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2006
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Kensington Rage & Life After Cars

2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Jan. 31: Recent Additions BikingToronto Flickr Photo Group
Jan. 31: Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update
Name Toronto's New Bike Magazine - Reminder
A Short Coldest Day Ride from the Globe
Photo of the Day: Toronto Island Quadracycle
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posted by Joe on Friday, January 30, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Hi everyone,

It seems to be becoming a tradition here on BikingToronto that the winter is used to freshen up the design of the site to get ready for the coming warm weather (okay, it may not seem like warm weather will ever come right now... but have faith... haha).

BikingToronto had a major re-design about a year ago, and since then there's been things tweaked, added and removed, all to make the site a better experience for you, the reader.

Our new design has been in the planning stages for many months to provide you with:

1) A cleaner and more organized design that helps you find the information you are looking for. After all, this site is huge (with over 3000 pages as of this writing!)... so it's important to have things where you can find them.

2) Constantly updating sections like "Recent News", "Upcoming Events", "Recent Comments", "Active in the Forum" that are on every page of the site, so you can keep your fingers on the pulse of what is going on.

3) Easy access to our excellent RSS feeds and email newsletters. Why come to BikingToronto when BikingToronto can come to you? :)

The new design will be rolling out over the next week, so if you see a page that still has the old design... don't worry... it'll change soon.

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posted by Joe on Friday, January 30, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

The majority of news this week was about the Bikes on the TTC Hoax that
some cycling people sent out using an anonymous email website. The email faked a TTC press release (complete with grammar and spelling errors), making unreasonable claims such as the TTC is considering reserving cars on subway trains just for cyclists and their bikes. It's hard to make space for bikes when there isn't enough space for people on the TTC during rush hour.

The senders of the fake press release also stickered/vandalized collector booths across the transit system.

Sending fake emails and putting up fake stickers? Seems a little childish if you ask me. What do *you* think?

Links about this story:


The Toronto Star also did an article on the personal laser bikelanes covered in last week's Weekly Wrap-Up. It's like riding your bike in a Star Wars movie.


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2006
Cycling - Toronto's Secret Commuting Alternative
Toronto BikePlan & Free Cheese

2007
More Helmet Hysteria
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Another Winter Cyclist Profile from Spacing Toronto
Jan. 30: BikingToronto Community Activity Update
Jan. 30: Cycling News from Around the World
Today is the Coldest Day of the Year Ride
A Bicycle-Powered Moving Day
Photo of the Day: Night Cruising
From The Archives: January 30th

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posted by Joe on Thursday, January 29, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

  • Torontoist: I Bike On (The TTC)

    With the assistance of at least one like-minded organization and several like-minded individuals, URS managed to sticker the entire system on Sunday. "We broke down the stations into numbers that groups of people could sticker," a member of URS tells Torontoist. "That's how we organized it, to cover the full thing. There was no point otherwise."
  • Toronto Star: For cyclists, a bright solution

    A laser mounted on the rear of the bike projects sharp, bright lines behind the cyclist, creating a virtual and movable bike lane. In principle, the LightLane gives drivers a boundary, a way of measuring their distance from the cyclist, and creates for cyclists the sense – even if illusory – of their own space on the road.

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First Ten Flickr Finds

2007
Toronto Bike News
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
TCAT News Bulletin: January 29th
Help Name Toronto's New Bike Magazine
The Winners of the BikeWeek Poster Contest
Jan. 29: Weekly Site Category Digest
Jan. 29: Weekly Site Daily Digest
Photo of the Day: Parade
From The Archives: January 29th

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posted by Joe on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

NOW Magazine: TTC tricks

Now Magazine saw the whole "Warm Welcome for Bikes" Hoax like BikingToronto did... a kind of childish attempt (fake press release, putting stickers on TTC collector booths), when the TTC is pretty good about bikes already.

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2006
Flickr Find #10

2007
Toronto HPV Dinner Tonight
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Jan. 28: Cycling Events This Week
Valentine's Sale in the Store
In Montreal, Michel Dallaire will design the new Bike Sharing System
YorkU Bike Winter Event this Thursday, Jan 31st.
Photo of the Day: Steam Crew
Jan. 28: Photos of the Week
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posted by Joe on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

There's something banging around the internet today about a supposed new campaign by the TTC to "warmly welcome" cyclists with signs that say when bikes ARE allowed on the transit system as opposed to when they are NOT.

The "TTC press release" (below) is probably fake, because it mis-spells things like TTC Chair Adam Giambrone's name as "Giambroni", but IF this is a hoax... it's a benign and relatively positive one.

Some signs at TTC booths have been altered as well... but it looks like something has been pasted over the old bicycle signs.





[photos by Martin Reis]

Possible Hoax "Press Release":

TTC launches the "WARM WELCOME" campaign

Monday, January 26, 2009

The Toronto Transit Commission announces it's new bike-friendly attitude for Toronto two-wheelers with the "Warm Welcome" campaign.

