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Weekly Wrap-Up: Getting Ready for Winter Biking

Tips for Riding your Bike this WinterWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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  1. Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter
  2. Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford
  3. Sitewide Activity Page
  4. How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?
  5. Photos of Toronto’s New Bike Boxes
  6. On The Blogs: Bike Commuter Backpacks
  7. 5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter
  8. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  9. Yvonne Bambrick steps down from Bike Union
  10. On The Blogs: Car Insurance Tips for Driving near Cyclists

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Nodders talks about what Rob Ford’s election means for the Toronto Cycling Community. Does the “Community” need to re-position itself and move from a “Share the Road!” message to a “More Bikes = Less Cars = Less Congestion” message? I think that cycling advocates need to seriously consider how they position their messaging in a [...] Related posts: How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor? First Meeting of the Toronto Cyclists Union On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute
  • Donald “Go-by-bike” Wiedman, founder of BikesandTransit.com, has created a unique Facebook event that suggests Toronto cyclists wear bright orange (or yellow, or green) gloves to increase their signal visibility. Many cycling (or skiing, or snowboarding, or just general winter) gloves are black. And black hands combined with low light on morning and afternoon fall commutes [...] Related posts: On Passing – What Are the Rules? TAVIS – Visible, Approachable Police Officers on Bikes and Foot …
  • The mornings may be cold these days, but it’s beautiful riding to work under the last of the fall foliage. Here’s the view shortly after I leave home on my way downtown. A sidestreet north of the Danforth, near Woodbine: Related posts:A Beautiful Thursday, and my Giant Melon Head My Commute: Grateful for Shade Photos [...] Related posts: A Beautiful Thursday, and my Giant Melon Head My Commute: Grateful for Shade Photos from my April Fools Day Commute Home
  • via Alan Bell on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase
  • Looks like there’s plenty of room on Toronto roads for bicycles… sorry to say random nobody writing in the Globe and Mail… Via dave’s blog Related posts:Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits [...] Related posts: Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand Anonymous Sign Maker…
  • via Georgie_Grrl on flickr Related posts:Red Tires are Faster? Sunflower Ride Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun Related posts: Red Tires are Faster? Sunflower Ride Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun
  • A few weeks ago, Duncan posted about the new bike boxes at Harbord & St. George, and now Martin Reis has some great photos online of new bike boxes at Harbord & Spadina and Hoskin & Queen’s Park. What are Bike Boxes? The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes? On The Blogs: Learning about Bike Boxes 2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes
  • via BruceK on flickr Related posts:Passing Through Flowered Blur All In The Family Related posts: Passing Through Flowered Blur All In The Family
  • This chilly morning proves it… winter is on the way to Toronto… To help get Toronto Cyclists ready for it (especially if you’re thinking of biking through winter for the first time)… we’ll start with this collection of links for you: Winter Biking in Toronto tips from the City of Toronto – They’ve posted a [...] Related posts: 5 Ways to get You and Your Bike Ready for Winter How Do You Keep Your Bike Clean in the Winter? Winter Biking Tips
  • Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from Octember 2010. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan” How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor? Toronto Wards 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10 How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor? Bikelane Map George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan [...] Related posts: Most Popular Posts – September 2010 Popular October 2008 Posts Popular October 2007 Posts
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Nov. 3 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Nov. 4: Bike Drinks Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch in your [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10 Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Aug 30 – Sept 5
  • via Brian Cameron on flickr Related posts:Bikes and Blossoms G20 Tall Bike Flowery Related posts: Bikes and Blossoms G20 Tall Bike Flowery
  • Etsy: Comfort + mad style = happy biking. Customize your bicycle with an amazing, durable, one-o-a-kind seat cover from THE GILD. Locally produced using recycled materials and love. Each cover includes a removable foam insert for comfortable riding, while a shaped overhang, elastic cording and toggle at the base ensures a snug fit. See all [...] Related posts: How to Keep Riding Your Bicycle on Rainy Toronto Days Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 Toronto Glober – Globe Haul 1…
  • Via Copenhagenize Boyer bike lane via Flickr Related posts:67 km of Separated On-Street Bike Lanes in Montreal and Other Numbers That May Make Me Cry Ad for Bike Share in Valéncia, Spain Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Related posts: 67 km of Separated On-Street Bike Lanes in Montreal and Other Numbers That May Make Me Cry Ad for Bike Share in Valéncia, Spain Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record…
  • Suzanne Carlsen wants your bicycle to be very “interesting.” To help you achieve this task she’s hand making chainguards, headbadges and some cycling-friendly bags. Check out Suzanne’s web site: Poka Cycle Accessories Visit her online store. Or visit Hoopdriver on College Street to see several chainguards and headbadges on display. Related posts:Mariclaro Re Cycle Design [...] Related posts: Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event Biomega Commercial By Cycle Chic’s Mikael Colville-Andersen Cycle Chic…
  • Duncan continues his great series of “Covet” posts and looks at good backpacks for cycling commuters: Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: What are Bike Boxes? On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute
  • Duncan’s City Ride brings us a cool sheet of tips from Esurance: While modern cyclists have traded in jaunty caps for high-tech helmets and Grand Canyon-sized potholes for smooth, paved streets, the dangers are still what they were in the good old days, which is to say significant. With more and more cars on the [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street
  • via red gecko productions on flickr Related posts:Bells on Bloor 2010 Kensington Sunset Clouds Related posts: Bells on Bloor 2010 Kensington Sunset Clouds

