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Tues, Dec 8
7pm-10pm
CBN Bike Repair - Bearings and Wheels
We are now offering classes in bike repair that build on our introductory (‘Flat-fix and Tune-up’) class. Registrants should be familiar and comfortable with the subject of that class before taking the intermediate class(es).

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/641


Wed, Dec 9
10am-2pm
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Wed, Dec 9
7pm-10pm
CBN - Wheelbuilding Part I
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.

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/643


Wed, Dec 9
7pm-11:55pm
Spacing winter 2009 - 10th issue *release party*
On Wednesday, December 9, 2009, make your way to the Toronto Reference Library (7pm-midnight) to take part in Spacing's 16th issue release party and holiday party.

Come check out the Reference Library's new event space The Appel Salon. It's up on the second floor, overlooking the halfway point of Church Street's turn toward Bloor. This fall, it played host this fall to discussions and readings, and next week welcomes Jeff Rubin, author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller.
Visit http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/appelsalon for details.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=182430064596


Thurs, Dec 10
BikeChain Winter Maintenance Seminar
Bikechain is holding amazing, awesome and fun-as-hell seminars on winter riding. All are free! And require no advance registration! Whoo! Come learn the basics of winter riding: how to stay safe, upright, and in good repair.

Questions? Email bikechain@utoronto.ca or call 416-978-6849. Ask for Toby.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=185205815671


Thurs, Dec 10 7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36270116494



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posted by Joe on Monday, November 30, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Tues, Dec 1
7pm-10pm
CBN Bike Repair - Brakes and Gears
We are now offering classes in bike repair that build on our introductory (‘Flat-fix and Tune-up’) class. Registrants should be familiar and comfortable with the subject of that class before taking the intermediate class(es).

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/640

Wed, Dec 2
10am-2pm
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm

Wed, Dec 2
7pm-10pm
CBN - Flat Fix/Intro to Bike Repair
Participants will remove their own rear wheel and tire and go through a tube repair and installation.

http://communitybicyclenetwork.org/node/639


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posted by Joe on Monday, November 23, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Nov 23 6:30pm-8:30pm
Complete Streets Update Public Meeting
Streets designed for living? Where all users are not just considered but required in the design and redesign of our streets? That’s what we’re calling for with the Complete Streets Campaign!

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=461#post-1641


Nov 24 6:30pm-9pm
Setting the Agenda 2010

In the weeks since the Mayor announced that he would not be running for re-election, there has been ample speculation about potential Mayoral candidates. Missing from the speculation on the "who," however, has been the "what." We need a thorough and thoughtful discussion of the challenges that face Toronto in the next term of Council and the policy agenda and vision for our city. It is time to set the agenda for 2010.


Nov 24 8:30pm-11:30pm
Pedal Power
[Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT)] BIKING FOR A BETTER TORONTO - Movie, Discussion, Action

Students on Seven (SOS) and TorontotheBetter present:

Pedal Power...From bicycle-mad Paris to rush-hour New York and the back alleys of Toronto, take a ride through the changing world of bike culture.

What do bikes and biking mean for Toronto in 2009, and how far are we on the way to becoming a healthier, more sustainable bike-friendly city?

Join co-director Chris Sumpton and Taodgh Burns from Toronto’s Community Bicycle Network for a lively discussion after the screening to see what's happening, figure out what needs to be done and how to do it.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=174703664802 (Google Map)


Nov 25 - Aug 11 10am-2am
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Nov 26 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.

http://bikeunion.to/news/2008/11/23/cinq-sept


Nov 27 6pm
Critical Mass Toronto - Halloween Edition
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

Be sure and dress up! :)
Bloor & Spadina - meet at 6 pm, ride at 6:30

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=437#post-1532


Nov 28 2pm-4pm
George Monbiot Speaks On The Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations
[.J.R. MacLeod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, ON] http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177027626707 Countdown to Copenhagen: Who in Canada is Killing the International Climate Treaty?

Join George Monbiot, Guardian columnist and author of “Heat: How To Save The Planet From Burning," in Toronto next weekend for a special event!

With the international climate treaty summit less than a month away, leading experts on the science, policy and politics of climate change will lead a forum on the role Canada is (and isn't) playing on the international stage.

Other Special Guests include:
- Richard Littlemore, co-author of the new book Climate Cover Up: the crusade to deny global warming. <http://www.desmogblog.com/climate-cover-up>

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 2pm to 4pm (Google Map)


Nov 29 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.

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada



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posted by Joe on Monday, November 16, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Mon, Nov 16 6pm-7:30pm
Help Shape TCAT's Platform
TCAT welcomes all supporters and friends to attend a short evening of discussion and consultation to join us in shaping TCAT's Platform for 2010.

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=460&replies=1#post-1640


Wed, Nov 18 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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Wed, Nov 18 6pm-9pm
Green Drinks Toronto @ Grace O'Malley's
[Grace O'Malley's, 14 Duncan Street (just north of King Street - 2 Blocks west of St Andrew Subway, Toronto, ON] (Google Map)

Every month people who work or have an interest in the environmental field meet up for a beer at informal sessions known as Green Drinks.

We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, students, government and business . Come along and you'll be made welcome. Just say, "are you green?" and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171544544484

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posted by Joe on Monday, November 09, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Tues, Nov 10 10am
Bloor Corridor Visioning Study Public Meeting
The City of Toronto is proposing an amendment to the Official Plan to introduce area-specific policies for properties on Bloor Street West, between Avenue Road and Bathurst Street.

