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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi and the Toronto Mayoral Race

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Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Toronto Bikelane Map
  2. Some Mayoral Candidates ride with the Bike Union
  3. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  4. Where to see Bixi Toronto this week
  5. George Smitherman signs up for Bixi Toronto
  6. Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes
  7. Bixi Toronto Information Page
  8. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
  9. Duncan’s City Ride
  10. Evergreen Brick Works Helps Usher In Cycling Infrastructure on Bayview

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  • Students and faculty at Ryerson University are very lucky to have one of the most exceptional examples of bicycle parking in all of Toronto. Ryerson’s campus features parking for roughly 1,000 bikes using racks, ring and posts, and an indoor parking facility. Unfortunately, for many campus commuters or cyclists heading down to the area it [...] No related posts.
  • 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: The Portland jacket by Showers Pass has [...] Related posts: Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand In Review: Modrobes Euca Tee for Men and Women
  • A few days ago we told you about Rocco Rossi’s Flip-Flop on bikelanes on major streets (he likes the idea now). The Toronto Star has published a map (above) of where these physically-separate bikelanes would be. Rossi’s proposed network includes east-west lanes on Richmond St. between Parliament and Bathurst Sts., and the existing Wellesley Ave.-Harbord [...] Related posts: Rocco Rossi Flip-Flops on Bikelanes Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes Jarvis starts getting…
  • via the_lawson42 on flickr Related posts:The Pursuit of Cool Related posts: The Pursuit of Cool
  • Photos of the Pro-Am race during the 2010 Queen’s Park Grand Prix No related posts.
  • Evergreen Brick Works recently held their grand opening, and while events and a market have been held at the site all summer, access by bicycle has been somewhat limited. Bayview, a street where the speed limit increases to 70 km/h (meaning 90 km/h to far too many drivers) in front of the Brick Works also [...] Related posts: London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes BikesandTransit Helps You Get to Free Outdoor Movies in Port Credit
  • The Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation (TCAT) released the results of its 2010 Municipal Candidate Election Surveys yesterday: TCAT surveyed all Toronto candidates to provide voters the candidates’ views on active transportation issues and the concrete steps that can be taken to improve cycling and walking in Toronto. Surveys were sent in August 2010 to [...] Related posts: Focus on Bikes and Complete Streets, Politicians Told George Smitherman Releases His Transportation Plan Sarah Thomson…
  • via andyscamera on flickr Related posts:Fleetwing Bicycle Day Tip Top Riding Related posts: Fleetwing Bicycle Day Tip Top Riding
  • 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 Sept 30: Toronto General Hospital on University Ave. from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Friday Oct 1st: Next to 555 university ave from 11 am to 2 pm [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  • Sarah Thomson has dropped out of Toronto’s mayoral race and put her support behind George Smitherman. This is big news for cycling because Thomson’s “BikeCity” plan was the most thorough and best researched cycling platform out there (of the “Big Five” contenders of Ford, Smitherman, Rossi, Pantalone and Thomson herself). Whatever you thought of her [...] Related posts: Sarah Thomson to announce “Bike City” Policy Sarah Thomson releases “Bike City” Plan George Smitherman signs up for…
