I spotted Erin’s shirt in her Twitter profile photo (@erintoop) a couple weeks ago, and asked if she wanted to be in an I Bike T.O. profile. Lucky for us, she said yes! (More info about I Bike T.O. Profiles at the bottom of this post).
Pictured below is Erin, and below the photo is why Erin loves biking and her shirt.
I had lived in Prince George and Edmonton for most of my life, where the cycling seasons are pretty short-lived, and so moving to Toronto was an awesome change. I love the fact that Don Johnson, my trusty steed, can get me almost everywhere I need to go in the city, just about year round.
On top of transporting me to and from work, cycling also plays a major role in life at work. I am a transportation engineer and I focus a lot of my energy on helping make urban transportation more sustainable. Conveniently, sustainable and bikeable go hand-in-hand.
I bought my t-shirt last fall, during brunch at Grapefruit Moon (an excellent Annex brunch and beer joint, by the way). Grapefruit Moon awesomely displays these shirts above their bar, and after I spotted them, there was no doubt that I would be ordering a t-shirt to go.
In these polarized times for cycling in Toronto, I think the I Bike T.O. logo is a great and positive way to promote cycling in our city.