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OH YEAH! Has Toronto’s Bike Batman helped you?

A very cool story came through the Centre for Social Innovation‘s facebook page last night:

“We noticed a lot of bikes locked up on the street with flat tires and rusty chains and thought: here’s an opportunity to perform a random act of kindness and show a few people how great riding bike can be if you just pump up your tires. So, we bought a few bike pumps and hit the streets, pumping up tires and leaving behind a card that just said: “Bike Batman pumped up your tires.”

Has Bike Batman helped you?  Have you heard of other “good samaritan” bike stories in Toronto?  Share in the comments below!

via Centre for Social Innovation.

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OH YEAH! Honest City Biking Signs

Cars parked in your bikelane?  Bikelanes that are planned with seemingly no thoughts about safety?  Weird routes through parks and ravines but not actually where people live and work?

Toronto cyclist Joe Byer has relayed his frustration at these things into a series of “Honest Signs” which are great.

See all the signs: Honest City Biking Signage, Round 2 | joepocalypse.

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OH YEAH: Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success

Driver rants against cyclists are of course nothing new. It’s been pointed out in this space before, most skillfully by Sarah Goodyear last year, that cycling haters are actually a sign of cycling success. As major American cities embrace multimodal transportation and balanced mobility networks, cycling has shifted from an outsider enterprise to the mainstream. That shift, in turn, has produced a new psychological strain for drivers accustomed to the belief they own the road.

More: Strange As It Seems, Cycling Haters Are a Sign of Cycling Success – CityLab.

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OH YEAH! New Toronto bike cart dishes out healthy lunches and snacks

Hurting for healthy lunch options near the office? About to fall prey to the siren call of that Manchu Wok in the PATH yet again? Look for this health food company and their brand-new bike cart to ride in and save the day.

Oats & Ivy hit the road last month, popping up in the Financial District to dole out nutritionist-approved, sustainably-sourced lunches. So far, their menu of from-scratch dishes include nutritious salads (like Mexican bean or beet/arugula) and sweet treats (which are often raw, vegan or paleo). Next week, they’ll roll out cold-pressed juices, smoothies and nut milks.

Read More: New bike cart dishes out healthy lunches and snacks.

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YES! Niagara Bike Winery Tour for $39

Niagara Wine Tour

While I was on the buytopia site looking at the Bikeshare Toronto deal ($50!!), I saw they also have a Niagara Bike Winery Tour on for half price.  Bikes = good. Wine = good.  Sale = goooood.

  • 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

via Buytopia | Toronto.

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