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Tomorrow is BikeFriday!

Tomorrow is the last friday of May – so it’s BikeFriday:

BikeFriday is an initiative to promote (and encourage) bike events happening in Toronto on the last friday of every month, with the aim of turning that day into a de facto “Bike Day” that happens once a month.

Here’s what is scheduled for tomorrow:

8:00 – 9:30 AM:
Grassroots Bikers Breakfast

Join Grassroots staff and customers for a free Bikers Breakfast! We’ll have organic fruit and juice, fair trade coffee, and other delicious breakfast snacks. Get there early to ensure plenty of breakfast treats are left at Grassroots Environmental Products
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Location: 372 Danforth (at Chester)

8:00 – 9:30 AM:
Alternative Grounds’ Coffee for Cyclists

Free IN-STORE coffee for anyone with bike helmet (or other proof you biked there!) at Alternative Grounds Cafe
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Location: 333 Roncesvalles (at Grenadier)

12:00 – 8:00 PM:
Janet Bike Girl – Open Studio

Local Toronto Bicycle Stencil Artist, Janet Bike Girl invites the public to see her bicycle art studio. Photos of Janet’s Work
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Location: 401 Richmond St West (Studio S-26)

5:30 – 9:00 PM:
Toronto Criterium Race

The Toronto Criterium kicks off with a Children’s Race at 5:45 pm. Anyone under 18 is welcome to participate. Competitive cycling begins at 6:00 pm with Masters level amateur races. The professional and elite athletes race at 7:30 pm. Each of the competitive races last for one and a half hours.
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Location: St. Lawrence Market (Start/Finish line near Front & Church)

6:00 PM:
Take the Tooker Takes Bloor

Take the Tooker will unfurl 44 metres of a pre-fab bike lane to give cyclists a real sense what bike lanes along Bloor would look and feel like. Ride the lane with us, and then join us for the monthly Critical Mass Ride through city streets.
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Location: Bloor and Spadina

6:00 – 8:00 PM:
Critical Mass Toronto

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists take to the streets en masse. The purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets. [from Wikipedia]
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Location: Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6:00, ride at 6:30

6:30 – 8:30 PM:
TBN Friday Night Ride

Join the Friday Night Riders on this popular social ride ending at a local eatery. Bring lights. Helmets are mandatory.
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Location: Broadview and Riverdale (Park north of Bridgepoint Health)

10 PM – Midnight
Critical Ass

A great big party like Critical Mass, but without all the clothes. CAUTION: IF YOU PARTICPATE IN THIS RIDE YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF SURROUNDED BY CRAZY CYCLISTS WHO ARE NOT WEARING ENOUGH CLOTHES!
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Location: Bloor and Spadina

More info and a map on the BikeFriday site.

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Photos of the Morning Commute

Being BikeFriday, I thought I’d take a circuitous route to work today and stop at a couple popular points for cyclists to take their photos as they commuted to work on two wheels.

Here’s some of them.

First from Broadview and Danforth … this was around 8 AM… it was just starting to get busy with cyclists (the time just after 8:30 is usually busiest) funneling together to go over the Bloor Viaduct.



Then I tried a few angles at College and Spadina, an always busy spot for cyclists, it seems, with the College bikelane (although I found out that cars treat Spadina from Bloor to College like an expressway – going by me way too fast and close) to downtown from the west end. This was about 8:30 AM. I suppose it gets busiest just before 9.





You can see all the photos on flickr.

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Tomorrow, April 25th is BikeFriday!

BikeFriday is an initiative to promote (and encourage) bike events happening in Toronto on the last friday of every month, with the aim of turning that day into a de facto “Bike Day” that happens once a month.

Citizens, politicians and businesses in Toronto all want our air to be cleaner, or streets to be less congested, and our kids to be healthier… and a good way to help achieve these goals is to promote the bicycle as a way of making short trips around the city.

THE SCHEDULE:

8:00 – 9:30 AM:
Alternative Grounds’ Coffee for Cyclists

Free IN-STORE coffee for anyone with bike helmet (or other proof you biked there!) at Alternative Grounds Cafe333 Roncesvalles (at Grenadier) from 8-9:30 AM

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM:
Toronto Bike Summit 2008

Join leading thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers who are on the fast track to creating bikeable communities. Bike Summit 2008 will be held on Friday April 25th at the St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto. Bike Summit Website

6:00 – 8:00 PM:
Critical Mass Toronto

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists take to the streets en masse. The purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets. [from Wikipedia]
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6:00, ride at 6:30

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Tomorrow, March 28th is BikeFriday!

Yes, it’s BikeFriday again! The site has been cleaned up and re-designed too. :)

8:00 – 9:30 AM:
Alternative Grounds’ Coffee for Cyclists

Free IN-STORE coffee for anyone with bike helmet (or other proof you biked there!) at Alternative Grounds Cafe333 Roncesvalles (at Grenadier) from 8-9:30 AM

6:00 – 8:00 PM:
Critical Mass Toronto

Critical Mass is an event typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists take to the streets en masse. The purpose of Critical Mass is not formalized beyond the direct action of meeting at a set location and time and traveling as a group through city or town streets. [from Wikipedia]
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6:00, ride at 6:30

8:00 – 9:00 PM:
Speaker Series: Bicycle Bob

“If you’ve never heard Bob speak, you’re in for a treat. He’s passionate, radical, poetic, inspirational. He’s really the grand daddy of the bicycle movement in Canada. As founder of Le Monde a Bicyclette in Montreal in the 70′s alongside Claire Morrisette, he kicked off the Canadian movement for cyclists rights. As Moses he parted the waters to protest cyclists not being allowed on the bridge, and the protests continued through the 80′s to get access to the metro, buses, bike lanes, and much more. Cycling in Mtl is decades ahead of Smogtown because of his (and Claire’s) visionary leadership. They paved the way for Velo Quebec which has moved cycling facilities to the best on the continent.”
761 Queen St West

9:00 PM – 2:30 AM:
Navid’S Birthday Bicycle Cabaret !
  • Goldsprint races
  • DJs – Rollin Cash – Dope breaks, Jazz, funk, dub…(http://www.djrollincash.com)
  • DJ Anatone aka Mr. Jesse Morrison – Deep, dark, funky! (http://www.myspace.com/anatonemusic)
  • Bike Bondage! Check out our installation of art bikes beautifully bound in rope in the shibari tradition. Artfully done by Lord Morpheous. (http://www.lordmorpheous.com/)
  • Bike films, visuals and sexy surprises to come!
  • 5$ at door
  • Free admission if you are dressed like a bicycle! :)

1300 Gerrard East (just east of Greenwood)

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Reminder: Tomorrow is BikeFriday

Tomorrow is BikeFriday, and thankfully the weather is supposed to be (relatively) balmy, with a high of around 0 degrees centigrade. Perfect biking weather.

Here’s all the good stuff on tap for tomorrow that you and your bike can do:

8:00 – 9:30 AM:
Alternative Grounds’ Coffee for Cyclists
Free IN-STORE coffee for anyone with bike helmet – 333 Roncesvalles (at Grenadier) from 8-9:30 AM

6:00 – 7:00 PM:
Critical Mass
Bloor & Spadina – meet at 6:00, ride at 6:30

7:00 – 10:00 PM:
Pirate Critical Bask and Film Night
457 Bathurst St. (South of College) – Hot Chocolate and food for thought are rewarded to anyone that bikes in the heart of the urban jungle. And if you miss the bike ride, come and partake in a screening of Beijing Bicycle at BikePirates!

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