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Photos from the 2012 Ice Bike / Icycle Races

Let’s add to the big collection of Ice Bike Race photos, shall we?

Below is a large collection of photos taken by Derek at the Ice Bike / Icycle Races this past Saturday.  Click on any one of them to open up a larger version.  The one of the dude with the iPhone is me taking one of many videos I used to make this video of the races.

The following is an excellent list put together by Jun over at Biking in a Big City, who also took excellent photos of the races.

Shutterjet has some photos here.

TorontoGP Tourist has some photos here.

Update2: as per the comments, James has added a few more pictures of the rubber race, as well as a video to his original post, including this picture of meon the Xtracycle.

Some other photos by Kiril Strax here.

NOW magazine has a short write up.

Dandyhorse magazine has a nice write up with pictures, and a video that shows me (along with many other of my fellow riders) tipping over during the rubber race.

Torontoist has more pictures, including this one of me headed into traffic. I’m the only one with my headlight on.

 

 

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Video of the 2012 Ice Bike Races

Last night saw the 2012 edition of the Ice Bike Races (or Icycle Races) at Dufferin Grove Park.

I was able to freeze off my fingers and toes taking 70+ video clips with my phone and have edited them into one 4 minute video of a lot of the action.  I’ve coupled it with a rather unorthodox soundtrack too… “That’s What You Do Best” by Adaline – it’s an “electro-torch” song (of all things) that’s been in my head for a couple months and seemed to capture the alternating lulls and fun energy of the Ice Bike Races.

Not a bad little video considering it was shot and edited entirely on an iPhone.

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Toronto Bicycle Music Festival rocks out on Sept. 18!

via the TBMF website:

Toronto’s second annual pedal-powered, mobile music festival, featuring Jeremy Fisher, The Strumbellas, Lenni Jabour, Abigail Lapell, Amélie & Les Singes Bleus and more!

The festival starts at 2 pm at the south end of Trinity Bellwoods Park as part of the Queen West Art Crawl. We then move on to Fred Hamilton Park and Dufferin Grove Park. Visit our website for the complete schedule.

We are looking for volunteer roadies for the event. If you have a bike trailer, cargo bike or rickshaw, and want to help us cart around instruments and equipment, drop us a line!

www.torontobicyclemusicfestival.com

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=117335228365462

 

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Photos from a BikingToronto Firepit Social

One of the great things about running a website about biking in Toronto and building it up into the largest and most popular one is all the people you meet.  With a few exceptions, everyone I meet through my work with BikingToronto is kind, generous and giving, and I’ve made some good friends.

A few weeks ago we had a BikingToronto Social at the Madison, and we’re planning a “Biking Toronto Ice Cream Social” for mid-July… and last week a few of us got together for a few hours around a firepit at Dufferin Grove Park and chatted, ate chips and roasted marshmallows.

I’m sharing a few photos from the evening because it was fun, and pictures are pretty.

The firepit crew was Todd (of the Long Ride East), Sage (of Quirky Nomads), Daegan (of Todd & Sage), Annie, Georgette (of Georgie_Grrl on Flickr), Derek, Andre, Hyedie (of the Toronto Girls Cupcake Ride), Kathryn, Duncan (of Duncan’s City Ride) and myself.

Almost all of these photos are by Georgette on Flickr (the 1st and 3rd are by me).  You should check out her photos.

Getting Ready

 

Annie "the Fire Queen" - she took a fire certification course to book the firepit, and Georgette made her a funny little crown in recognition.

 

Derek and Annie coax the Fire Gods to come out and play

 

The wet ground was not co-operating. We let Derek work his magic...

 

Derek loves marshmallows

 

The one pic of Hyedie without marshmallows on her stick. ;)

 

We’ll let you know when we finalize plans for the Ice Cream Social… it’ll probably involve bike riding and ice cream! :)

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