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The News Cycle for Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012

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The News Cycle is a periodic post which brings together links to news, events and other things which may be of interest to Toronto’s cyclists.

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Cycle Toronto Calls on City of Toronto to Investigate Streetcar Track Hazards [Cycle Toronto]

On Monday, August 6, 2012, a Toronto cyclist was involved in a fatal accident when his wheel got stuck in a streetcar track and he was thrown off his bicycle as a result. The incident occurred on Wychwood Ave., south of St. Clair Ave., where the existing streetcar tracks have been out of service since 1978.

Cyclist in Toronto dies in bike fall [CBC News]

Janet Calder, who witnessed the accident, said the bike got caught in a stretch of streetcar track. “The track held on to the wheel, it threw him, he fell on the concrete, split his head open,” she said.

EMS said the man was pronounced dead at the scene, though police haven’t determined whether the fall or a medical condition led to his death.

Leaner, faster, friendly: how cops on bikes are good for cities [OpenFile]

Cruising the streets with Lisa Ferris is like taking a holiday from many of the stresses that normally come with cycling in Toronto’s downtown. While we still have to watch for streetcar doors and oblivious pedestrians, no one yells at us from car windows. No one blasts the horn because we’ve taken a lane. The police standing guard at construction sites wave cheerful hellos as we pass.

Muslim cyclist’s plan to visit 30 mosques complicated by bike theft [CBC News]

A Toronto Muslim who has pledged to cycle to 30 mosques during Ramadan has been forced off the road.

Himy Syed had received a new bicycle as a Ramadan gift from his brother and sister-in-law so he could blog and tweet stories about the various Muslim communities.

Helmet cams popular with Toronto cyclists [CBC News]

A growing number of Toronto cyclists are using helmet cams to record aggressive drivers and upload the incidents online, Jermaine Hylton reports.

Police say riders and motorists have the right to record incidents with a helmet cam, but that if they feel harrassed the best thing to do is file a complaint.

Origin stories: The tale of the ubiquitous Toronto bike ring [OpenFile]

The Long Branch Foundry has been Toronto’s bike ring manufacturer for more than 25 years. It also recently won the $78,000 tender to produce 1,000 new rings for the city, which have been redesigned so they can no longer be easily broken by bike thieves.
For owner Luigi Soda — a “master foundryman,” according to the ring’s designer, David Dennis — spotting the ubiquitous bike rings around Toronto has become a point of pride.

 

Expocycle Fashion Show: Bikes a la Mode [Momentum Magazine]

To celebrate the vibrant coast-to-coast city cycling culture in Canada, Momentum Mag and BTAC are bringing a city-style bicycle fashion show to Expocycle, that will be held in Toronto, ON at the Direct Energy Centre on Saturday, September 8th at 12 & 3pm.  This inaugural Expocycle Fashion Show will feature local Toronto bike celebrity models (real people that ride bikes), and it will highlight the best of 2013 city bikes and accessories from the trade show floor, all while showcasing Canadian fashion designers from across the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Love Bikes? Look Good? You’re wanted for a Fashion Show!

Momentum Magazine is putting on a bike fashion show on Sept. 8th here in Toronto and needs models, especially male models.

More details here:

Do you want to join the Momentum Mag team and strut your stuff on the Expocycle runway in Toronto?

Show times: Saturday, Sept. 8th at 12pm & 3pm.

Fittings: Thurs. Sept 6th in the evening (Dundas West, close to the Junction)

Rehearsal: Fri. Sept 7th from 5-7pm

Hair and make-up: Sat. Sept 8th at 10am

You will have a break inbetween shows, and you will be expected to participate in a 20 minute photo shoot between shows too.

A $100 honorarium and profile on momentummag.com will be provided.

Interested? Contact Mia – mia@momentummag.com before Friday, July 27th. 

 

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Levis has a party for 511 Biking Jeans

via BlogTO:

Levis has new biking jeans, and had a Toronto party at Lost and Found:

The pants, in Indigo, Chinchilla and a charcoal grey, come equipped with high def features like an antimicrobial sanitizing technology, water repellence; what they call NanoSphere technology, 3M reflective piping, a waistband to hold your Kryptonite, a higher rise in the back to keep plumber’s butt on the dl and not to mention the reinforced crotch, keeping your private wear and tear to a minimum.

More details about the party and the jeans on BlogTO.

All photos from BlogTO.

 

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Tonight! Deadly Nightshades Style Spin!

Just found out about this, so I want to share to get the word out for the Nightshades! :)

The following is via the Nightshades blog:

Well, it’s taken a full week to recover for the insanity that was last weekend, but we’re ready to go again!

Tonight is our second Style Spin tour of the summer! This time we’re getting a behind the scenes look into the studios of Philip Sparks, Paper People Clothing, Haley Stolee Smith/Hillary Sampline, and Janet Bike Girl – who’s awesome print making is shown above.

So meet us at the Drake Hotel for 6pm, cheap beers & a FREE GIFT from Totto Alverados sunglass collection! Even the Metro News thinks you should come!
Also feel free to wear neon this time around. We definitely will be.

 

 

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On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets

via Duncans City Ride:

With fall weather comes wetter days, chillier winds and the need to add an extra layer when cycling around town. I recently viewed a few men’s cycling jackets that look just as good on or off of your bicycle. Today, it’s time to see what’s available for women

Read the full post on Duncans City Ride.

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