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford

    How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor?
    2. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
    3. Toronto Wards
    4. Your Ride & Prejudice
    5. Your Guide to Voting in Toronto Today
    6. On The Blogs: Dressing for Winter
    7. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan
    8. How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
    9. Blogs Directory
    10. Dead Cyclists Always At Fault, Says Councillor Rob Ford

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    In the cover of night, workers began installing sharrows along Harbord. A point of contention for years, the disconnected bike lane between Bathurst and Spadina has inspired Urban Repair Squad intervention and left Councilor Adam Vaughan singing the same old tune that the very sparse car parking on this strip is essential to the survival [...] Related posts: Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto What Happened to the “Bike Lane” on Spadina? Bike Route Blues – Crawford…
  • We’re pleased to announce that BikingToronto gained our 600th fan/like on Facebook yesterday! If you haven’t “liked” us on Facebook yet, you totally should (like, oh my gawd, super-totally to the max!). Join other cool people like: People you know and love here on BikingToronto Annie Benedict Claire Duncan James Joe (Yours Truly) Jun Michael [...] Related posts: One of 50 Essential Facebook Groups BikingToronto and Facebook Connect Lots of BikeFriday Stuff on Facebook
  • Breaking news from last night… Yvonne Bambrick, who has been Executive Director (and recently the Director of Communications and Events) of the Toronto Cyclists Union, is stepping down from her position: Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great excitement that I pass the full leadership of the Toronto Cyclists Union over to our Advocacy [...] Related posts: Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union Executive Board Cyclists Union Looking for an Executive Director Bike Union Releases First Annual Report…
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Wet Ride, Shiny Streets Related posts: Wet Ride, Shiny Streets
  • Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him credit all the art that he has inspired just over the course of a couple of days. When we get mad, we get creative. When we get creative, we have a voice, and people listen. Take that Mr. Mayor! Here are just a [...]
  • Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a popular choice many people prefer backpacks because they are less likely to shift and can feel [...] Related posts: How to Keep Riding Your Bicycle on Rainy Toronto Days Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes
  • via brian cameron on flickr Related posts:Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Tall Bike Related posts: Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Tall Bike
  • Toronto is waking up this morning with an “Oh My Gawd, what have we done?” look on it’s face. More people voted for noted anti-cyclist mayoral candidate Rob Ford than any other (but not the rest of them combined, it should be noted) yesterday, meaning that on Dec. 1st, he’ll become mayor. Now that the [...] Related posts: Cranking Up The BikePlan – Big Commitments from Mayor Miller and Glenn De Baeremaeker Your Guide to Voting in Toronto Today Headlines: Promoting Cycling to Newcomers, The…
  • via projection on flickr Related posts:Lifeguard Cycle Beach Bike Island Beach Related posts: Lifeguard Cycle Beach Bike Island Beach
  • Great article posted to the Esurance web site offering drivers some driving tips from a cyclist: Not since the late 1800s have so many bicycles been on the roads. Early on, bicycling was a trend, a novelty for the upper classes, and about as sporty as a tea party. But bikes have come a long [...] Related posts: A Different Bicycle Shapes a Different Kind of Cyclist Learning to Travel Like a Cyclist in Toronto New Pedestrian and Cyclist Bridge in Ajax
  • Uphill sprint races bring out costumed riders and kids! It’s the Cobble Wobble. Where in Toronto could we stage something like this? No related posts. No related posts.
  • More of Hawksley Workman and bicycles here. Visit Hawksley Workman’s web site here. Related posts:The happiest day I know is a Tokyo Bicycle – Hawksley Workman Related posts: The happiest day I know is a Tokyo Bicycle – Hawksley Workman
  • 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 discovered life by bike. Much like the latest issue of Dandyhorse and how cycling is being [...] Related posts: Dandyhorse Vol. 3 Issue 2 Launch Party – Thursday, October 7, 2010 Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes London Invests £111…
  • What exactly is going on with the blacked out “bike lane” on Spadina Avenue? Well, what may or may not actually have been intended to be a bike lane is now gone, sanded away leaving a thick black stripe in its place. According to the Toronto Cyclists Union the stripe is to soon be replaced [...] Related posts: When a bike lane needs to be more than just paint When the Wrong Way is the Right Way – Montrose Avenue Bike Lane Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto
  • It feels as though the municipal election campaign has been going on forever, but we’re finally at Election Day. Remember to get out there and vote. Your City Councillors: We put together a cool graph (to the right and below, click to enlarge) a few weeks ago that documents how bike-friendly a bunch of Councillors [...] Related posts: How To Deal with an Anti-Cycling Mayor? How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor? George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Crash Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Crash Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Oct. 27 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Oct. 28 The Bike All Through Fall Bicycle Tune-Up Event Fri, Oct. 29 Critical Mass Toronto Sat, Oct. 30 The 2nd Annual Hell on Wheels Know of [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10 Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: Aug 30 – Sept 5
  • As I’ve been proselytizing for some time over at “The Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki“, the City of Toronto has to create two way bicycle routes on side streets that have been designated one way for traffic suppression purposes. What better way to make our children saver, our neighbourhoods quieter, and more valuable, than by [...] Related posts: South Riverdale Bicycle Repair Clinic Another East West Corridor that needs some signage changes to make it really work for cyclists East/West…
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Elite Women Finish Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi Signs up 1000 Torontonians, and More!

