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I Bike T.O. Profile: Erin

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.

Below are some other I Bike T.O. Profiles.  If you have an I Bike T.O. shirt and want to be profiled, just email me and let me know.  If you don’t have a shirt, but want one, you can get them online, or at Outer Layer (577 Queen, near Bathurst), or email me… I may have one hanging around in your size.
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Sign Up for the BikingToronto Newsletter

If you’ve followed Biking Toronto a while, you’ll know that it’s a “multi-modal” website.

Much like different ways of getting around Toronto (bike, walking, transit, driving) are appropriate at certain times, you can access Biking Toronto information in several ways depending on how you keep up with news and blogs.

In addition to the main Biking Toronto website, we have our Twitter account, @bikingtoronto, which just passed 15,000 followers, and our Facebook Page, which has 2000+ likes.

But, if you want to be sure you don’t miss something (there’s a lot to keep up with on Twitter and Facebook), or you use email more than anything else, you should sign up for the Biking Toronto Newsletter.

The Newsletter compiles anything new on the blog and sends it out to people who want to be sure they don’t miss anything.  If you sign up you won’t get more than 1 email per day.  Days when there isn’t any new blog posts? No email.  I’ve set it up to send the email in the wee hours of the morning, so it’ll be waiting for you when you fire up your inbox sipping on your coffee or other morning beverage of choice.

You can sign up here or in the form at the top of the sidebar on the right side of the page ——->

Curious what the emails look like?  View previous newsletter editions.

 

Have questions?  Leave them in the comments below and I’ll answer them.

 

 

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Last Day to Join Cycle Toronto and Win $1700 in Prizes

This is it.  After 6+ weeks, Cycle Toronto is ending their 2012 refer-a-rider campaign tomorrow, Wed, Nov. 7th.

I’m in first place, so it looks like I’ll win the Bobbin Bike that I can then turn around and give to someone who signed up via this link.

Let’s go over the reasons why you should join (it’s only $30):

1. Help support Toronto’s biggest (only?) member-supported cycling advocacy organization, as they advocate for safer roads and more respect for cyclists on Toronto’s streets.

2. Get amazing discounts at bike stores, restaurants, clothing shops, car sharing organizations, travel, etc, etc, etc.

3. I’m giving away the Bobbin Bike I’m winning for coming first in the campaign.  It’s worth $750 and you can find more info about the actual bike on the Bobbin website.  The bike is being donated by Curbside Cycle.

4. I’ve also lined up close to $1000 in other prizes that you may win for signing up through this link:

$500 in custom Gelaskins iPhone skins (for the 4 and 4S)

$225 from Roots Canada – a $25 gift card plus fine leather goods

$200 of bike lube, cleaner and a tool roll from Orontas

A bike-themed Bespoke Pilot Bag (worth $40) from Outer Layer

Please join or renew (just use the same email you’re currently signed up with, and you’ll have a year added onto the end of your membership) with Cycle Toronto by clicking here.

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Join/Renew with Cycle Toronto, Win a Bespoke Pilot Bag from Outer Layer!

Cycle Toronto has just extended their second Refer-A-Rider campaign to Wed, Nov. 7th!  I’m trying to win the campaign to win the great Bobbin Daytripper bike from Curbside Cycle that is first prize.

Anyone that signs up (or renews) with Cycle Toronto via the link on my campaign page will get entered into the draw to win the Bike.  I don’t really need a new bike, so I’ll use it to encourage membership in Cycle Toronto.

I’ve lined up some other prizes to go in this draw as well.

Specifically, the great people at Outer Layer, a cool store on Queen West have donated a cool bike-themed Bespoke Pilot Bag (worth $40)!  You can win if you sign up to Cycle Toronto before Wed, Nov. 7th.

 

Please join or renew (just use the same email you’re currently signed up with, and you’ll have a year added onto the end of your membership) with Cycle Toronto by clicking here.

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Join/Renew with Cycle Toronto, Win Cleaner, Lube and a Tool Kit from Orontas!

Cycle Toronto has just extended their second Refer-A-Rider campaign to Wed, Nov. 7th!  I’m trying to win the campaign to win the great Bobbin Daytripper bike from Curbside Cycle that is first prize.

Anyone that signs up (or renews) with Cycle Toronto via the link on my campaign page will get entered into the draw to win the Bike.  I don’t really need a new bike, so I’ll use it to encourage membership in Cycle Toronto.

I’ve lined up some other prizes to go in this draw as well.

Specifically, the great people at Orontas have donated 6 (six!) cleaner and lube prize packs (each worth $23 retail) and a Brand New Product!  A Tool Roll!!  Stuff you can win if you sign up to Cycle Toronto before Wed, Nov. 7th.

Cleaner:

Orontas Cleaner is a de-greasing fluid designed to breakdown oil, dirt and grime on chains.  Cleaner is non-toxic, biodegradable and made from 100% sustainable material with over 52 applications per 240ml bottle.

 

 

 

 

 

Lube:

Orontas Type B is a medium weight chain oil designed to perform in normal and wet conditions.  Type B is non-toxic, biodegradable and made from 100% sustainable material specially formulated not to gum up your chain.

 

 

 

 

 

Brand New Product! Tool Kit!

Orontas Kit is a saddle-mountable utility bag handmade in Toronto from ultra-strong cordura for the storage of tools, accessories and parts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join or renew (just use the same email you’re currently signed up with, and you’ll have a year added onto the end of your membership) with Cycle Toronto by clicking here.

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