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How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

I figured it out, thanks. There's a hex bolt in the top of the stem, and you loosen it with an allen key so you can wiggle the stem up and down. I unscrewed the large nut that's at the top of the head... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

I have a quill stem, like this photo In fact, that looks almost exactly like my own bike with a different colour scheme. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

City of Toronto Tackling "Knuckleheads"

Now if they can take care of the ones behind the wheel we'll *really* be getting somewhere. ;-) ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

City of Toronto Tackling "Knuckleheads"

I call these ridges "Death Valley"... but no matter what you call them they are a danger. Glad to see The Star's Fixer address these... too bad it's just one out on Victoria Park. Next up would be the... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

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Aug 31
7pm
Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!
Celebrate summertime with our full-colour 48-page homage to the most beautiful machine in the world: the bicycle!

Sep 1
8:30pm-11pm
Bike Polo TO - Weekly Pick-up Game
Tuesdays @ 9 p.m till 11 p.m at Alexander Park (Bathurst and Dundus Street west)


Sep 2
10am
TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the "Wednesday Wheelies" might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.


Sep 4
7:30am
Bike First Friday
Get together for a light breakfast at the Barns before heading off on a colle to your work. These are both a social opportunity and a chance to get up-to date on cycling issues in the Ward and the City.


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Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Wouldn't that be amazing? On the way back from the last Critical Mass I ran into a guy on Dundas who helped get that bike lane approved. Apparently that angle: 24/7 on-street parking was what won ever... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I'm guessing not too hard if you can get your hands on one of these. I keep meaning to track one down for myself. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

How Do I Lower Handlebar Stem?

The big nut at the bottom of this photo on wikipedia is what you should adjust to move your stem up and down. Check this page for what kind of stem you have. Let us know what your stem is like and we... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I'd love to try one out. I wonder if it's hard to retro-fit a hybrid bike with an enclosed chain guard? ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Yes... I think stories like this (cyclists going the wrong way, drivers causing an accident and then blaming a cyclist) are universal, no matter where you go. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

This post from the Montreal Tourism website is a pretty good intro to Bixi and how it works, with video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3mZlztEIzY&feature=player_embedded ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

I think we need some montreal people. :) ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

Awesome. I'd love to see this done on Bloor and Danforth - make parking 24/7 to help businesses, and have one lane of car traffic each way. It would make the streets much more pedestrian friendly too.... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Troubled Neighbourhood Salvation on Two Wheels

Yesterday I posted about the BMX park near Dupont and Dufferin. The Toronto Sun has an article about a BMX park up in Rexdale: It is an unlikely setting for a summer camp -- but in a cordoned-off sec... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

VEER documentary tonight at CineCycle

Torontist has a nice little preview of the VEER documentary showing tonight at CineCycle: Tonight at CineCycle, the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation presents a screening of VEER, a critic... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges

Igor Kenk is on bail on still-unresolved counts related to a large number of stolen bicycles, from the Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star: Igor Kenk, the alleged thief whose massive stash of old bi... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Stolen Bike Recovered through covert 'Bike Strike'

Duncan has updated us on this story on his Duncan's City Rides Blog. :) Having your bicycle stolen is an emotional roller-coaster. Anger, disbelief, regret, denial... you're going to experience it all... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Grand Street (NYC) Bike Lane

I just found this video of the Grand Street bike lane in NYC via Newamsterdamize and really would love to see some like this in Toronto. First candidate, IMO, is redoing College street like this. Remo... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

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Here's all your bikey news, in one great post. :)


Troubled Neighbourhood Salvation on Two Wheels
It is an unlikely setting for a summer camp -- but in a cordoned-off section of a Toronto Community Housing parking lot at 75 Tandridge, a wonderful pilot project has been set up where kids are soaring up and down plywood ramps decorated in vibrant graffiti, learning bicycle motocross tricks from two 20-year-old instructors hired by the TCHC.

VEER documentary tonight at CineCycle
Tonight at CineCycle, the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation presents a screening of VEER, a critically approved documentary that examines Portland’s (at times) wacky bike culture and shows that for many, two wheels aren’t just a choice of transportation; they’re a way of life.

