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HOW TO: 5 Steps to a Bike-Friendly Business

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As acceptance of the bicycle lifestyle gains traction throughout North America, business owners and entrepreneurs of all stripes are hard at work entrenching bike-friendliness into their business models. Why? Quite simply, it’s a smart business move. In addition to reducing the need to invest in costly car parking facilities, recent studies have demonstrated that bicycle […]


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NEWS: New Toronto bike repair shop comes to your door

Very cool idea.  I may try it out. Toronto’s got a new bike repair shop, but one that lacks an actual storefront. Instead of opening a bricks and mortar space, Zach Tatem decided to operate a repair service that comes direct to customers’ doors. Formerly a manager with Trek Canada’s mountain bike team, the cycling […]


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STORES: BikeSauce has moved up the street to Broadview and Gerrard

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I’ve only been to BikeSauce a couple times (at their former location), but want to check out their new space at 341 Broadview (just south of Gerrard).  Great community and people running the place. Check out our new shop on our first day open since the big move! Please bear with us while we try […]


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ELSEWHERE: Brooklyn Whole Foods to deliver by cargo bike

We already know that many US families are embracing the cargo bike for car-free transportation. Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that businesses are getting in on the act too. Instead of using vans to run their delivery scheme, the Whole Foods store on Third & 3rd in Brooklyn—which already features impressive sustainability credentials […]


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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 […]


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ELSEWHERE: Seeing business benefits, retailers propose protected bike lanes in Portland

Ah, Portland. The entire continent has a heart-on for you. Everyone who pays attention knows that bikes (and bikelanes) are good for business (even in Toronto, with studies in the Annex and the Bloor West Village).. and even businesses know it in Portland, PROPOSING protected bikelanes themselves. Not the city, not cycling advocates… the retailers […]


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REMINDER: Indiegogo for Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery

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Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for the Indiegogo campaign for Featherstone Two Wheels Delivery equipment campaigns.  I use her for I Bike T.O. shirt deliveries whenever I can.  Great rates and great service. I have travelled 60 000 km using the bike and trailer in 5 years, I feel I can […]


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Help Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery upgrade equipment

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Please consider donating to Laurie Featherstone’s bike delivery service.  She’s a great person and provides a great service.  I use as much as I can when I have I Bike T.O. shirts that need delivery. There’s a great list of “perks” for the campaign too, that’ll get you stuff for throwing a few dollars Laurie’s […]


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EVENT: Sept. 21 – Bagels for Bike Lanes at the Harbord Bakery

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I love this.  A fantastic pro-bike and pro-business event at an anti-bikelane business. Date: Sat. Sept. 21 Time: 11 am Where: Harbord Bakery, 115 Harbord St. Harbord Bakery makes some outstanding baked goods. But theyve stood in the way of bike lanes on Harbord for a decade. We want to show them that cyclists are […]


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Bike delivery businesses growing in Toronto

Perhaps you’ve seen them around town: cyclists careening the streets with large trailers and cargo carts treading behind them. These deliverymen and women are passionate and relentless, delivering packages around the city year-round in an effort to support local businesses and leave a minimal impact on the environment. They represent a small but growing movement […]


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