We’ll watch the first performance at Evergreen Brick Works and depart on the ride at 12:00 pm. We’ll then ride east with pedal powered musical accompaniment to Prairie Drive Park for more performances and activities, including a headlining performance from Jason Collett! A return trip to the Brick Works is scheduled from Prairie Drive Park at 5:30 pm.
Join Cycle Toronto on Saturday, October 15 at 11:00am for Cycle Toronto Rides Bloor Danforth, and you’ll support the fight for safe streets and a healthy city for all.
Last year’s ride raised $35,000 which contributed directly to our Bloor Loves Bikes, Danforth Loves Bikes and Yonge Loves Bikes campaigns. These campaigns saw important milestones this year, especially the installation of the Bloor pilot bike lane this summer. We are thrilled that this year’s fundraising ride will be along these long-awaited protected bike lanes, but we’re not stopping there. With your help, we can extend these lanes across the Danforth and Yonge Street, too!
Have a cargo bike? Interested in a cargo bike and want to pick the brains of those who already own one? This Sunday, the first OpenStreetsTO day of 2016, come out to a car-free Bloor and Bathurst and meet at Curbside Cycle.
Calling all cargobike riders, and families interested in cargobikes. We’ll gather at Curbside Cycle at 11 am during Openstreets TO, ride around for about an hour, and then reconvene at Curbside (they open at noon). If if you don’t have a cargobike, you are welcome to come along. This is your chance to see a variety of different types, and to talk to actual owners. (Note: no official affliation with Curbside)
More details: Toronto Cargobike meetup (Facebook event)
Also, if you have a bakfiets (a cargo bike where the cargo part of the bike is up front) in Toronto, you may want to join the Bakfiets of Toronto group on facebook.
Unfortunate to hear that some idiots are offended that it’s a club for people who identify as female. I mean, grow up, haters.
Bad Girls Bike Club had its second opening a couple of weeks ago. It has hosted three meetings since then, every Saturday after Sweet Pete’s closes its commercial doors at 6:30 p.m. Meetings include a one-hour guided ride on routes featuring bike lanes specifically chosen by Tanzim. Soon, participants will also be able to access free workshops after the ride to learn about bike maintenance and regulations.
Attendance has been low and progress is slow. But this time, at least, the young women have received lots of media attention. Things are looking up for McFarlane and Tanzim from that empty store two months ago.
What do you think? Will you join the BGBC on a ride? The more bike clubs the better! Give your ideas for a bike club in the comments below.
Last week, the Bad Girls Bike Club was featured on BikingToronto (and in the Metro newspaper). On Saturday they had their first ride, and one of the club leads, Lavinia Tanzim, sent in this report of the ride:
The Bad Girls Bike Club had it’s official launch this past Saturday, and what a perfect day it was for our first ride! The weather was balmy and the streets were clear of cars from everyone escaping the city on a long weekend. After a quick workshop on bike chain and tire maintenance, we set off on our ride to the Waterfront. The route itself was a great introductory ride for participants since they had the opportunity to try riding on a combination of main roads, bike lanes, side roads and multi-use trails.
The Bad Girls Bike Club meets every Saturday at Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop (517 Bloor St W) at 6:30pm. If you’re looking to learn more about biking in the city or just want to get some experience riding around, join our rides! Hope to see you at the next one!