Bike-shop owner back in court on assault charges
Igor Kenk, the alleged thief whose massive stash of old bicycles shocked Toronto last summer, was back in court Wednesday to face his accusers in a related assault case.

Students invent way to mix cycling and beer pickup
"Anyone who has tried to carry a case of beer on their shoulder while biking knows," says Lindsey Kettel, a recent graduate from McMaster University's mechanical engineering and management program.

Hotels offer bikes as a green way to see the sights
"It's part of the desire now to step back from conspicuous consumption, and even things electronic," says Jeff Weinstein, editor of Hotels Magazine, an Oak Brook, Ill. -based trade magazine. "People want to be more authentic in their approach to travel and relaxation."

BMX park a labour of love for 60-year-old
If you're an adrenalin junkie with an eye for graffiti, it is beautiful at the BMX park at the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, a multicoloured 8,000-square-foot playground at Dufferin and Dupont Sts. packed with $40,000 to $50,000 worth of wood ramps for freestyle BMX, or bicycle motocross.

Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction
Art Starts is proud to celebrate the launch of a new 400 foot bike-themed mural at the intersection of Dupont and Dundas with a community gathering on Tuesday August 25th from 6pm – 8pm. The event will feature musical performances and snacks. The artists will be on hand to answer questions and provide insights into the mural.

Roncesvalles gets a remake
It is destined for new sidewalks and streetcar stops that Perks hopes will turn Roncesvalles into a "model village," a paradise for pedestrians, cyclists and shop owners alike.



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London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Has anyone had the chance to use the system and ride a Bixi? ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Students invent way to mix cycling and beer pickup

The Star has a cool article about a new bike trailer that can hold two cases of beer, but can also collapse and fold up to fit on a bikes rear rack when not in use: "Anyone who has tried to carry a ca... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

Here are stories about Boston using Bixi as well: Montreal Gazette: Boston, London want our Bixi bikes The city of Montreal has reached agreements with Boston and London, England, to implement a vers... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

London & Boston using Bixi system for their own bikeshare systems

The Guardian is reporting that London will be starting a bikesharing system "inspired" by Montreal's Bixi: TfL now says the scheme will launch next summer - it had previously spoken of next spring - a... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Hotels offer bikes as a green way to see the sights

Great article in the Star about the recent trend of hotels providing bikes for their visitors to use. The article includes info on the Drake Hotel offering bikes via SetMeFree, and the Royal York (and... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

I dream about this happening in Lansing, MI (same weather zone as Toronto) Lansing just adopted "Complete Streets", so we cyclists have a leg up, finally, at getting the streets here made more usable ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I could use one of these for winter riding in Michigan. All it needs is a set of spiked tires. Covet? Oh, yeah. One more for my stable. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

BMX park a labour of love for 60-year-old

Have you seen the BMX park at Wallace Emerson Community Centre at Dupont and Dufferin? The Star has a great article on how the park was built (and mostly paid for) by retired geography teacher Mike He... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

RCMP to distribute bicycle bells in Nanaimo, B.C.

In an attempt to increase public safety as well as increase exposure to the city's trail system, the RCMP in Nanaimo will be handing out 500 bicycle bells: The idea behind the bells is for cyclists to... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bicycle Commuter Superhighways in Copenhagen

Looks like Copenhagenize did a follow-up with some video of their infrastructure. My thought? Looks a lot like what the Don Trail *could* be - if pedestrians were given a separate path and if getting ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

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how to lower stem?

I'd like to lower my stem slightly to change my posture a little. Raising my seat is the other option, but relative to the pedals it's already at the best height. I've got an old Bianchi frame with a ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Silver K2 zed 2.3 stolen this morning at the Varsity Center

Silver K2 zed 2.3 stolen this morning at the Varsity Center located on Bloor Street at St George. The bike is silver with red K2 stickers, a red bell, Red bottle holder, and the right plastic pedal is... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

I covet one, does that count? But I think mostly I just like the looks (and the totally enclosed drive train is nice for commuting). I like my speed too much to really want to ride a bike that is twic... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

I Want To Ride My ($1,400, Dutch-Style) Bicycle

Seth Stevenson of Slate.com loves Dutch bicycles, and tests out 4 dutch bicycles from Toronto-based Fourth Floor Distribution: I remember the first time I saw a couple in Amsterdam sharing a bicycle... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Biking with Infants: How Young is Too Young?