    How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
    2. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan
    3. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
    4. Toronto Wards
    5. Weekly Wrap-Up: How Bike-Friendly is your Toronto City Councillor?
    6. Toronto Bikelane Map
    7. BikingToronto Blog Directory
    8. Bike Ride for Bike Lanes on Bloor
    9. Congratulations, Toronto For Supporting Bixi; 1,000 Subscriber Goal Reached!
    10. Appropriate Dress

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Masters Start Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Masters Start Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase
  • This post is inspired by Joe T.’s blog entry “The Last Thing Toronto Need is More Cyclists”. Joe makes the point that the term “cyclist” is often inaccurate because most cyclists are also drivers, pedestrians and/or transit users. As Joe puts it: “People who ride bikes are not “cyclists”… they are people who happen to [...]
  • There’s a “Bike Lanes on Bloor” ride being planned for this Saturday, Oct. 23 – to bring attention to the cause right before the municipal election on Mon, Oct. 25th. With an election on Monday, let’s tell candidates how attractive bike lanes on Bloor could be, and how necessary for our safety, and to fight [...] Related posts: Take The Tooker Bloor Ride TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase
  • Bixi Toronto has now reached the goal of signing up 1000 annual subscribers for the public bike rental system scheduled to start in May 2011. The deadline for the 1000 goal was Nov. 30, so they reached that handily. Here’s how the 1000 members were signed up, over time: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • Last night, October 18, 2010, Bixi Toronto held a party for the existing 884 subscribers. According to ibikeTO.ca the party was a success and coincided with the announcement that the 1,000 early subscribers goal set by Toronto City Council was reached (and surpassed)! However, Bixi Toronto is not a sure thing just yet. The good [...] Related posts: Bixi Gets the Janet Bike Girl Treatment The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: The Chase Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
  • Via RollToronto.ca Related posts:Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto Related posts: Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto
  • 11 miles is just shy of 18 kms and a fairly long commute. Yet, because of constant development and political support for cycling infrastructure 90% of this journey includes streets featuring some form of cycling infrastructure. Notice that only a small percentage of the ride is along streets with sharrows and, notice too, that NYC [...] Related posts: Scenes from Toronto’s Group Commute – May 31, 2010 The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto London Invests £111 Million in Cycling…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Queens Park Grand Prix: Pushing The Pace Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack Related posts: Queens Park Grand Prix: Pushing The Pace Queens Park Grand Prix: The Line Queens Park Grand Prix: The Pack
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: How Bike-Friendly is your Toronto City Councillor?

