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EVENT: June 8 – Ward 32 Cupcake Ride!

We’ll start at Tori’s Bakeshop a spot we visited at last year, a wonderful vegan bakery, bike west on Queen St and then down Coxwell to take the Martin Goodman Trail over to Tommy Thompson park. We’ll loop through Tommy Thompson aka the Leslie Spit, bike along the lake and then back up to Queen St to end at Life is Sweet!

If you are so inclined, you can RSVP to this event on our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/128115507387818/

full event listing: Toronto Bike Meetup

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Ward 32 Cupcake Ride!

Announcing the first Cupcake Ride for 2013!! We are co-hosting this ride with Councillor McMahon’s Office (thanks for all your help Kristin!) to celebrate Ward 32 during our upcoming Bike Month in Toronto!

Date: Saturday, June 8th

Time: 1:00pm

Start place: Tori’s Bakeshop (2188 Queen St East – between Maclean & Balsam Ave)

read full post:  Toronto Cupcake Ride.

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Things to do in Toronto this Weekend on your Bike

I try to highlight bike events when I can… I often don’t have the time to promote other than on the Facebook Page and on @bikingtoronto on twitter, but here goes.

Saturday, Sept 22

Toronto Girls Cupcake Ride

The Girls Cupcake Ride is like a Toronto bike tradition now… it’s finishing it’s 3rd year and is just as awesome as it’s always been.  This Saturday is the last ride of 2012 and “instead of going to a bakery that offers cupcakes, we’ll be starting at a cookie bakery that will bake some special ‘cupcake cookies’ just for us (or you can order a freshly baked, custom cookie) and will offer us a 15% off discount!Then we’ll ride across town to check out the Red Bull Mini Drome time trial qualifiers at the Brickworks, which start at 2pm.”

It’s a great time (or so my wife and daughter tell me) and Hyedie the organizer is a good friend.  Oh, and in case you can’t tell, no boys allowed.

Get all the details here.

 

Toronto Boys Sausage Party

This is the very first Sausage Party Ride, organized by the great people (Joe & Denise) behind the Prix Fixie Food Ride.

A route for the men while their female friends are doing the September Toronto Girls’ Cupcake Ride that will allow them to meet up at the Brick Works for the Red Bull Mini Drome.  While the women start with sweets, the men will enjoy three courses in reverse order.

Get all the details here.

 

Cycle for Sight End-of-Summer Fun Ride

The wonderful event Cycle for Sight organizes not only their main ride, but training rides too.  They’ve organized one last hurrah for summer on Saturday.  All the details are via their facebook page.

 

Sunday, Sept. 23

Word on the Street

What’s this?  This doesn’t seem bike-related does it?  Well… no… BUT, not only is Dandyhorse Magazine going to have their brand spankin’ new issue at WOTS this year, BUT you can not only ride your bike there, you can park it for free with Cycle Toronto‘s amazing Bike Valet Service.

It’s a truly wonderful service.  I never worry less about the safety of my bike as when it’s with the Bike Valet.

Word on the Street is at Queen’s Park Circle

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The News Cycle for Friday, June 8, 2012

A Public Transit Adventure [Cupcake Ride]

A Public Transit adventure

I’ve used public transit bike racks in BC before and the ones on the TTC buses are exactly the same. You just push up on a metal handle, pull the whole rack down towards you, lift your bike into the wheel slots and then secure your front wheel with an expandable leaver thingy (yes, thingy).

 

Quote of the Day: ‘Oh my God, I never want to hurt a bike!” says Rob Ford [Posted Toronto]

Quote of the Day: ‘Oh my God, I never want to hurt a bike!” says Rob Ford

Mayor Rob Ford reacting to Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong’s concerns that controlled chipping of the Gardiner Expressway could damage the BIXI bike share station underneath, at Simcoe St.

 

 

 

Take a video ride through Toronto’s Bixi bike-sharing network [Posted Toronto]

What happens when you let a Scottish-Canadian graphics editor take a Bixi bike on a high-speed tour of Toronto? Thanks to the camera on his helmet, you’ll be able to see his ride and hear his opinions of the bike-ability of the city, the likeability (or lack thereof) of certain drivers and the need for better bike lanes. You may also hear some creative vocabulary. (Warning: this is not for those who would be offended by the word “tosser.”) 

Toronto Bike Month: Kickoff fest gets wheels turning at Christie Pits [The Star]

Toronto Bike Month: Kickoff fest gets wheels turning at Christie Pits

Tracy Rowan not only got a free bike tune-up and collected maps of cycling routes at Christie Pits on Sunday — she got to grind coffee by pedalling a stationary bicycle.

