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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bike Movies and Toronto’s Best Bikelane

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

Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Straight to kindergarten? On my bike, no way!
  2. Bixi Toronto lands ING Direct as Primary Sponsor
  3. Toronto Bikelane Map
  4. Announcing Toronto’s Best Bike Lane as Voted By You!
  5. Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity
  6. Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi-licious!
  7. How to Get Better Bicycle Parking for Your Condo
  8. Coaster Brake Love
  9. Queen’s Park Grand Prix
  10. “This is Amsterdam and this is my bike”

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via Metrix X on Flickr Related posts:Mara’s Bicycle Related posts: Mara’s Bicycle
  • The Toronto Bicycle Film Festival & Bikes on Wheels Present: Mike Giant A Series of 5 bicycle frames I’m a big fan of Mike Giant’s drawings/paintings, so I’ll definitely be checking out this show. It opens at 7pm this evening at The Mascot, 1267 Queen St. West, and is also featuring work by Benny Zenga, CHUNKS, Frank Maidens, [...]
  • “Girl, you’ll be a woman soon” by Jack Gilliland
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  • And the tradition continues!!! Someone picks a fun movie, we haul out the chairs into the driveway, we project the movie on to the wall outside, and tada! You have an awesome Thursday night… What’s on this week’s bill? B.I.K.E., the amazing documentary drama about how two film makers infiltrate an underground [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • The annual celluloid touring festival of all things two wheeled, the Bicycle Film Festival hits Toronto again this year, starting tonight and going all the way until Sunday! Here’s a quick rundown of the program for you to figure out what you want to see: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 BIKES ROCK! 10:00 PARTS AND LABOUR 1566 Queen St. West Drink Specials until 11:30 Featuring: GAY SOFT COPY ALLIE [...] Related Photos
  • It’s been a while since our last News Links post, so here are some news clippings we’ve collected over the last few weeks: Rob Ford Truck Touting “Respect For Taxpayers” Ironically Parks Disrespectfully Over Taxpayer-Serving Bike Lane – Torontoist August 12, 2010 11:38 AM On Monday evening, at around 6 p.m., Linda Noelle Bush was inside her house [...] Related Photos
  • Heading to the Bicycle Film Festival this weekend in Toronto? Well, don’t forget to bring your old bicycle tubes. Mariclaro is asking for donated old tubes that they recycle into bags. You will find the Mariclaro Bike Tube Drop Off cart on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at The Mascot — 1267 Queen St. West and Friday [...] Related posts: Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event
  • via Gabi on Flickr Related posts:Sleek Black on Red Retro Batavus and a Wooden Carrier Related posts: Sleek Black on Red Retro Batavus and a Wooden Carrier
  • Today BikingToronto announced the winner of “Toronto’s Best Bike Lane Contest”. Route 35: St. George and Beverly Streets (Dupont and St. George to Beverly and Queen) It wasn’t already in the Bike Route Mapping Wiki collection, so I made a map of it. Happily Google allows us to embed maps we make, so here it is [...] Related posts: Park Bike Art in a Bike Lane New Usability at the Toronto/GTA Bicycle Route Mapping Wiki Mapping Wiki getting to the point where we need a List
  • The people have spoken! We at BikingToronto.com asked you to nominate the best bike lanes in Toronto. Your responses were fantastic and we really learned what makes a bike lane the best according to you. The best bike lanes go all the way to (and even sometimes right through) intersections. The best lanes are on roads easily [...] Related Photos
  • I was recently contacted by a BikingToronto reader, Ian, in need of contact information for bike rack suppliers in Toronto. He told me that he had recently moved into a newer condo building near Bloor and Spadina. The building has bicycle parking, but after speaking with other residents and noticing the mess of bikes in [...] Related posts: Green P Parking’s For You… And Your Bicycle Green P Pedal ‘N Park Locations Throughout Toronto A Look at the St. Clair TTC Bike Shelter
  • Monday, August 16th, 2010I spent 20 years on Queen West. Queen and Bathurst was my village’s Main Square. I’d say to people, ‘I never go east of University, north of College or west of of Ossington’; but it wasn’t true, I regularly broke my neighborhood vow when I needed bicycle stuff. At that time Igor’s [...] Related posts: TransitCity faces Challenges creating Meaningful Bicycle Commute Corridors through the Core Toronto Police Bicycle corps. re-purpose bicycles at G20 Summit for crowd…
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to the Social Hub and Library Launch on Saturday, August 7, 2010!!! It was a wonderful day! We had several people out for the Group Ride, with two unexpected tour guides (Nelson and Jerry) to teach us all about the history and natural wildlife on the Leslie Street Spit. Many [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • 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 BruceK on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Highway Archeology Passing Through Related posts: Criterium Blur Highway Archeology Passing Through
  • For some, it’s all about stopping power. Endos, skids, POWER! However, if you’re just taking your bicycle around town, running errands, getting to work, do you really need fancy expensive disc or super-powered v-brakes?Nope.The coaster brake is something you’ll find on bicycles for children and on many vintage city cruisers. This simple braking mechanism is [...] Related posts: Action from the Toronto International Bicycle Show Did you get your bicycle “Safety Check”? Commuter Bicycle…
  • Notice the theme throughout this video. Cycling is easy. This is something we forget in North America. Via Bakfiets en Meer Related posts:Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Food on Bikes – Toronto and Beyond Someone at Amsterdam Brewery Sure Loves Bikes Related posts: Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Food on Bikes – Toronto and Beyond Someone at Amsterdam Brewery Sure Loves Bikes
  • via monkeyseemonkeypoo on flickr Related posts:Criterium Blur Related posts: Criterium Blur
  • Amazing. Via Fixed Xor Broken Related posts:Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch Related posts: Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi-licious!

