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OH YEAH: Are bicyclists the happiest commuters on the planet?

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I’ve written before that I completely dropped the car in large part because I discovered that bicycling for transportation was much more enjoyable (even in hot and steamy Florida). I know that plenty of others have had a similar revelation. However, is it the norm that people enjoy bicycling more than driving or riding in a large vehicle?

New research doesn’t answer that question, but it hints at the answer I’d expect: bicyclists have a better mood than those traveling by car, bus, or train.

Read More: Are bicyclists the happiest commuters on the planet? : TreeHugger

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OH YEAH: Bikeshare Toronto membership for just $42.50! (Less than half price!!)

I’ve been promoting this deal a bunch, and with good reason… I want bikesharing in Toronto to be so successful that it expands from the core.  But this weekend (until Tuesday at midnight, Buytopia is also having a 15% off sale on anything over $20, which means you can apply it to a Bikeshare Toronto annual membership.  I applied the “CANADA147″ code at checkout to see the final price… $42.50!

That works out to just 82 cents a week!  12 cents a day!  12 CENTS A DAY!

For perspective, a TTC Metropass (only good for 1 month) is $134.  Even a TTC day pass is $11.

Travel a lot in the core? Tired of giving money to the TTC for their crappy service.  I think you know what you need to do.

  • Reintroducing Toronto’s Bike Share Transit System
  • Use your Membership key or ride code to unlock a bike from any dock at any station
  • Return your bicycle to any station across the city
  • Bike stations are located across the downtown core
  • Check the status of a station at bikesharetoronto.com

 

GET IT: Bikeshare Toronto membership for just $42.50!!!.

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OH YEAH: How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights

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 By the 1890s, America was totally obsessed with the bicycle—which by then looked pretty much like the ones we ride today. There were millions of bikes on the roads and a new culture built around the technology. People started “wheelmen” clubs and competed in races. They toured the country and compared tricks and stunts. 

The craze was meaningful, especially, for women. Both Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are credited with declaring that “woman is riding to suffrage on the bicycle,” a line that was printed and reprinted in newspapers at the turn of the century. The bicycle took “old-fashioned, slow-going notions of the gentler sex,” as The Courier (Nebraska) reported in 1895, and replaced them with “some new woman, mounted on her steed of steel.” And it gave women a new level of transportation independence that perplexed newspaper columnists across the country.

Read More: How the Bicycle Paved the Way for Women’s Rights – Adrienne LaFrance – The Atlantic.

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GET IT: Niagara Wine Bike Tour for Half-Price!

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Last night I discovered that the Bikeshare Toronto super discount was still available… and it looks like the half price Niagara Wine Bike Tour is too!

  • Discover the charm and beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake while riding on a very leisurely bicycle ride
  • Stop at these award-winning wineries for structured wine tasting for all and an informative tour at one
  • Visit 5 premiere wineries on a fitted touring bike with bottled water
  • Explore the beautiful Niagara countryside by bike at your own pace
  • Have your wine purchases picked up for you and waiting at the Niagara Getaways store when you’re finished
  • A great way to see Niagara wine country
  • Stop at four award-winning wineries for an informative tour or structured wine tastings
  • Great for both recreational riders and experienced cyclists

Full Details: Buytopia | Toronto.

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NEWS: Toronto girl raises money to buy bikes for kids

Great story, and it’s nice that the Sun has not turned on the comments for this story.

Seven-year-old Julia Burkhardt wants every kid to have a bike.

So the Toronto youngster decided to host a fundraising bike ride to help make that happen.

“I was sitting in a park one day with my bike beside me on its kickstand and I was thinking: ‘Why couldn’t everyone have a bike,’” Julia said Sunday.

“Then I told my mom what I wanted to do and she said it was good idea.”

Young Julia got to work, making a Facebook page and posters to put up in her community, and rallying together her friends from school, sports teams, Girl Guides and her babysitters to help spread the word about the event.

More: Toronto girl raises money to buy bikes for kids | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto.

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