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=462&replies=1#post-1642


Wed, Nov 11 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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Thurs, Nov 12 7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36270116494


Fri, Nov 13 9:30am
2010 Capital Budget Committee Public Hearings
Each November the City's Budget Committee decides which divisions and what projects to allocate its capital budget for the next year. The committee sets aside one day to get feedback from the general public on these decisions.

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=463&replies=1#post-1643


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posted by Joe on Monday, November 02, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Wed, Nov 4
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm





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posted by Joe on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

studio tofu presents, in conjunction with:

dandyhorse magazine / spacing magazine / now magazine

First Annual Hallowheelin' Urban Cycling Challenge

Saturday, October 31st

- Open to ALL cyclists of ALL skill levels.

- Two Courses: Easy and Hard

- $8 To Ride, Includes Halloween After Party
- Registration Starts 530pm at Manic Coffee 426 College
- Ride Starts at 700pm SHARP!

- Halloween afterparty @ CineCycle 401 Richmond (Around back, off Spadina)

- Costumes STRONGLY suggested. Lights and Bag MANDATORY. Helmets suggested.

- Rain or Moon.

Tonnes of prizes furnished by:

Manic Coffee
Bikes On Wheels
Cycle Solutions
MEC
Origins Coffee
Blondie's Espresso Bar
Sweet Pete's
Bombshelter
Jet Fuel Coffee
Franklin Tattoo
Great Lakes Brewery

All proceeds going to FoodShare: http://www.foodshare.net/index.htm

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

Councillor Adam Giambrone invites you to the official opening of the West Toronto Railpath Park on Friday, October 30, 2009. Councillor Giambrone, the City of Toronto, and Friends of the West Toronto Railpath are pleased to open the first 2.1 km of this exciting recreational trail.

* Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
* Location: West Toronto Railpath entrance at Wallace Avenue (south of Dupont, west of Perth, north of Bloor). (map)

* Time:
o 2:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks
o 2:15 p.m. – Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
o 2:20 p.m. – cyclists gathered ride the trail and enjoy the sculptures
o 2:25 p.m. – interested participants invited walk 2.1 km and explore the trail and sculptures
* RSVP: Toronto Protocol RSVP Line 416-392-7667

The West Toronto Railpath Park is a new 2.1 kilometre multi-use trail that is perfect for cyclists, joggers, and people out for a stroll. Travelling alongside the railway corridor, it features extensive naturalized landscaping to create an appealing public space.

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

Critical Mass is riding this Friday... and as usual it'll be meeting at Bloor & Spadina at 6:00 and riding at 6:30.

This mass is usually the most fun, as everyone dresses up for Hallowe'en and rides in costume. Great responses from pedestrians. :)

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

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Oct 28 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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Oct 29 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.

http://bikeunion.to/news/2008/11/23/cinq-sept


Oct 29 7pm
Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting
Committee Room 2
2nd Floor, City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto

http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/committee/index.htm


Oct 30 6pm-8pm
Critical Mass Toronto(Hallowe'en Edition)
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

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

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=437




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

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Tues, Oct 20
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)

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada

Wed, Oct 21
6:00-7:30 pm
Portland Bike Co-ordinator in Toronto
TCAT, in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union and the US Consulate General in Toronto, is happy to present a free public event to hear first-hand how Portland became the first major city in America to be designated as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=382

Wed, Oct 21
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm

Sun, Oct 25
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.

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada


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posted by Joe on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Oct 17th, 2009 - 10:00am to 5:00pm, Registration from 10:00am
Presented by, Toronto Cyclists Union
@ Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Ave. Suite 400 & 120

Register Here - http://bikecampto.eventbrite.com/

BikeCamp eh, what the heck is that?

It's essentially a series of simultaneous participant led/generated workshops - all related to various aspects of cycling, and the politics of cycling advocacy. BikeCamp is an opportunity for bike union members, would be members, and the wider cycling advocacy community, to come together and jam on a variety of ideas, campaigns, events. The possibilities are endless, so if you are an avid cyclist with an interest in helping continue to grow and shape the momentum of this community, this event is not to be missed.

Proposed Schedule:
10am Registration
10:30 Keynote
11:00 Opening circle instructions and session proposals
11:45 Lunch/discussion
12:45 1st session
1:45 2nd session
2:45 3rd session
3:45 Reconvene in circle, "Best idea for action" & Propose action sessions
4:30 Action sessions
5:15 Closing circle and report back
5:45 Teardown and beers!!!

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posted by Joe on Monday, October 12, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Tues, Oct 13
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)

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada

Wed, Oct 14
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Fri, Oct. 16
12 noon - 3pm
Ryerson Bike Parts Swap
The Ryerson Bike Club invites you to its first bike parts swap. If you're looking for something or if you're looking to trade/sell some parts then join us. This is a perfect opportunity to find what you are looking for before going to the Fall Bike Show. Looking for bio-pace chainrings? Have a carbon fibre kick stand you want to sell? This is the place to be.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133327393391&index=1

Fri, Oct 16
8pm
Joyride Bicycle Film Festival
Join Bike Pirates for a special documentary film night on Friday Oct 16th at 8pm. Showcasing small independent docs directed by Toronto cyclists riding the streets.

http://www.bikingtoronto.com/duncan/2009/09/joyride-bicycle-film-festival.html



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posted by Joe on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

The City of Toronto has proclaimed this Friday Messenger Appreciation Day:

WHEREAS Toronto is home to more than 50 local/rush courier companies that employ 500 active transport (bicycle, pedestrian and public transit) messengers who make more than 1.2 million deliveries each year, resulting in 2,500 fewer cars in the downtown core each day.

