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NEWS: Bay Street gets a bikelane! (for one miserable block)

Hey there!  Need to go north or south in the downtown core?  Wanna do it safely?  Want to do it in a bikelane, even a painted one, which atleast carves out some space for you?  Wanna do it somewhere in the 2 km stretch between St. George/Beverly and Sherbourne? Yeah, well, keep dreaming. Transportation services […]


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OH YEAH! Is Bicycling a Form of Preventive Health Care?

Recent studies continue to shed light on how everyday cycling is not only good for our cardiovascular health but also a way to save billions in health care costs. While everyday cycling is starting to be recognized as a low-impact form of exercise there remains resistance to accepting riding a bike as a form of […]


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TOURISM: Sightseeing by pedal power: Toronto (doesn’t) tout cycle tourism options

This article is basically an ad for Toronto Bicycle Tours… but more interesting is that it is NOT about Toronto touting cycle tourism options but that we are failing… that cycle tourism is big business and Toronto is letting it slip away by ignoring cycling infrastructure.  Make EVERY street bike-friendly.  Not just one here and […]


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EVENT: Sun, July 20 – Cycle Toronto July Social

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Via CycleToronto: Event date: 20 July, 2014 – 16:00 – 19:00 Join us at 4:00pm on Sunday, July 20th at Propeller Roastery for a barbecue and delicious coffee roasted and brewed onsite! This is a family-friendly event and children are welcome! We’ll also be leading a group bike ride from Christie Pits at 3:15pm — […]


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HISTORY: The 19th-century health scare “bicycle face”

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Bicycle Face is real.  It’s called smiling.  Only bike commuters do it. Once upon a time, the main danger associated with bicycling had nothing to do with being hit by a car. Instead, some late 19th century doctors warned that — especially for women — using the newfangled contraption could lead to a threatening medical […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: Toronto council approves Eglinton Connects renewal plan

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Good news… Eglinton Connects (which has separated bikelanes) has been approved by Council.  The Ford schmoes again prove their idiocy by their statements about something hurting drivers (the only kind of Torontonian with rights in Ford’s Toronto).  I used to live at Eglinton and Mt. Pleasant and there was ALWAYS only one lane of moving cars […]


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OH YEAH! Welcoming a New Supporter: VeloLifestyle

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BikingToronto would like to welcome our newest supporter: Velolifestyle, a *Canadian* online source for lifestyle cycling.  You’ll be seeing their ad over in the sidebar of the site for the next 12 months, as well as in our email newsletter. A quick check of their website will likely make you smile, as it did me. In addition […]


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NEWS: U of T team aims to create world’s fastest bike

A University of Toronto team behind an award-winning human-powered helicopter and the first wing-flapping plane are setting their sights on a new record by constructing what could be the world’s fastest bike. Cameron Robertson, 27, and 10 other U of T students and graduates known as AeroVelo have been toiling away in their McCaul Street […]


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NEWS: John Tory continues anti-bike crusade on Eglinton

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John Tory continues his plan to be THE Anti-Bike mayoral candidate.  Everyone knows Rob Ford is, but Rob Ford is old news, and John Tory will flip and flop in whatever direction will get him votes… and he’s after “Ford Nation” votes.  Plus Nick Kouvalis is Tory’s lead strategist this time around.  You may remember […]


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FUTURE? The rise of the e-bike

Like it or not, they are coming.  Maybe even for me one day (a normal one, not a scooter-type thing), when my knees give out.  Some days that feels closer than others. These days, e-bikes are booming in popularity in Europe and China where they’re revered for their low impact on the environment. According to […]


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