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The BikeChain Wins the Vote! (But Still Needs Help)

Great news from the UofT Bikechain: They received enough “yes” votes on the student referendum so the 25-cent tuition surcharge will go through and provide the BikeChain with some stable funding. That is the good news. The bad news is that this funding does not include this summer… the current funding ends at the end […]


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Students make plea for bike repair shop

A great article appeared last week in the Star about UofT’s BikeChain, and more specifically about the 25-cent referendum for UofT students. The purpose of the referendum was to establish some sort of stable funding for the BikeChain – so that it would transcend from being just a student service (which usually lasts about 4 […]


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BikeChain Workshop – Bottom Brackets, and the Flat Fix of Doom!

This week at BikeChain… Don’t miss the episode you have all been waiting for… Bottom Brackets, and the flat fix of doom! Show opener: We’re going to teach you how to fix a flat yourself, because people will respect you more. On the main stage: The bottom bracket overhaul. Drop some sweet shop terminology at […]


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Rob Ford is Famous… Again

Rob Ford is getting another 15 minutes of infamy. After making more stupid comments (it’s a habit of his) about how he thinks that a cyclist is at fault if they get hit by a car, he’s been featured in very widely read blogs such as BoingBoing and TreeHugger, as well as countless cycling blogs […]


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Bike to York – Redefine the Possible

I’m posting an email (with his permission) here from Adam Mohammed, an Environmental Studies student at YorkU who is helping co-ordinate the new “Bike to York” initiative – to be a “group representing students, faculty, and staff who consider bicycles to be viable forms of transport around the city, and to/around campus.” There is a […]


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Politicians get Foot-in-Mouth Disease

There was a great article in NOW magazine last week about the seemingly gemini-esque features of the Mayor and City Council. Despite professions of wanting to be a “green” city, cycling in Toronto has been virtually ignored, despite being by far the cheapest mode of transportation to promote (the infrastructure is cheap, no vehicles to […]


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Dead Cyclists Always At Fault, Says Councillor Rob Ford

Ah, I kind of pity Rob Ford. He’s way out in Etobicoke-land… his braincells always under assault by carcinogen-laced car and truck exhaust… From the Star, and picked up by BlogTO: “I can’t support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it’s their own […]


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UofT Student? Support the BikeChain!

If you’re a University of Toronto student the Bikechain needs your help. They are holding a referendum right now to try and get a 25-cent student tuition surcharge approved so that the program can keep going. Please get out and vote, and get your friends out to vote too. The referendum is being held March […]


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MyBikeLane.com comes to Toronto!

Some days, there is nothing more infuriating than a car or truck parked in your bikelane. You have to get around it somehow, and often have to merge into potentially dangerous car traffic when you’re supposed to have a safe route in the bikelane. MyBikeLane.com is a website that started in New York City, and […]


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Toronto Cyclists Union, Lack of Progress on BikeLanes, BikePirates Website and a BikeTrain to Niagara

Toronto Cyclists Union Volunteer Listing New cyclist advocacy group forming in Toronto. Using a member-funded model, we will provide a new voice for cyclists, a new magazine and a hub for the two-wheeled community. Environment and sustainability top agenda at U of T Students also created Bikechain, which started by offering free bike-related services and […]


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