Bicycle, pedestrian and public transit messengers are recognized as the most sustainable and responsible form of urban transport for small packaged goods.

There are many benefits to sustainable active transportation including an improvement to the growing problems of pollution, traffic congestion, and a reduction in emissions that contribute to smog and global warming.

Messengers not only promote year-round cycling and walking, they are also goodwill ambassadors that assist tourists, aid charities and provide a cost effective service to businesses seeking to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Bicycle, pedestrian and public transit messengers have developed a cultural identity that has impacted our city in a very positive way and has garnered world recognition through participation in international bike races in recent years.

NOW THEREFORE, I, Mayor David Miller, on behalf of Toronto City Council, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2009 as "Messenger Appreciation Day" and congratulate messengers across the city who promote professionalism and safety and contribute to the well-being of our communities.

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posted by Joe on Wednesday, October 07, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

From Duncan's City Ride:

On an overcast Sunday morning I boarded a school bus at the Toronto Mountain Equipment Co-op to participate in the Tour de Greenbelt. Traveling along the 400 series highways in Ontario you're bound to pass at least on sign proclaiming entrance in to the Greenbelt. Here's a handy map to show you where this Greenbelt is:

Read the rest of this blog entry here.

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posted by Joe on Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Roger Geller, Bicycle Coordinator in Portland's Office of Transportation will be in Toronto on October 21st. TCAT, in partnership with the Toronto Cyclists Union and the US Consulate General in Toronto, is happy to present a free public event to hear first-hand how Portland became the first major city in America to be designated as a Platinum-level Bicycle Friendly Community.

TCAT is promising more details soon.

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posted by Joe on Monday, October 05, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

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Tues, Oct 6
6pm
Ward 29 Bikes Meeting
This an opportunity to sit down informally and discuss priorities and
strategies for improving cycling east of the Don Valley.

We want to share information with other east-end cyclists, hear about what's
happening outside our ward, and join forces on issues that affect all of our
neighbourhoods.

http://bikingtoronto.com/forum/topic.php?id=372

Tues, Oct 6
8:30pm-11pm
(repeats weekly)

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

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada

Wed, Oct 7
10am
(repeats weekly)

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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm

Thurs, Oct 8
7pm
(repeats monthly)

VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36270116494




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posted by Joe on Friday, October 02, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

From Duncan's City Ride:

Via Bike Pirates:

Join Bike Pirates for a special documentary film night on Friday Oct 16th at 8pm.

Showcasing small independent docs directed by Toronto cyclists riding the streets.

Calling out to all Toronto cyclists to bring in their homemade films about riding in Toronto, please submit?

Films will be showed at Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor Street W. at 8pm

Contact Bike Pirates here

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posted by Joe on Friday, October 02, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

Ward 29 Bikes of the Toronto Cyclists Union would like to invite you to an open meeting on cycling advocacy on Tuesday October 6.

This an opportunity to sit down informally and discuss priorities and strategies for improving cycling east of the Don Valley.

We want to share information with other east-end cyclists, hear about what's happening outside our ward, and join forces on issues that affect all of our neighbourhoods.

Whether you want to begin a cycling advocacy campaign in your neighbourhood, discuss ideas with other local cyclists, or just listen, please join us on Tuesday.

Who:
Ward 29 Bikes , Toronto Cyclists Union, and all east-end cycling
advocates
What: Meeting to discuss priorities and strategies
Where: Timothy's World Coffee, 320 Danforth Avenue (Carrot Common, NE corner
of Danforth & Jackman Avenues)
When: 6:00 p.m. Tuesday October 6, 2009
Please feel free to share this with others, or send us an email at
info@29bikes.ca

We look forward to seeing you there!

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posted by Joe on Monday, September 28, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark



What's on this week:


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Sep 28 7pm
TCAT Complete Streets Meeting
A Complete Street is a roadway designed and operated to enable safe, attractive, and comfortable access and travel for all users.


Sep 29 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 30 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.


Oct 3-4 7pm-7am
Bicycle Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche 2009, at 401 Richmond St West (basement): Janet Bike Girl, Georgette Peters and Yvonne Bambric of The Toronto Cyclists Union.

Nuit Blanche: http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca
401 Richmond: http://www.401richmond.net/
Bike Union: http://www.bikeunion.to/
Bike Film Fest: http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com/
Janet Bike Girl: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetbikegirl


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Mon, Sep 21
7pm

Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting
Committee Room 2
2nd Floor, City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto


Tues, Sep 22
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)


Wed, Sep 23
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.


Thurs, Sep 24
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.


Fri, Sep 25
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


Sat, Sep 26
10am-4pm

Tour de Greenbelt - Newmarket & Simcoe
Series of four bikes tours over two weekends throughout the Greenbelt. Lengths of 25, 50 and 100 km per ride, $40 per day includes goody backs, snack and BBQ lunch.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-960-0001

Address:
Niagara-on-the-Lake (September 12)
Burlington (September 13)
Newmarket & Simcoe (September 26)
Rouge Park & Durham (September 27)


Sat, Sep 26
9pm

Darcy Allan Sheppard Memorial Fundraiser
Come celebrate life in the face of loss and help the ones that lost the most at the same time. This will be a friendly and fun affair. All proceeds go directly to the memorial fund.


Sun, Sep 27
Wheels for Wellness
4th Annual Wheels for Wellness in support of Humber River Regional Hospital. Ride through the gorgeous terrain of Caledon.