BikePortland.org has a great post up about determining the right age to start biking with very young children - taking into account helmet laws as well as spinal cord and brainstem concerns: If a par... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Cyclist struck by vehicle at Spadina and Front

If you witnessed or know anyone who witnessed a cyclist struck by a vehicle at Front and Spadina on July 13, 2009 at about 6.30pm, could you please contact me at klabouk@yahoo.ca Tks Paul ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bixi Takes on the World

In addition to getting the contract to run a Public Bike System here in Toronto, the people behind Bixi will soon be running programs in Boston and London! A great Canadian-born venture has gone int... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction

[via the Bike Union] Cyclist Related Mural Launch in the heart of the Junction Art Starts is proud to celebrate the launch of a new 400 foot bike-themed mural at the intersection of Dupont and Dundas ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

The terrible torture of riding a bicycle

An avid motorcyclist learns that while long-distance cycling can be tortuous (at first), the main concern is having enough space on road: The terrible torture of riding a bicycle For Father's Day, my... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Fuji Absolute: Burgundy 21"

Bike number 6 to be stolen since I've lived here in Toronto. Men's Fuji Absolute 4.0 -Burgundy/copper colour -21" frame (says it on the vertical bar that the seat post goes into) -Has a distinct wear ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...



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Wheel fashion statement

Canada.com looks at the new trend of catering towards fashion-concious cyclists: There are two kinds of cyclists: Those who love the Spandex and those who do not. The former zip along pathways and hig... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

I'll be there! The last one (the last two, actually) was a ton of fun. :) ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

My schedule's been a bit chaotic lately but it's in my calendar so if nothing else comes up I'll be there. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...



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Fuji Absolute: Burgundy 21"

Bike number 6 to be stolen since I've lived here in Toronto.

Men's Fuji Absolute 4.0
-Burgundy/copper colour
-21" frame (says it on the vertical bar that the seat post goes into)
-Has a distinct wear mark on the inner left handlebar where I used to hang my lock
-Stolen from a bike lock in front of my house on McCaul St. (it was locked with a Kryptonite New York Lock, so beware if you think those things are impenetrable!)
-The tip of the seat was torn and you could see the foam
-There was a trailer hitch for a Wike trailer on the quick release pin (go to Wike.com to see what it looks like)

Thanks to anyone who might see this, regardless if it leads to finding my bike...



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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.


Aug 25
8:30pm-11pm

Bike Polo TO - Weekly Pick-up Game
Tuesdays @ 9 p.m till 11 p.m at Alexander Park (Bathurst and Dundus Street west)


Aug 26
10am

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the "Wednesday Wheelies" might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.


Aug 27
5pm-7pm

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.


Aug 28
6pm-8pm

Critical Mass Toronto
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

Bloor & Spadina - meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30


Aug 30
1pm

Bike Polo TO - Monthly Tournament
Monthly Bike Polo tournament to coincide with Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington - last Sunday of the month from May to October at Scadding Court.



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Someday, with any luck, we won't be cyclists

At the moment, with the common cause of keeping ourselves safe, and a common love for a vision of a future with a less car-centric city, we're all united under the umbrella of 'cyclists'. And yet, thi... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Confusion on the Waterfront

Tino at Bike Lane Diary has these shots of a truck who doesn't understand where to stop and a cab blocking the lane turning right on a red: ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Every Day Adventures (Via Car Free Days)

On the Thursday of the massive storm, before the rain and lightning hit I was having a really exhausting commute home. The wind was blowing to the north, I was heading south. I ride single-speed, so g... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Sounds fun, I'm going! ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Black KHS Alite - Stolen - Lauder Ave

