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June Artspin Recap

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The 2011 inaugural ArtSpin was held last Thursday on a glorious summer evening. After a quick rider’s meeting we left Trinity Bellwoods and took to the streets in Critical Mass style (but happier and a bit less political). The tour had six stops which included visits to Birch Libralato, Diaz Contemporary and Walnut Studios. There […]

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Video: How BIXI Toronto Bike-Sharing Works

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We have to share this fantastic video made by Ryan Carter about how Bixi Toronto works. Great job Ryan! Thanks for agreeing to having your video on BikingToronto.

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Video of the Sweet Ride: Cupcake Edition

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We’re still getting together a bunch of photos from yesterday’s ride, but here’s a sweet little video from one of our participants, Kathleen. The ride was a very fun time, filled with great people and great cupcakes. We’re working on a post with lots of photos for you too.

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Video: Don Cherry and his Pinko Rant

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Heard about Don Cherry’s rant against Pinkos the other day?  Want to see if in full pink0-suit colour? I’m wondering if he thinks that all Pinkos ride bicycles, or that anyone who rides a bicycle is a Pinko. Hmmm. Check out the shirts we made yesterday. They’re unisex, they’re v-neck, they’re made by American Apparel. […]

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On The Blogs: The Joy of Night Cycling

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Duncan has posted the “Put The Days Away” music video by Sun Airway.  It’s a nice portrayal of night cycling through a city… cruising through a vibrant urban landscape when it’s “on pause” at night: One million thanks to Ricardo Rivera at Klip Collective, who in addition to being an excellent dude and creating all […]

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On The Blogs: Cyclocross Crash Video

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You may have caught our post with photos from the Ontario Cycling Association of last Saturday’s Cyclocross Championships, but have you seen Bikeroo’s crash video from the event? Yesterday, local bike shop ZM Cycle & Fitness hosted the national cyclocross race in Cedarvale Park in Toronto. The best cyclocross racers across Canada participated in the […]

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On The Blogs: Do The Cobble Wobble

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Duncan has posted a great video of a kind of Time Trial race up an old hilly cobblestone road in the Town of Frome in Somerset, England.  It’s clearly a lot of fun: Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? […]

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On The Blogs: Cycle Halifax Commercials

Halifax Cycling Coalition Wants You to Know Who is Riding Bikes

On Duncan’s City Ride, you can watch 3 excellent videos made by the Halifax Cycling Coalition: How do you promote cycling as a means of transportation? In Halifax, you lead the way by introducing people to everyday cyclists. The Halifax Cycling Coalition recently released several commercials in which we get to meet people who have […]

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On The Blogs: I Love Your Smile

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From Duncan’s City Ride: Recently saw Charlie Winston perform at Osheaga in Montreal. There simply aren’t enough high energy, super fun performers like him around. This video is perfection. Happy long weekend, folks! See the video at Duncan’s City Ride

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On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head

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Blogger Stephen, on his Cycling50+ blog, discovers he has more in common with David Byrne than he thought: “Lady, if I was a truck you wouldn’t be doing that” oohahhahahaaaa. I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe – but he’s thinking like […]

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Video: Jarvis with 4 Car Lanes, Still no Gridlock

If you’ve seen our past Jarvis Bikelane Transition posts (before, during), you’ve seen the video Neal Jennings shot at 5:01 pm on Tuesday afternoon… showing that cars are moving just fine on Jarvis with 4 instead of 5 lanes for cars. He’s shot another video, at 5:33 pm on Thursday, capturing 90 seconds of traffic […]

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Jarvis Street, During Bikelane Installation

Remember the horrific gridlock that was supposed to bring Jarvis to a standstill when it went from 5 lanes to 4? Hasn’t happened. Neal Jennings shot this video at 5:01 pm yesterday (Tuesday). We’re continuing our series of Jarvis Bikelane Photo Posts (see the “before” photos here) with a “During” post.  Photos again by Neal […]

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The Bixi Anthem

Thanks to an email we just received from Patrick Guay of the Montreal band Da Gryptions, I present to you the video for their “Bixi Anthem”, which is getting popular on YouTube recently thanks to postings about the band and the song by Spacing Montreal, Momentum Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, and the National Post. Patrick […]

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Video: How To Pass A Cyclist

Toronto Cyclist John Spragge has compiled a nice little montage of videos he has taken from his bike to demonstrate safe and unsafe passing by cars and trucks, from a cyclists’ perspective: Thanks John.  Great video!

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Counting Bikes on the Bloor Viaduct (with Photos and Video)

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On Friday morning, I went over to the Bloor Viaduct to check out the new re-painted bikelanes, and while I was there fairly early decided to relax under some trees and count the people biking by on their way downtown to work. The Bloor Viaduct is one of the perfect places in Toronto to do […]

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