Sun, Sep 27
10am-4pm

Tour de Greenbelt - Rouge Park & Durham
Series of four bikes tours over two weekends throughout the Greenbelt. Lengths of 25, 50 and 100 km per ride, $40 per day includes goody backs, snack and BBQ lunch.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-960-0001

Address:
Niagara-on-the-Lake (September 12)
Burlington (September 13)
Newmarket & Simcoe (September 26)
Rouge Park & Durham (September 27)


Sun, Sep 27
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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Tues, Sep 15
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)


Wed, Sep 16
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.


Sat, Sep 19
9am-5pm

Tour de University Heights
The 3rd annual Tour de University Heights bike race is happening on Saturday September 19th at Driftwood Community Centre (4401 Jane St.) from 9am to 5pm (setup at 8am).




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Sep 8 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 9 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 10 7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.


Sep 12 10am-4pm
Tour de Greenbelt - Niagara-on-the-Lake
Series of four bikes tours over two weekends throughout the Greenbelt. Lengths of 25, 50 and 100 km per ride, $40 per day includes goody backs, snack and BBQ lunch.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-960-0001

Address:
Niagara-on-the-Lake (September 12)
Burlington (September 13)
Newmarket & Simcoe (September 26)
Rouge Park & Durham (September 27)


Sep 13 10am-4pm
Tour de Greenbelt - Burlington
Series of four bikes tours over two weekends throughout the Greenbelt. Lengths of 25, 50 and 100 km per ride, $40 per day includes goody backs, snack and BBQ lunch.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416-960-0001

Address:
Niagara-on-the-Lake (September 12)
Burlington (September 13)
Newmarket & Simcoe (September 26)
Rouge Park & Durham (September 27)




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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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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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Tues, Aug 18
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.


Tues, Aug 18
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)


Wed, Aug 19
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.


Sat, Aug 22
24 Hours at Albion: Hot Nights
One of North America's Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Events



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Date :
September 27, 2009

Race Type :
Road - Charity

Event :
Wheels for Wellness

Location :
Seneca College, King Campus, King City

Description:
4th Annual Wheels for Wellness in support of Humber River Regional Hospital. Ride through the gorgeous terrain of Caledon.

Route distances include: 108 km, 72 km, 36 km and 25 km. Registration fee $60, register online at www.wheelsforwellness.ca

Charity Name:
HRRH Foundation

Phone :
416-747-3859

Email :
foundation@hrrh-foundation.ca

Website :
www.wheelsforwellness.ca

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Originally posted in the Forum:

Nice article in the Guelph Mercury about the upcoming Ontario Bike Summit:

The founder of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition is a tireless advocate in promoting the rights of cyclists on the streets and roads of Ontario. Her efforts were kicked into high gear following the tragic death of her husband, an OPP officer. He was killed by a motorist while on an off-duty training ride on his bicycle in 2006. Since then, McMahon has worked with others to successfully engage various levels of government and non-governmental organizations in Canada and the United States to work toward that seemingly elusive goal of sharing the road.
Read more and discuss in the Forum.

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Tues, Jul 28
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.

http://midweekclub.ca/index.php/tuesday-night-race-series/

Tues, Jul 28
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)

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada

Wed, Jul 29
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm

Thurs, Jul 30
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.

http://bikeunion.to/news/2008/11/23/cinq-sept

Fri, Jul 31
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

http://www.bikingtoronto.com/bikefriday/

Sat, Aug 1
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists ect...

Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=77861518243


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Tues, July 21
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.

http://midweekclub.ca/index.php/tuesday-night-race-series/


Tues, July 21
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)

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada


Wed, July 22
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.

http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


Sat, July 25
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists ect...

Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=77861518243


Sun, July 26 - Fri, July 31
Friends for Life Bike Rally
On July 26, 2009, 500 courageous individuals will embark on an incredible journey. For six days, our riders will cycle over 600km from Toronto to Montreal with the support of a fabulous crew, and in doing so will raise thousands of dollars for men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. The experience promises to have a profound impact on the lives of each and every participant.

http://www.bikerally.org/


Sun, July 26
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.

http://www.bikepolo.ca/club/toronto-canada





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Jul 14
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.

Jul 14
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)

Jul 15
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.

Jul 18
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists ect...

Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm



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Mon, Jul 6
1:30pm-3:30pm
The Ride To Conquer Cancer: Come To The Movies!
Come to a fantastic "Fundraising Movie Event" on Sunday 7th June 1.30pm at The Royal Theatre, 608 College Street. A screening of the feel-good film with a big heart "The World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins will be held to raise funds for The Ride To Conquer Cancer, benefitting The Princess Margaret Hospital. Tickets $20, Students $10. Free popcorn and great door prizes!

Tues, Jul 7
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.

Tues, Jul 7
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)

Wed, Jul 8
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.

Thurs, Jul 9
7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

Sat, Jul 11
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists ect...

Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm



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(Also posted on I Bike T.O.)

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.











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Jun 29
7pm
Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting
Committee Room 2
2nd Floor, City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto


Jun 30
6:45pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.


Jun 30
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)


Jul 1
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.


Jul 3
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.


Jul 4-11
Great Waterfront Trail Adventure
The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure is an annual tour that travels the whole 730 km route over eight days, through 41 communities along the shores of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. The ride begins in NIagara-on-the-Lake and finishes at the Quebec border joining up with La Route Verte.


Jul 4
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists ect...

Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm





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posted by Joe on Friday, June 26, 2009 Share/Save/Bookmark

I just got back from the Anti-BikeTax Rally at Queens Park (the incoming HST will add about tax to bikes and related items - which have been previously exempt from Provincial Sales Tax), and I took some photos for you.

