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Bike Month: Cycle the Community

  Time: Saturday, June 15 at 1:00 pm – Saturday, June 15 at 3:00 pm Location: Toronto – Downtown/East York Summary: A ride and social in Allan Gardens to celebrate cycling in wards 27 and 28, and profile upcoming Toronto bike infrastructure projects that people should know about! Read the full post: “Cycle the Community” […]

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Bike Month: Schomberg to Alliston / Hockley Ride

Time: Wednesday, May 29 at 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Halton Region Summary: A 65 or 83km ride from Schomberg to lunch in the village of Hockley. Read the full post: “Schomberg to Alliston / Hockley Ride” on the BikeMonth website .

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Bike Month: High Park to Etobicoke Creek Trail & Back

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Time: Friday, May 31 at 6:30 – 8:30 pm Location: Toronto – Etobicoke/York Summary: High Park to Marie Curtis Park along the Waterfront Trail and the Etobicoke Creek Trail, then to The Junction. Ride starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Read the full post: “High Park to Etobicoke Creek Trail & Back” on the BikeMonth website […]

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BikeMonth: Summer Solstice Weekend Cycle to ACC Camp & Climb

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Time: Friday, June 21 at 10:00 am – Sunday, June 23 at 5:00 pm Location: Toronto – Etobicoke/York Summary: Ride from Toronto to the Alpine Club of Canada’s 6th annual Summer Solstice Camp and Climb. It’s a weekend long camping and climbing event held at Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area near Milton. Read the full post: […]

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Cyclists, e-bikers spar over bike lanes

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Stakeholder meeting seeks input on how bylaws should classify electric bicycles. Cyclists, e-bikers agree to disagree. Read the full post: “Cyclists, e-bikers spar over bike lanes” on the Toronto Star.

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Dandyhorse: Feel The Wheel

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Spare a thought this spring for your local wrench. Consider how Derek Chadbourne and Brad Annis of The Bike Joint on Harbord Street, east of Ossington Avenue, will spend their first perfect cycling days. When they arrive at 8 a.m., two or three cyclists will already be waiting outside for repairs that will “just take […]

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How does Toronto’s bike infrastructure stack up?

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The mere act of cycling in Toronto can seem like a crusade for freedom. We have a godzilla-esque mayor who erases existing infrastructure (read: Jarvis bike lanes) with what many cyclists would characterize as reckless abandon. In London, meanwhile, mayor Boris Johnson is happily skipping about building BIKE HIGHWAYS and talking about how said highways […]

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Help 500 Kindnesses Find A New Tandem To Buy For Their 2013 Ride

Help 500 Kindnesses Find A New Tandem To Buy For Their 2013 Ride

One of the nicest guys I know, Todd O’Reilly rides his bike really really far (and takes his son with him) to encourage people to do nice things for eachother.  They are looking for a new tandem bike for their next trip.  Here is a write-up from him about it: In 2012, I (Todd O’Reilly) […]

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The City is Going to Be Removing Abandoned Bikes

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If you’ve had your bike locked up in the same on-street location for a while, now might be a good time to move it. Photo by moonstream, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. If you see someone attacking a bike lock with an angle grinder at some point over the course of the next month or […]

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Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

Cyclist petitions Rob Ford to bike for a day

One Toronto cyclist is trying to get Rob Ford to bike a mile in her shoes. “Mayor Rob Ford has lots of opinions about cycling in Toronto but has he ever ridden our streets?” asks Candice Anderson. The cyclist and blogger has started an online petition encouraging the mayor to give pedal power a try […]

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What pedestrians, cyclists and drivers need to know about being in an accident in Toronto

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates that an average of six pedestrians are hit each day in Toronto, a city that also has the highest number of cyclist collisions in the country. Automobile drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians are all at risk of injury when navigating Toronto streets but many don’t think ahead about how to […]

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Cycle Toronto Launches Businesses for BIXI Expansion Petition

Cycle Toronto Launches Businesses for BIXI Expansion Petition

Toronto businesses see BIXI as an important service for attracting customers and making commuting easier. Cycle Toronto is excited to launch our Businesses for BIXI Expansion petition. Cycle Toronto calls on all businesses that want BIXI stations in their neighbourhoods to sign on and encourage City Council to support a timely expansion to all places […]

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Abandoned bike skeletons as urban sculptures

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Some artists delight in showing us things we’ve never seen before, and others show us things we see all the time, but never really notice; through their eyes, we discover something that we didn’t know was there, a fresh perspective on hidden art. Read the full post: “Abandoned bike skeletons as urban sculptures” on TreeHugger.

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Photos: China’s History of Bicycles

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During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the bicycle was the most popular product in China. Bicycles were often given as wedding gifts, and in 1986, US President George HW Bush received two bicycles as a gift from Beijing. The country was known as “bicycle kingdom” and the vast majority of the population used bicycles to get […]

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Bike-powered urban farming documentary

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Filmmaker Sasha Thomas recently released this short documentary on Toronto’s City Seed Farms and its founder Erica Lemieux. Read the full post: “Bike-powered urban farming documentary” on Spacing Toronto .

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