Meet Elli and Her I Bike T.O. Shirt

(Cross-posted to the BikingToronto Blog)

Over on the BikingToronto Flickr Group, I always look for great photos of bikes and cyclists around Toronto (I’m looking into ways of highlighting these on the blog more, quickly and easily) but what I love to find is someone just rockin’ one of the I Bike T.O. t-shirts I designed.

Pictured below is Elli, a new(ish) cyclist in Toronto, looking amazing in an I Bike T.O. shirt, and below the photo is text by Elli telling us a bit about herself as well as why she bought the shirt.

I Bike T.O. Shirt - Elli Garlin

So little bit of a background story on my biking adventures. I started doing long city rides with my best friend Luke in the summer of 2010. The rides have always ranged between 35km and 75km. Even though we were both born and raised in Etobicoke, we found biking around Toronto was such a different, interesting, and fun way to see parts of the city that you can’t see when you’re in a car. I used to go to university in Waterloo, so whenever April rolled around we would be itching to go biking again. Luckily this year I’m at school in Toronto so the biking has already begun with a trip to the Bluffs.

I came across the Biking Toronto shirts last summer while spending countless hours online looking through anything biking/city related. I finally decided a couple weeks ago that the wait had been long enough. A new season had just begun, and with that a new biking shirt had to be added to the wardrobe (to complement my new bike, of course!). When it comes to t-shirts I always prefer v-necks that are either black or white, so naturally I bought the womens black v-neck shirt. It arrived two weeks earlier than I was expecting it to, but of course that was just another plus. I love the shirt so much because it represents where I’m from and what I love to do. I think it is safe to say that I’m happiest when I’m on a bike.

I can’t wait to wear this shirt on my upcoming city rides and show it off! And perhaps I will even end up getting a few more of those shirts in the future. There are at least two others that have my attention.

 

Thanks Elli!

I hope you enjoy the shirt and that it helps you meet other cyclists.  Everyone seems to love them!

 

The Best Gifts…

Saw a nice tweet this morning from @ivanvector a.k.a. Greg Burrell (a name you may recognize if you follow the #BikeTO hashtag on twitter)… his sister sent him a couple of our t-shirts.  Specifically our blue ibiketo.org and one of the Left Wing Pinko shirts.

What a sister! :)

New I Bike T.O. Products!

The I Bike T.O. product line has recently become very popular with the recent addition of the Left Wing Pinko I Bike T.O. shirts… and we thought we should highlight some other new products we’ve recently added to the product line-up:

We give 100% of the profits to bike-related charities in Toronto. (more info about this coming soon).

Women’s V-Neck – 20.95

Available in 3 colours

This classic-cut v-neck tee for women has short sleeves with a slight V and a roomy fit. The collar has a 1/2″ rib neck trim and the tee has double-needle stitched hemmed sleeves and bottom hem. Made from 100% heavyweight pre-shrunk cotton, the fabric weighs 5.4 oz.

Men's T-Shirt (Black Text)Men’s T-Shirt (Black Text) – 19.95

Available in 18 colours

This men’s t-shirt has a relaxed but tailored fit. The seamless rib collar with double-needle cover-stitching, shoulder to shoulder taping, double-needle sleeve and bottom hem make it a durable wear. Made from 100% cotton with a fabric weight of 6.1 oz.

Men's T-Shirt (White Text)Men’s T-Shirt (White Text) – 19.95

Available in 18 colours

This men’s t-shirt has a relaxed but tailored fit. The seamless rib collar with double-needle cover-stitching, shoulder to shoulder taping, double-needle sleeve and bottom hem make it a durable wear. Made from 100% cotton with a fabric weight of 6.1 oz.

Raglan Baseball TeeRaglan Baseball Tee – 27.95

Available in 3 colour combinations

This traditional baseball raglan long sleeve shirt for men has a sporty, tailored fit and is ideal for the smaller framed male. The shirt has contrasting collar and sleeves with a 3/4″ binding around the neck and 1″ hem at the sleeves and waist. The fabric has a durable double-stitched bottom hem and sleeves, is made of 100% cotton and has a fabric weight of 5.9 oz.

Men's Hooded SweatshirtMen’s Hooded Sweatshirt – 33.95

Available in 8 colours

This lightweight pullover hooded sweatshirt for men is comfortable and stylish. It has the classic kangaroo front pocket, drawstrings at hood and set-in sleeves. Reinforced cuffs and waistband add extra durability. The material is made from 50% cotton and 50% polyester and has a fabric weight of 7.8 oz.

Unisex Organic Heather Tee

Unisex Organic Heather Tee – 21.95

Available in 4 colours

This form-fitting eco-heather crew shirt for men and women has a bound collar and blind-stitched sleeve and bottom hem. The unique blend of 38% cotton (6.25% organic cotton), 50% polyester (6.25% recycled poly) and 12% rayon give this eco-fabric the perfect styling and feel of a vintage p.e. tee. The fabric weight is 4.2 oz.

Men's Bamboo Performance Tee Men’s Bamboo Performance Tee – 34.95

Available in 4 colours

This performance t-shirt for men is hypoallergenic and breathable with no added chemical treatments. Stretchflex technology provides comfort, freedom of movement and lasting recovery. Made from 70% bamboo lyocell and 30% cotton, the material is anti-bacterial and naturally wicks away moisture.