  • It was only 6 days ago that we reported that Bixi Toronto had passed the 600 annual subscribers mark, and now we’re happy to tell you that they’ve passed the 700 level. This means that 700 Torontonians have each plunked down $95 ($107 with HST) for a membership that gives them unlimited rides around the [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto passes 200 Members! Bixi Toronto Passes 300 Members Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
  • via the_lawson42 on flickr Related posts:Breaking Dawn Related posts: Breaking Dawn
  • This morning saw some of the candidates for mayor join the Toronto Cyclists Union for a little symbolic ride and press conference downtown today: The 30 minute ride, which stayed within the downtown core, allowed candidates to experience almost the full range of scenarios faced on a daily urban commute by bicycle. The ride took [...] Related posts: Mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi wants to stop (and tear out) bikelanes Bike Union Launches Newcomer Cycling Outreach Meet Nick Cluley of the Bike Union…
  • San Francisco-based Betabrand are just a small part of the growing clothing companies who are creating “casual-functional” cycling clothing. Their Wax Jacket has a slim motorcycle jacket fit. Waxed cotton is an “old-timey” outdoor fabric that appears to be having a little renaissance in the cycling community. The Wax Jacket also features reflective piping along [...] Related posts: Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets ‘Dragon’s Den’ lands Modrobes back on…
  • via andyscamera on flickr Related posts:Fleetwing II Bicycle Season Bicycle Day Related posts: Fleetwing II Bicycle Season Bicycle Day
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  • Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub at 717 Queen street east. Hours Monday: 5pm-9pm Tuesday: 5pm-9pm Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: 5pm-9pm Friday: 5pm-9pm Saturday: Noon-6pm Sunday: Noon-6pm Here’s a map I made so you’ll know exactly where bikeSauce is. Like the Arlo Guthrie song Alice’s Restaurant: Just walk right in it’s [...] Related posts: South Riverdale Bicycle Repair Clinic Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki gets it’s First Contribution! BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow’s take…
  • A few months ago, I posted about one of my favourite views on my commute home from work everyday… the view east along Wellesley – it’s urban, diverse and lively. I’d now like to share a part of my morning commute with you… a part that I was very grateful for during the heat of [...] Related posts: Photos from my April Fools Day Commute Home A Favourite View My Cyclist Count for Wednesday March 10, 2010
  • Every Thursday between 1 – 3 PM 655 Queen East, main floor atrium This is kind of embarrassing. I’m not proud of the fact that for most of this summer my bicycle has been sitting idle with a broken chain. I consider myself a cycling advocate, I make bicycle route maps to help city planners [...] Related posts: bikeSauce: DIY Bicycle Repair near Broadview and Queen Art Spin – a bicycle tour of Toronto art galleries – tomorrow night at 7PM! TransitCity faces Challenges creating Meaningful Bicycle…
  • Read the entire article at Utne Reader online. David Byrne’s audio book Bicycle Diaries is available to purchase at David Byrne’s website. David Byrne’s “Bicycle Diaries,” Podcast Style 9/15/2010 10:26:30 AM by David Doody David Byrne’s successful book, Bicycle Diaries, probably would have sold just fine as a traditional audiobook, as well. However, never one [...] Related posts: Toronto Police Bicycle corps. re-purpose bicycles at G20 Summit for crowd control Bicycles Crushed as Building…
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Queens Park Grand Prix and Bixi hits 600