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

    Bixi Toronto is still dominating most bike news this week!  Check out all our posts tagged with “Bixi” or our Bixi Toronto Information Page for more info.

    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Segway of Ontario Turns Rob Ford Hate into Marketing Opportunity
    2. Toronto Bikelanes Map
    3. Bixi Toronto lands ING Direct as Primary Sponsor
    4. The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto
    5. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
    6. Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi, More Bikes!
    7. Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models
    8. BikeSauce Launches their Social Hub and Library
    9. Toronto City Council passes Bixi Toronto Public Bike Program
    10. G20 Bike Line

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    Earlier today, we were the first (and the only, still) with the news about the great primary sponsorship arrangement between Bixi Toronto and ING Direct. Now we bring you the press release announcing this: Mayor David Miller and representatives from the Public Bike System Company (PBSC) have welcomed ING DIRECT Canada as [...] Related Photos
  • Big news from Bixi Toronto today! They’ve landed ING Direct as a primary sponsor for the system! This not only lends a lot of credence to the assertion that a BikeSharing system is viable in Toronto, but that big companies will sponsor it and keep it healthy. This sponsorship not only puts Bixi Toronto well on their [...] Related Photos
  • via Chewie2008 on flickr Related posts:Bike and the City Happy Bike Wednesday Pink Kitty Related posts: Bike and the City Happy Bike Wednesday Pink Kitty
  • With the expanded and improved Bixi Toronto website, there’s a lot more information about the opportunities for businesses to sponsor Bixi Toronto stations: The cost for sponsoring a Bixi station over a 3-year term is 60,000. From the Bixi Toronto website: The many benefits: Your company’s name or logo will be affixed to the station you sponsor Your [...] Related Photos
  • You may remember last week’s post about us dropping off some I Bike T.O. shirts at the BikeSauce space… well the ‘Sauce had a big day on Saturday, launching their new social hub (with free wifi!) and library with an Open House, Family Ride, Alleycat Races and a Keg Party. Some cool photos of one of [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • This past Saturday saw a big day at BikeSauce, the DIY space at Queen East and Broadview Avenue. Between an Open House, a Family Ride to the Leslie Spit, Alley Cat Races and a Keg Party, the ‘Sauce “got their sauce on”, if ya know what I mean. They had fun doing it all day. The newly [...] Related Photos
  • “Art Spin” as Duncan has already posted here at BikingToronto “Events”, “..is an art crawl style bicycle tour of art galleries, art performances and artist’s studios in Toronto’s west end art district.”I found the video below while browsing Vemeo with the search terms “newest” and “cycling”.The next tour is Thursday, August 26th. Meet at the [...] Related posts: Toronto Police Bicycle corps. re-purpose bicycles at G20 Summit for crowd control Michael Bryant and Spin Doctors…
  • Have you checked out the Bixi Toronto website recently? You should! They’ve just enhanced it hugely, with sections devoted to: Get Rolling with Bixi Subscription / Fees Sponsorship News FAQs Check it out at http://toronto.bixi.com You can also check out our Bixi Toronto Information Page for more info! This post written by: Joe T. Joe started BikingToronto along with designing BikingToronto’s popular I Bike T.O. [...] Related Photos
  • We updated you when they passed 100, then 150… then 200 and now Bixi Toronto is saying that they’re up 300 Members already. They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 30% there! That’s in just 2 weeks since they launched membership sign-ups on July 28th. Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 [...] Related Photos
  • via sevenman on flickr Related posts:Island Beach Beach Bike Summer is Coming Related posts: Island Beach Beach Bike Summer is Coming
  • Oh those nutty “Fun Officers!” As the video states, mention that you saw their rebuttal to Rob Ford and get the first 2 hours of your bicycle rental for free before September 20th, 2010.More information about Segway of Ontario bicycle rentals here. Related posts:Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on JarvisHandling Street Car [...] Related posts: Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on Jarvis Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect…
  • Way back when I bought my first used car, friends of mine took me to a local scrapyard. We searched for abandoned and forgotten parts to “spruce” up my new ride. Had I had a bit more ingenuity, I may have stripped down the old car seats and removed the seat belts to make beautiful [...] Related posts: Mariclaro Re Cycle Design Event Covet: Handmade Messenger Bags Created Right Here in Toronto Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch
  • Today, as a test I made this map in Google Maps using their “My Maps” feature. This is a route from Queen’s Quay and Lower Sherbourne to the “Darcy Allen Sheppard Memorial Bikeway” (my invention, from Huntley west on Bloor to Avenue Road). A bicycle icon marks the spot where messengers, and many more set up [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Toronto Police Services are currently handing out warnings to drivers and cyclists who fail to stop for open streetcar doors.I’ve seen some people on bikes coast by open doors in the hopes of passing streetcars and getting ahead of traffic. While illegal this behaviour is also incredibly rude. People often rush when leaving or trying [...] Related posts: Fewer Stop Signs Attract Motorists, Not Cyclists Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns” A Pro…