My Black KHS bike was stolen from my BACK PORCH last nite - August 22, 2009, Lauder Ave (near Dufferin and St Clair) It's an older model - Alite - purchased around 2001 *red and white lettering for KH... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Research shows: Cars Cause Most Bike-Car Crashes

Probably no surprise to any of the regulars on this forum but would likely be an eye-opener to the average Sun reader. While there is a public perception that cyclists are usually the cause of acciden... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Every Day Adventures (Via Car Free Days)

I bike for a number of reasons: it's good for my health and in many cases it's faster. I think, though, that Tim over at Car Free Days captures what might be the most compelling reason for me: Every D... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Black Marin Hamilton Hybrid (High Park/Junction)

New Black Marin Hamilton Hybrid stolen from backyard in High Park/Junction area at Humberside and Indian Rd. Customized: coaster brakes and one rim brake, internal hub gears, 3 speed. REWARD, NO QUEST... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...



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Stolen: Jeep bike

stolen from 44 stubbs, North York August 21 ... along with probably a few others...


Black KHS Alite - Stolen - Lauder Ave

My Black KHS bike was stolen from my BACK PORCH last nite - August 22, 2009, Lauder Ave (near Dufferin and St Clair)
It's an older model - Alite - purchased around 2001
*red and white lettering for KHS on it
*silver bell on the right handlebar
*Kryptonite U Lock attached the the frame
*BANG stickers on the seat post
*quick release front tire and seat
It means the world to me - I can't afford a new bike, and would really love to see this one come back to me . . .
here's hoping . . .


Black Marin Hamilton Hybrid (High Park/Junction)

New Black Marin Hamilton Hybrid stolen from backyard in High Park/Junction area at Humberside and Indian Rd. Customized: coaster brakes and one rim brake, internal hub gears, 3 speed.
REWARD, NO QUESTIONS.

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Happy Friday everyone... the Weekly News Wrap-Up returns! :)


Tire Trouble: How is it that cyclists stalk our sidewalks?

It was a horrible accident, but an outlier. According to the statistics collected by the city's traffic safety unit, the number of pedestrian fatalities that occurred between 2003 and 2008 is 172, with a further 12,251 incidents resulting in some kind of injury.


Toronto cyclist shot multiple times, dies.

A 22-year-old man is dead following a shooting in the north end of the city Monday.

The man was riding a bicycle in a residential neighbourhood just before 11 p. m. when a dark-coloured vehicle approached him, according to Toronto police.

Then, someone in the car fired numerous shots at the cyclist.


Bicycle Film Festival - Toronto

The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Toronto once again!


Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

Dandyhorse No. 3 is ready to pop!
Join us at the launch party on August 31.

Celebrate summertime with our full-colour 48-page homage to the most beautiful machine in the world: the bicycle!


BikeTrain now between Toronto and Montreal
We are excited to announce a new pilot project that introduces twice daily Bike Train service between Montreal and Toronto offering bike racks onboard. The pilot will run from August 24 to October 8 allowing cyclists to take the train with their bikes - no box or disassembly required!

Toronto Star: Do cyclists need to stop at a stop sign?
The rolling stop – or, in some cycling circles, the Idaho Stop – is as popular as it is illegal, and there are those who will tell you it's also perfectly safe. Bambrick, among other cycling supporters and bloggers, is advocating its legalization, citing common sense and a compelling precedent.

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death
Whatever the precise circumstances of Jiang's death, too many cyclists think they can pick and choose between riding and speeding on roads and sidewalks at will.

Or that they can obey the rules of the road until they come to a red light or stop sign, then ignore the law by riding right through them.


Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers
The $44-million tunnel has created a new link between the core and the waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.

It offers two lanes of vehicle traffic in each direction, plus bike lanes going both north and south...