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    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Blog: Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
    2. Event: Queen’s Park Grand Prix
    3. Cyclops: Tricks+Drums=Awesome
    4. Blog: Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
    5. Blog: Photos from the Queens Park Grand Prix
    6. Maps: Toronto Bikelane Map
    7. Blog: Bixi Toronto reaches 600 Memberships
    8. Duncan’s City Ride
    9. Bikeroo in TO
    10. Blog: Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    Maintenance [Photo of the Day]

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    A Busy Summer [Fletcher Five]

    Well, posts have been sparse. I know. The reason: too much time outside, not enough time on the computer. I’m not apologizing. We’ve had a lot of fun this summer on our bikes. The kids especially – not a day goes by that they don’t ask to go for a ride. Once a week, or maybe [...] Related posts: More Summer Games Fun Summer Games – task 2 The Galaxie

    Urban Repair Squad Questions Harbord’s Missing Bike Lanes [Duncan's City Ride]
    Toronto’s anonymous group of activists known as the Urban Repair Squad are no stranger to Harbord Street. They’ve installed bike boxes, comically expressed the sensations of cycling along the street pre-repairs and now they’re questioning why, with fresh pavement laid, the Harbord bike lanes do not extend between Bathurst and Spadina.City Councilor Adam Vaughan has [...] Related posts: Urban Repair Squad – Le Depart Shoppers Support Bike Lanes on Bloor; Merchants Resist Bike Route Blues –…
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Spokes and Sunrise Criterium Blur Related posts: Spokes and Sunrise Criterium Blur
  • It’s taken only 8 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 600 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 60% there, however there is still concern that we won’t reach 1,000 subscribers: “Our biggest problem is that people think [Bixi] is already happening, so they don’t need [...] Related Photos
  • via ericparker on flickr Related posts:Spadina Nights Queen and Spadina Nights Blue Skies on Spadina Related posts: Spadina Nights Queen and Spadina Nights Blue Skies on Spadina
  • The City of Mississauga has invited you to the opening ceremony of a new cycling and hiking trail on Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.. Here’s six reasons why you should think about going: You can be one of the first to ride a bike path that runs through GTAA property [...]
  • HAHA! Related posts:Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation Workshop: Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto Related posts: Partnership for Integration and Sustainable Transportation Workshop: Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto
  • NHL, NBA, MLB… VOmax has got you covered for licensed logos on cycling apparel. Be a fanatic, be shiny! More info at VOmaxgear.com Via Bikerumor Related posts:Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Coaster Brake Love Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes Related posts: Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Coaster Brake Love Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes
  • Can’t wait until October 7th to get the latest issue… here’s some good news:Be the first to grab a copy this Sunday, September 26 at Word on the Street, Queen’s Park, Toronto! Our latest issue features original art and illustrations by some of Toronto’s top artists and photographers, including Elicser and John Lee. In [...] Related posts: Dandyhorse Launch Party: Thursday, April 29, 2010 I hear it’s “pants optional” – Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All…
  • Just because your bicycle has a sloping top tube doesn’t mean you have to call it a “girl’s bike.” That slope can make it easier to cycle modestly while wearing a dress, sure, but it also comes in handy once you start carrying any sort of cargo on your bicycle.Adding cargo adds weight to your [...] Related posts: Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 Bixi Gets the Janet Bike Girl Treatment Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle Show…
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Riders G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences Related posts: G20 Riders G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences
  • Clay & Paper Theatre is as pleased as punch to bring back Hell on Wheels for a second year! We are once again devoting a section of Night of Dread parade to those on wheels: bicycles, wheelchairs, unicycles, skateboards, rollerskates, and . . . Hell on Wheels was developed following the success of Clay & Paper’s [...]
  • I’ve been housebound for the last few days with a severe case of tonsillitus, so I had to miss the Queens Park Grand Prix, which I had been looking forward to all summer. Luckily, lots of people were able to go and take photos! First, here are few from blogger Bikeroo: And here’s a photo slideshow with some [...] Related Photos
  • via Justabuck on flickr Related posts:The Invisible Cyclist Laughing Cyclist Related posts: The Invisible Cyclist Laughing Cyclist
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events [...] Related Photos
  • (In all fairness, a Hunxi model is also in the works…) Via MTLMedia Related posts:The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial Mayor David Miller Congratulates Michael Barry, Shows Off His BIXI
  • I think we need to recruit this guy for Cyclops 2011! via Have you seen this?!
  • Today, Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm Art Spin will be meeting at the Queen and Strachan gates in Trinity Bellwoods Park to run a 2 hour tour of the ongoing Queen West Art Crawl. Via Art Spin: Please join us for a special installment of Art Spin this Saturday, September 18th when we will be conducting [...] Related posts: Art Spin’s Final Ride for 2010 to be Followed by Special Party Live, Tonight: ArtSpin Toronto Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 5
  • vis Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Summer Smiles Summer in the City Summer Friday Related posts: Summer Smiles Summer in the City Summer Friday
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Bike Art and Rob Ford

    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. Nagging suspicion . . .
    2. Bike Art of the Day: Leanne Eisen
    3. Bike Art of the Day: Pete Pellizzi
    4. Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
    5. Weekly Wrap Up: Safe Cycling, Local Politics and Bixi Hits 500
    6. Bike Art of the Day: Meg Hunt
    7. Toronto Bikelanes Map
    8. Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
    9. Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
    10. Daryn Ford for Mayor “No More Cyclists”