Starting today the TTC is changing the signage at all of it's subway stations, replacing the NO BICYCLES during rush-hour signs, to a more positive sign (a bike symbol in a green circle) displaying the times when bicycles are allowed.

TTC by-law No. 1, Section 17 has not changed, but the presentation of it has. Instead of prohibiting bicycles, the new signs welcome bicycles all day Saturday and Sunday/Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and 6:30pm to close.

The move is part of the Transit City Strategy, the first step in an effort to make the TTC a more integrated commuter system.

The effort hopes to encourage Toronto cyclists, especially those with long commutes, to continue biking all winter, knowing that when it's too cold or snowy, they are welcome to come aboard.

"To all you brave cyclists who ride all winter long, this is just a little change to help you go a long way." says TTC commissioner Adam Giambroni.

The TTC is currently studying the feasibility of other initiatives such as "bike priority" train cars, inviting cyclists aboard even at rush hour, as well as partnering with the new "Bike Share Program" to have bicycles available to borrow at every station.

The Warm Welcome campaign is timed to coincide with the City of Toronto's effort to promote winter riding and their "Coldest Ride of the Year" event scheduled for this Friday, Jan 30, noon, at the rear entrance of City Hall.

For more information, please contact

Toronto Transit Commission
Media Relations
(416) 393-3741


Also note that the link to the TTC booth photos have "Action1" in the URL... something usually found with "actions" put on by independent groups.

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2006
Cyclist Co-operation & Critical Mass Toronto
Flickr Find #9
Too Much Road Rage in Kensington Market

2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Photo of the Day: Critical Mass Kensington
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posted by Joe on Monday, January 26, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



What's on this week:


Tues, Jan 27:
CBN Bike Repair Workshop: Bearings and Wheeltruing
The classes are taught by experienced mechanics and provide an intimate, focused, learning environment. The number of participants is limited to 6 per class. (more info)

Wed, Jan 28:
CBN Workshop: Wheel Building Part 2
The wheel building workshops will teach with standard wheels in a 3-cross lacing pattern. We will cover spoke calculations, lacing the wheels, truing and tensioning. Participants must take both classes. (more info)

Thurs, Jan 29:
UofT BikeChain Wheelbuilding Seminar
Bikechain is holding a two-day workshop giving you an introduction to wheelbuilding. We will be hiring an experienced mechanic for this event. The workshop will be held at Bikechain (see the introduction of this email for our location). All U of T community members are welcome. (more info)

Thurs, Jan 29:
Toronto Cyclists Union "Cinq à Sept"
This monthly event is intended to provide a space where bike union board, executive, management team, ward captains, volunteers, and members can come together and converse over a refreshing beverage. This event is not formal and is not a meeting. Rather, it is a space where the union can meet for the sake of meeting. (more info)

Thurs, Jan 29:
Wenches with Wrenches
Wenches with Wrenches brings women together in a safe, non-competitive and friendly learning environment. The workshops are run by women for women because, many times, women are just more comfortable learning from other women. (more info)

Fri, Jan 30:
Coldest Day of the Year Ride
Come out to City Hall at noon for a group ride to Metro Hall on the statistically coldest day of the year. Warm up at Metro Hall with free hot chocolates and snacks. If you would like a table on Metro Square or to be a part of this event, please e-mail: cyclingevents@toronto.ca (more info)

Fri, Jan 30:
Critical Mass Toronto
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto. Bloor & Spadina - meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30 (more info)

Sat, Jan 31:
Community Bicycle Network Open House and Donation Drive
Bring your old unused bikes and parts to donate to the CBN.
Free warm beverages and snacks! Meet the friendly staff. (more info)

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posted by Joe on Monday, January 26, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Happy Monday!

Just in case you missed one of the extremely popular Photos of the Day, here's a re-cap from last week.

Photo of the Day: University Snow


Photo by Vanessa Y Rodriguez


Photo of the Day: Old Tyme

Photo by DawnOne


Photo of the Day: Island VelomobilePhoto of the Day: Orange FisheyePhoto of the Day: Handle BarsPhoto of the Day: Winter BlurPhoto of the Day: College and Yonge

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posted by Joe on Monday, January 26, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
News for the Urban Commute
Flickr Find #8

2007
Toronto's Weekly Carnage
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Photo of the Day: Fire Rescue
From The Archives: January 26th

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posted by Joe on Sunday, January 25, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
A Critical Mass of Cyclist Energy
Flickr Find #7

2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day
Bike Theft Thursday

2008
Jan. 25: Weekly News Wrap-Up
Photo of the Day: Humber West Park Bridge
Jan. 25: Toronto's Weekly Carnage
From The Archives: January 25th

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posted by Joe on Saturday, January 24, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



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posted by Joe on Saturday, January 24, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
Flickr Find #6
Harper's Hummer and the Layton-Chow Reunion

2007
BikingToronto Railpath And Hydro Map
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Jan. 24: Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update
Event: Friends for Life Bike Rally
Event: Friends for Life Bike Rally 10th Anniversary Launch Party
Event: Vote for the Friends for Life Bike Rally to lead the 2008 Pride Parade
TCAT News Bulletin: January 24th

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posted by Joe on Friday, January 23, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Bring your old unused bikes and parts to donate to the CBN.
Free warm beverages and snacks! Meet the friendly staff.