  • via brian cameron on flickr Related posts:Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Bike Line Related posts: Bikes and Blossoms Flowery G20 Bike Line
  • Sure, your bicycle can take you all over town, it can carry some of your stuff and it can even be a great conversation starter but, has your bicycle opened a bottle for you lately?Design duo, Chromoly have that problem solved. Introducing the Road Popper.More info or to purchase here. Related posts:Bicycle Courier Starter Kit – [...] Related posts: Bicycle Courier Starter Kit – Just $500… Job Included? Green P Pedal ‘N Park Locations Throughout Toronto Trends in Bicycle Design and Use:…
  • Just try and not get this song stuck in your head all day! Via Torontoist Related posts:Big cars, Red Pumps and an 80s Commute in Toronto Related posts: Big cars, Red Pumps and an 80s Commute in Toronto
  • Monday, August 9, 2010Found this on Twitter today: twitter.com/ARTCRANK“ARTCRANK” —> art, crank.“A Poster Party for Bike People”Cyclists are, at this time, in this place, Avant-garde-ists, among other things. They’re the kind of people who like to break boundaries. They are contrarians; they like being on the outside. They’re critical thinkers, they like to deconstruct the [...] Related posts: Video: Art Spin – a bicycle tour of Toronto art galleries Bixi: The London UK Experience –…
  • Via Toronto Cyclists Union:Fun & Safe Cycling in Toronto!Check out this free workshop on Saturday, August 14th, that’s being offered as part of the Newcomer Cycling Outreach Program. This workshop is just the thing for a newcomer to Toronto, or if you want to brush up on your cycling knowledge. Pass [...] Related posts: Just Released: Bicycle Film Festival 2010 Toronto Schedule Green P Pedal ‘N Park Locations Throughout Toronto BIKE Drinks with Toronto Cyclists Union and T-shirts: August 5, 2010…
  • Did you know that there are not one but two companies crafting handmade messenger bags in Toronto (possibly more)?Push the Envelope has been creating distinctive messenger bags since 1995.Under the Weather was started in Amsterdam in 2000, relocating to Toronto in 2001.Two exciting messenger bag brands that call Toronto home!Visit the Push the Envelope web [...] Related posts: Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Covet: Beautiful, Handmade, Wooden Bicycle Baskets Covet:…
  • 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 dandmb50flickr on flickr Related posts:Bike Cops on Standby Police Line Up G20 Tall Bike Related posts: Bike Cops on Standby Police Line Up G20 Tall Bike
  • Looks pretty familiar, eh? Metro Transit in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, much like the TTC and GO Transit here, allow you to mix bikes and transit taking you further and faster by making the transition easier. Even in the snow! Toronto and the GTA have a similar mix of bicycle transportation aids on our transit systems. [...] Related posts: The New Bikes + Transit Web Site has GPS, Maps BikesandTransit Helps You Get to Free Outdoor Movies in Port Credit Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto…
  • Sunday, August 8, 2010 (updated with video, August 9th) ““Carving Vehicles” from Trikke Tech Inc.” This is new one on me. Trikke (pronounced ‘trike’) is a three wheeled scooter with flexible axial orientation that allows you to power it like you would a pair of rollerblades. A scooter and rollerblades morphed into one. You power forward simply by [...] Related posts: Bicycles Crushed as Building facade falls on Yonge Street sidewalk Tour de France Stage 2 – Bikes down all over the place!
  • The Toronto Cyclists Union is getting close to signing up their 1000th member, and they’re having a contest in partnership with Curbside Cycle and ING Direct. They’re giving away a Batavus Bicycle! JOIN the Toronto Cyclists Union IN the month of AUGUST for a chance to WIN A unique custom painted Dutch Batavus BIKE! As your [...] Related Photos
  • The above video was part of the !ola team’s submissions for promoting urban, everyday cycling in the Yoxi Pilot Competition. When I reviewed my Modrobes Euca Tee I took a few post-ride photos of my sweat-stained t-shirt. I opted not to use them in my review, but I’m kicking myself now for not seeing the fashion-forward [...] Related posts: Dublin Cycle Chic Fashion Show Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 416cyclestyle Toronto Cycle Chic Search – Spring Moments
  • About Wheels4Life:Wheels4Life is a non-profit charity (501c(3)), that provides free bicycles for people in need of transportation in Third World countries. We partner with local individuals, organizations and other groups to help us identify persons who sincerely need a bike to be able to go to school or to work. Often [...] Related posts: London Invests £111 Million in Cycling Infrastructure These Kids Biked to School in Brooklyn, You Should Bike to Work On Toronto Island; Pedal Powered School Buses…
  • The City is looking into improving John Street but should it include a bike lane? Related posts: Bike lanes needed on arterial roads Toronto’s Best Bike Lane My Criticsm on Candidate Rossi’s Statement
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: More Bixi, More Bikes!