There was a good media turn-out, and Andrea Horwath (the new provincial leader of the NDP) spoke and answered questions from reporters.



























I've started a topic about this in the Forum. :)

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From Rowena Santos, who you may remember ran for City Council in 2006 in Ward 14 Parkdale-High Park

Fellow Cyclists,

As many of you know, the proposed 8% Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) will directly impact you and future cyclists. By the end of 2010, the HST will apply to all things bicycle: bikes, helmets, bells, lights, tune-ups, etc.

We are having a press conference in front of Queen's Park to show cyclist solidarity and make sure that the government understands that an 8% tax hike on all things bike is NOT how we roll. We'll have a great line-up of people speaking on the issue but most of all, the presence of cyclists and their bikes in front of Queen's Park.

Attached is a flyer (jpeg). Please spread this around to your networks and get folks on facebook to be part of the event. We'd like to see as many cyclists ride in to Queen's Park for the press conference to begin at 10am. Let's get this message across before it's too late.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly.

Ride or be Rode!

For More Info
santosr@ndp.on.ca
416-305-0698

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Cycling advocate and BikingToronto reader Todd Tyrtle attended the Ward 29 Bikes Public Meeting last Wednesday, and brings us this report of things Dan Egan (Manager of Cycling Infrastructure for the city) talked about at the meeting:
(originally posted in the Ward 29 section of the BikingToronto Forum)

You'll have to forgive me for taking terrible notes. Next time I go I'll bring the digital recorder and can provide an mp3 of the audio if you like. Fortunately it appears that 29bikes.ca is going to be publishing an account of what happened in better detail than I'm about to provide.

And frankly, I only took decent notes on Dan Egan's (Toronto Mgr of Pedestrian and Cycling Infrastructure) presentation. By the end of that one I was more engaged in the presentations than my notebook. Some interesting things came up in his presentation that I, for one, hadn't heard about.

- Richmond and Adelaide bike lanes have been on hold for a while waiting for disposition of what to do with the Gardiner. They've decided that they don't want to hold up any longer. Though he didn't give a target date for their installation, he did say that the project has been resurrected and that a lane separated by bollards is a likely choice for installation.

- He mentioned that other similar bollard-separated lanes may also be considered for other places like Bayview south of Moore. Along with this he mentioned that the city would need to investigate a dedicated means of snow removal from bike lanes if this were to go forward since trucks could no longer be used for this purpose.

- Hydro corridors are being heavily investigated. Gatineau and Finch corridors are major contenders and could add 40 km of dedicated paths. The challenge, of course, is that there are other stakeholders involved since the land is not city-owned.

- They are looking in to a remedy for conflict zones at the Bloor Viaduct both westbound and (YAY!) eastbound as well.

- They did mention that maintaining traffic flow and parking are a priority. (I'm conflicted on this one. On the one hand, I totally understand the motivation, on the other hand, if you say that a bike lane can't go in that affects traffic or parking we're not going to get far)

- They are investigating the possibility of a bike lane on the uphill side of Pottery Rd up to Broadview. At the same time there is talk about redesigning the Bayview/Pottery Rd intersection to be less like a highway interchange and more like a city intersection.

- Bayview extension may get bike lanes and the idea of adding curbs and sidewalks to make the area more like a city street than a highway is being investigated. At the same time they are looking at improving connections between Bayview and infrastructure (better connections, for example to belt line and Don trails)

- Millwood rail underpass is being investigated for improvement.

- Connection between Millwood and Bayview via Redway is being pursued.

- A greenway trail is being looked at to parallel the Allen expressway

And while I realise that none of this is definite, it is encouraging to see so much activity. I have much more of an impression that people within the city government are working towards the same goals as we are. Sure, not all will be approved, some might not be funded but the intentions are there. It is clear that the city wants to work with us and that feels pretty darned good.

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Toronto Cyclists Union "Cinq à Sept"
5pm-7pm
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.

Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek's Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.


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TBN See Scarbourough Ride
6:30pm
See Scarbourough and join Dan and Eve for a BBQ after the ride. Easy roller paced. Helmets and lights are mandatory.


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TBN Sunnybrook-Don Valley Ride
10:30am
This 26km ravine ride will take you on Toronto's paved bike path system. Come an see the half elephants. Leasure wheeler paced. Helmets Mandatory.

Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

Exploring the Humber River Valley By Bicycle
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride exploring the Humber River valley to Weston Village. Distance approximately 25-km. Bicycle helemets mandatory.

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

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.... or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 - June 25.

Since it's BikeMonth now... there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we're going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)


Jun 23 10:30am
TBN Sunnybrook-Don Valley Ride

Jun 23 6:45pm

Jun 23 7pm-9pm
Jun 23 8:30pm-11pm

Jun 24 10am

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride

Jun 24 6:30pm
TBN See Scarbourough Ride

Jun 25 5pm-7pm

Jun 26 6pm-8pm

Critical Mass Toronto

Jun 27 9am-3:30pm

CAN-BIKE I

Jun 27 11am-3pm

Big Wheel Bike Club

Jun 27 1pm-3pm
Ride Ward 25

Jun 28 6:30am-3pm
Zareinu Moveathon Pro-Tour

Jun 28 1pm



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Nothing scheduled. Rest up for other BikeMonth Events! :)


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If you've been watching the Photo of the Day lately, you'll have noticed that I've been featuring a lot of photos from Criterium on May 31 lately. It was an awesome event... they go so fast, and lot's of people come out to watch. Stay tuned to the Photo of the Day for more.