Saturday January 31, 2009
12-6pm
761 Queen St W (map)
(416) 504-2918
www.communitybicyclenetwork.org

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posted by Joe on Friday, January 23, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

The majority of news this week was about the Toronto Bike Awards that were handed out on Tuesday night by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Cyclists Union.


My report after attending the Awards can be found here, and BikingToronto was a sponsor of the Awards, and created a photo slideshow from the excellent photos in the BikingToronto Flickr Photo Group that ran throughout the awards. You can see that slideshow in this post.

This week's Headline Links:
  • Headlines: Toronto Bike Awards Recaps
    UofT News: Bikechain Wins 2008 Best Overall Bicycle Friendly Business Award On Jan. 20, the City of Toronto presented U of T's Bikechain with the "Best Overall" Bicycle Friendly Business Award at the annual Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony. Bikechain is the university's educational repair facility. Eye Weekly: Riding…
  • Headlines: Bike Awards and Laser Bikelanes
    Spacing Toronto: An idea to light bike lanes with lasers A very cool idea called Light Lane has been making a splash on the Interweb over the last few days. The basic concept is a laser gadget attached to a bike seat projects a temporary bike lane around a…
  • Headlines: Jarvis St. about People, not Cars
    Toronto Star: Jarvis St. must change with evolving environs Councillor Kyle Rae has led the charge to reclaim Jarvis. Specifically, he wants the reversible middle lane removed and space given to cyclists, pedestrians, trees and art.

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posted by Joe on Friday, January 23, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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2007
Yes, This Friday Is BikeFriday
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
The BikeFriday Schedule for January 25th
Jan. 23: BikingToronto Community Activity Update
Jan. 23: Cycling News from Around the World
Photo of the Day: Schwinn with Streamers
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Anyone in Toronto posting photos of bikes (and probably submitting them to the BikingToronto Photo Group) on Flickr knows about Georgette Peters and her pre-occupation with photographing the funky bike bells of Toronto.
Georgette is now putting on a month-long show of her photos at the Side Space Gallery (1080 St. Clair W. - just east of Dufferin):
Serious SmileyTorontonians claim their own personal mobile space by "pimping out" their bikes with unique and whimsical bicycle bells.

For the past year, Georgette Peters has been documenting these bells with her Pentax K1000 film camera. This show is an up-close-and-personal look at our huge urban bike culture.

At the opening, there will be a Cantastoria performance of "Bicycle Revolution" by Clay and Paper Theatre.

Streamers and HeartsDoes This Ring A Bell?
Side Space Gallery
1080 St. Clair W. (map)

Show runs from March 29 - April 30, 2009.

Opening Reception March 29, 3-6 pm

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  • UofT News: Bikechain Wins 2008 Best Overall Bicycle Friendly Business Award

    On Jan. 20, the City of Toronto presented U of T's Bikechain with the "Best Overall" Bicycle Friendly Business Award at the annual Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony. Bikechain is the university's educational repair facility.
  • Eye Weekly: Riding off with the trophy

    With snowbanks clogging up the city’s bike lanes and roads becoming icier by the day, Toronto’s cyclists could use an excuse for a party. And as parties go, the one that follows the 2008 City of Toronto Bicycle Friendly Businesses Awards on Tuesday night is not at all the sober affair you might expect. The Gladstone Ballroom is packed and buzzing well before the ceremony begins, this year taking place as part of the Toronto Bike Awards, co-presented by the Toronto Cyclists Union.

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posted by Joe on Thursday, January 22, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



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posted by Joe on Thursday, January 22, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

2006
2006: Alaskan Inspiration
2006: Flickr Find #5

2007
2007: Toronto Bike News
2007: BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Jan 25th: The First BikeFriday of 2008!
Globe: Winter bicycling? It's snow big deal
BikeWinter: Coldest Day of the Year Ride is Wed, Jan 30th
Jan. 22: Weekly Site Category Digest
Jan. 22: Weekly Site Daily Digest
Photo of the Day: Rider Reflected
From The Archives: January 22nd

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posted by Joe on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



The Jarvis Streetscape Improvement project is having a Public Open House tomorrow, and bikelanes are on the agenda. A good summary of the issues is provided by the Toronto Cyclists Union:
Few streets downtown so desperately need bike lanes, and are so obviously suited to having them, than Jarvis south of Bloor. The city is planning to narrow Jarvis from five lanes to four, but are not yet convinced that bike lanes should be part of the mix. Opposition is forming from drivers who want to keep it a five lane commuting route. A public meeting is being held this Thursday, Jan. 22; we urge you to come out and support bike lanes on Jarvis.

