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Weekly Wrap-Up: Pinkos, Winter Biking and Gift Guides

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
  2. Editorial Cartoonists Embrace Don Cherry and Pinko Cyclists
  3. Photo: Don Cherry’s Pink Pashley Bike from Curbside
  4. Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike
  5. Winter Biking Photo Inspiration
  6. Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt available in More Colours
  7. Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists
  8. Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant
  9. Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor
  10. BikingToronto Gift Guide

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On May 25 2009 Rob Ford made a speech about Bike Lanes. The spectacle media and knee jerk liberals reacted to the use of the word “ass” and laughed at the idea of widening sidewalks and separating Bikes from the highway like arterial roads in the “519″, wards in the City of Toronto – the [...]
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  • Winter is here, but that’s no reason to stay inside (although hot chocolate and roaring fires are definitely a good time). Whether you’re thinking about biking to work this winter, or considering some fun recreational rides to feel like a “True Canadian“, battling the elements, we’ve put together some Winter Biking photos from the past [...] Related posts: Mar. 3: Photos of the Week Video: Extreme Winter Biking Slush Puppies: How to Enjoy Biking in the Winter
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  • The I Bike T.O. product line has recently become very popular with the recent addition of the Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. shirts… and we thought we should highlight some other new products we’ve recently added to the product line-up: We give 100% of the profits to bike-related charities in Toronto. (more info about [...] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt available in More Colours New Organic Cotton Shirts and Bags, with Free Shipping!
  • The I Bike T.O. product line has recently become very popular with the recent addition of the Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. shirts… and we thought we should highlight some other new products we’ve recently added to the product line-up: We give 100% of the profits to bike-related charities in Toronto. (more info about [...]
  • This map has a companion article over at the blog, that expands on the terms “Enabled” & “Alternative” bike route; routes in the old city, on the “graph paper grid”, that avoid dangerous intersections and corridors – like this one that avoids the intersection of Coxwell Ave. and Lower Gerrard Street – and the super [...]
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  • Older areas of the cities road grid are laid out like graph paper – as such it is easy to find alternative, convenient, efficient and safe routes for commute Bikeways. If these routes are “enabled” for bikes, and to deter car traffic, they will become the cyclists preferred route – in my humble opinion. Tonight [...]
  • A quick DIY on turning a milk crate into an affordable pannier for groceries or beer
  • Remember when Rob Ford said that incredibly stupid thing about bike lanes and blamed cyclists for their own deaths? Yeah, most people won’t forget that one… In a strange twist comes this t-shirt from Dark Cycle Clothing out of Tampa, Florida. The Shark on a Bike shirt. This shirt along with a whole slew of [...]
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Dec. 14 Ward 17 Bike Advocacy Meeting Time: 6 – 8 pm Location: Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Community and Health Centre Wed, Dec. 15 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Luncheon Green Drinks Toronto Time: 6-9pm Location: Grace [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Aug 16 – 22 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 1 – 7 Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10
  • Sales of the Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirts are going extremely well! We’ll be updating this blog about the sales numbers soon. Just a reminder that not only do we now have mens and womens t-shirts with the Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. design (in addition to the original v-neck), but you can customize [...] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists
  • The snow you see on the ground this morning is the remnants of a monster storm that cycloned over Minneapolis – St Paul over the weekend. A strong southerly flow up the Appalachian Mountains and a weak system over Hudson Bay whisked the storm away before it could drop much snow here in Toronto. Images [...]
  • After Don Cherry’s weird and ranty “Pinko” comments at City Hall last week, Curbside Cycle decided to give him a pretty pink bike. We’ve found a photo for you: [Photo from West Annex News] Also, Curbside wants to custom paint the fenders for Don, and wants you to help pick the design: Help us choose [...] Related posts: Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Photo of the Day: Pink Bike Postcard
  • Over at Cat B’s VeloT.O. Blog, Cat put up an interesting article, Nice jacket Mr. Cherry about the ranting Mayor and a Hockey coach. ‘Nodders’ posted on this idea just after the October 25th 2010 election, 3,000 kms and Positioning the Toronto Cycling Community in a Non-Bike Friendly Environment. The cycle community needs to project [...]
  • There’s a lot of great stuff coming out of this whole Don Cherry / Rob Ford / Pinko thing. The shirts we made (which are proving *very* popular!), the buttons Spacing is producing are seemingly just the beginning. Curbside Cycle is giving Don Cherry the opportunity to *literally* back-pedal by giving him him a custom [...] Related posts: Photo: Don Cherry’s Pink Pashley Bike from Curbside Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle Inspires “Cashmere Commuting”…
  • A few ideas on how to keep riding if you don’t want to ride outside in the winter
  • Found a couple amusing editorial cartoons about Don Cherry and his Pinko rant: [The Globe and Mail] [Toronto Star] Related posts:Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike Related posts: Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor Curbside Cycle wants to give Don Cherry a Pink Bike
  • This guy is great. He produced his own video from footage he shot while working as a bike courier with a helmet-cam. At the bottom of one of the videos is a WARNING LABEL: “Please don’t try this at home, I have years of experience which keeps me safe.” In the early 2000′s I had [...]
  • Notes from Toronto City Council Meeting – December 8th 2010 Posted Friday, December 9, 2010 I watched the entire 5 hour City Council meeting for December 8th (RogersTV posts video of all City Council meetings) . Here are some notes I took relating to the level of democracy with in the new (2006) “Strong Mayor” [...]
  • via Jay Morrison on Flickr
  • Via Curbside Cycle blog: Dear Don Cherry, We at Curbside Cycle are hoping you will lend an ear, an eye and an open mind. Long ago American diplomats to China used to judge the prosperity of that country by the amount of cars on the road. Today, any city driver knows that the original ideals [...]
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    Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 13 – 19

    Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days!

    Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

    Tues, Dec. 14

    Wed, Dec. 15

    • Green Drinks Toronto
      • Time: 6-9pm
      • Location: Grace O’Malleys – 14 Duncan St.
      • A jovial mix of environmental professionals and Torontonians interested in the environment + a few pints (or non-alcoholic drinks!) = A relaxed and agenda-free evening of enviro-meeting and greeting.

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Left Wing Pinkos and a Gift Guide for Cyclists

    Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff! Want to get the Weekly Wrap-Up in your email every friday?  Enter Your Email Here.

    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt
    2. Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor
    3. BikingToronto Gift Guide
    4. Biking Toronto “Popular Today” Posts
    5. Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant
    6. Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death
    7. BikingToronto SiteWide Activity
    8. BikingToronto Blogs Directory
    9. Duncan’s City Ride
    10. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    Heard about Don Cherry’s rant against Pinkos the other day? Want to see if in full pink0-suit colour? I’m wondering if he thinks that all Pinkos ride bicycles, or that anyone who rides a bicycle is a Pinko. Hmmm. Check out the shirts we made yesterday. They’re unisex, they’re v-neck, they’re made by American Apparel. [...] Related posts: Left-Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. Shirt Don Cherry insults Cyclists as Rob Ford Sworn in as Mayor The 2009 BikeSummit is Tomorrow
  • Seasons’ Greetings Everyone! Happy Rides in 2011! Steve
  • After Don Cherry’s mostly incoherent and offensive “speech” yesterday, many are asking… “What is a pinko?” According to Wikipedia: Pinko is a derogatory term for a person regarded as sympathetic to communism, though not necessarily a Communist Party member. The term has its origins in the notion that pink is a lighter shade of red, [...]
  • I have retired the long john for the season. I really felt I had to after I saw the first salt truck on the road. This is the Raleigh I mentioned in an earlier post, the two dollar garage sale find. It’s in very good shape for its age – I didn’t need to put [...]
  • UPDATE! We’ve added a Red Mens T-Shirt and Pink Womens T-Shirt to our products! You may have seen (or own) one of our t-shirts with the famous I Bike T.O. logo we designed, and we’ve just added 3 new Left-Wing Pinko shirts to the product line up. Maybe we should send one to Don Cherry? [...] Related posts: Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant New Stuff In The BikingToronto Store Lots of I Bike T.O. Shirts!
  • Vancouver based Prohab Helmet Society is a non-profit incorporation that donates helmets to the Vancouver area community. In British Columbia, where helmet use is mandatory, the Prohab Helmet Society is working with partners to provide helmets to those without. To raise funds for their 2011 campaign the Society has crafted a calendar featuring cycling beauties [...]
  • Today marks the end of Rob Ford’s first week in office (only 3 years, 51 weeks to go) and it was a doozy. For some reason, Ford had Don Cherry of Hockey Night in Canada put the Chain of Office around his neck today at City Council (something usually done by the City Clerk), and [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant Rob Ford: Charity gives Toronto clogged arteries
  • This past year a new bicycle rack design began landing on Toronto streets. You’ll find these racks in the bicycle shelter at the St. Clair West TTC subway stop and scattered around the Evergreen Brick Works awaiting permanent installation. Made by Peak Racks, a San Luis Obispo based company, I really like how these racks [...]
  • The City of Toronto has posted a survey online to get your feedback about the Toronto Cycling Map: The City of Toronto is conducting this survey to learn about how people are using the Map, what works, and what could be improved. Every year the City publishes and distributes 150,000 Cycling Maps free of charge. [...] Related posts: Metrolinx Wants Your Input to make the Toronto Area more Bike-Friendly Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan Toronto’s Bike Plan Switches Gears
  • [via BikeHugger] I personally don’t have an iPhone (am considering one, but am considering an Android based phone too…), but know a few people who would LOVE this handlebar addition. From BioLogic… who have lots of other cool products too! If you’re more of a Coffee addict than an Apple addict, check out this cool [...]
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  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Dec. 7 Ward 30 SODA Bikes Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. E Wed, Dec. 8 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride BikeSauce Volunteer Meeting 7pm – @ BikeSauce – 717 Queen St. [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: May 10 – 16 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21
  • While we’ve really only experienced a few days of winter-ish temperatures here in Toronto we all know that snow and constant cold are right around the corner. Whether this is your first or your fiftieth winter on your bicycle this article from the Guardian offers up some excellent winter cycling tips that are applicable to [...]
  • It’s a purely subjective thing, but it’s also counter intuitive – which seems to lend these observations some credence. A negative proof I know – but bear with me, it’s good news – which means I can spout unscientific feel-good drivel. Since the election of the more-room-for-cars Mayor, Rob Ford, I’ve noticed that drivers are [...]
  • Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize
  • via Mr. Curiousity on Flickr
  • Oh, it’s unnatural how much I laughed at this:
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    Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 6 – 12

    Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days!

    Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

    Tues, Dec. 7

    Wed, Dec. 8

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death

    Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don ValleyWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff! Want to get the Weekly Wrap-Up in your email every friday?  Enter Your Email Here.

    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley
    2. Photos of Memorial Ride for Streetcar Death
    3. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
    4. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore
    5. The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb
    6. Photos of the New Dufferin Bikelanes
    7. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity
    8. Cyclist Hit at Jarvis and Carlton
    9. Making Leslie St. Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians
    10. Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes

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  • It’s something that we at BikingToronto have known for a while, that in addition to having 1000+ subscribers, Bixi Toronto is just putting the finishing touches on securing $600,000 in corporate sponsorships for the first 3 years of the program: BIXI Toronto has met its key targets, though a two week extension to today’s sponsorship [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal Reminder: Bixi Toronto Launch Party Tonight! Learn More About Bixi Toronto
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  • Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from November 2010. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train” Photos of Memorial Ride for [...] Related posts: Most Popular Posts – October 2010 Most Popular Posts – September 2010 Popular November 2008 Posts
  • [photo by Pica A on Twitpic] Not seeing any stories in the news about this one yet… but will update this post when we do. The above photo was taken around 8 pm last night (Tuesday). It’s on Jarvis just north of Carlton in front of the National Ballet School. Related posts:Photo of the Day: [...] Related posts: Photo of the Day: Yonge & Carlton Video: Jarvis with 4 Car Lanes, Still no Gridlock The Jarvis Bikelanes are Painted!
  • Joe T. broke the story, Google Maps are up for Toronto’s Cyclists. Good work Joe, I was looking yesterday but couldn’t see it. Joe says you have to be at Google.com (not .ca) and you have to input a place, then choose “Get Directions” a Bicycle Icon is now there that wasn’t there last week. [...]
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from November. Enjoy. Be sure and check out the Photo of the Day Blog. It’s got a brand spankin’ new design! Related posts:Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Nov. 22 – 26, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • BlogTO is breaking the news that Google Maps Bike Directions is now kinda-sorta working (it’s a “beta” launch – which is used for working out glitches) for Toronto Bike routes: Google bike maps for Toronto launched in beta sometime earlier this afternoon, and I’ve been toying around with the route planner for the last half [...] Related posts: Getting Google Maps to pay Attention to Bikes Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes Biking for Google StreetView
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  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Dec. 1 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Dec. 2 Bike Drinks – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social! Sat, Dec. 4 – Sun, Dec. 5 Sweet Pete’s Holiday Sale Know of other events going on [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14
  • Hell yeah! Bring it on, Winter! Via Racer Diaries
  • via abey henry on flickr
  • Alarming news out of the Don Valley… a series of bridges constructed by off-road and mountain bike cyclists are being sabotaged… with the clean lines of a sawzall saw being evident: Timothy Charles, founder of the Toronto Off-Road Biking Association, said the supporting beam of the bridge appears to have been deliberately cut partway through [...] Related posts: New Bathurst Bridge To Have Bike Lanes My 50 Kilometre Toronto Valley And Ravine Tour Metrolinx Ignoring City, Wants a Strachan Ave…
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from the past week. Click on them to see them bigger and find links to the originals and the photographers below. Courier Christine Tour de Lake Shore Boulevarde [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • Over at the BikingToronto Group ‘Cycling’, Lock said, “This Youtube vid is funny as heck but AFAIK only Admins here can imbed videos, so just click on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koh7QoMGKJo ” So I thought I’d embed it here, to keep it in-house for just one, more, link. You can embed videos too! To start your own [...]
  • After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the [...]
  • While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and [...]
  • Last week, a cyclist was killed by a streetcar. Whether it was his/her own fault, the fault of the streetcar driver, or some combination is unknown, but some Toronto cyclists decided to hold a Memorial ride for the victim. Here are photos of the ride (and ghost bike installation) from Jun Nogami: Related posts:Cyclist killed [...] Related posts: Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Ghost Bike Memorial in Mississauga Memorial Ride This Friday
  • True, the Dufferin bikelanes only exist under the brand new underpass that eliminated the Dufferin Jog, but any infrastructure is good infrastructure. Underpasses can be a little scary on a bike without good lighting and bikelanes. Here are a few pics of the new lanes for you: BigDaddyHame City of Toronto City of Toronto [...] Related posts: Bikelanes planned for Dufferin Jog A Map of Rossi’s Separated Bikelanes Photos and Review of the New Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes
  • via Trevor Hughes on Flickr
  • The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies. The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities. Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charitable arm of BikingToronto, here. (Click on any of the images here to learn more about each product)
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