Meanwhile, I took a few amateurish photos of the Criterium when I was there, between selling the popular I Bike T.O. shirts (all the profits go to charity). You can see all of them in my Flickr set, but here are a few for you. The racers were often too fast for my camera. :)











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CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Morning)
9am-12pm
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

TBN Maple Bakery Ride
10am
Join TBN for a easy-roller 53km ride to Maple. Helmets are mandatory.

Randy's Ramble - TBN Waterfront Ride
10am-2:30pm
Join TBN for a leisurely-paced, five-star ride westward from the Humber along the Waterfront Trail. We'll cover 48 km as we tour a couple of parks and the Humber College campus, picnic in Douglas Kennedy Park, and then continue another 3 km to Port Credit. Helmets mandatory.

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Afternoon)
1pm-4pm
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

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24 Hours of Summer Solstice
North America's Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Event

Cycle for Sight
7am-3pm
The Cycle for Sight ultimately promises to be a catalyst for personal fitness, new friendships and overall goodwill. Our Mission is to bring the cycling world and the vision impaired community together for one important cause.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.

CAN-BIKE I
9am-3:30pm
Improve your confidence cycling on bike paths and residential streets. Learn traffic theory and ride with a group in low-traffic neighbourhoods.
Course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.

CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.

Big Wheel Bike Club
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery. The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists etc... Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm

Urbent Event
12pm-5pm
Bents are in! Ever wanted to learn more about recumbent bicycles and trikes? Come see the largest collection of bents in Toronto. Informal talk from 2-3PM. Promotional pricing in effect all day.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

West Toronto Railpath Opening Parade
2pm-3:30pm
A ribbon-cutting and community bike parade to celebrate the opening of the West Toronto Railpath. Come and discover the new path.

DIY Bike Beautification
2pm-4:30pm
Join Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Director Yvonne Bambrick for a DIY bike beautification, arts & crafts session.
BYO inspiration & supplies: stickers, flowers, fun fur... anything goes!
Zip-ties and tools will be supplied.

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TBN Friday Night Ice Cream Ride
6:30pm
Viva L'Italia! Join TBN in celebrating the Taste of Little Italy Festival and cycle the Beltline to La Paloma for gelato. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.

Bike Pirates Third Friday Event
7:30pm-11:30pm
Join us during Bike Month for our June "Third Friday" event. Meet at Bike Pirates for a community bike ride, followed by a social event and film night back at the shop.


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Ward 29 Bikes invites you (Yes, you! Even if you don't ride a bike!) to a public meeting on Wednesday, June 17, 2009. City staff and local cyclists will be on hand to discuss the current and future state of cycling in and around Ward 29/East York. If you want to know what's happening in the community, please join us:

What: Ward 29 Community Meeting for those who cycle (and those who’d like to)
When: Wednesday June 17, 2009—Open House at 6:30 p.m., meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.
Where: East York Community Centre (1081 Pape Avenue at Torrens, between O'Connor and Cosburn)
Who: City of Toronto staff, local cyclists, cycling advocates, and you!
Why: Because we want your input and we want you to get involved in cycling issues in our community.

We'll have more details about the meeting in the coming weeks, but save the date on your calendars now.

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CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek's Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.

Toronto Cyclists Union AGM & Anniversary Party
7pm-11pm
The Toronto Cyclists Union will be holding our first Annual General Meeting, followed by a party in celebration of our one-year anniversary.

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TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.

Newcomer Cycling Outreach Launch
2pm
In partnership with CultureLink, and with funding support from Live Green Toronto, the Toronto Cyclists Union is pleased to invite you to the launch of our Cycling Promotion Amongst Newcomers Poster Campaign - 'From back home to our new home!'

Discovery Ride Ward 37
6pm-8pm
Discover your ward! Discover Health and Fellowship! meet at Thompson park for refreshments and then ride along area trails.

Bikechain Seminar: Basics of Bicycle Maintenance
6pm-7:30pm
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!

TBN Taylor Creek / Sunnybrook / Wilket Creek Ride
6:30pm
This WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIDE is a 30km social ride suitable for Easy Rollers and Tourists.It will travel through Taylor Creek/Sunnybrook/Wilket Creek. Apres to bedetermined by the group. Don't forget your lock, lights and helmet.

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More Video from the Bells on Bloor ride on May 31.

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TBN Bloordale and Mimico Creek Ride
10:30am
Explore the western edge of the city with TBN via two long ravines with a bit of street riding. 19km. Pace is leasure wheeler. Helmets Mandatory.

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

Toronto Island Tour of Trees
6:30pm-9pm
Toronto Island Tour of Trees is an evening of leisurely bike riding (up to 8 km). The focus is on the magnificent Toronto Island trees. Industry experts and Tree entusiasts alike will select specific trees along the route and speak to their qualities and value to our urban landscape.

Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

Exploring Leaside and the Don Valley by Bicycle
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride exploring the Leaside neighbourhood and teh Don Valley. Distance approximately 25-km. Bicycle helemets mandatory.

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

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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.... or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 - June 25.

Since it's BikeMonth now... there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we're going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)

Mon, June 15, 2009

Bike Breakfast with La Carrera
7am-12pm
Ride into La Carrera for a Guatemalan-style bike breakfast.