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
Time: Open House 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Currie Hall, 105 Maitland Street

The Toronto Cyclists Union believes there is ample room on Jarvis Street for bike lanes, as well as safe sidewalks and attractive landscaping. It is the city's responsibility to make sure all users of the road are taken care of, and taking care of cyclists will go a long way to making Jarvis a more interesting, vibrant street, and less of a north/south commuter highway.


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posted by Joe on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



I, along with hundreds of people braved the cold last night and packed myself into the Gladstone Hotel for the 2008 Toronto Bike Awards - a presentation of the City of Toronto's Business Friendly Business Awards and the Toronto Cyclists Union "Golden Spokes".

Along with the award presentations, we were also treated to music by the band GUH, spinning by DJs Dorian and Dorian, a short musical called "Bicycle Revolution" by Clay and Paper Theatre, and a surprisingly provocative "Winter Cyclist Reverse Strip Tease" (in which people put *on* layers).

Here, from the City's website, is the Bicycle Friendly Business Award Judging process:

This year, the BFBA panel of judges will be made up of recipients from the 2007 awards. Previous award winners are in a unique position to offer their own expertise from their experiences with integrating cycling into the workplace.

Judges will consider the countless ways to encourage cycling, looking for creative approaches, including the following suggestions:
  • Secure/monitored bicycle parking
  • Shower and change facilities on-site
  • Discounts for cyclists
  • Employee training in bike safety and mechanics (such as CAN-BIKE courses)
  • Participate in Bike Week events
  • Support for cycling events and functions
  • Employees who cycle to work
  • Cyclist-friendly dress code
  • Use of bicycle services (e.g. bicycle couriers, bike trailer deliveries)
  • Encouragement of cycling through employee programs and events
  • Existence or formation of a Bicycle User Group (BUG)

Matt Blackett of Spacing was the MC for the evening.

Here's the full list of Award Winners.

TORONTO BICYCLE FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS
Best Bike Parking: Ryerson University
Bicycle Commute Award: Quadrangle Architects
Best Skills Development: Bike Pirates
Best Small Business: Cervelo
Best Large Business: Ryerson University
Bicycle Friendliest Suburban Business: ZM Cycle and Fitness
Best Overall Business: Bike Chain

TORONTO CYCLISTS UNION GOLDEN SPOKES AWARDS
Most Cycling Friendly Councillor: Adrian Heaps
Cycling Volunteer of the Year: Alison Palmer
Leadership in Cycling: Dave "Mez" Meslin

TORONTO COALITION FOR ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION AWARD
Active Transportation Champion: Centre for City Ecology and Jane’s Walk

IBIKETO AWARDS
Cycling Advocacy Group of the Year: Coalition for Active Transport
Cycling Advocate of the Year: (Ecojustice lawyer) Albert Khol


[Top Photo of the Bike Pirates accepting their "Best Skills Development" Award]
[Both photos by Martin Reis]

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2006
Flickr Find #4

2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Vancouver: Awash in rental bikes.
Stuff: Stay Dry with RainGo
Rules for Riding Bikes in Japan
Cycling Events This Week: Jan. 21-27
Photo of the Day: Practice Safe Cycling
Photos of the Week: Jan. 14-20
From The Archives: January 21st

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posted by Joe on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Just a reminder to you... the Toronto Bike Awards are tonight!

The City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union will present the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and the Cyclists Union own awards, the Golden Spokes.

Don't miss this unveiling of BFBA winners and a good party to boot! This is a fundraiser for the Toronto Cyclists Union.

The Golden Spokes are awards handed out by the Toronto Cyclists Union recognizing individual or group efforts to improve cycling in Toronto. They are a celebration of cycling and serve to illustrate how many people across Toronto are committed to bicycling and want to work together to make Toronto a more bike-friendly city.

January 20, 2009
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.)
Doors at 7 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
$10 or Pay What you Can

BikingToronto is a sponsor of the event... and I have put together a slideshow of photos from the BikingToronto Flickr Photo Group that will be playing during the awards. I've embedded it below.

Let me know in the comments if you're planning on attending, and we can meet up.

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2006
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2008

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  • Spacing Toronto: An idea to light bike lanes with lasers

    A very cool idea called Light Lane has been making a splash on the Interweb over the last few days. The basic concept is a laser gadget attached to a bike seat projects a temporary bike lane around a rider so drivers at night can more easily determine the distance between them and a cyclist.
  • Spacing Toronto: Toronto Bike Awards on Tuesday

    As part of Bike Winter, the Toronto Cyclists Union and the City of Toronto are co-hosting the 2008 Toronto Bike Awards at the Gladstone Hotel. The City will preent their annual Bicycle Friendly Business Awards, while the bike union will be presenting their very own Golden Spoke Awards. Spacing publisher Matthew Blackett will be the MC.