    How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. How Bike-Friendly is your City Councillor?
    2. Toronto Wards
    3. Toronto Bikelanes Map
    4. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10
    5. Bixi Toronto reaches 800 Annual Subscriptions
    6. BikingToronto Blogs Directory
    7. 2010 Toronto Cycling Map adds Bike Boxes
    8. Where Candidates Stand On Cycling Issues
    9. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
    10. George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    If you press up-down-L1-R2-triangle-X-start… …all the cars turn into bikes! via brianwolk on flickr Related posts:Old Highway Then, Bike Highway Now Highway Archeology OCAD Bikes Related posts: Old Highway Then, Bike Highway Now Highway Archeology OCAD Bikes
  • via Greg in Southern Ontario on flickr No related posts. No related posts.
  • Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Thursday Oct 14: Centre for Social Innovation 215 Spadina Avenue (map) from 1pm to 4:30pm Saturday Oct 16: Wychwood Car Barns (near St. Clair and Bathurst) 8 Benson Avenue [...] Related posts: More Bixi to Try on Friday! Where to see Bixi Toronto this week Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members
  • Via Copenhagen Cycle Chic Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Charlie Winston and Audrey Tautou “I Love Your Smile” Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Charlie Winston and Audrey Tautou “I Love Your Smile”
  • Construction on Bloor between Avenue Road in the west and Yonge Street in the east is starting to be cleared. Revealed beneath the trucks and equipment are bicycle stencils on the fresh asphalt. Now, these aren’t sharrows as they are missing directional chevrons. And these aren’t bike lanes as they are missing painted lines and [...] Related posts: Every day I hear Bells on Bloor Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help
  • The work of the Urban Repair Squad and quite possibly a unique invention, two-way sharrows have been placed on the one-way, southbound only Macdonell Ave. Photos by Martinho: More information at Urban Repair Squad Related posts:What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto When the [...] Related posts: What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto When the Wrong Way is the Right Way –…
  • via katcentric on flickr No related posts. No related posts.
  • 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 Related posts:On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Inside David Byrne’s Head On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks…
  • via jbcurio on flickr Related posts:Walk, Bike, Drive, TTC Night Bike Bokeh Related posts: Walk, Bike, Drive, TTC Night Bike Bokeh
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Oct. 6: TBN Wednesday Wheelie Ride Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch in your email and get event goodness [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10 Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: May 10 – 16
  • via alfred ng on flickr Related posts:All In The Family Your Chariot Awaits Related posts: All In The Family Your Chariot Awaits
  • Over on the Photo of the Day blog, we feature a photo related to biking in Toronto every weekday (sometimes on weekends too). Here are the photos from the past week. Click on them to see them bigger and find links to the originals and the photographers. Related posts:Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010 Photos of the Week: Dec. 24-30 Photos of the Week: Dec. 17-23
  • 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! Via RidingPretty Related posts:Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Coaster Brake Love Marry Me – The Trials of Young Love and [...] Related posts: Jerseys That Announce “I Love Cycling, But I Also Love Hockey” Coaster Brake Love Marry Me – The Trials of Young Love and…
  • Bixi Toronto has announced they’ve reached the 800 mark for annual subscriptions! Already 80% of the way to 1000 sign-ups needed by Nov. 30 in order for the system to launch in May 2011. Interested in how fast the 800 member level was reached? We’ve been keeping track: July 29: Bixi Toronto has 100 Members [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • A couple days ago we let you know about the Bike Union publishing how a bunch of City Councillors (the ones who participated in TCATs election survey) have voted on bikelane installation motions before City Council during the last few years. Here at BikingToronto we decided to take it one step further and figure out [...] Related posts: Nominations Open for Bike-Friendly Business Awards Dedicated Bike Lane Discussion in City Council Today? Toronto plans bike, foot-friendly corridor…
  • via georgie_grrl on flickr Related posts:Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun Headlight Red Tires are Faster? Related posts: Handlebar Blondes Have More Fun Headlight Red Tires are Faster?
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Dandyhorse, Bixi, and Cycling with Traffic