“I love this bike fest. It’s real multi-tasking,” says Rowan, 49, sniffing the bag of finely ground Haitian, Ethiopian and Guatemalan beans. “Quite bold. The way I like it.”

Faced with legal and financial challenges, BIXI bike sharing program in a cycle of uncertainty [Posted Toronto]

Faced with legal and financial challenges, BIXI bike sharing program in a cycle of uncertainty

 The Montreal company must sell the booming division that has been exporting the idea abroad, thus eliminating from the equation the only part that turned a profit. Its advocates say focusing on the balance sheet misses the point that thousands of people are changing the way they move around their cities. Its critics say the problem with BIXI is that it tried to be a business, when it should be a public service.

May Cupcake Ride Recap [Cupcake Ride]

May Cupcake Ride Recap

Despite a gloomy weather forecast, the slightly hazy overcast conditions created a nice reprieve from the sunny hot day we had the day before and made for a very comfortable May ride. … although many of us arrived hot and sweaty because we were rushing to try to get to the meet up point on time!

 

Ride for Jarvis [Cycle Toronto]

Ride for Jarvis

We will be meeting at 6 PM at Allan Gardens whereupon we will be cycling North on Jarvis to Charles St. East, East on Charles St. East to Church, North on Church to Bloor and then looping back South to Jarvis and Queen where we will turn and end up at City Hall where we will celebrate our cycling culture and show Toronto that we mean business.

 

Bike Month kicks off in Toronto [CityNews]

Bike Month kicks off in Toronto

Clean, two-wheel transportation is in the spotlight for the next few weeks as Bike Month kicked off across the GTA on Monday.

Dozens of cyclists celebrated the special month and Bike to Work Day on Monday by converging at Yonge and Bloor streets for a communal ride, or group commute, down to Nathan Phillips Square for an 8 a.m. pancake breakfast, organized by the city and Cycle Toronto.

Toronto-based bike maker shares in Giro d’Italia victory [Globe & Mail]

“People will always associate us with the first time a Canadian won [a professional cycling event]and did it on a Canadian bike. That’s pretty special,” Mr. White, Cervélo’s chief executive officer, said Monday.

Although bike manufacturers often benefit from a bump in sales when one of their machines ends up in the winner’s circle – notably Trek Bicycle Corp., the sponsor of past Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong – “the Giro is not going to do the same thing for us,” Mr. White said.

Bike to Work Day [Cupcake Ride]

Bike to Work Day

The Bike Month Group Commute is the kick-off event for Bike Month in Toronto (a month later than a lot of cities in North America).

This year I was able to wake up on time and joined the group commute at Yonge and Bloor to ride down to City Hall a la Critical Mass style.

I even got to meet Laurie Featherstone of Featherstone 2 wheels green delivery during the ride! Ok, ok, so I introduced myself in a sort of fan-girlish manner…

 

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Tomorrow is the May Girls Cupcake Ride!

This was originally posted over on Hyedie’s Cupcake Ride Blog… if you are female and looking for something fun and delicious to do tomorrow, you really can not beat this!  


May 2012 Cupcake Ride Details

Announcing the details for the 2nd Cupcake Ride of the third season! Hope you can make it out!

Date: Saturday, May 26th
Time: 1pm

Start: Swirls Cupcakes
4158 Dundas St. West

- east on Dundas St. West to Old Dundas
- then into the Humber Trail
- out to Stephen before tucking back into South Humber Park
- east on The Queensway (bike lanes)
- cross bridge to Martin Goodman Trail east
- all the way to Logon St.
- left on Queen St. to

End: Desmond & Beatrice
750 Queen St. East


I know we can head directly to the Martin Goodman Trail from the Humber Trails, but in this political climate, it would be nice to show all the weekend drivers that there are indeed a LOT of cyclists that utilize bike lanes. So that’s why I’ve planned for us to ride on the Queensway.


If you are planning on TTCing out to Swirls (this part of Dundas West can be a bit bike unfriendly – despite the bike lane on Dundas West over the Humber River by Lambton Park), I would suggest taking the subway to Royal York Station and then ride north on Royal York Road. This portion of Royal York Road doesn’t have bike lanes but the bike map shows it as a ‘Suggested On-Street Route’.


• Sorry gents! This ride is for girls only!

• Please check out my ride rules prior to the ride!

• You can RSVP at the Facebook event page!


The Cupcake Ride is organized on a volunteer basis and it is not a professional organization. As such, each of us is responsible for our own safety and well-being during an organized event. The organizer is not in any way responsible for any participant on the trip. However, as a group of friends, we make an effort to look out for one another to the best of our ability.

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