Tues, June 16, 2009

TBN Bloordale and Mimico Creek Ride
10:30am
Explore the western edge of the city with TBN via two long ravines with a bit of street riding. 19km. Pace is leasure wheeler. Helmets Mandatory.
CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.
Toronto Island Tour of Trees
6:30pm-9pm
Toronto Island Tour of Trees is an evening of leisurely bike riding (up to 8 km). The focus is on the magnificent Toronto Island trees. Industry experts and Tree entusiasts alike will select specific trees along the route and speak to their qualities and value to our urban landscape.
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.
Exploring Leaside and the Don Valley by Bicycle
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride exploring the Leaside neighbourhood and teh Don Valley. Distance approximately 25-km. Bicycle helemets mandatory.
Bike Polo TO - Weekly Pick-up Game
8:30pm-11pm
Tuesdays @ 9 p.m till 11 p.m at Alexander Park (Bathurst and Dundus Street west)


Wed, June 17, 2009

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.
Newcomer Cycling Outreach Launch
2pm
In partnership with CultureLink, and with funding support from Live Green Toronto, the Toronto Cyclists Union is pleased to invite you to the launch of our Cycling Promotion Amongst Newcomers Poster Campaign - 'From back home to our new home!'
Discovery Ride Ward 37
6pm-8pm
Discover your ward! Discover Health and Fellowship! meet at Thompson park for refreshments and then ride along area trails.
Bikechain Seminar: Basics of Bicycle Maintenance
6pm-7:30pm
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!
TBN Taylor Creek / Sunnybrook / Wilket Creek Ride
6:30pm
This WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIDE is a 30km social ride suitable for Easy Rollers and Tourists.It will travel through Taylor Creek/Sunnybrook/Wilket Creek. Apres to bedetermined by the group. Don't forget your lock, lights and helmet.


Thu, June 18, 2009

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.
Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek's Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.
Toronto Cyclists Union AGM & Anniversary Party
7pm-11pm
The Toronto Cyclists Union will be holding our first Annual General Meeting, followed by a party in celebration of our one-year anniversary.


Fri, June 19, 2009

TBN Friday Night Ice Cream Ride
6:30pm
Viva L'Italia! Join TBN in celebrating the Taste of Little Italy Festival and cycle the Beltline to La Paloma for gelato. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.
Bike Pirates Third Friday Event
7:30pm-11:30pm Join us during Bike Month for our June "Third Friday" event. Meet at Bike Pirates for a community bike ride, followed by a social event and film night back at the shop.

Sat, June 20, 2009

24 Hours of Summer Solstice
North America's Largest 24 Hour Mountain Bike Event
Cycle for Sight
7am-3pm
The Cycle for Sight ultimately promises to be a catalyst for personal fitness, new friendships and overall goodwill. Our Mission is to bring the cycling world and the vision impaired community together for one important cause.
CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.
CAN-BIKE I
9am-3:30pm
Improve your confidence cycling on bike paths and residential streets. Learn traffic theory and ride with a group in low-traffic neighbourhoods.
Course runs over two consecutive Saturdays.
CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.
Big Wheel Bike Club
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery. The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists etc... Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm
Urbent Event
12pm-5pm
Bents are in! Ever wanted to learn more about recumbent bicycles and trikes? Come see the largest collection of bents in Toronto. Informal talk from 2-3PM. Promotional pricing in effect all day.
CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.
West Toronto Railpath Opening Parade
2pm-3:30pm
A ribbon-cutting and community bike parade to celebrate the opening of the West Toronto Railpath. Come and discover the new path.
DIY Bike Beautification
2pm-4:30pm
Join Toronto Cyclists Union Executive Director Yvonne Bambrick for a DIY bike beautification, arts & crafts session.
BYO inspiration & supplies: stickers, flowers, fun fur... anything goes!
Zip-ties and tools will be supplied.


Sun, June 21, 2009

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Morning)
9am-12pm
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.
TBN Maple Bakery Ride
10am
Join TBN for a easy-roller 53km ride to Maple. Helmets are mandatory.
Randy's Ramble - TBN Waterfront Ride
10am-2:30pm
Join TBN for a leisurely-paced, five-star ride westward from the Humber along the Waterfront Trail. We'll cover 48 km as we tour a couple of parks and the Humber College campus, picnic in Douglas Kennedy Park, and then continue another 3 km to Port Credit. Helmets mandatory.
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2 (Afternoon)
1pm-4pm
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

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Bike Breakfast with La Carrera
7am-12pm
Ride into La Carrera for a Guatemalan-style bike breakfast.


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Bells on Bloor 2009 from BellsOnBloor on Vimeo.

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TBN's North by Northwest
10am-2pm
Join TBN for a leisurely paced 34km tour exploring the asphalt trails of five (!) parks and followed by a stop for a picnic. Bring lunch; no stores en route. Helmets mandatory.

TBN High Park to Port Credit
10am
Join TBN for a easy-roller 54km ride from High Park to Port Credit. Helmets are mandatory.

Zareinu Moveathon Festival
11am-6pm
This annual fundraising event brings out thousands of participants across the GTA in support of the Zareinu Educational Centre, a world-renowned treatment facility that provides special education and individualized therapies to children with a wide range of physical and developmental challenges.

Pride Ride 2009
12pm
The 5th Annual Queer West Fest Pride Ride, put on by the Gay West Bicycle Club A little different route this year. We meet 12:30 pm at ZOOTS CAFE, 1438 Dundas St. W. one business west of Gladstone north side of street at noon.

Residential North York Ride
1pm-3pm
-A casual ride around south/central North York.
-Ride is family friendly.
-Ride bike lanes, signed bike routes and park trails.
-View a range of housing forms from post-war to modern.