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Uphill in E.T. Seton Park Related posts: Uphill in E.T. Seton Park
  • via michaeldharvie on flickr Related posts:Police Line Up Police Mass G20 Fences Related posts: Police Line Up Police Mass G20 Fences
  • Mayoral candidate (and current frontrunner) Rob Ford has released his “transportation plan” (PDF). The contents of the plan can be summed up as follows: Streetcars are bad. TransitCity should not be built because an efficient wide-ranging Light Rail Transit system costs 1/10 as much as an equivalent subway system… but subway promises get votes. Not only should [...] Related Photos
  • Via TheDarynJones on YouTube Related posts:Why People Who Ride Bikes Can’t Support Rob Ford Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity Mayor David Miller on the Failure to Implement Toronto’s Bike Plan Related posts: Why People Who Ride Bikes Can’t Support Rob Ford Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity Mayor David Miller on the Failure to Implement Toronto’s Bike Plan
  • via blackxwhitexpixie on Flickr Related posts:Cyclops at Critical Mass Police Mass Winter on the Toronto Islands Related posts: Cyclops at Critical Mass Police Mass Winter on the Toronto Islands
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Riders G20 Police Barrier Related posts: G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Riders G20 Police Barrier
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events [...] Related Photos
  • Who can really get enough of cargo bikes? And what better way to take your children with you?The latest issue of Momentum Magazine has articles all about the growing North American market for cargo bicycles and features a few reviews of these people-powered haulers, including the Zigo Leader pictured on the cover.Read the latest issue [...] Related posts: Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) A cargo bike that changes lives Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto…
  • I’ll admit, I’m pretty new to the Toronto cycling scene. I’ve never been a courier and when I first started commuting (way up to the middle of nowhere) I rarely encountered other cyclists.Now that I’m living closer to downtown and cycling all over the city I can certainly understand the demand for quality cycling bags. [...] Related posts: Covet: Handmade Messenger Bags Created Right Here in Toronto Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old…
  • via Paul Flynn on Flickr Related posts:G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences Related posts: G20 Bicycle Ride G20 Fences
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    Weekly Wrap Up: Safe Cycling, Local Politics and Bixi Hits 500

    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. Results of Toronto Police’s Bicycle Campaign
    2. Important Number Missing From Toronto Police Bicycle “Blitz”
    3. Toronto Bikelane Map
    4. Sarah Thomson to announce “Bike City” Policy
    5. Circling Queens Park with a Grand Prix
    6. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10 (Avoid the Right Hook)
    7. Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix
    8. Bixi Toronto hits 500 Memberships
    9. Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock)
    10. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10 (Avoid the Stoplight Squeeze)

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    Bixi!
    I just couldn’t wait until the Bixi bikes made their way to Toronto so I loaded up a backpack full of clothes and my camera and headed out on a road trip to Montreal to try them out. It was so worth it.

