• Mountain Bike Dual Race & Stunt Competition. Featuring BIG air and cash competitions. Some amazing wooden obstacles will
create an awesome stunt and dual race course on the Bike Show Floor. The higher ceiling will mean that air time will reach totally
new levels! Friday night will feature the Pro-only Tim DaSilva Challenge Race. With practice and racing all weekend there will be
non-stop action in the Mountain Bike area! Visit Facebook group “Toronto Bike Show MTB Dual Race & Stunt Comp” for more details.
• The Toronto BMX Jam. The world’s best Professional Pro/Am Freestyle BMX Riders battling for over $20,000 in cash and prizes.
It’s an incredible spectacle. Riding in heats allows this competition to be one of the most exciting in the world.
Saturday afternoon’s Pro Qualifying and the Pro Finals on Sunday afternoon are spectacular events with great stunts.
And don’t miss the Krusher Best Trick Competition, a must-see radical trick showcase after the Pro Finals at 4 pm Sunday.
• Extreme Trials Demonstrations. Watch technical and professional riding skills put to the test on extreme ramps and obstacles.
Extreme Athlete Trevor Bodogh delivers a weekend of heart-stopping bicycle stunt demonstrations on an ‘impossible’ set of obstacles!
• CFO Pro/Am BMX Flatland Freestyle Competition. Many of the world’s best freestylers perform their most radical tricks.
• New: “Great Lakes Winter Classic” Bike Polo Tournament. First-ever action-packed event featuring road, mountain and hybrid bikes.

PLUS…
• Special Retail Marketplace area where you can make purchases
• Special Manufacturers Showcase area where you can see and learn about the latest innovations in cycling
• Electric Bicycle Exhibitors will showcase the latest technology and products
• Kid’s Entertainment Centre – a special fun area for children (adult supervision required) with Science Professor “WHATS IT”, Bouncing
Castle, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos & Ballooning by Ladybug the Clown
• The Test Ride Zone – try out the latest street and mountain bikes
• Bicycle Touring – from one-day events to benefit charities, to multi-day trips, to lengthy group cycling tours of
some of the best areas in Canada, the U.S. and abroad, with planned meals and accommodations along the way
• Bicycle Frame Building – discover what’s new and exciting for 2013
• Bicycle Clubs – meet club reps, learn how they can make your cycling more enjoyable and enroll or enter one of their many events.
• Bicycle Giveaways – enter to win a bicycle at the show.
• Free bicycle parking.

Lead photo by ybot.ca

 

 

 

Upcoming Events on the BikeEvents.TO calendar




RECENTLY ON BIKING TORONTO:

11164590_1589898671259424_5323907149428277118_o

EVENT: Sat, June 6 – Bells on Danforth 2015

Only a week to go! A pedal-powered parade to celebrate cycling! Bells on Danforth returns for our fourth annual family-friendly ride across the Danforth. This year the ride reverses direction, starting at the Prince Edward Viaduct and riding east to the crossroads of the Danforth. When: Sat, June 6; 10:30am Start: Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette […]

KROFw8sl

ARREST HER: Driver somehow gets her car on the Railpath; reportedly HITS A CHILD.

You can’t make this stuff up folks. The following is from the Reddit comments thread.  Did this idiot actually hit a child?!!?!? It was reported to Police by many, especially after she hit a little girl. From Councillor Ana Bailao: Immediately after hearing about this incident my office notified Parks Supervisor Lennox Morgan and local […]

17593486693_d5a405eae5_b

PHOTO OF THE DAY: King St Shadows

Source: Original photo – by PureWest 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!

5133801801_54d7ee2889_b-e1432740027705-878x494

OH YEAH: Downtown Vancouver businesses’ attitudes towards bike lanes have changed in the last 5 years

“We want downtown to be accessible by all modes of transportation and I think if we say, ‘Well, we’re not interested in separated bike lanes because of this and that, we’re going to basically exclude ourselves from a growing market of people that commute to work by bike as well as people that are living […]

photo

OH YEAH: Prince Edward Viaduct may keep those Jersey Barriers for ALL of Bike Month!

Big ups to Councillor Paula Fletcher, who has requested that those awesome jersey barriers that have separated the eastbound viaduct bikelanes from car traffic (above) during a period of construction STAY for all of Bike Month, so city staff can study the impact of the jersey barriers from now until June 25th. Construction work related […]

School-Shot-3-1024x768

REVIEW: Bike to Work Day 2015 

What began in Toronto as Bike to Work Day  in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the city for a full month with hundreds of community-driven events. Today, May 25, at Bike to Work Day, bike-friendly politicians (including an appearance by […]

MLandry_Sunnyside-140920-00967

OH YEAH: The Origin Story of Sunnyside Bike Park – An Advocacy Success Story

In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]

18060468762_4368abd3e7_b

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Bike Parc

Source: Original photo – by adsmultimedia@gmail.com on Flickr. The City of Toronto aims to provide a safe, comfortable and bicycle friendly environment that includes bicycle-friendly streets, bike parks and an extensive paved multi-use trail network. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the […]

TRAVEL Log Toronto Cycling 20140714

NEWS: Should cyclists be allowed to ride through stop signs?

Obviously, yes.  Just like drivers are.  Spend any time at a stop sign and watch how many cars do “rolling stops” if there ar no other moving vehicles near the intersection.  Spoiler alert: almost every driver does rolling stops, just like cyclists do. In fact, when I learned to drive in Newmarket, a stop sign […]

20150428-590-BMC2

SHOP: Brand new bike shop a shrine for serious cyclists

Well, the headline is a little stupid… it should read “…shrine for roadie cyclists”, as “serious” doesn’t only apply to those willing to drop thousands of dollars on a bike. It applies equally to the tens (hundreds?) of thousands of Torontonians who are serious about using their bike to get around the city – to […]

Recommended Lights

"Frog" Lights

Planet Bike Light Combo

Planet Bike 5 LED Tail Light
Recommended Books
See More Books