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

    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Where will Bixi be in Toronto?
    2. I Want to Ride My Bicycle – Choir Flash Mob
    3. How To Spend $5000 on Promoting Bikes in Toronto
    4. The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto
    5. Bixi Toronto Website now Up and Running
    6. Toronto Bikelane Map
    7. UPDATE: 150 Sign-Up for Bixi Toronto
    8. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 1 of 10 (Drivers Don’t Want to Kill You)
    9. Learn More About Bixi Toronto
    10. 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 4 of 10 (Avoid the “Stoplight Squeeze”)

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    As much as we love the countless events held in downtown Toronto, sometimes you just want to get away. And, if you’re as big a fan of biking as we are, you want to get away on your bicycle. In its third year of promoting multi-modal, car-free transportation options BikesandTransit.com have updated their web site for [...] Related posts: The New Bikes + Transit Web Site has GPS, Maps Google Street View – On Bikes! Toronto Bicycle Couriers; Free Enterprisers
  • via MBeauchamp on flickr Related posts:Kensington Bike Rack Kensington Retro Style Kensington Sunset Clouds Related posts: Kensington Bike Rack Kensington Retro Style Kensington Sunset Clouds
  • Via Bicycle Film Festival web site: TORONTO AUGUST 18 - 22 BUY FESTIVAL PASS For BFF Toronto WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18 BIKES ROCK!PARTS AND LABOUR1566 Queen St. WestBands TBA THURSDAY AUGUST 19 BFF AND BIKES ON WHEELS PRESENTMIKE GIANTTHE MASCOT1267 Queen St. WestA series of 5 bicycle frames featuring artists:Benny ZengaCHUNKSFrank MaidensTobin ReidToby ReidFRIDAY AUGUST 20THE ROYAL608 College St. 7:00 PM P.1 The Birth Of Big Air BUY [...] Related posts: Bicycle Film Festival Toronto – August 18-21, 2010 …
  • One of the lines from this Guardian.co.uk video that struck me was,“..anybody that knows anything about these schemes, is that, in order for it to work you need enough docking stations. In London at the moment there’s 316 compared to 1600 or something like that, in Paris.“So it’s not going to work if there aren’t [...] Related posts: Nice Ride Minnesota Bike Sharing program rolling out this month New Blog at Biking Toronto Transit City hangs in the balance as opportunist candidates dither and…
  • Bixi is all over downtown Toronto today and will be again tomorrow: Remaining Bixi Demos today (Thurs, Aug. 5) College / Brunswick from 11:30am to 1:30pm York / Adelaide from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Wellesley / Church from 6:30pm to 9:30pm Bixi Demos tomorrow (Fri, Aug. 6) University & College from 8:30am to 10:00am Avenue & Bloor from 12:00pm to 2:30pm Spadina & Bloor from [...] Related Photos
  • via Chewie2008 on flickr Related posts:Ring-a-ling in the Rain Happy Bike Wednesday Bike and the City Related posts: Ring-a-ling in the Rain Happy Bike Wednesday Bike and the City
  • Montreal, Canada’s second most populated city boasts 502 km of cycling paths and bike lanes and is currently increasing that number by another 51 km this year.In Toronto, we just painted 2 km of bike lanes along Jarvis.But, you may be thinking, Quebec and Montreal are known for having fantastic trails and much of this [...] Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto “Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume 2010 Toronto…
  • Awesome. Via Urban Velo NIKE TRACKBIKE FOOTBALL (NTF2010) from YUHZIMI on Vimeo. Related posts:The Cycle Track; Portland Upgrades the Bike Lane Hell Track Fixed Gear Freestyle on Toronto’s Streets Related posts: The Cycle Track; Portland Upgrades the Bike Lane Hell Track Fixed Gear Freestyle on Toronto’s Streets
  • Bixi Toronto has announced on their facebook page that they’ll have demo stations set up around downtown tomorrow (Thursday, August 5th) for people to try out (and sign-up, if they want to) Toronto’s hottest bike infrastructure initiative! Come meet the BIXI squad tomorrow august 6th. They plan to be at the following locations: Bloor / [...] Related Photos
  • A few weeks ago we posted a short interview with Nick Cluley… a recent addition to the Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Board. I’m happy to post another interview today from another new member of the Bike Union Board, Leehe Lev: 1. How did you first get into cycling? I was five years old and all the boys [...] Related Photos
  • There’s a fantastic post on the Toronto Cyclists Union web site about how to help prevent bicycle theft. You should go read it here: “Bike Theft: Still An Issue In Toronto – Tips on Prevention” But how can you follow these tips and not spend more on bike locks and parts than you did on your [...] Related posts: Alleged Bike Thief Foils Bad Lock Job Coming to a Bike Rack Near You: Strollers Every pole becomes a bike rack
  • I had the opportunity to test out a Nihola this morning – and I wanted to jot down my thoughts while they are still fresh. Comfort: low top tube makes for easy mounting, comfortable saddle Stability: this bike has got the long john beat hands down for stability – with three wheels it has to, right? Visibility: with [...] Related posts: A sunny day ride Trailer Modifications