    Tuesday September 2nd 2010 In memory of Al Sheppard, some of his friends put a video together called, “APPARENTLY (Al Sheppard). I see the Video is already up over at “Duncan’s City Ride“. Here’s some of the lines I like most: “Kill the messenger,” * * * “Put Sheppard on trial while he’s under the ground…” * * * “You’se a plaintiff with [...] No related posts.
  • Big event tonight at The Drake Hotel!Starting at 7:00 pm it’s Bike Drinks with the Toronto Cyclists Union. Followed by the Momentum Magazine BikeStyle event.So much bikey goodness, all at one huge event. Related posts:BIKE Drinks with Toronto Cyclists Union and T-shirts: August 5, 2010Live, Tonight: ArtSpin TorontoCurbside and Toronto Cyclists Union Event – Friday November [...] Related posts: BIKE Drinks with Toronto Cyclists Union and T-shirts: August 5, 2010 Live, Tonight: ArtSpin Toronto …
  • Maybe it’s because I’m too big a fan of Mad Men, or maybe it’s because working from home means I get too much wear out of my t-shirts and jeans, but seeing big labels make jackets with cycling style really has me longing for more reasons to “suit up.” J. Lindeberg recently introduced the “Dreyden” blazer [...] Related posts: Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial
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  • It’s taken only 5 weeks for Bixi Toronto to sign up 500 people to annual memberships! They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 50% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire [...] Related Photos
  • Transport for London has produced a series of short, stylish videos to help promote cycling in London. Each video introduces a new person and we get to hear how taking a cycling course, using the bike hire system, planning your route and traveling along the “superhighway” adds to their enjoyment of cycling.This is a great [...] Related posts: London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Bike Sharing: “A project that…
  • This video has the same feel as those 1980s Sesame Street shorts that explored how stuff is made. Fun song and a fun “cycle chic” video. Via Creativity-online Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Cycle Chic as Advocacy? She Rides Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Cycle Chic as Advocacy? She Rides
  • Is it true that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”? I have straight, dark hair and a darkish complexion. My son has light, curly hair and is white like rice. Our personalities are even further apart. As a child he learned to ride early and we spent many incredibly amazing, stunningly wonderful days riding around [...]
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged? Related posts: Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged?
  • Mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson is set to announce a “Bike City” policy tomorrow, Sept 1st: You are cordially invited to the launch of Mayoral Candidate, Sarah Thomson’s Bike Policy, Bike City. Come an listen to the details of Bike City, a smarter way to share our roads and get Toronto moving. September 1st at 3:30PM The event will [...] Related Photos
  • Today in the Toronto Star, Catherine Porter writes about her unintentional conversion to a different kind of cyclist. Her conversion is from a “road warrior” to a “Mary Poppins” or as some would say, she’s become a convert to the Slow Bicycle Movement.In North America the bicycle is a sporting tool. If you’re an adult, [...] Related posts: Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help “Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume Toronto Spring…
  • Set to Peter, Bjorn and John’s Amsterdam, “She Rides” is a video by Michele Lugaresi (www.maikid.com) and is based on an idea by Cristina Onofri (www.babbu.it) Via Copenhagen Cycle Chic Related posts:Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Cycle Chic as Advocacy? Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Cycle Chic as Advocacy?
  • BikingToronto member and blogger Bikeroo was checking out Montreal this weekend, and showing his pride in biking Toronto in his awesome I Bike T.O. shirt! Here’s a couple pics from his travels… checking out the Poutine and the original Bixi system (and very cool physically separated bikelanes)! No related posts. Related posts brought to you by [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • I really like these cycling clothes from Los Angeles. Anyone know of someone doing something like this in Canada? See Jen Diamond for SHIFTY designs here. Related posts:Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art Related posts: Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: Janet Bike Girl’s Fabric Stencil Bicycle Art
  • LYRICS: Intro (edited version for youtube etc): We and him used to get along / cause x-amount of bangarong (translation: cause a whole heap of crazy funtimes) You’se a plaintiff with a tainted past, you ain’t entitled to trial No need to hear your side, whether you’re dead or alive Throw enough dough at a PR firm [...] Related posts: Video of Sheppard Bryant Collision CBC Doc Zone: Pedal Power – Full Video Online
  • A simple ad that demonstrates the easy mobility bike share can provide.Learn more about Valenbisi here.Via Copenhagenize Related posts:Share the Road Coalition Green PaperBike Sharing: “A project that trusts people before it distrusts them”London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Related posts: Share the Road Coalition Green Paper Bike Sharing: “A project that trusts people before it distrusts them” London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in…
  • August ‘10 Toronto CM from Darren Stehr on Vimeo.
  • And then . . . by Leanne Eisen Okay, it’s shameless self-promotion for Cyclops’ newest member.
  • Remember these ads from Sweet Pete’s back in 2007? I don’t. I just saw it for the first time. Ingenious! More info
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events [...] Related Photos
  • via intrepidacious on flickr Related posts:Rasta Ride Cine Cycle How To Ride A Rainbow Related posts: Rasta Ride Cine Cycle How To Ride A Rainbow
  • Every time the Toronto Police launch a “blitz” campaign, all we seem to care about are the numbers. How many tickets were issued? How many law-breakers were brought to justice? How many scofflaws now have to pay a hefty fine? But when all is said and done there is one number that is almost always absent. This [...] Related posts: Toronto Police Officers on Bikes; Pylon Training What Would a Bicycle Licence Program in Toronto Mean? TAVIS – Visible, Approachable Police Officers on Bikes and Foot
  • This was just too cool not to share. The other community I belong to on the internet is called Craftster – and I saw this pop up yesterday. It’s a bike, made entirely from fabric. I’ll let the original post do the talking – click on over and have a look. You need to be a [...] No related posts.
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Riding in the Rain and the Queens Park Grand Prix

    Welcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff!