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posted by Joe on Monday, January 19, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Toronto Star: Jarvis St. must change with evolving environs

Councillor Kyle Rae has led the charge to reclaim Jarvis. Specifically, he wants the reversible middle lane removed and space given to cyclists, pedestrians, trees and art.

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What's on this week:




Mon, Jan. 19
Last Day of the BikeWinter Art Show
As with last year, submissions in this show are eligible to be printed as BikeMonth posters and publications this coming spring.


Tues, Jan. 20
Toronto Bike Awards
City of Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and the Toronto Cyclists Union's Golden Spoke Awards

Fri, Jan. 23
Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum
The Ontario Cycle Tourism Forum will be held January 23, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, and will bring together cycle tourism stakeholders to discuss business development opportunities and challenges of this growing tourism market segment in Ontario.

Sat. Jan. 24
Cycling Advocates Legal Workshop
This one day training session is intended to educate cyclists and alternative transport activists about the legal tools available to protect us such as: - Court actions - Petitions - Freedom of Information requests - Environmental assessments - Administrative tribunals - Prosecutions - Interventions in court proceedings - Environmental Bill of Rights - And more...


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Happy Monday!

Just in case you missed one of the extremely popular Photos of the Day, here's a re-cap from last week.

I also just caught up on the Weekly Photo updates from the Holidays - which you can check out here:
You can also keep up with all the Photo of the Day posts through the special RSS feed, or with a daily email subscription.


Photo of the Day: New Wellesley St. BikelanesPhoto of the Day: Locking UpPhoto of the Day: Riding the StormPhoto of the Day: GraphicalPhoto of the Day: Keep in TouchPhoto of the Day: Honest Ed'sPhoto of the Day: Winter Bikelane

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Happy Monday!

I usually re-cap the Photos of the Day every monday, but was offline during the holidays, so I'll use the next few posts to catch you up. :)

Here's what photos were photos of the day from Monday, Jan. 5 through Sunday January 11 of 2009.

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Photo of the Day: Mona LisaPhoto of the Day: U of T Yellow BikePhoto of the Day: Yonge and DundasPhoto of the Day: New Toy on King St.Photo of the Day: Grand King WestPhoto of the Day: HopePhoto of the Day: Downtown Parking

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Happy Monday!

I usually re-cap the Photos of the Day every monday, but was offline during the holidays, so I'll use the next few posts to catch you up. :)

Here's what photos were photos of the day from Monday, Dec. 29 of 2008 through Sunday January 4 of 2009.

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Photo of the Day: Art GalleryPhoto of the Day: CyclemaniaPhoto of the Day: Pink Hat at Yonge and DundasPhoto of the Day: Snowed InPhoto of the Day: Snowy MorningPhoto of the Day: Harbord WinterPhoto of the Day: First Snow

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Happy Monday!

I usually re-cap the Photos of the Day every monday, but was offline during the holidays, so I'll use the next few posts to catch you up. :)

Here's what photos were photos of the day from Monday, Dec. 22 through Sunday December 28 of 2008.

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Photo by SSTUDIOO



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Happy Monday!

I usually re-cap the Photos of the Day every monday, but was offline during the holidays, so I'll use the next few posts to catch you up. :)

Here's what photos were photos of the day from Monday, Dec. 15 through Sunday December 21 of 2008.

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Photo by gbalogh



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Photo by Geoff Inwood


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2006
New Cycling Committee Members
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2007
Toronto's Weekly Carnage
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

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2006
Zoom-Zoom (For Bikes)

2007

BikingToronto Photo of the Day
Bike Theft Thursday

2008
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2006
Flickr Find #2

2007

BikingToronto Photo of the Day
5 Bike-Related Things You May Not Know About Me

2008
From The Archives: January 17th

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Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

Slow week for bike-related stories in major media this week... but BikingToronto had a couple posts about the 2nd annual BikeWinter Art Show (winners of which appear on BikeMonth posters in the spring) and the City's "Bicycle Friendly Business Awards" and the Toronto Cyclists' Union "Toronto Bike Awards", coming this Tuesday, Jan. 20th.
  • City and Cyclist Union Bike Awards
    The City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union will present the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and the Cyclists Union own awards, the Golden Spokes. Don't miss this unveiling of BFBA winners and a good party to boot! This is a fundraiser for the Toronto Cyclists Union.…
  • Bike Winter Art Show Continues until Monday
    In case you haven't heard about it yet, let me remind you that the City of Toronto's BikeWinter Art Show is continuing this week until Monday, Jan. 19th. The opening reception is happening tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan. 15th) from 4-8 pm. As with last year, submissions in this show…

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2006
Winter Biking Tips

2007

Toronto Bike News
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City of Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union will present the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards and the Cyclists Union own awards, the Golden Spokes.

Don't miss this unveiling of BFBA winners and a good party to boot! This is a fundraiser for the Toronto Cyclists Union.

