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Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 22 – 28

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

Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

Wed, Nov. 24

Fri, Nov. 26

Know of other events going on this week?  Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below.

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Photos of the Week: Nov. 15 – 19, 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.

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Weekly Wrap-Up: The Ever-Popular Gravy Train

The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”Welcome 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. The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”
  2. Weekly Wrap-Up: Car Drivers on the Gravy Train
  3. Queen West BIA unveils new OCAD Bikeracks
  4. Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter
  5. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity Page
  6. On The Blogs: Visible Hands for Low Light Commutes
  7. On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum
  8. On The Blogs: The Joy of Night Cycling
  9. On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor
  10. On The Blogs: Harbord Sharrows Miss the Point


New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

Covet: ku. Bicycle-themed Jewelry [Duncan's City Ride]

Brooklyn-based artist Takahiro Kudo crafts this wonderful miniature bicycle parts as jewelry. More designs at ku. jewelry Related posts:Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: PAC Designs Bags Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards Related posts: Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls Covet: PAC Designs Bags Covet: Baye Hunter’s Beautiful Bicycle Photography as Prints and Cards

  • Michael Holloway looks at the Real Price of Gasoline, factoring in more than just the price at the pump: As an addict of the bicycle as much as the rest of the culture seems to be addicted to pumping gasoline, I couldn’t agree more with Mayor Ford. The subsidies on the price of gasoline I [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political Spectrum Gas Taxes? We Don’t Pay No Stinkin’ Gas Taxes!
  • via AndysCamera on flickr
  • I talked to Toronto City Councilor Elect in Ward 32, Mary-Margaret McMahon as she toured The Beaches Interfaith Lunch Program, today at “The Synagogue” in the West Beaches. McMahon unseated long time Beaches councillor Sandra Bussin in a landslide (15,951- 5,998) at the civic election last month – part of a popular disillusion with ‘politics [...] Related posts: An Anti-Cycling Mayor Rob Ford does not a Council make Another East West Corridor that needs some signage changes to make it really work…
  • Back in the spring of 2009, the Ontario College of Art and Design had a Gateway BikeStand competition, and while that contest chose a pretty distinctive winner (photo of winning design at right), the Queen West BIA thought all the designs were great and committed to working with OCAD students to create some new bikeracks [...] Related posts: OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Competition Announces Finalists OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Competition Winners Announced More Details about the OCAD Gateway BikeStand Winners…
  • West end resident (and burrito enthusiast) Sari Lightman will be launching her burrito by bicycle delivery service on Friday, November 19, 2010. The delivery area will be east of Roncesvalles, south of Bloor, north of King and west of Spadina on Fridays only between 6pm and 1am. Orders can be placed by phone 416-948-6676 or [...] Related posts: City of Toronto Sharrows PSA Visible Hands for Low Light Commutes Momentum Magazine Issue #47 – All About Kids and Cargo Bikes
  • Daniel Egan, Manager Cycling Infrastructure and Programs Transportation Services shares information on what sharrows are and how they can be used by cyclists in Toronto. This same information can also be found on the City of Toronto’s web site here: Sharrows FAQ Video via City of Toronto Cycling on Facebook. Related posts:Sharrows, Bike Lanes and [...] Related posts: Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Shared Space on the Streets of Toronto Sharrows Miss the Point on Harbord Two-way Sharrows Along Macdonell…
  • Yesterday morning I snapped a quick pic of a part of a group of 6 morning bike commuters I was in as we headed west on Bloor East at around 8 am… temperature hovering around the freezing point. You can see we’re on the bridge over Rosedale Valley Road. It’s great seeing lots of bikes [...] Related posts: A Favourite View Cold, but Beautiful Photos from my April Fools Day Commute Home
  • Continuing his Covet posts about great gear for your bike, Duncan looks at some stylish pannier bags for hauling lots of stuff around on that rear rack of yours (and looking good doing it): Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a bag. Active transportation can mean a little sweat, and carrying a bag is [...] Related posts: Stuff: PackNGo Panniers On The Blogs: Bike Commuter Backpacks From the Blogs: Tours, Hacks, Cup Holders and Maps!