    We’ve added a cool new “Popular” section to the site this week… now you can see what’s getting viewed the most on BikingToronto.  You can check out the most popular stuff from today, the last 7 days, and the last 30 days.

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    1. Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina
    2. Announcing Toronto’s Best Bike Lane as Voted By You!
    3. How to Keep Riding Your Bicycle on Rainy Toronto Days
    4. Toronto Bikelane Map
    5. Toronto Police start Bicycle and Pedestrian Campaign
    6. DIY Bike Trailer Workshops – NEW DATES!
    7. Queen’s Park Grand Prix
    8. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 9 of 10 (Avoid the Right Hook)
    9. Art Spin
    10. Results of Toronto Police’s Bicycle Campaign

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    Toronto is becoming a very cool place for bike races. The Toronto Criterium in St. Lawrence Market started up again a few years ago, and coming up on Sept. 19th is the Queens Park Grand Prix, a cycling race on the roads circling Queens Park: The SPORTSNET.CA Queen’s Park Grand Prix will feature three distinct races on [...] Related Photos
  • Stay alert out there, folks! via Fengtastic!
  • We told you Monday of a short Bicycle and Pedestrian safety campaign Toronto Police were doing. It ended yesterday and the TPS have released the results (PDF): During the campaign, the following H.T.A. offences notices were issued [to 250 cyclists and pedestrians]: Improper bicycle lighting: 32 Improper brakes on bicycle: 4 No−horn, bicycle: 84 Cyclist ride in crossover: 1 Cyclist fail [...] Related Photos
  • Be a part of a group bicycle ride that explores Toronto’s west end art district. Not sure what to expect? This short video will fill you in: More information at ArtSpin.ca The meeting point is the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan, between 6:30 – 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Art [...] Related posts: Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 5 Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Bikes at the Live Green Toronto Festival
  • via brianwolk on flickr Related posts:Island Beach Related posts: Island Beach
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2010As reported here, and here in BikingToronto, Art Spin combines art, group cycling and fun, four times a year in Toronto’s Art District, Queen Street West.Here’s an update I received from Art Spin a couple of days ago (sorry for the late post), about tomorrow evenings jaunt. This year’s third of four [...] Related posts: Video: Art Spin – a bicycle tour of Toronto art galleries BoingBoing’s Cory Doctorow’s take on stolen bicycle scapegoat, Igor Kenk Toronto Police…
  • BIXI Montreal have uploaded a series of videos demonstrating the many ways you can integrate bicycle sharing into your daily life. These videos can be found on the BIXI Vimeo page.Of these videos, the series, À vos BIXI! is an “alleycat” style challenge where competitors must check in at specific locations while using BIXI bicycles. [...] Related posts: London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada 67 km of Separated On-Street Bike Lanes in Montreal and Other Numbers That May…
  • via sjgardiner on flickr Related posts:G20 Bike Line Bike Cop Smiles Bike Cop Posse Related posts: G20 Bike Line Bike Cop Smiles Bike Cop Posse
  • Love cycling? Yes? You do? Then join CYCLOPS at DPNC’s bike clinic and community rides on September 18th from Noon to 2pm. Bike Pirates will be on hand to help you get your bike in working AAAAAARRRGGHHHHder.
  • There are some significant changes to some of this week’s Events (listed in our Weekly Events post), so we thought it best to update the main blog with the info: 1) The Bike Union was originally planning on having a special party on Wed, Aug 25 (tomorrow) to give away a custom Batavus bike to a [...] Related Photos
  • via Diong on Flickr Related posts:Summer Smiles Bike and the City Summer Friday Related posts: Summer Smiles Bike and the City Summer Friday
  • This looks fun! Ron Sexsmith, Kensington Market, bicycles, Trinity Bellwoods Park… what’s not to love? No Heart Feelings opens Friday, August 27, 2010 at The Royal Related posts:Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto ScheduleProtect Teens from Heart Disease: Get Better Cycling InfrastructureWhere Are You Go @ Bicycle Film Festival Toronto – Fri August 21, 2009 Related posts: Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Protect Teens from Heart Disease: Get Better Cycling…
