Bike Valet will be at the Word on the Street Festival at Harbourfront Centre! Look for the bright orange tent at the festival entrance on Sunday, September 25 from 10:30am to 6:30pm.
Ride your bike over to the festival and don’t worry about bike parking – we’ve got you covered! Your bike will be safe with inside or bike corral and watched over by Cycle Toronto. Be sure to return before 6:30pm on Sunday to retreive your bicycle from the Valet before it closes.
This looks so amazing!
This is the 3rd annual The Reading Line Book Ride … this year we are starting at Fort York Library cycling north up Bathurst Street to the Tollkeeper’s Cottage Museum and then south ending at the June Callwood Park. We are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs & the work of June Callwood with authors, politicians and historians. It’s a free ride with the escort of the police bicycle unit.
- Website: http://www.thereadingline.ca/books-on-bathurst/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thereadingline
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thereadingline
More Info: Bike Month website
This is awesome. I can’t believe I haven’t heard about this before now! Great job Madeleine and Sarah!
Madeleine Curry and Sarah Beaudin’s books cover a lot of ground.
In the summer, they cycle the streets of Toronto with 18 kilograms of books in tow. The titles find their way from their bike to the hands of readers in city parks. In the winter, the volumes live in the cosy confines of a neighbourhood bar, where the pair leaves a small library and hosts a monthly reading series.
Sometimes the volumes end up back in Curry and Beaudin’s Book Bike, which they describe as “a mobile lending library.” The library is a blue box made of found wood. It’s installed on a bike trailer Curry and Beaudin haul on vintage bicycles. They set up shop at events and a different west-end park every summer weekend and into the fall, unfolding the box into a mini library and handing out books to whoever approaches.
School librarian Alicia Tapia is on a mission to spread the love of reading. Knowing the important influence books can have on literacy and learning she started towing a miniature library around San Francisco in 2013. She calls her creation Bibliobicicleta.
“Books do something for the human brain that nothing else can,” she tells GOOD. “With books comes happiness, and people build empathy for one another. [We’re trying to offer] new perspectives and reignite an enthusiasm for reading.”