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This Saturday! The Red Bull Mini-Drome is at the Brickworks!

Red Bull Mini-Drome Toronto!

Day: Sat, Sept 22

Time: Races start at 2pm

Where: Evergreen Brickworks (map)

 

Red Bull Mini-Drome is a unique Fixed Gear Event based on open registration : anyone with a bicycle that fits the requirements can enter the event and have the opportunity to participate in an insane and thrilling bike race that takes place on the World’s smallest Velodrome.

Cyclists will take their street skills to the track in a test of mental stamina, technical precision and raw strength. From it’s roots across the pond, in England, Red Bull Mini Drome will take it’s debut laps in Canada with stops in Montreal QC, Toronto ON, and Vancouver BC.

Red Bull Mini Drome brings skill, speed, balance, and bravado together on a steep and shrunken version, far from the traditional velodrome, to give competitors the most challenging and treacherous ride of their lives.

All registrants will get a time trial at which point the top riders will be placed in a bracket to go head to head with each other until there is only one cyclist left to be crowned victorious.

3 Main Rules:

1. You have to have wheel size bigger than 26″                                                                                                                                                         

2. Single-speed bike required                                                                                                                                                                                      

3. Front and back wheel of the same exact size

Video!

 

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Photos from the Red Bull Mini Drome

Two weekends ago, the Red Bull Mini Drome came to Toronto and set up at the Evergreen Brickworks. Dandyhorse Magazine was there and caught all the action:

In the heart of Evergreen Brick Works, next to the kilns that fired the bricks that built Toronto, 85 skilled and daring riders took on a steep and shrunken velodrome. With speeds reaching 35 km/h, on a track that appeared no larger than a suburban garage, the challenge was not only to set the best time but do so without slamming to the ground.

Johnny “Jet Fuel” Englar, made an appearance (racing a front rack-equipped single speed) as did many other legendary local riders from the days of the Human Powered Rollercoaster. But the big competition was Addison Zawada from Jacksonville, Florida who was also the Montreal mini drome champion.

Photos by Chris Kaiser

All photos courtesy of Dandyhorse. View a TON of photos on the DandyBlog post.

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Today! Red Bull Mini Drome at Evergreen Brickworks

via Dandyhorse Magazine:

The Red Bull Mini Drome will be at the Evergreen Brick Works this Saturday, October 8, 2011.

The event starts at 2 pm and the main race for the grand prize ~ a custom-painted T1 Cervélo track bike frame ~ is scheduled to start at 7 pm. YNOT bags and some beauty trophies are also up for grabs.

The sprawling grounds will be littered with cyclists and fun lovers from far and wide. The winner from the Montreal event will be competing along with about 70 other riders. You  can find more information hereand on the Facebook event page.

 

 

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Tues, June 28th: Trails and the Brickworks Event

This post is courtesy of Paul Young of the Public Space Workshop:

If you have tried to get to the Brickworks or Rosedale Valley Road by bike or on foot you know the challenges.  This workshop will highlight work underway to improve connections and it will identify additional priority improvements. If you want to learn more or have ideas please come! It is open to all.

This is an invitation to a workshop for those with an interest in improving walking and cycling connections in the Lower Don Valley – between communities, the trails and the Brickworks. Please feel free to invite others.  Note the boundaries are roughly Moore Ave. to Queen St. along the lower Don Valley . Surrounding councillors have been invited.

We have a range of stakeholders including Ward cycling groups, former members of the Don Task Force, City staff from Transportation, Parks and Public Health. It would be great if you can come too.

Connecting Communities, Trails and the Brickworks . . .

Come to a workshop to:

1. Learn about trail connection work already underway
2. Learn about and discuss other opportunities to connect communities to the Don Trail

When?

Tuesday June 28, 2011

  • Open House at 6:30 P.M.
  • Workshop 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Where?

  • Estonia House, 958 Broadview Ave.
    • (just north of Chester Hill / Browning) in the “ Crystal Room ”

Who?

  • City of Toronto trail planners
  • Various ward-based cycling representatives
  • Interested hikers, walkers and other trail users
  • Elected representatives have been invited

Notes:

  • Unfortunately bicycle parking is limited. There is a low fence at the northwest corner behind the building or rings a block south.
  • Building is fully accessible from the north side entrance.
  • Transit is available on Broadview Ave.

For more information: email: smohamed@evergreen.ca or call Shah at (416) 596-1495 ext.245

Organized with support from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

Hello all, if you have tried to get to the Brickworks or Rosedale Valley Road by bike or on foot you know the challenges.  This workshop will highlight work underway to improve connections and it will identify additional priority improvements. If you want to learn more or have ideas please come! It is open to all.

THE INVITATION

This is an invitation to a workshop for those with an interest in improving walking and cycling connections in the Lower Don Valley – between communities, the trails and the Brickworks. Please feel free to invite others.  Note the boundaries are roughly Moore Ave. to Queen St. along the lower Don Valley . Surrounding councillors have been invited.

We have a range of stakeholders including Ward cycling groups, former members of the Don Task Force, City staff from Transportation, Parks and Public Health. It would be great if you can come too.

Details and a poster are included below.

Thank you on behalf of our working group!

All the best, Paul

Connecting Communities, Trails and the Brickworks . . .

Come to a workshop to:

1. Learn about trail connection work already underway

2. Learn about and discuss other opportunities to connect communities to the Don Trail

When? Tuesday June 28, 2011 Open House at 6:30 P.M.

Workshop 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Where? Estonia House, 958 Broadview Ave.

(just north of Chester Hill / Browning) in the “ Crystal Room ”

Who? – City of Toronto trail planners

– Various ward-based cycling representatives

– Interested hikers, walkers and other trail users

– Elected representatives have been invited

Note: Unfortunately bicycle parking is limited. There is a low fence at the northwest corner behind the building or rings a block south.

Building is fully accessible from the north side entrance.

Transit is available on Broadview Ave.

For more information: email: smohamed@evergreen.ca or

call Shah at (416) 596-1495 ext.245

Organized with support from the Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition www.ohcc-ccso.ca

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On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks Cycling Infrastructure

From Duncan’s City Ride:

The revitalization of the once abandoned site is bringing in cycling and pedestrian infrastructure. In an e-mail from Dave Dunn of Cycling Infrastructure and Programs for the City of Toronto he explained that a new bi-directional and physically separated multi-use path will now connect the Rosedale Valley Drive multi-use trail to the Brick Works site. As well, a connection to Pottery Road will allow cyclists and pedestrians to access the site from the Lower Don Trail.

Read the full post on Duncan’s City Ride.

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