The Golden Spokes are awards handed out by the Toronto Cyclists Union recognizing individual or group efforts to improve cycling in Toronto. They are a celebration of cycling and serve to illustrate how many people across Toronto are committed to bicycling and want to work together to make Toronto a more bike-friendly city.

January 20, 2009
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St. W.)
Doors at 7 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
$10 or Pay What you Can

[top photo of 2006 awards from the City of Toronto]

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2006
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2007

BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
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In case you haven't heard about it yet, let me remind you that the City of Toronto's BikeWinter Art Show is continuing this week until Monday, Jan. 19th. The opening reception is happening tomorrow night (Thursday, Jan. 15th) from 4-8 pm.

As with last year, submissions in this show are eligible to be printed as BikeMonth posters and publications this coming spring.

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2006
Oil Dependent Girly-Men?
Flickr Find #1

2007
Honouring Killed Cyclists - The Pros and Cons
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

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The UofT BikeChain recently sent out news about some winter events they'll be holding this year. Most of the events are open (and free) to the UofT community - but I do believe that non-UofT Torontonians can buy memberships... check with the BikeChain if you are interested.

International Student Centre (North side)
33 St. George
Toronto, Ontario
416-978-6849
bikechain@utoronto.ca
http://bikechain.utoronto.ca

Here's a run-down of their events. I'll also add them to the Events Calendar so we will all be reminded when they are getting close.

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WinterRide

We'll be riding out to Tommy Thompson Park, otherwise known as the Leslie Spit on Saturday, January 17th, 2009. This event is co-hosted by Bikechain and the UofT Cycling Club. Come on out and meet other winter cyclists. All U of T community members are welcome. All we ask is that you fill out a waiver form and leave it with Bikechain before the trip. The form is now available at our shop and will be posted on our website (http://bikechain.utoronto.ca) shortly.
Meet at Bikechain at 11 AM. Preview our route here.

What to bring:
- A winterized bike,
- Appropriate warm and weatherproof clothes, particularly gloves and shoes,
- A snack!
The ride will conclude at approximately 3:30 PM at the Tim Horton's off Leslie north of Lakeshore.

For more information, contact Bikechain.

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Wheelbuilding Seminar @ Bikechain on January 29-30, 2009
Bikechain is holding a two-day workshop giving you an introduction to wheelbuilding. We will be hiring an experienced mechanic for this event. The workshop will be held at Bikechain (see the introduction of this email for our location). All U of T community members are welcome. This is a valuable opportunity to learn about an important part of your bike. For more information and future updates, visit our Facebook group event.

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Bikechain/ISC Movie Night @ ISC on February 5th, 2009
Come to our movie night to escape from the chilly breeze outside! We'll be playing two cycling related movies. There will be free popcorn and maybe more!

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Free Evening Seminar Series: Basics of Bike Maintenance @ Bikechain on March 11th, 2009
Interested in learning how to give your bike a basic tune-up, but don't know where to start? We've got just the thing for you! Come to our free evening seminar on the Basics of Bike Maintenance!

Topics covered will include:
- How to know when your bike is broken
- Introduction to fixing your brakes and gears
- Changing a flat tire
- The 'when' and 'how' of preventative maintenance
- Other topics by request

No pre-registration required. Just come to Bikechain - with or without your bike - on March 11th and let us teach you about how to care for your ride!

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Free Evening Seminar Series: Winter Recovery @ Bikechain on March 24th, 2009 or April 7th, 2009
You have wounded your bicycle by riding through corrosive salty slush. Heal it!
Is your bike encrusted with filth? Is your chain making angry noises? Are cables on your bike stuck? If you've said yes to any of these questions, you will find this seminar helpful. We?ll have a mechanic tell you all you need to know about winter recovery for your bike. Feel free to address any individual bicycle problems too! Topics will include resuscitating your drivetrain and rust-fighting.

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Free Evening Seminar Series: Gears @ Bikechain on April 22nd, 2009
This seminar will give you an overview of bicycle gear systems. All U of T community members are welcome.

Topics will include:
- Principles of gear adjustment
- Installing new cables and cable housing
- How front and rear derailleurs work
- How to adjust derailleurs
- Hope to see you all there!

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BICYCLE ASSEMBLY & MAINTENANCE COURSE

A six week Bicycle Assembly and Maintenance Course will be offered beginning on Feb 16. This course is co-sponsored by the Learning Enrichment Foundation, The City of Toronto, and the Bicycle Trade Association of Canada.

There will be a one week pre-course evaluation to determine aptitude and suitability, followed by four weeks of course work. A two week placement at a bicycle shop will follow. The course will be completed by two more weeks of classroom study.

For the first week and last two weeks students will be learning on used bicycles. During the four-week block students will be learn to assemble new bicycles.

Classes will be held at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry St, near Eglinton and Weston Road. Classes will begin at 10 am (sharp!) and end at 5pm. There will be reading assignments and some written questions for most classes.