  • via Sam Javanrouh of TopLeftPixel
  • The History Pics blog by BikingToronto member Lock is extremely interesting. He posts photos of electric bicycles (and diagrams of them) originating often more than 100 years ago. Goes to show “E-Bike” technology has been here a long time. See the full diagram on the History Pics blog Related posts:From the Blogs: Tours, Hacks, Cup [...] Related posts: From the Blogs: Tours, Hacks, Cup Holders and Maps! On The Blogs: Bixi’s headway in Toronto On The Blogs: Rob Ford and Toronto’s Political…
  • Duncan has switched up his gear set-up on his Marin Hamilton 29er, moving from a single speed to an internal gear hub, and tells us about it… from why he decided to do it to how he went about choosing what hub to go with, with help from Hoopdriver: After one week and a couple [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Evergreen Brickworks Cycling Infrastructure On The Blogs: The Changing NYC Bike Commute
  • The basic trick to night riding is to see and be seen.  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 to see and be seen. Even on well-lit streets, darkness not only makes it more difficult to see, but also judge distances and direction, which means slower reaction times – for both drivers and riders.
  • Danny MacAskill: Way Back Home via RedBull Related posts:Just Another Trip to the Office by Bicycle for Danny MacAskill Incorporating Bicycles into Exterior Home Design Related posts: Just Another Trip to the Office by Bicycle for Danny MacAskill Incorporating Bicycles into Exterior Home Design
  • via thericyip on flickr
  • Banana seats and bum bars… let’s do this Toronto! No related posts. No related posts.
  • Bi-directional epicness. No related posts. No related posts.
  • via mikehutch711 on Flickr
  • Duncan has posted the “Put The Days Away” music video by Sun Airway. It’s a nice portrayal of night cycling through a city… cruising through a vibrant urban landscape when it’s “on pause” at night: One million thanks to Ricardo Rivera at Klip Collective, who in addition to being an excellent dude and creating all [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Cycle Halifax Commercials On The Blogs: I Love Your Smile
  • Blogger Michael Holloway has an interesting post about the possibility that mayor-elect Rob Ford will take Toronto down the road from civic power to corporate power: The over all strategy is to reduce government power in favour of corporate power, and this was made very evident on election night when the first words out of [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration On The Blogs: The Real Price of Gasoline On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor
  • You may have caught our post with photos from the Ontario Cycling Association of last Saturday’s Cyclocross Championships, but have you seen Bikeroo’s crash video from the event? Yesterday, local bike shop ZM Cycle & Fitness hosted the national cyclocross race in Cedarvale Park in Toronto. The best cyclocross racers across Canada participated in the [...] Related posts: Photos from the Canadian Cyclocross Championships On The Blogs: Queens Park Grand Prix On The Blogs: Do The Cobble Wobble
  • As the days in Toronto get darker earlier and earlier as winter gets closer, you may be thinking about how to make yourself more visible as you bike around the city: Donald “Go-by-bike” Wiedman, founder of BikesandTransit.com, has created a unique Facebook event that suggests Toronto cyclists wear bright orange (or yellow, or green) gloves [...] Related posts: Stuff: Glo Gloves: Gloves with Turn Signals! How To Get Visible: Video Let’s Get Visible – Safety is Sexy
  • Some video and photos of the Canadian Cyclocross Championships 2010 hosted by ZM Cycle & Fitness Related posts: Cyclocross Crash
    It can be easy to forget or simply not use hand signals when cycling. Streetcar tracks, potholes, bike lanes in door zones and other obstacles can have you focusing on keeping both hands on your handlebars. Yet, when it comes to communicating with other road users there is no better way than with hand signals. [...] Related posts: Coaster Brake Love Visible Hands for Low Light Commutes Handling Street Car Tracks and Difficult Intersections With “Indirect Left Turns”
  • Qu’est Que C’est? (Talking Heads, Psycho Killer) Joe T published “The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train” a link piece to a Toronto Star article by City Columnist Joe Fiorito: “Fiorito: Cyclists doing good for all of us“. At the end of this seemingly over edited article is a strange, lonesome addition, “All I’m [...] Related posts: Re-New, Re-Cycle, Re-Use Transit City hangs in the balance as opportunist candidates dither and dodge at the precipice of an epoch
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    Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 15 – 21

    November 15, 2010 by

    Bike Events This Week

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

    Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter!