    10 Secrets to Cycling with TrafficWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

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    Bixi Toronto needs to get their subscription numbers up over 1000 before Nov. 30th, and they’re planning on getting there far ahead of that date. They are holding a “1000 Members Party” at SteamWhistle Brewery on Mon, Oct. 18th, and inviting all of their members and encouraging them all to bring along a non-member: BIXI [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Reminder: Bixi Toronto Launch Party Tonight!
  • Dandyhorse Magazine launches their latest issue tonight at Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West): “Pants Optional” Launch Party Come celebrate Toronto on Two Wheels Music by DJ Triple-X Lots of great prizes Just $6 gets you a new magazine and pay-what-you-can donation (Dandyhorse is 100% volunteer-run). I picked up a copy of the new Dandyhorse [...] Related posts: Dandyhorse Launch Party Tonight! Dandyhorse Launch Party Tonight Photos from the Dandyhorse Launch Party
  • via projection on flickr Related posts:Liberty Street Cyclery Cine Cycle Clendenan Avenue Cycle Clan Related posts: Liberty Street Cyclery Cine Cycle Clendenan Avenue Cycle Clan
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Related posts: Criterium Blur
  • I thought david byrne would ride around NYC thinking of how to turn the Statue of Liberty into an oboe.
  • Considering how many cars I see stopped in the middle of crosswalks, there’s obviously going to be a few growing pains with these new bike boxes in Toronto. What are bike boxes and what do they do? Bike Boxes allow cyclists to move to the front of the line at red lights and position themselves [...] Related posts: What are Bike Boxes? What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto? Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns”
  • The Toronto Cyclists Union is continuing their excellent work on getting cyclists involved in the municipal elections of Oct. 25th. They’ve just released a wrap-up (PDF) of the voting records of every member of City Council on all bike-related decisions, which they made with the help of the Election Survey done by TCAT recently: Check [...] Related posts: TCAT Releases Results of Election Survey Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union Heaps beats out Jenkins for the Toronto Cycling Committee…
  • You know something good is happening when regular Torontonians start making graphics that support people signing up for Bixi Toronto. The graphic to the right (designed by Cristina Matei) is appearing all over facebook today… encouraging people to sign up for Bixi Toronto and bring economical public bike rentals to Toronto. You can click it [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members!
  • via pigasus on flickr Related posts:G20 Bike Line Police Line Up Related posts: G20 Bike Line Police Line Up
  • Bixi Toronto is continuing their series of “Demonstration Stations” to show Torontonians how cool Bixi bikesharing is. Here are where you’ll find them later this week: Tuesday Oct 5: 10am to 3pm – St Lawrence Market – 92 Front Street East (map) Wednesday Oct 6: 12pm to 5pm – Toronto City Hall – 100 Queen [...] Related posts: UPDATE: 150 Sign-Up for Bixi Toronto Where to see Bixi Toronto this week Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people!
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Oct. 6: TBN Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Oct. 7: Bike Drinks Dandyhorse Launch Party Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Sept 27 – Oct 3 Cycling Events This Week: Aug 30 – Sept 5 Cycling Events This Week: April 26 – May 2
  • via ardenstreet on flickr No related posts. No related posts.
  • The TTC is planning on building a substantial “Barns” facility on the southeast corner of Leslie St. and Lake Shore Blvd., and has just completed an Environmental Assessment. Paul Young of the South Riverdale Community Health Centre has sent along his review of the EA: As you may know SET BUG and Bike Sauce have [...] Related posts: New Unwin Bridge Coming for Martin Goodman Trail SmartCentres and their Dumb BigBox Parking Lot Plan for the Lakeshore Multi-Use Path Public Comments about Leslie Street…
  • BikingToronto member Cat B has done up a cool graph on her Velo T.O. blog about subscription numbers for Bixi: Bixi is looking more and more like a sure bet in Toronto! Have you signed up yet? The goal is to get 1000 memberships by November 30th. They definitely look well on their way to [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships Bixi Toronto has signed up 700 people! Learn More About Bixi Toronto
  • The 2010 Toronto Cycling Map includes a brief description of bike boxes, a piece of infrastructure soon to be seen on Toronto streets. Bike boxes will soon be installed at several intersections on Harbord and College. They allow cyclists to move to the head of waiting traffic, giving them priority for making left turns. Intersections [...] Related posts: 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes Let the Learning Begin; Bike Boxes at Harbord and St. George What Happened to Bike Boxes in Toronto?
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