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Cycling Events This Week: Dec. 6 – 12

Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days!

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Tues, Dec. 7

Wed, Dec. 8

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Weekly Wrap-Up: Bridge Sabotage and Streetcar Death

Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don ValleyWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff! Want to get the Weekly Wrap-Up in your email every friday?  Enter Your Email Here.

Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

  1. Mountain Bike Bridge Sabotage in the Don Valley
  2. Photos of Memorial Ride for Streetcar Death
  3. Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk
  4. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore
  5. The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb
  6. Photos of the New Dufferin Bikelanes
  7. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity
  8. Cyclist Hit at Jarvis and Carlton
  9. Making Leslie St. Safer for Cyclists and Pedestrians
  10. Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes

New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

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  • It’s something that we at BikingToronto have known for a while, that in addition to having 1000+ subscribers, Bixi Toronto is just putting the finishing touches on securing $600,000 in corporate sponsorships for the first 3 years of the program: BIXI Toronto has met its key targets, though a two week extension to today’s sponsorship [...] Related posts: Bixi Toronto reaches 1000 Subscriber Goal Reminder: Bixi Toronto Launch Party Tonight! Learn More About Bixi Toronto
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  • Determined purely by page views, we give you the Top 25 Most Popular pages from November 2010. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train” Photos of Memorial Ride for [...] Related posts: Most Popular Posts – October 2010 Most Popular Posts – September 2010 Popular November 2008 Posts
  • [photo by Pica A on Twitpic] Not seeing any stories in the news about this one yet… but will update this post when we do. The above photo was taken around 8 pm last night (Tuesday). It’s on Jarvis just north of Carlton in front of the National Ballet School. Related posts:Photo of the Day: [...] Related posts: Photo of the Day: Yonge & Carlton Video: Jarvis with 4 Car Lanes, Still no Gridlock The Jarvis Bikelanes are Painted!
  • Joe T. broke the story, Google Maps are up for Toronto’s Cyclists. Good work Joe, I was looking yesterday but couldn’t see it. Joe says you have to be at Google.com (not .ca) and you have to input a place, then choose “Get Directions” a Bicycle Icon is now there that wasn’t there last week. [...]
  • 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 November. Enjoy. Be sure and check out the Photo of the Day Blog. It’s got a brand spankin’ new design! Related posts:Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Nov. 22 – 26, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • BlogTO is breaking the news that Google Maps Bike Directions is now kinda-sorta working (it’s a “beta” launch – which is used for working out glitches) for Toronto Bike routes: Google bike maps for Toronto launched in beta sometime earlier this afternoon, and I’ve been toying around with the route planner for the last half [...] Related posts: Getting Google Maps to pay Attention to Bikes Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes Biking for Google StreetView
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  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Dec. 1 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Thurs, Dec. 2 Bike Drinks – Monthly Toronto Cyclists Union Social! Sat, Dec. 4 – Sun, Dec. 5 Sweet Pete’s Holiday Sale Know of other events going on [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14
  • Hell yeah! Bring it on, Winter! Via Racer Diaries
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  • Alarming news out of the Don Valley… a series of bridges constructed by off-road and mountain bike cyclists are being sabotaged… with the clean lines of a sawzall saw being evident: Timothy Charles, founder of the Toronto Off-Road Biking Association, said the supporting beam of the bridge appears to have been deliberately cut partway through [...] Related posts: New Bathurst Bridge To Have Bike Lanes My 50 Kilometre Toronto Valley And Ravine Tour Metrolinx Ignoring City, Wants a Strachan Ave…
  • 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 below. Courier Christine Tour de Lake Shore Boulevarde [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010 Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010
  • Over at the BikingToronto Group ‘Cycling’, Lock said, “This Youtube vid is funny as heck but AFAIK only Admins here can imbed videos, so just click on this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koh7QoMGKJo ” So I thought I’d embed it here, to keep it in-house for just one, more, link. You can embed videos too! To start your own [...]
  • After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the [...]
  • While I, and almost anyone who has ever ridden a bicycle in any city, object to the word “war” used in any form of transportation debate, this is a great little look at the changing face of New York City streets. In a city where 80% of the public space is comprised of streets and [...]
  • Last week, a cyclist was killed by a streetcar. Whether it was his/her own fault, the fault of the streetcar driver, or some combination is unknown, but some Toronto cyclists decided to hold a Memorial ride for the victim. Here are photos of the ride (and ghost bike installation) from Jun Nogami: Related posts:Cyclist killed [...] Related posts: Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore Ghost Bike Memorial in Mississauga Memorial Ride This Friday
  • True, the Dufferin bikelanes only exist under the brand new underpass that eliminated the Dufferin Jog, but any infrastructure is good infrastructure. Underpasses can be a little scary on a bike without good lighting and bikelanes. Here are a few pics of the new lanes for you: BigDaddyHame City of Toronto City of Toronto [...] Related posts: Bikelanes planned for Dufferin Jog A Map of Rossi’s Separated Bikelanes Photos and Review of the New Bloor Viaduct Bikelanes
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  • The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies. The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities. Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charitable arm of BikingToronto, here. (Click on any of the images here to learn more about each product)
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    Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

    Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days!

    Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

    Wed, Dec. 1

    Thurs, Dec. 2

    Sat, Dec. 4 – Sun, Dec. 5

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    Photos of the Week: Nov. 22 – 26, 2010

    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 below.

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A Jerk

    Weekly Wrap-Up: Streetcar Tragedy, The New Roncy and Don’t Be A JerkWelcome to this week’s Weekly Wrap-Up!  Your best source for everything new and popular in Toronto bicycle stuff! Want to get the Weekly Wrap-Up in your email every friday?  Enter Your Email Here.

    Most Popular Stuff on the Site this week:

    1. Cyclist killed by Streetcar at Spadina and Lakeshore
    2. The New Roncesvalles: Ride Your Bike up onto the Curb
    3. On The Blogs: How To Signal Right Turns
    4. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity Page
    5. Road Rule #1: Don’t Be A Jerk
    6. On The Blogs: How To Light Your Bike
    7. The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”
    8. Google to map Toronto’s Bikelanes
    9. Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina
    10. Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 2010

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    On Saturday, Nov. 20th, a group of people in South Riverdale got together to have a look at the safety features (or lack thereof) for pedestrians and cyclists on the stretch of Leslie Street between Lake Shore Boulevard and Queen St. The street will be reconstructed when the TTC builds their new streetcar car barns [...] Related posts: Reminder: Leslie Street Reconstruction Meeting Tonight Public Comments about Leslie Street and Eastern Avenue Bikelanes Does TTC Environmental Assessment for Lakeshore…
  • The BikingToronto Shop has just been updated with new shirts for men, women, children and babies. The profits from all purchases go to Toronto cycling-related charities. Visit the shop here: BikingToronto Shop Learn more about ibiketo.org, the charitable arm of BikingToronto, here. (Click on any of the images here to learn more about each product) [...] Related posts: Tell the World, “I Bike T.O.” Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Social Cycling: Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike! Toronto 2010…
  • Lady is the Boss – Bicycle Fight Related posts:Esurance Offers Drivers Tips… From a Cyclist Related posts: Esurance Offers Drivers Tips… From a Cyclist
  • Video via Vélo d’hiver – Montreal – Bike Winter on Facebook. Related posts:Chicago Winter Cyclists Profiled by PBS Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter Cycling The Least Expensive Winter Cycling Accessory You Need Related posts: Chicago Winter Cyclists Profiled by PBS Dottie Demonstrates Dressing for Winter Cycling The Least Expensive Winter Cycling Accessory You Need
  • Related posts:How to Use a Bike Box – City of Toronto PSA Related posts: How to Use a Bike Box – City of Toronto PSA
  • Photo via NY Mag by Randy Harris Since 2007, Janette Sadik-Khan has been commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and “is responsible for 6,000 miles of streets and highways, nearly 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 streetlights and 12,000 signalized intersections, as well as the Staten Island Ferry, the nation’s busiest [...] Related posts: The Changing Face of the NYC Commute
  • Here’s a fifth addition to the four cycling bags I recently “coveted.” Based in Toronto, YNOT Cycle, run by Tom Mosher, has recently expanded to a new location and continues cranking out custom bags for local riders. From the massive, carry-everything-you-own Cobra to the roll-top and room for plenty Gulper (pictured above) Tom and his [...] Related posts: Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags Covet: Handmade Messenger Bags Created Right Here in Toronto Covet: PAC…
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  • Nice heels on the woman riding the white bike with the front rack! Certainly would be approved by my girlfriend. Via Cyclometer November Newsletter Related posts:City of Toronto Sharrows PSA City Wants You To Create Art We Can Lock Our Bikes To Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto Related posts: City of Toronto Sharrows PSA City Wants You To Create Art We Can Lock Our Bikes To Where We Park Our Bikes in Toronto
  • Big news for map lovers today! Google Maps has announced that it will be mapping out the bikelanes of 8 Canadian Cities (including Toronto): The online information giant announced Monday that it is introducing a Bike Directions feature to its popular Google Maps site, allowing users to highlight bike-friendly trails and roads across most major [...] Related posts: Getting Google Maps to pay Attention to Bikes 58% of Toronto wants Bikelanes on Major Streets Biking for Google StreetView
