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June 30: Evergreen Bike Works Learn to Ride Workshop

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Open to all ages, learn to ride a bike and hone your skills. Learning to ride a bicycle can be challenging but here at Evergreen we view learning to ride as a pivotal experience for people young and old. JUNE 30 | 1–3pm Evergreen Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue Cost | $30 Registration | Email […]


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Saturdays in June: Evergreen Biking Basics Workshops

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Learn the skills to maintain your wheels—from fixing a flat to troubleshooting gears and brakes. Bring your bike and we’ll provide the rest! JUNE 1 | Flat Fix: Learn how to fix a flat at this hands-on workshop. By the end of the two hours you will be able to confidently fix your own flat. […]


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Home Depot Trip By Bicycle

I love Home Depot trips by bike.  Love this post: I wasn’t entirely sure at first whether the cargo bike would adequately carry the amount of lumber I was going to purchase, so I kept open the possibility that I may need to return the next day with a motor vehicle.As it turned out, my […]


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June 9: Urban Cycling Essentials Workshop

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If you’re fairly new to cycling, or just getting back on your bike, this is a great workshop for you. Actually, even more experienced riders are likely to learn something new! I’ll be packing a bunch of need-to-know information into this afternoon session, so come prepared to gain some important city cycling knowledge.  We’ll discuss […]


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Cycling Think & Do Tank: strategies get more people on a bike

How do you get around your city? Do you cycle? Would you like to cycle? What influences your decision? There have been numerous attempts to encourage a shift towards active transportation and cycling. The most high profile of these have focused on the construction of physical infrastructure such as separated bicycle lanes, bike parking and […]


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Ask an expert: Proper passing procedure

Riding downtown can be tight; what with streetcar tracks and parked cars, and sometimes having no choice but to merge into the automotive lane. The streets midtown and uptown may be wider, but motorists still aren’t given proper passing berth. Our dandy editor-in-chief, Tammy Thorne, now commutes up to Sunnybrook campus and noted the final […]


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How To: 5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

5 Ways to Love Winter Bike Riding

If you are a fair-weather cyclist extending your riding reach, you might be surprised to notice that a lot of cyclists who ride in all weather situations continue to be cavalier about proper lighting. They also ignore the little bits of extra reflective gear that keep us visible to others in low light, bad weather, […]


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How-To: Make your next bike ride safer than the last

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This post is from “across the pond” on the London Cyclist Blog, but has very good info for cycling here in Toronto too. Also, I had no idea that curb was spelled “kerb” in Britain. Interesting. Have you ever heard any of the below advice that is frequently thrown around: Wear high-vis Wear a helmet […]


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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto

Toronto News: 2011 Hero: Bixi Toronto [Torontoist] When Bixi Toronto launched in May, we were surprised at how quickly we fell for the sturdy, practical rides that popped up at solar-powered stations across the downtown core—turns out that the bike-share system appeals to even habitual TTC users and bike owners. Stormy when you leave home? Take the […]


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On Sundays, Bike Pirates is Women and Trans Only

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Great article from The Grid TO about Sundays being women and trans-only at Bike Pirates, a small remedy to the male-dominated cycling scene: For the last three years, Sunday access to this non-profit, do-it-yourself bike collective has been reserved for women and transgendered people. “Mechanics’ shops have not really been a welcoming environment for women […]


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