Safe Cycling: Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Accidents

While there is a public perception that cyclists are usually the cause of accidents between cars and bikes, an analysis of Toronto police collision reports shows otherwise: The most common type of crash in this study involved a motorist entering an intersection and either failing to stop properly or proceeding before it was safe to do so. The second most common crash type involved a motorist overtaking unsafely. The third involved a motorist opening a door onto an oncoming cyclist. The study concluded that cyclists are the cause of less than 10 per cent of bike-car accidents in this study.

Brampton Cyclist, 20, injured in vehicle crash
Peel police say the victim was riding westbound along Mt. McKinley Lane, near Bovaird and Airport drives, when he entered the roadway and collided with a 2008 beige Chevrolet Uplander, which was also heading in the same direction.




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Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

I think more laws will be followed by cyclists when the infrastructure is more friendly to cyclists. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

ohhh I was hoping for a safe route to and from the lake :'( ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

If the inquest recommends that a bike lane should be on all busy arterial roads, I'd support it. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

I took this today, it's a nice connection. Too bad the bike lane is only for a short distance, it should go the full length of Simcoe. ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

Just as cyclists need protection from reckless motorists, so pedestrians need protection from reckless cyclists. I just generally think everyone is a threat to everyone, including pedestrians being a ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

I'm all for an inquest but I want it framed differently. Let's look in to how we can effectively enforce all laws. This attitude that drivers obey all the laws and cyclist pick and choose has got to e... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Safe Cycling: Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Accidents

U of T Research has an interview with Dr. Chris Cavacuiti (who also writes for Dandyhorse) about cycling issues, including the results of a study that found that less than 10% of bike-car accidents ar... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Lower Simcoe Street Opens Up to Walkers, Cyclists and Drivers

The Lower Simcoe underpass (under the railyards) is pretty well complete: The $44-million tunnel has created a new link between the core and the waterfront for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. It o... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Toronto Sun: Inquest needed into bike death

Wow. I mean, I know the Toronto Sun is pretty out there.. but calling for a coroner's inquest because someone cycling on a sidewalk hits a pedestrian (who later died)? And, saying that it's necessary ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bicycle Film Festival - Toronto

BlogTO has added the Bicycle Film Festival to their Event Listings as well. :) ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Freakonomics on Bicycle Prices

Freakonomics on Bicycle Prices In Toronto, when I was first looking at used bikes on Craigslist in 2007, the price was around $100 for a 20+ year old beater bike 10-speed. In 2008 I didn't notice much... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Cyclonomics: The Economic Benefits of Cycling

via the Streetsblog Network: Cyclonomics: The Economic Benefits of Cycling Since the impact of bike lanes on businesses has emerged as a peripheral issue in the New York City mayoral race, as well a... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Ahhh to have these problems

Over at Amsterdamize we hear about a "problem" that their cyclist's union came across. If only we had such problems! A few weeks ago I read that the Fietsersbond (Cyclists Union) had been busy this su... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

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Stolen: Blue Giant ATX 840 from John and Richmond

Some jerk took my husband's bike tonight as we were at a movie with our kid. We were at the Scotiabank theater at John and Richmond. It's old, no seat, no pedals. Shouldn't be worth much to someone e... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Confusion on the Waterfront

"So it is not a war on cars, it is a war on stupid design!" agreed @Duncan Yeah, just with the weaving in and out, dodging of people, the bumpy transitions from path to road and road to path, avoidin... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

What's Your Commute?

By Bike or Bus: My North Toronto Commute I thought I'd compare taking the bus to taking my bicycle on my daily commute. My trip from Yonge and Davisville to Vaughan takes about the same amount of time... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Toronto Star: Do cyclists need to stop at a stop sign?

The Star explores the idea of implementing an Idaho Stop type law for cyclists and stop signs (cyclists slow down and only proceed if the way is clear). Do cyclists need to stop at a stop sign? The... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

BikeTrain now between Toronto and Montreal

Awesome news... the excellent BikeTrain service is announcing a new route from Toronto to Montreal! Bike Train service between Montreal and Toronto We are excited to announce a new pilot project that ... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Graph of the Day: Bike Ridership and Casualties

From the always great TreeHugger.com, a comparison of falling accident numbers coinciding with a rise in cyclist numbers in New York City: We have noted before that when it comes to bicyles, there is... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Confusion on the Waterfront

These intersections are bad for cars too! It is important to stress that these three intersections are badly designed from a car driver's viewpoint as well. The trail crossings being right next to Lak... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Dandyhorse #3 Launch Party!