    Wed, Nov. 17

    Know of other events going on this week?  Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below.

    Click here to punch in your email and get event goodness in your email every week!  You can also follow @BikeTOevents on Twitter.

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    Weekly Wrap-Up: Car Drivers on the Gravy Train

    November 12, 2010 by

    Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”Welcome 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. The Star: Car Drivers on the “Gravy Train”
    2. Tips for Riding your Bike this Winter
    3. On The Blogs: Rob Ford, Art Inspiration
    4. BikingToronto Sitewide Activity Page
    5. Photos from the Canadian Cyclocross Championships
    6. On The Blogs: Toronto’s Cyclists with an Anti-Bike Mayor
    7. On The Blogs: Harbord Sharrows Miss the Point
    8. Weekly Wrap-Up (Nov. 5, 2010): Getting Ready for Winter Biking
    9. On The Blogs: Phantom Menace – Car Traffic Congestion in Toronto
    10. BikingToronto Blogs Directory

    New Posts from all Blogs on BikingToronto:

    Covet: Four Panniers With Style [Duncan's City Ride]
    Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a bag. Active transportation can mean a little sweat, and carrying a bag is a quick way to dampen a shirt. But, with so many active Torontonians using bicycles to get to work and school, you still need to carry books, computers and lunches with you. Enter the [...] Related posts: Covet: Backpacks for the Cycling Commuter Don’t Call it a Girl’s Bike Covet: Everyday Eco Items by The Straight Stitch
  • On Saturday, Nov. 6, Cedarvale Park hosted the Canadian Cyclocross Championships. Bikeroo has posted a video of a crash and here are a few great photos courtesy of the Ontario Cycling Association: You can view many more photos from the event on the Ontario Cycling Association’s Facebook Page. Related posts:BikeSauce Launches their Social Hub and [...] Related posts: BikeSauce Launches their Social Hub and Library Photos from the Bloor Viaduct Bikelane Improvements Photo of the Day: Canadian Bike
  • via derrideb on flickr Related posts:Bricks and Bike Distillery Blur Related posts: Bricks and Bike Distillery Blur
  • Yes, Toronto is a big city, and yes it has it’s share of car traffic congestion… but it’s not too bad, despite the assertions of some columnists. The proof is a video of a morning bike commute on major roads, with almost no car traffic: Looks like there’s plenty of room on Toronto roads for [...] Related posts: Around the World: The New York Congestion Charge On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Hell Freezes Over! Margaret Wente Wants A Downtown Congestion Charge
  • Duncan highlights some very nice bike seat colours, via the Deadly Nightshades: Customize your bicycle with an amazing, durable, one-o-a-kind seat cover from THE GILD. Locally produced using recycled materials and love. Each cover includes a removable foam insert for comfortable riding, while a shaped overhang, elastic cording and toggle at the base ensures a [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets Stuff: New Bicycle Seat Helps The Libido Weekly Wrap-Up: Getting Ready for…
  • A somewhat surprising article is appearing in the Toronto Star today. It’s called “Cyclists doing good for all of us” and is by Joe Fiorito, who has not been the biggest bicycling-advocate the city has seen by a long stretch…) and advocates that the city should pay more attention to cyclists: [Bikes are] good for [...] Related posts: The Star writes about a Bloor-Danforth Bikeway Headlines: Promoting Cycling to Newcomers, The Bike Train, and Cycling Advocacy Toronto Star: Denmark cycles into…
  • Duncan has posted a great video of lots of cyclists in Montreal, via Copenhagenize: Like in over 130 cities around the world, a bike share system has kickstarted the return of bicycle to the city. In Montreal’s case it’s the Bixi. In October 3 million trips had been registered so far this year. See the [...] Related posts: Elsewhere: Montreal is Embracing Public Bike Sharing Montreal is looking at “self-serve” bike rentals Seeing Montreal by Bixi
  • via derrideb on flickr Related posts:Broken Bicycle Distillery Blur Related posts: Broken Bicycle Distillery Blur
