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PHOTO OF THE DAY: biker in turquoise


Source: Original photo – by wvs on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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TOMORROW! Sun, Aug 31 – Open Streets TO opens up major roads on Sunday

Oh yeah! OpenStreetsTO happens again tomorrow! What will be OPEN: Bloor Street between Parliament Street and Spadina Avenue. Yonge Street between Bloor and Queen Streets. Major intersections will have crossing points where cars can pass through. What’s better for businesses on a street?  People using the street to socialize, interact and shop, or people trapped […]

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OH YEAH! General Motors starts a bikesharing program for employees!


Unexpected, but awesome! Faced with a serious transportation problem on its sprawling technical center campus in a Detroit suburb, General Motors Co. has turned to a solution that predates cars – bicycles. GM has launched a bike share program for 19,000 employees at its Warren Technical Center. It will help them navigate the 61 buildings […]

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INFRASTRUCTURE: Markham has great bikelanes, even at intersections


The above photo is via facebook user Florence Chan, who posted it to the City of Toronto Cycling facebook group. It shows how Markham (just north of Toronto) pays attention to cyclists, with green bikelanes extended right AROUND corners.  Here it Toronto, bikelanes annoyingly end at intersections so that cars can have a left turn […]

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OH YEAH! Is That an E-Bike?


I’m not opposed to e-bikes… just the ones that look like scooters and no one ever pedals.  This one on the other hand… is beautiful! Less than 0.5 percent of bicycle sales in the US are e-bikes. Last year in Germany, e-bikes were the fastest growing bike category with 410,000 e-bikes sold, 7.9 percent of […]

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NEWSFLASH: E-Bikes are the furthest thing from “hip”

This guy is doing “biking to work” wrong if he shows up all sweaty.  Especially during this cool summer we’ve had.   His commute is a few kilometres and he can’t do it on a real bike?  I bike farther than him and have knee and back problems.  I take my commute easy though. That […]

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: tasty bike


Source: Original photo – by spDuchamp on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group.

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TODAY: Sat, Aug. 30 – CBN Drivetrain Workshop


Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 10:00 - 13:00 CBN will host a Bicycle Drivetrain Workshop Saturday August 30th from 10am to 1pm. The workshop will focus on the drivetrain (derailleurs, chain, etc.) of the bicycle. Space is limited so register soon! Registration fee is $30 ($20 for CBN members). Register in person or online and pay with PayPal […]

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NEWS: Two face street-racing charges after cyclist killed

It’s my personal opinion that if you operate a motor vehicle in any way that causes the death of a human being, that is akin to murder, or at least manslaughter.  It doesn’t matter if it was an accident.  You had a responsibility to operate the vehicle safely, and you didn’t. Two drivers who police […]

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OH YEAH: Business leaders cheer protected bike lanes into busy downtown Pittsburgh

  In Pittsburgh, business gets it.  Bikes mean money.  Toronto businesses, for the large part, are still stuck in a driver-first mentality. Jeremy Waldrup, CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, said the protected lane, which will return Penn Avenue to a one-way street by removing an eastbound traffic lane, will make it comfortable for most […]

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