From Dandyhorse.com: Dandyhorse No. 3 is ready to pop! Join us at the launch party on August 31. Celebrate summertime with our full-colour 48-page homage to the most beautiful machine in the world: t... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Bicycle Film Festival - Toronto

The Bicycle Film Festival is coming to Toronto once again! BFF Toronto August 19 - 22 Tickets available online. Toronto Festival Pass Wednesday 19 August BIKES ROCK Buy Tickets 9.00PM Polish Combatan... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Portland's first bike convenience store now open for business

Cool story from BikePortland.org: Portland's first bike convenience store now open for business When 30-year-old Edwin Skaug realized convenience stores aren't exactly convenient for people who ride b... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

What Would Get Americans Biking to Work?

Wow, I couldn't agree less. Parking at my client's sites has hardly been a problem. If nothing else there's always a stop sign to lock to and many clients let me carry the bike right in. Two things in... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Yahoo Camera Bike in Toronto

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Stolen: Blue Giant ATX 840 from John and Richmond

Some jerk took my husband's bike tonight as we were at a movie with our kid. We were at the Scotiabank theater at John and Richmond.

It's old, no seat, no pedals. Shouldn't be worth much to someone else but this bike has sentimental value and was used every day for commuting.

If you have any info please contact.
Reasonable reward if this bike is returned promptly.

http://picasaweb.google.ca/lh/photo/MUlEFOSEb4p-BTI1Xx9y6Q?authkey=Gv1sRgCKahnYP_r4GBaw&feat=directlink


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Stolen: 2009 blue Devinci Milano hybrid

* Make: DEVINCI

* Model: MILANO

* Colour: BLUE

* General Description: This was a brand new bike - only my 4th time using it. It had a Kryptonite KryptoFlex lock attached to the frame with a bracket, a silver bell, a rear rack with a blue bungie cord and NO kickstand.

* Date of Theft: FRIDAY, AUG 14TH BTW 8PM-10PM

* Location of Theft: 127 PORTLAND ST. BTW RICHMOND & ADELAIDE

Here is a link to a photo of this type of bike: http://www.boutiquevelozone.ca/articlesIMG/article_191.jpg

I didn't even have enough time with it to get a kickstand put on or take a picture. The bike is registered with the police and has been reported stolen.


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What's on this week:


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Midweek’s Tuesday Elite Race Series enables you to learn, try and practice road bike racing in a competitive environment. The races are fast-paced and often have large field sizes and are not suitable for a first-time-in-a-pack racer. Therefore, we require all participants to have at least some racing experience.


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The nature of the Wednesday day rides known as the "Wednesday Wheelies" might be the best-kept secret in the TBN. Wednesday Wheelies are social, tourist-level rides that cover routes similar to the popular Country Cruises, but which have the glorious advantage of roads, often busy with traffic on a Sunday, being nearly deserted mid-week.


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2007
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2006
Are Cyclists Heroes?
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2007
Toronto's Weekly Carnage
How Road Design Can Kill You
Spacing: Vancouver's Bike Infrastructure
Around the World: Paris has "gone cycling mad"
TreeHugger Honours Charlie Princep
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Toronto Ride For Heart bike-a-thon on the DVP 6

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2007
Riding the BikeTrain with Dodgeville
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Bells on Bloor 2009

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2007
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2007
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2008
Photo of the Day: Morning Ride
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2007
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Toronto Ride For Heart bike-a-thon on the DVP 4

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Hotels offer bikes as a green way to see the sights

I wasn't aware that the Drake was also in on the Bike Tourism game. Great to see they've partnered with Set Me Free. Also, wasn't aware that The Star uses the word "hipster": The Drake hotel on Toront... Click to read more in the Forum >>>...

Public Meeting: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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