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OH YEAH: Bike Host program helps newcomers get in gear in Toronto

When Carlos Magbitang and his family emigrated to Toronto from the Philippines in 2013, he was surprised by how many bike lanes the city had. “Riding bikes here in Canada is very different from the Philippines,” he said. “It’s very safe to go biking here. You have all the infrastructure and the rules already in place.” Magbitang used […]

OH YEAH: Calgary teacher is defies legal threats to create Bike to School Day

This is so good.  Principles and school administers say “what if someone gets hurt?”… this guy went right to the school board’s liability expert, who had no problem with kids biking to school. From 1 school to 8,000 kids signed up this year… and his goal is 20,000 in 3 years.  Amazing! Over the years, […]

OH YEAH! The Arkells biked to the Juno Awards and then won EVERYTHING.

I already love their music.  This is just frosting. The Arkells won Group of the Year AND Rock Album of the Year after biking to the awards.  Coincidence?  Maybe. Bicycling to the @TheJUNOAwards on our bikes. Beautiful day! Thanks @SoBiHamilton for the sweet rides! via ARKELLS on Twitter

MUST READ: Every Study Ever about the impact of Bike Lanes on Business

Oh yes. Read.  Share. Print-out and leave copies around your workplace, in local coffee shops.  Post on bulletin boards.  Email copies to every politician you know or have heard of. Here’s the thing about the “studies on possible economic impacts” requested by retailers on Polk Street, or really wherever bike-lane plans emerge—they’ve been done. And […]

OH YEAH: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em

Great article about how the future belongs to bikes in Motoring UK.  Yup, Motoring UK. Take a long hard look at the photograph above. That’s your future. Can’t see yourself as one of those on a bicycle? In that case you’ll be the one stuck behind them in your car. Cities are back in fashion […]

OH YEAH: Does Your Next Vacation Include a Bicycle?

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Does your next vacation or weekend excursion include riding a bike? It is getting easier and more desirable to see new sights by bike thanks to the increasing access to loaner bicycles and bicycle infrastructure all over the world. Exploring a new city or town by bicycle was once deemed a fringe activity but has […]

STUFF: Sweet Pete’s is having a HUGE BIKE SALE!

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  For the third year in a row, Sweet Pete’s will be kicking off the season in a big way with our Huge Sale.  More: Sweet Pete’s Huge Bike Sale

OH YEAH: Three Women who Changed the Course of History On Bicycles

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  Susan B. Anthony, famed suffragette leader and women’s rights reformer, once said of the bicycle, “I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.” Anthony described the image of a woman on a bicycle as “the picture of free, […]

OH YEAH: Bike Pirates has a new shop on Queen West at Brock

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Check out Bike Pirates’ new shop on Queen Street West by Jonah Brunet In 2006, Bike Pirates first began as a self-described anarchist community of bike punks and aspiring mechanics working on a pay-what-you-can basis. They moved from their original … Continue reading → Read More: Bike Pirates has a new shop on Queen West […]

OH YEAH: Toronto International Bike Show 2015

Kiera Bonifacio performing at last year’s bike show. Photo by Robin Sutherland Toronto International Bike Show 2015 This weekend, Exhibition Place is hosting the world’s largest consumer cycling event—the 29th annual Toronto International Bike Show. The three-day show will feature the newest, fastest and most extreme innovations in cycling skills and technology. Read More: Toronto […]

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