  • See more of Janet Bike Girl’s work here. Purchase a patch or two at The Gladstone Hotel front desk. Via BikeLaneDiary Related posts:Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards Covet: Bike Porter integrated handlebar and front rack Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models Related posts: Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards Covet: Bike Porter integrated handlebar and front rack Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models
  • via Chewie2008 on flickr Related posts:Island Beach Pink Kitty Bike and the City Related posts: Island Beach Pink Kitty Bike and the City
  • This video may be 3 years old, but he’s still singing the same tune: Related posts:“If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Related posts: “If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? Along for the Ride Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!)
  • Great shirt from Chic Moustache in Montreal. Related posts:The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada Related posts: The Challenge of Bixi Thriving in Today’s Toronto Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada
  • A Vision lacking amongst Mayoral candidatesOver at ”Duncan’s City Ride”, a BikingToronto blog, Duncan posted:“Jarvis lanes tell the story of a city that pretends to be committed to the bicycle” Hume- from the Christopher Hume op-ed published in the Toronto Star.I’ll quote again part of what Hume had to say,“Rather than build a cycling network that [...] Related posts: Paul said, I need a non-arterial cycling route from Dufferin and Bloor into the Core “Ride the City” Mapper Looks…
  • What can you learn about bicycle sharing and cycling infrastructure over just one weekend? I was recently in Montreal to attend the Osheaga concert in Parc Jean-Drapeau. We rented a car and drove from Toronto. A collision backed up traffic on the 401, effectively setting us behind by 2 hours. One closed down lane and all [...] Related posts: 2010 Toronto Cycling Map has Bike Boxes Covet: Bixi The Extraterrestrial London Launches Bicycle Sharing Program with Bicycles Built in Canada
  • If you haven’t heard, BikingToronto has made a submission in the NameOurCondo.com condo-naming contest. We have a chance to win $5000 to put towards bikes in Toronto. The submission we made was “Hummingbird“. We chose this name partly because actual hummingbirds are dynamic, lively and beautiful (like all good condos should be) and partly [...] Related Photos
  • Via Toronto Cyclists Union:BIKE DRINKS – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social!First Thursday of the month starting August 5th, 20106:30 to 7:00pm – New bike union member welcome & sign up7:00 to 9:00pm – Bike socialBIKE Drinks kicks off at a special location on August 5th!215 Spadina Ave. Suite 120 @ Centre [...] Related posts: Yvonne Bambrick of Toronto Cyclists Union at #voteTOin416 Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight Curbside and…
  • The friendly Bixi Toronto people have let it out on their Facebook Page that not only do they already have 200+ subscribers, but they’ll be set up at the corner of Beverley and Dundas tomorrow (Wed, Aug. 4) from 430-8pm. Go on by and check out the system and ask the Bixarians any questions you [...] Related Photos
  • Via lock in the BikingToronto Forums Related posts:“If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? How to Lock Your Bike Properly – Do You Make the Grade? Related posts: “If I ride…” People for Bikes.org asks; Why Do You Ride? How to Lock Your Bike Properly – Do You Make the Grade?
  • via Cyclops on Flickr Related posts:Cyclops at Critical Mass Bicycle Day Related posts: Cyclops at Critical Mass Bicycle Day
  • If the name Georgette Peters rings a bell… there’s good reason… she’s a prolific Toronto photographer that not only loves taking photos of bikes (bike bells in particular) but is featured frequently on our Photo of the Day pages. She has even had a gallery show of her bell photos – Does This Ring a [...] Related Photos
  • We updated you when they passed 100, then 150… and now Bixi Toronto is saying that they’re up over 200 Toronto members already. They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 20% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST = $107.35) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free [...] Related Photos
  • 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 Alan Bell on Flickr Related posts:Kensington Bike Rack Orange Poser Ring-a-ling in the Rain Related posts: Kensington Bike Rack Orange Poser Ring-a-ling in the Rain
  • I swung by the awesome BikeSauce space the other day to check out their new social hub (couches, tables and library!) and drop off some I Bike T.O. t-shirts. We gave them to the ‘Sauce at cost so they can sell them to raise some money for themselves (they’re a registered non-profit). They gave me some [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Went downtown today – the market is full of fresh Ontario produce and I wanted to load up for the long weekend (mmmm peaches). I got a pleasant surprise while walking along Front Street: Excuse the terrible cell phone picture – but surely you recognize those bikes? Didn’t have time to stop and chat, so I’m not sure [...] No related posts.
  • via BruceK on flickr Related posts:All In The Family Highway Archeology CBC Building Bike Clinic Related posts: All In The Family Highway Archeology CBC Building Bike Clinic
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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Links Fixed!

