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EVENT: Sun, Sept. 14 – Ride4RealFood

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Ride4RealFood 2014 – Sunday, September 14th

We all need food. Unfortunately eating fresh, healthy and local food is not always affordable.

Ride4RealFood is about raising money for better food security in your city. Money raised supports better access to real food for low-income people.

It all happens through the Coop Cred Program – a partnership between West End Food Coop and PARC – a community agency in Parkdale working with members on mental health and poverty issues.

With Coop Cred, participants volunteer their labour to earn “Cred dollars” that go directly to buying their own fresh, local groceries.

Ride4RealFood is the only city-to-farm fundraising event! Sign up now to ride, raise money and spread the word.

 

Read More, Donate and/or Register: Ride4RealFood 2014 – Sunday, September 14th

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WANTED: Help for Open Streets TO

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Open Streets is coming to Toronto on Sunday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug. 31!  Stretches of Bloor and Yonge are OPENING up to the public… letting these streets realize their full potential without cars taking over.

But, Open Streets needs help.  Please consider helping them out (more information at this link) with:

Information Aids

  • Answer questions for volunteers and participants at a designated information booth

  • Volunteer check-in & out

  • Handle lost & found

  • Handle lost children & parents

  • Keep records and organize paperwork

  • Liaise with First Aid Responders in emergency situations

Ambassadors 

  • Responsible for oversight of a “hard closed” street

  • Point of contact for participants as they enter the route

  • Assist with set-up & take-down of barricades

  • Ensure unauthorized vehicles do not enter the route

  • Answer questions as necessary

  • Assist “Route Rocket” volunteers with entrance & exit of authorized vehicles

Route Rockets

  • Circulate through a portion of the route for the duration of Open Streets TO

  • Ensure stub streets & intersections are staffed with appropriate number of volunteers

  • Routinely check on “Ambassadors” & “Intersection Monitors”, offering biology breaks, answering questions, etc

  • Advise participants and volunteers of the beginning & end of Open Streets TO

  • Respond to emergency situations via communication with Command Centre

  • Assist with entrance & exit of authorized vehicles

** Requires use of your personal bicycle

Early Risers

  • Assist with route set-up

  • Assist with Activity Hub set-up

  • Assist with operations & logistics set-up

Intersection Monitors 

  • Stop participants & keep them safe while police officers allow traffic to cross Open Streets TO route

  • Provide detour information as necessary

  • Answer questions as necessary

via Cycle Toronto Facebook Page

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EVENTS: Check out a Tune-Up Tuesday

On my way home last night I was able to stop at a Cycle Toronto Tune-Up Tuesday on Bloor East across from Castle Frank Station.

I forgot to get photos of the friendly people who helped me address a couple small problems with my bike (I’m not a gearhead), but I’ve included the ones I did take below.

Try to check one out.  Not only will they help you with mechanical aspects of your bike, but they’ll talk to you about what Cycle Toronto is working on now (like Minimum Grid!).  Thanks to Kyla, Meredith and Rick for helping me out.

Here are the August and September dates and locations for Tune-Up Tuesday. It’s always from 5-8pm.

  • Aug. 5 – w/ Urbane Cyclist at the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Aug. 12 – w/ Sweet Pete’s at the College / Shaw Library
  • Aug. 19 – w/ Bateman’s Bicycle Company at Poplar Plains
  • Aug. 26 – w/ Sweet Pete’s at Castlefrank / Bloor East
  • Sept. 2 - w/ Urbane Cyclist at the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Sept. 9 - w/ Sweet Pete’s at the College / Shaw Library
  • Sept. 16 – w/ Bateman’s Bicycle Company at Poplar Plains
  • Sept. 23 – w/ Sweet Pete’s at Castlefrank / Bloor East

 

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TODAY! Tues, July 29 – Tune-Up Tuesday at Castle Frank

Via CycleToronto:

Event date:

29 July, 2014 – 17:0020:00

Join us Tuesday evenings this spring and summer for Tune Up Tuesdays! Get a free safety check or basic tune up from one of our Community Partners, chat with our volunteers about cycling issues in the city, sign up as a member, or just enjoy the evening with us.

Location:

Prince Edward Viaduct Parkette

Castle Frank & Bloor St E

Toronto, ON

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(BikingToronto has partnered with CycleToronto to bring this content from their site right to BikingToronto. View the original post here.

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EVENT: Old and pretty: The Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

Great write-up and photos from Dandyhorse:

On Sunday July 27, 2014, the third annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show was hosted by the Community Bicycle Network (CBN) in Trinity Bellwoods Park. It was a beautiful, sunny day with tons of awesome old bikes on display. Scroll to the very bottom of this photo set to see some bikes from the turn of the century including a “Boneshaker” and a “Pony”.

Read More: Old and pretty: The Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show | dandyhorse magazine.

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