  • Bike Sauce will be holding a Winter Cycling Seminar tonight. The aim of the seminar is to educate those who may be a bit weary, but want to take up winter riding. The format will be a workshop / discussion, so experienced winter cyclists are be more than welcome to come and help out. We [...]
  • via derrideb on flickr Related posts:Broken Bicycle Bricks and Bike Flowered Blur Related posts: Broken Bicycle Bricks and Bike Flowered Blur
  • By the spring of 2009 I had given up my car and believed that it was simply going to take me 2 hours, each way, to get to work and back by transit. To me, there was no other way. When I purchased a Marin Hamilton 29er I thought I’d found a simple, sturdy bike [...] Related posts: Happy New Year 2010 Commuter Bicycle Review: Marin Hamilton 29er By Bike or Bus: My North Toronto Commute
  • The headline in my email from BoingBoing doesn’t mention the involvement of a cyclist, but somehow I knew the story would… ..sure enough… Colorado DA drops felony hit-and-run charges against billion-dollar financier because of “serious job implications” Cory Doctorow at 3:20 AM Monday, Nov 8, 2010 Colorado District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has dropped felony charges [...] No related posts.
  • via Xander N’Dante on flickr Related posts:Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged? Related posts: Boots March is Melting Cross-Legged?
  • Here’s a fun rundown of everything going on over the next 7 days! Check out our @BikeTOevents account on twitter! Tues, Nov. 9 BikeSauce Winter Cycling Seminar Wed, Nov. 10 TBN’s Wednesday Wheelie Ride Know of other events going on this week? Share them with BikingToronto readers in the Comments below. Click here to punch [...] Related posts: Cycling Events This Week: Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 Cycling Events This Week: Nov. 1 – 7 Cycling Events This Week: Oct 4 – 10
  • Related posts:Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes Related posts: Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes
  • Duncan blogs about Suzanne Carlsen, who makes and sells some seriously good looking bike accessories on Poka Cycle Accessories: Suzanne Carlsen wants your bicycle to be very “interesting.” To help you achieve this task she’s hand making chainguards, headbadges and some cycling-friendly bags. Read the full post on Duncan’s City Ride. Related posts:On The Blogs: [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets On The Blogs: Cycle Halifax Commercials On The Blogs: Bike Commuter…
  • On October 25th, we the people of the City of Toronto elected a new Mayor and a new City Council. Much has been said here, and at BikingToronto generally, about Mayor Elect Rob Ford’s position on bicycling infrastructure. While the Office of the Mayor has a lot of power, the real power, to set the agenda [...] Related posts: Paul said, I need a non-arterial cycling route from Dufferin and Bloor into the Core Transit City hangs in the balance as opportunist candidates dither and dodge at the precipice…
  • Yesterday, local bike shop ZM Cycle & Fitness hosted the national cyclocross race in Cedarvale Park in Toronto. The best cyclocross racers across Canada participated in the most grueling sport of mud, dirt and hills. I took some photos and video but here’s a sneak peak of what to expect: No related posts. No related posts.
  • Duncan posts about the newly painted sharrows that are now filling the Harbord “bikelane gap”. He makes the very good point that Harbord is one of the busiest bikelanes in the city, and the bikelane could have been completed but wasn’t due to the cause of saving a few car parking spaces: Ignoring the fact [...] Related posts: On The Blogs: New Sharrows on Bloor Street On The Blogs: Two-Way Sharrows on Mcdonell On The Blogs: Sharrows on Spadina?
  • Over on the Cyclops blog, there’s a nice little post about the art that is being inspired by noted bikelane “hesitant” (I’d say opponent, but he’s admitted that bikelanes are appropriate in places like downtown, where lots of people bike) mayor-elect Rob Ford: Say what you will about Rob Ford, but you’ve gotta give him [...] Related posts: Weekly Wrap-Up: Dealing with Mayor Rob Ford Weekly Wrap-Up: Bike Art and Rob Ford Rob Ford releases “Transportation Plan”
  • via Gabi on flickr Related posts:Sleek Black on Red Retro The Pursuit of Cool Red Dress Related posts: Sleek Black on Red Retro The Pursuit of Cool Red Dress
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