The course enrollment will be limited to 10 students per session. If there are more than 10 people selected, the next class could start soon after Easter.
Contact Caitlin Ong at (416)244-8982 for more info and to register!

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2006
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2007
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Here is the 3rd of the Popular in 2008 posts I started with Most Popular Blog Posts in 2008 and Most Popular Non-Blog Content in 2008.

Here are the 10 most viewed discussion topics over on the Forum:

1. Stolen Bike Listing

2. The Igor Kenk / Bicycle Clinic Saga

3. July's Community Contest

4. Critical Mass Toronto takes the Gardiner

5. Stolen Bike Discussion

6. Today's Commute

7. Bloor-Yorkville Loses Parking, Ignores Cyclists

8. Cyclists being attacked on our trails

9. Greatest Danger

10. Community Contest - September 2008


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Over the weekend, I posted a list of the 10 Most Popular Blog Posts in 2008 and while a big part of BikingToronto is the blog, there are a lot of pages on the site that aren't blog posts but rather categories of posts. These are very popular with search engines and readers looking for more information.

Here are the 10 most popular non-blog pages from 2008 (not including the front page):

1. Toronto BikeShop Map

2. The Carnage Category

3. Bike the Strike Page

4. Stolen Bikes Page

5. Events Calendar

6. The News Page

7. BikeFriday

8. Toronto BikeLane Map

9. Infrastructure Category

10. Elsewhere Category


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Today is BikingToronto's 3rd birthday. It started compiling all biking-related info about Toronto back on Jan. 12th 2006, and has grown hugely since then.

As I did a year ago, I thought I'd compare 2008 to 2007 to see how the site has grown:

How 2008 stacked up to 2007 and 2006:

Posts:
2007 over 2006: 100% increase
2008 over 2007: 171% increase

Posting went way up on the site. 2008 averaged 6.5 posts a day.

Unique Visitors:
2007 over 2006: 40% increase

2008 over 2007: 138% increase
Lots of people like BikingToronto. :)

Page Views:
2007 over 2006: 40% increase

2008 over 2007: 155% increase
Another big jump in viewing. Yay!

Search Visits:
2007 over 2006: 121% increase
2008 over 2007: 199% increase
Search engine visitors just about tripled from 2007 to 2008. Woah.


All these numbers are increasing, which means that you are enjoying what appears on BikingToronto. Feel free to leave any questions or concerns in the comments. I read every single one!

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There's something new down in the comment section of every blog post on BikingToronto for you... and that's a "Facebook Connect" option.

Essentially, what this option allows you to do is leave a comment as your facebook identity - so not only will you not have to fill out all your information to comment, but your comment will link back to your profile on facebook!

I'll comment on this post to give an example for you. :)

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2006
First BikingToronto Post

2007
Two Weeks Until BikeFriday!
Toronto's Weekly Carnage
BikingToronto's First Birthday
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
From The Archives: January 12th

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2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day
Biking Toronto's Top Ten Posts from December 2006

2008

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It's a new year, and since I do monthly round-ups of the most popular blog posts on this site, I thought looking at what the most popular were during the whole of 2008 would be interesting:

Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most views in 2008. Enjoy.

1. Two New Electric Bike Stores in Town

2. Toronto Police Bust a Bike Thief and Notorious BikeShop Owner

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2007
Yesterday at City Hall
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
From The Archives: January 10th

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Happy Friday! Time for the Weekly News Wrap-Up.

This is the first Wrap-Up since the Holidays, so we have some "Looking Back at 2008" as well as some "Looking Forward to 2009" news links for you.


  • Headlines: Pedal Powered Snowmobile
    Toronto Star: A pedal-powered snowmobile Clayton Preddy would like it if you got your own bike this winter. Just because yours doesn't have an indestructible polyurethane track for a back wheel, doesn't mean you can just jump on his any time you like.
  • Today's Headlines: Bicycle Thief or Stellar Recycler?
    Toronto Star: Igor Kenk: bicycle thief or stellar recycler? The year is ending badly for Igor Kenk. Accused as Toronto's most notorious bike thief, he was last seen being led to jail this week, handcuffed, bruised and limping. A judge at Old City Hall had revoked his bail after…


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Here are the 10 blog posts that saw the most action in December.

1.
Elsewhere: Bike Polo Hits New York City

2. Weekly News Wrap-Up: Lawrence Bikelanes, Lansdowne Sharrows and Driver Caught after hitting Cyclist

4. Ellen Page: Halifax Actor, Oscar Nominee, and Cyclist

5. Today's Headlines: Public Helps Catch Driver Who Hit Cyclist

6. Bloor Viaduct Cycling Safety Report Released

7. Rachel McAdams: Another Celebrity Who Loves Biking Toronto

8. Toronto Cyclist Fights Air Canada on Taking Folding Bikes on Planes

9. Cyclist who lost Leg in apparent Road Rage incident speaks out

10. Weekly News Wrap-Up: Cabbie Denied Bail After Cyclist Loses Leg, Bike Plan Budget Approved


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2007
Part of Lower Don Trail Re-Opens!
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2008
From The Archives: January 9th

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2007
2007: Recent Toronto Bike News
2007: BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Weekly Site Category Digest: Dec. 31 - Jan. 6
Weekly Site Digest: Dec. 31 - Jan. 6
TCAT News Bulletin: January 8th
Photo of the Day: Copper Bike
From The Archives: January 8th

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Indrajit Indrajit added the blog post 'My "Hooligan" has been stolen'

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Toronto Star: A pedal-powered snowmobile

Clayton Preddy would like it if you got your own bike this winter. Just because yours doesn't have an indestructible polyurethane track for a back wheel, doesn't mean you can just jump on his any time you like.