Women's Heather Jersey TeeWomen’s Heather Jersey Tee – 19.95

Available in 4 colours

This heather jersey tee feels and looks like a basic jersey t-shirt, but has a mélange heathered blend to create a vintage effect. The fabric is made of a pre-shrunk 50% cotton/50% polyester heather blend and has a fabric weight of 5 oz.

Women's T-Shirt (White Text)Women’s T-Shirt (White Text) – 19.95

Available in 12 colours

This relaxed-fit heavyweight t-shirt for women is perfect if you are not into the slim-fitted look. With plenty of extra room this shirt is ideal for all body types and is double-needle stitched for extra durability. The fabric is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and has a fabric weight of 6.1 oz.

Women's T-Shirt (Black Text)Women’s T-Shirt (Black Text) – 19.95

Available in 12 colours

This relaxed-fit heavyweight t-shirt for women is perfect if you are not into the slim-fitted look. With plenty of extra room this shirt is ideal for all body types and is double-needle stitched for extra durability. The fabric is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and has a fabric weight of 6.1 oz.

Kids T-ShirtKids T-Shirt – 15.95

Available in 11 colours

This durable children’s t-shirt is has double stitched sleeves and hems and it is sure to hold up against the toughest play. The fabric is made from 100% pre-shrunk cotton and has a fabric weight of 6.1 oz

Onesie (Blue Text)Onesie (Blue Text) – 20.95

Available in 6 colours

This short sleeve one piece has a soft, plush feel with a perfect fit. The envelope neck and three snap leg closure allow for easy dressing. The fabric is made from 100% cotton 1×1 baby rib knit, 30 single combed ring-spun and has a fabric weight of 5.8 oz Garment washed for superior softness and minimal shrinkage.

Onesie (Pink Text)Onesie (Pink Text) – 20.95

Available in 6 colours

This short sleeve one piece has a soft, plush feel with a perfect fit. The envelope neck and three snap leg closure allow for easy dressing. The fabric is made from 100% cotton 1×1 baby rib knit, 30 single combed ring-spun and has a fabric weight of 5.8 oz Garment washed for superior softness and minimal shrinkage.

Organic Baby BibOrganic Baby Bib – 16.95

Available in 3 colours

This organic baby bib is soft, durable and the perfect attire for any meal time. The two snap closure allows you to adjust the neck fit and makes putting on and taking off easy. One size fits all, up to 36 months. Material is colored with environmentally friendly dyes. Made from 100% certified organic combed ringspun cotton with a fabric weight of 5.0 oz.

Organic Tote BagOrganic Tote Bag – 17.95

Available in 3 colours

This premium weight tote has a twill weave, detailed stitching and is an Earth Positive product, which is a wholly ethical textile brand. The material is made from 100% organic cotton

I Bike T.O. and Montreal’s Bixi

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)!

I Bike T.O. and Bixi in Montreal

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I Bike T.O. and Bixi in Montreal

I Bike T.O. and Bixi in Montreal

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More BikeSauce, More I Bike T.O.!

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 the I Bike T.O. shirts made it into all the photos from the day. :)

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I Bike T.O. and BikeSauce!

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 cool buttons.  Who wants one? :)

I Bike T.O. shirts!

I Bike T.O. shirts!

Cool panorama of the BikeSauce Space

Cool panorama of the BikeSauce Space

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Buttons! Shirt!

I Bike T.O. Shirt spotted at June’s Critical Mass

Flickr photog  Sevenman spotted an I Bike T.O. shirt at June’s Critical Mass:

Day 176: Before the ride (June 2010 edition)

We always looking photos of people wearing their cycling pride on their shirts. Let us know if you have some (or have seen some) photos. :)

I Bike T.O. at Bike First Friday – Fri, July 3rd

Back on June 5, BikingToronto and I Bike T.O. attended Ward 21′s Bike First Friday… a breakfast get together for cyclists in Councillor Joe Mihevc’s ward.

It takes place on the first friday of every month, so this friday it’ll be going again… and BikingToronto and I Bike T.O. will be there again, and giving away some FREE I Bike T.O. t-shirts and selling some too ($20, all profits go to charity), if you’ve been looking at getting one.

Here are a few photos from the June 5th Bike First Friday – of the breakfast, and one of the winners of a free I Bike T.O. shirt.

Lots of I Bike T.O. Shirts!

Today I Bike T.O. is at the 2009 BikeSummit, hosted by the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership.

I Bike T.O. is a sponsor of the BikeSummit and is selling some new I Bike T.O. shirts there as well. They’ll be available for purchase (for just $20), and all profits go to cycling-related charities in Toronto via the brand new BikingToronto Fund. :)

Here’s some pretty photos of all the shirts we’ll have up for sale at the BikeSummit – in black, blue, red and forest green colours. You can also buy the shirts online – in mens, womens, and even buttons!

My beautiful wife Tracy modeling the forest green shirt.










I Bike T.O. at the 2009 Bike Summit

Tomorrow is the 2009 BikeSummit, hosted by the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation and the Clean Air Partnership.

Registration is full
… but if you are going… you’re most likely in for a good time, judging by the very interesting program.

I’ll be there, and there will be some new I Bike T.O. shirts there as well. They’ll be available for purchase (for just $20), and all profits go to cycling-related charities in Toronto via the brand new BikingToronto Fund. :)

I dropped off some of the shirts with TCAT earlier this week. Here is Nancy Smith Lea, TCAT’s Program Director with one of the shirts. :)