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EVENTS: Dyke March organizers bring pedal power to World Pride

For almost 20 years, all kinds of dykes on all kinds of bikes have rolled down Yonge Street as part of Toronto’s annual Dyke March. But in 2013, bicycles took on a greater role than ever, thanks to a contingent formed by the queer-friendly Bike Pirates DIY shop and Dyke March organizers. The bicycles, almost 75 in total, formed a chorus of ringing bells between the roaring motorcycles that have led the event since it started, and the chanting marchers behind. The first Gay Pride Week in Toronto was in 1972, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the City of Toronto finally recognized the event officially.

Read More: Dyke March organizers bring pedal power to World Pride | dandyhorse magazine.

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Photos: West End Community Garden Ride

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On June 6th we held our first Bike Month event, the West End Community Garden Ride. We lucked out with great weather and had a lovely bunch of cyclists join us.

Here is a recap of our ride in photo essay format:

Photos: West End Community Garden Ride

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EVENT: Sat, June 28 – A Bicycle Tour from Todmorden Mills to Lake Ontario

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Join Jennifer Bonnell, a historian of the Don Valley, to explore the rich human and natural history of one of Toronto’s great rivers. Hear the stories of its uses by Aboriginal peoples, the industrial development of the river that led to its straightening in the 1890s, and its history as a place of refuge for the homeless.

LEADER: Jennifer Bonnell

PARTNER: Community Bicycle Network

START/FINISH POINTS: Provided upon registration

DATE: Sat, June 28

TIME: 10:30 AM

LENGTH: Approx. 2 hours

FOCUS: Natural, historical

DIFFICULTY: Cycling in a group over hills, rough ground, trails, crossing busy roads

COST: $25.00

Full Event Details: Tour: THE DON VALLEY: A BICYCLE TOUR FROM TODMORDEN MILLS TO LAKE ONTARIO

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EVENT: Sun, June 29 & Mon, June 30 – WorldPride Bike Valet

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Date: Sunday, June 29, 2014 – 12:00Monday, June 30, 2014 – 00:00

Are you going to WorldPride parade this year? Ride your bike down and park with Bike Valet powered by ​the ​Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area at WorldPride​!​ ​Bike Valet is a free bike parking service just like a coat check for bikes! Bike Valet will open to the public an hour before the parade and will close at midnight.

The Bike Valet will be held on Dundas St. between Bay & Yonge,​in the private laneway located between Joey’s Restaurant and the Ted Rogers Management School.

For more information on what’s going on at WorldPride, visit http://ift.tt/1lxjwLk

 

Address:

Dundas St. W

Toronto

This event originally posted on Cycle Toronto‘s BikeEvents.TO calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with Cycle Toronto to help get the word out about news and events.

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TOMORROW! Thurs, June 26 – Dandyhorse Magazine Launch Party: Win a Giant bike!

Show your pedal pride at the dandyhorse launch party for issue 11!

June 26 at Cafe Pamenar // 307 Augusta Ave.

Starts at 8 p.m. // $10 for our bike plan election issue! More details below…

Giant bike raffle at 11 p.m. // $5 raffle tickets

Contributors, subscribers and sponsors are in for free!

Thank you for supporting independent media.

Thank you to our new sponsor Giant Toronto for this Avail 3 bike we will be raffling off at our party on June 26. We will also provide a lock to the lucky winner, courtesy of ABUS.

via dandyhorse launch party June 26: win a Giant bike and ABUS lock | dandyhorse magazine.

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