  • Here’s a simple way to reuse your old bicycle tubes. IT Clips are a set of plastic clips and metal hooks that convert your old tubes into usable straps for securing loads to your bicycle.More information at IT Clips.Available in Toronto at Sweet Pete’s and Mountain Equipment Co-op. Related posts:Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old Tubes Into [...] Related posts: Mariclaro to Recycle Your Old Tubes Into Bags Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Commuter Bicycle Review: Marin…
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! You can always find this info or events far into the future on the always updating Events [...] Related Photos
  • via Metrix X on Flickr Related posts:Mara’s Bicycle II Mara’s Bicycle Long Skirt Related posts: Mara’s Bicycle II Mara’s Bicycle Long Skirt
  • Perhaps one of the greatest hurdles to really becoming an everyday bicycle rider is rain. No one wants to show up to work soaked to the bone, but on a humid, rainy day, taking the TTC can feel like giving up, and if you have to wait for a bus or streetcar you’re still going to [...] Related posts: Rainy Day Slideshow from the BikingToronto Flickr Pool Toronto Riding Far Behind – Now’s the Time to Catch Up! Getting Over the Struggles of Biking in Toronto
  • There has been much handwringing in the cycling community about the lack of bikeracks and bikelanes in the “revitalized” Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area. While there are no bikelanes, there are sharrows, and now that construction is reaching final stages, new sleek and modern bikeracks are making an appearance. Photo from ChrisKayTO on Twitter This post written by: Joe [...] Related Photos
  • Toronto Police used to do this once a year, but with more cyclists on the road these days, they are doing this multiple times per year: Between Monday, August 23, 2010 and Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 54 and 55 Divisions will be joining together and enforcing bicycle and pedestrian rules of the road. To date, eight [...] Related Photos
  • Be careful out there everyone. It’s a good idea NOT to cut in front of streetcars. A cyclist was pinned under a streetcar in Chinatown on Sunday, suffering severe but not life-threatening injuries. Witnesses reported that the 30-year-old cyclist cut in front of the streetcar. The collision happened near Spadina and Nassaua around 6pm. [CityTV] The cyclist [...] Related Photos
  • Discarded bicycle parts become functional everyday items like salt and pepper shakers and serving trays when placed in the hands of Ontario artist Gilbert Vanden Heuvel.On display and for sale at ShopGirls in Parkdale, these designs allow you to bring your bicycle love indoors, without worrying about getting grease stains on everything.More items and designs [...] Related posts: Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 1 Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 2 Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch…
  • by Shannon Lee Stirling Louisiana, Michigan, Don’t forget Mediterranean, Tar Sands in Alberta, Pipelines in Panama, Spilling over. Must take cover. But we cannot get away. Polyester’s here to stay. Oil, oil everywhere, In our clothes, In our hair. Eating food-like products, The corporations’ got us. Every time I take a sip There’s plastic on my lips. Drip, drip, WHOOPS! BP slipped, Now it’s a slick. Drifting up our coastlines. Poisoning our shorelines. Obama says it will [...]
  • Saturday, August 21, 2010 I thought it was a neon sculpture at first. Beautiful. Link to full size is in the pic – new tab/window) If I understand the process correctly, Christopher Isherwood (Flickr) made this by tracing the outline in front of the bicycle in the dark with a bike light while photographing with a Canon EOS [...] No related posts.
  • Via CYCLOPS:DIY Bike Trailer Workshops You’ll hardly notice that you have a trailer following you! Join us at CYCLOPS Studio for Clay & Paper’s Bike Trailer Building Workshops, where we’ll teach you how to build your very own bicycle cargo trailer. Workshops will be held on: Wednesday, August 257-9 PM Thursday, August 26 7-9 PM Wednesday, September [...] Related posts: Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event I hear it’s “pants…
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