  • There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the problems New York City is facing by having tons more cyclists on their streets (thanks to large amounts of new bikelanes and cycling infrastructure on their streets). Essentially, there are a lot more confrontations between cars, bikes and pedestrians… as they all have to [...] Related posts: The Road To A Better Future Jarvis Street, Before the Bikelanes Results from the Police “Safe Cycling – Share the Responsibility”…
  • Spotted on John Prolly’s Flickr photostream. According to Google, Coco-Mat is a mattress company whose products are now available in NYC. Update: More googling has turned up these videos of the delivery bicycle in action: Related posts:Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International [...] Related posts: Cargo Bikes; Big in New York (and Toronto too!) Cruisers, Cargo bikes, Handmades and More – The Toronto International Bicycle…
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Wed, Nov. 24 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Fri, Nov. 26 Critical Mass Toronto Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch in [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 8 – 14
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  • Back in the spring of 2009, the renovation of Roncesvalles Ave. was just getting underway. Plans called for many more trees and wider sidewalks, including sidewalk “bump-outs” at some streetcar stops to allow transit users to board streetcars directly from the sidewalk. One bit of controversy was that while the street is planned to be [...] Related posts: Have Your Say: Roncesvalles Streetcar Stops and Cyclists Headlines: Bike Infrastructure on Jarvis and Roncesvalles Balancing Streetcar…
  • Excellent and timely lighting post from Stephen on Cycling50+ … a great rundown of the lights and reflectors you need to ensure drivers see you at night: Last week’s clock rewind is yet another dead giveaway that winter approaches. And it’s turned many bike commuters into night riders The basic trick to night riding is [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Car Insurance Tips for Driving near Cyclists On The Blogs: Ride and Prejudice On The Blogs: How To Signal Right Turns
  • 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. The Original Hipster Little Green Bike Fog Biker [...] Related posts: Photos of the Week: Oct 4 – 8, 2010 Photos of the Week: Oct. 18 – 22, 2010 Photos of the Week: Sept 27 – Oct 1, 2010
  • Bikeroo checked out the Canadian Cyclocross Championships in Cedarvale Park (and previously shared with us a crash video): For the uninitiated, cyclocross is a gritty cycling race in which riders race along an off road course. Technical skill is important as they have to ride in tight quarters with each other but navigate around or [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Cyclocross Crash Video On The Blogs: Queens Park Grand Prix Photos from the Canadian Cyclocross Championships
  • Concerns about pedestrian and cyclist safety have been raised by residents of Leslieville and The Beaches in the south east of the city around the redevelopment of Leslie Street that will see Street Car tracks added to the street starting next year. Tomorrow, Saturday, November 20, 2010 Paul Young, Health Promoter at South Riverdale Community [...] Related posts: Users ‘re-purposing’ Jones Avenue Bike Lanes – Two way bike lanes?!! Park Bike Art in a Bike Lane East/West Corridors – part 2
  • Tragedy on the streets this morning: A cyclist was struck and killed this morning by a streetcar on Spadina Ave. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of Spadina and Lake Shore Blvd. W. The male cyclist, in his 60s, was declared dead at the scene, Const. Hugh Smith said. This was the [...] Related posts: Cyclist Pinned Under Streetcar on Spadina Cyclist Hit at Front & Spadina Cyclist Killed in the West End
  • All is not well in the suburbs. Artist: Arcade Fire Song: Suburbs Director: Spike Jonze Related posts:Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Fall Flowers a Fire Escape and a Cargo Bike Related posts: Mark Ronson’s The Bike Song (featuring Kyle Falconer and Spankrock) Fall Flowers a Fire Escape and a Cargo Bike
  • Not only is it a great post about signaling right turns with your left arm (instead of your right), but Duncan’s post on why he signals with his left has also spurred a great little discussion in the comments about the reasons why each method can be useful: It can be easy to forget or [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Car Insurance Tips for Driving near Cyclists 10 Secrets to Cycling with Traffic: Part 5 of 10
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