    technical_difficultiesHi everyone… we had a bit of a hiccup with the links in our last Weekly Wrap-Up… but it’s all fixed up now. Go have a look at the Wrap-Up for all the new and popular stuff on BikingToronto.

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Bixi, Bixi, Bixi! Plus: Jarvis!

    Happy Friday!  The major action this week on the site has been regarding the Bixi Toronto bike rental system due to launch in May 2011.  You can keep track of all of our Bixi posts by checking out our Bixi tag. :)  The Jarvis Bikelanes were also finished this week, and they are awesome.

    Now… let’s get to the Wrap-Up… here’s all the most popular and freshest stuff on the site!

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    Most Popular Content on BikingToronto in the last week:

    1. 10 Secrets: Practice Your Route
    2. Vote Now for Toronto’s Best Bike Lane
    3. 10 Secrets: Avoid the Right Hook
    4. Jarvis Street, During Bikelane Installation
    5. Learn More About Bixi Toronto
    6. 10 Secrets: Avoid the “Stoplight Squeeze”
    7. Bixi Toronto Launch Party
    8. Bixi Website now Up and Running
    9. 10 Secrets: Make Them THINK You’re Unpredictable
    10. 10 Secrets: Take That Lane

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    Great Bixi News! Word is that Bixi Toronto has 100 members already. They need to sign up 1000 by Nov. 30… so they’re already 10% there! Have you signed up yet? It’s $95 (+HST) for an entire year! That gives you unlimited free rides for an entire year (as long as your trip is less than 30 [...] Related Photos
  • Photos from last night’s Bixi Bash have started showing up on Flickr. Here are the first ones, from LodoeLaura: “Hello Toronto, my name is Bixi” “I’m sturdy, I’m stylish… I’ll get you where you’re going” “These are the Bixarians. Um.. Bixites? Bixies? Bixecutioners? They rock!” “I love parties. Someone get me a beer, please … I have no hands.” View more [...] Related Photos
  • via sevenman on flickr Related posts:Railpath from Dundas Hydro Ride Related posts: Railpath from Dundas Hydro Ride
  • The new Toronto.Bixi.com website is now up and running, right on schedule! If you are wondering if you can sign-up for Bixi Toronto (even if you missed last night’s party)… the answer is YES! They’ve got a sign-up section all ready to go! Become one of the first 1,000 founding members of Bixi Toronto [...] Related Photos
  • Over the past few weeks, we Sauciers have been hard at work overhauling the lounge. Now it’s time to celebrate! The newly renovated social hub has coffee, art and free wireless internet. The sustainable transportation advocacy centre and library boasts fully-stocked shelves with books and ‘zines on all sorts of cycling, civic engagement and Toronto history. So [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Did you know that at ‘Sauce we stock our shelves with local, Toronto-based bike-related merch??? This week’s feature: Baye Hunter’s greeting cards! We currently have a full stock of her colourful, creative and wonderful cards. And there are many images to chose from: from old bikes in Hong Kong, to children on bikes in China, to Toronto Island bike [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • More on Charlie’s FreeWheels here. Via BikeLaneDiary No related posts. No related posts.
  • Watch the New York Times video “The Family Car(go) Bike” here.BikingToronto blogger Claire is no stranger to the benefits of carting her family around in a bicycle built for four. Read her blog, The Fletcher Five here. Related posts:Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle ShowIn New York…Food on Bikes – Toronto [...] Related posts: Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle Show In New York… Food on Bikes – Toronto…
  • Maybe you’ve enjoyed the Big Wheel Deluxe Amber from Amsterdam Brewery, but did you know they also make another bicycle-themed beer? Via Greg Clow’s review on Taste T.O.: Boneshaker is labelled an “Unfiltered India Pale Ale”, and this is proven to be true by the pour, which brings a hazy reddish-orange body with a thick [...] No related posts.
  • Tonight at the Gladstone Hotel, our city starts our love affair with Bixi! Come to the party for food, drink, a chance to try a Bixi bike and sign up for a membership! The BIXI Bash at the Gladstone Hotel on July 28th 2010 at 7pm will give you an opportunity to be one of the [...] Related Photos