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2007
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Globe: Are the suburbs a health hazard?
Justin Lafontaine and the BikeTrain: 2007 Torontoist Hero!
Cycling Events This Week: Jan. 7-13
Photo of the Day: Cycling Along The Sky
Photos of the Week: Dec. 31 - Jan 6
From The Archives: January 7th

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Toronto Star: A few proposals for '09 (modest and not)

Bicycle Lanes and Pedestrian Districts: Toronto's fear of bipedal transportation is legendary at this point. The way the city carries on, you'd think it was run by the Canadian Automobile Association. What are we so scared of? It seems to have something to do with getting out of your car.

Toronto Star: Old-fashioned manpower

Sacco is resurrecting an ancient technology, one almost forgotten in a civilization fattened by electricity. It's called human power, and he uses it to make chocolate. His company, ChocoSol, produces organic chocolate – "foods and medicines as opposed to candies" – made from Mayan cacao beans, which are picked and sun-dried by indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

CTV: Bicycle theft arrest topped oddball crimesheet

For oddball crime news in Toronto for 2008, it's difficult to top the saga of Igor Kenk. You want a talking-point crime? For weeks after his arrest, if you rode by Kenk's former bicycle shop at Strachan Avenue and Queen Street West on the 501 streetcar, people would fall silent. Then a low hubbub would build, punctuated by an excited "Three thousand bikes!!"

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2007
What I Did Today
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Photo of the Day: Leslie Spit Lighthouse
From The Archives: January 6th

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Tory Tory started a discussion called lakeshore path

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Spacing Toronto: GO Transit's new bike shelters

On a recent visit to my hometown of Brampton, I noticed a new GO Transit bike shelter freshly installed in front of the downtown Brampton station. The bike racks themselves have yet to be installed, but a surprising amount of thought went into the shelter's construction - not only does the shelter protect locked bikes from the elements, it also sports a clever steel bicycle frame on top that is made to resemble the distinctive, 41-year old GO Transit logo.

Eye Weekly: Transportation - The Good News

2008 had innumerable twists and turns for two-wheeled travelers. The most notable "That's f#@!ed up!" moment came as police seized 2,700 stolen bikes from various storage spaces owned or rented by Bicycle Clinic proprietor Igor Kenk. Whether this was a secret plot to induce fuel consumption or an ineffective drug funding operation remains a mystery.

Toronto Star: Toronto's green report card

Toronto is still miles behind in its goal to create 1,000 km of bike lanes by 2012. Approval of bike lanes along a stretch of Lawrence Ave. E. squeaked through in early December, allowing the city to say it had met its goal of 50 km this year. But much of that isn't even fully planned yet, let alone built.

Toronto Star: Helping youth cycle away from poverty

Neither sleet, nor snow, nor hail stops single mom Rhode Yowart as she weaves her trusty two-wheeler through downtown Toronto traffic on streets slick with slush.

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2007
Toronto's Weekly Carnage
BikingToronto Photo of the Day

2008
Photo of the Day: Zombie Walk
From The Archives: January 5th

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2007
Help the TTC Improve TTC.ca
Balmy Biking and Vehicle Brain Activity

2008
Weekly News Wrap-Up: Jan. 4
Popular December 2007 Posts
Reminder: Today is the Bike Week Poster Contest Deadline
Photo of the Day: Rain Cycle
Toronto's Weekly Carnage: Jan. 4
From The Archives: January 4th

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2007
Bike News From Other Cities

2008
Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update: Jan. 3
Toronto Cyclists Union: Help Name Toronto's Newest Magazine!
TCAT News Bulletin: January 3rd
Photo of the Day: The Prince Edward Viaduct
From The Archives: January 3rd

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Toronto Star: Igor Kenk: bicycle thief or stellar recycler?

The year is ending badly for Igor Kenk. Accused as Toronto's most notorious bike thief, he was last seen being led to jail this week, handcuffed, bruised and limping. A judge at Old City Hall had revoked his bail after Kenk allegedly swung a metal pipe at the owners of a garage he rented, where police say they seized stolen bikes last summer. It was the latest instalment in a saga that has enthralled the city since Kenk's arrest in July and the subsequent discovery of a stunning 2,865 hoarded bikes.

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