  • Pack your lunch in reusable sandwich wraps and bags and ditch the single-use plastic products! Pictured above is an Enviro Wrap by The Straight Stitch a colourful way to give up on baggies and securely carry your lunch to work. The creator, Stefanie from Mississauga, is a bicycle enthusiast and her enviro bags would be a [...] Related posts: Everyday People, Everyday Bicycles: South Africa Covet: Cycle Chic Fashion at Distill Gallery Covet: Globe Bikes 2011 Daily Models
  • via sevenman on flickr “The TBN Friday Night Ride regrouping at Pottery Road.” Related posts:Summer Friday Humber Bridge Ride Hydro Ride Related posts: Summer Friday Humber Bridge Ride Hydro Ride
  • What is an indirect left turn and how can it help you navigate streetcar tracks and other awkward intersections?Making a left turn through a busy intersection can be a very tense situation for many cyclists. You’re worried about getting hit from behind, you’re trying to watch for oncoming vehicles, you’re watching the sidewalk for pedestrians, [...] Related posts: Bike Route Blues – Crawford Needs Some Help Do Pedestrian Crossings Make for Safer City Cycling? Why Some Cyclists in Toronto Break…
  • We take in a lot of bike donations and to all those who have donated a bike or parts or a bike in parts, thank you. There is a lot of good bike out there looking for a little love to get back on the road. But building bikes while trying to [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • via Todd Michael M. on Flickr Related posts:One Big Tricycle Come Ride With Me? Related posts: One Big Tricycle Come Ride With Me?
  • 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
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  • As you probably know, the social hub is undergoing an overhaul. Here is a quick update on what has already happened: Magazine subscriptions have been ordered and some issues have started to trickle in New t-shirts and other awesome bike merch has been ordered and should be in next week Many books have already been acquired and a [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Do you like to party? Do you like to plan? More importantly: do you like to plan parties??? If so, we need your help!!! We are planning another launch party for our overhauled social hub. So far, this is what we have: easy group ride and an open house in the afternoon, alley cat race around [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • Bixi is launching in Toronto and they are throwing a party to celebrate! Come on out to the Gladstone for food, drinks and a chance to try out a Bixi bike! This is also a chance to sign up for a Bixi Toronto annual membership. They need to have at least 1000 sign-ups before Nov. 30. [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • It’s here! It’s finally here! The paint has finally been put down on Jarvis Street! The press release came out July 14, saying that the work on Jarvis was about to begin. The lights down the reversible middle lane were removed and solid yellow lines were painted to indicate to drivers that they should no longer use this [...] No related posts. Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin .
  • The last two weeks on BikingToronto have seen us publish 10 “Secrets” to Cycling with Traffic. These aren’t secrets of course, but they are things that new cyclists sometimes don’t know… so we thought we’d publish a series of them to help people new to riding their bikes around Toronto (and other big cities) learn a [...] Related Photos
  • Earlier, I told you of my recent discovery of sheltered, well-lit bicycle parking in a Green P lot in Yorkville. Yes, the Toronto Parking Authority is in fact also providing parking for bicycles. Even better, there is absolutely no cost for using these spots. Simply lock and go. I contacted the TPA and they’ve provided a list of [...] Related posts: Green P Parking’s For You… And Your Bicycle Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010 Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto
  • We’ve put out a call on twitter for stories of the new Jarvis during rush hour this morning… and would like to extend the invitation here too. Did you try out the new Jarvis bikelanes this morning? Did you like them? Were cars still moving along just fine? I tried them out at approx. 8:20 this morning, [...] Related Photos
  • Thank-you Cyclists for paying more for these roads than you get in services. Roads are paid for by property tax (and rental fees) most cyclists live in Toronto and pay this tax. Many drivers do not and get a free ride. Thank you cyclists for choosing a life-enhancing, noise- and heat-free form of transportation. Cyclist get bike [...] Related posts: How Bike Lanes are Born – HiMYSYeD on Jarvis Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media,…
    Have you been out biking in Toronto? Have you been using a bike lane or two? Toronto’s bike lanes may not be perfect, or in great enough numbers, but we do seem to be getting it right here and there. That’s why BikingToronto asked you to nominate Toronto’s Best Bikelane. We’ve received plenty of nominations and [...] Related Photo
  • If you’ve been following our Jarvis Bikelane construction posts, you know we’ve had a Before post, a During post (which includes video) and another Video post. Now we have what you’ve been waiting for… painted bikelane photos… again courtesy of Neal Jennings: This post written by: Joe T. Joe started BikingToronto along with designing BikingToronto’s popular I [...] Related Photos
  • Sunday, July 25, 2010The 2010 Tour de France is over.The WinnersAfter 3641.9 km Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes with the best time of any rider, 91h 58:48. Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) finishes second 0:39 back, Denis Menchov (Team Rabobank) 92h 00:49 – 02:01 behind.Best TeamTeam RadioShack wins the Overall Team Standings with a combined team [...] Related posts: Canadian Ryder Hesjedal, Team Garmin-Transitions, finishes forth in Stage 3 of the Tour de France Ryder Hesdejal’s attempt at Yellow…
  • Longjumeau to Paris, Champs-Élysées – 102.5 km The Finish A classic sprint finish – just when you think you see a rider over taking, another sprints out in front, and just as you begin to believe that’s the guy who’s going to win – that’s when the white and yellow jersey of Mark Cavendish is launched by [...] No related posts.
  • Today, Sunday July 25, 2010, the old lane markings on Jarvis Street are being removed and new bike lanes are being painted. HiMYSYeD is documenting the process on Twitter: The above machine paints lines, the machine below removes them: All photos by HiMYSYeD, follow him on Twitter. Related posts:Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on [...] Related posts: Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on Jarvis Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union…
  • My girlfriend, a talented physiotherapist, got me to start stretching after my rides last year and I began to feel the benefits almost right away.That said, I’ll let Darryl at LovingTheBike.com demonstrate four straightforward stretches you can perform post-ride. Go here for the short videos and explanations. Related posts:Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter CyclingLondon Invests £111 [...] Related posts: Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter Cycling London Invests £111 Million in Cycling…
  • Saturday, July 24, 2010 Bordeaux to Pauillac 52 km Today’s coarse is absolutely flat says Davd Millar, “no hills” he says briefly and succinctly. Millar was the second rider to start the trial early this morning at 10h15 AM CET | 4:15 AM EDT. When the first rider, Bert Grabsch, started his trial it [...] Related posts: Tour de France, Stage 18 – Live Blog Tour de France, Stage 12 – LiveBlog
  • Looks like our boys (and gals) in blue get their news from The Sun. And according to the photographer they weren’t approaching the citizen on a bike.Photos via Sweet One on Flickr Related posts:Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record StraightHow Bike Lanes are Born – HiMYSYeD on JarvisAnonymous Sign Maker Points [...] Related posts: Jarvis Rejigging Confuses Mainstream Media, Toronto Cyclists Union Sets the Record Straight How Bike Lanes are Born
  • 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 at [...] Related Photos
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