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Bike Art Display & Stencil Nation Book Launch
8:30am-10:30pm
Celebrate bikes and street art with author Russell Howze and bike stencil artist Janet Attard at 'This ain't the Rosedale Library' in Kensington Market.

TBN Don River to Steeles Ride
8:30am
This leasurely paced ride will follow bike trials to Steeles Avenue. Helmets are mandatory.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.

CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.

Big Wheel Bike Club
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery. The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists etc... Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm
World Naked Bike Ride - Toronto
12pm
Gather at the centre of Coronation Park (near the foot of Bathurst) at 12 noon. Ride departs at 1pm.

Conquer Commuting
12pm-5pm
Wanna do EVERYTHING by bike? It's not as difficult as you might think. We have all the solutions including bags for laptops, carriers for children, trailers for cargo, and clothing for all seasons.

Swansea Kids Bike Event
12pm-7pm
Kids will be riding bicycles about 2km from Humber Bay bridge to Budapest park. After riding bikes they will be playing at the playground, playing voleyball and soccer, making sand castles at the beach, performing at the stage etc.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

BikePirates Bike Wash!
2pm-6pm
Bring your bike down and we will hose it down, scrub off the dirt, lube it, pump the tires and inform you of any further maintenance it may need.

Suburban Critical Mass
3pm-3:30pm
Suburban Critical Mass Toronto: Second Saturday of every month @ 3 pm; Yonge and Eglinton

Street Art Bike Tour
6pm-8:30pm
Join 'Stencil Nation' author RUSSELL HOWZE, local bike stencil artist JANET ATTARD and photographer MARTIN REIS on an expert guided bike tour of Toronto's vibrant street art scene. The tour will feature many hidden street art locations and thought-provoking insights into this worldwide art subculture.

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Toronto Bicycle Messenger Association Breakfast
7:30am-9:30am
The Toronto Bicycle Messanger Association invites you to join them for thier commuter breakfast, come and see the new Courier Worker Centre.

TBN Waterfront/Distillery District Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN to ride the waterfront, Humber river and High Park. End at the Distillery District for dinner, drinks and free live entertianment. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.


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Via the BikeChain:
Don't forget to join up with one of FOUR group rides to campus tomorrow morning. This is a fantastic way to learn a good route to campus and connect with other cyclists. Check it out:

1. High Park: 7:30 am meetup at Bloor and High Park and departure about 7:40. Route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/297213 (Ride Leader: Professor Jun Nogami)

2. Cabbagetown: 8:00 am meetup at NE corner of Parliament and Carlton. (Ride Leader: Professor Pat Brubaker)

3. Danforth and Woodbine: 7:30 am meetup at NE corner of Woodmount and Danforth (Group Leader: Professor David Williams)

4. Bathurst and Eglinton: meetup at 7:45 am at the parking lot of the
Forest Hill Memorial Arena (located at 340 Chaplin Crescent) (Group
Leader: Daniel Chapman)

Your reward for an early wakeup? FREE breakfast at the International Student Centre.


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Bikechain: Group Commute and Breakfast
6am-9am
Want to commute to campus (St. George) organized by UofT faculty and staff? Groups will be organized in the East, West, North, and South end of Toronto. They will finish the commute with a breakfast at the ISC around 8:30AM.

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek's Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.

VeloSocial Bike Party
7pm
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table.

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TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.

TBN Up the Don River Ride
6:30pm
Exploring the downtown neigbourhoods
and then goodies at the Future Bakery Bloor & Brunswick. Easy roller pace. Helmets and lights are mandatory.

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TBN Beltline Ride
10:30am
See David Balfour Park Moore Park, the Beltline and Cedervale Park at a leasure wheeler. 19km. Helmets Mandatory.

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

Cycle the Scarborough Bluffs
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride exploring the Scarbourgh Bluffs neighbourhoods in the east end. Distance approximately 25-km. Bicycle helemets mandatory.

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

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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.... or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 - June 25.

Since it's BikeMonth now... there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we're going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)


Nothing scheduled. Rest up for other BikeMonth Events! :)


CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
Cycle the Scarborough Bluffs
7pm-9pm
Bike Polo TO - Weekly Pick-up Game
9pm-11pm


TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
TBN Up the Don River Ride
6:30pm



CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
7pm



Toronto Bicycle Messenger Association Breakfast
7:30am-9:30am
TBN Waterfront/Distillery District Ride
6:30pm





TBN Don River to Steeles Ride
8:30am
CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
World Naked Bike Ride - Toronto
12pm
Conquer Commuting
12pm-5pm
Swansea Kids Bike Event
12pm-7pm
CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
BikePirates Bike Wash!
2pm-6pm
Suburban Critical Mass
3pm-3:30pm
Street Art Bike Tour
6pm-8:30pm

TBN High Park to Port Credit
10am
Zareinu Moveathon Festival
11am-6pm
Pride Ride 2009
12pm
Residential North York Ride
1pm-3pm


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Nothing scheduled. Rest up for other BikeMonth Events! :)


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Ride for Heart
7am-11am
Cycle on the traffic-free Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. 25, 50 and 75 km options. All for Heart & Stroke research.

CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 (Morning)
10am-1pm
Bicycle course for first-time riders. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn.

MEC Bike Safety Checks
11am-4:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store on Charlotte St.

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 (Afternoon)
1:30pm-4:30pm
Bicycle course for first-time riders. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn.

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CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.

TBN Waterfront Ride
9:30am
Join TBN and ride the Martin Goodman Trail to the Humber River and see Cherry Beach. Helmets are mandatory.

CAN-BIKE 2
10am-5pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
10am-4pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.

MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store on Charlotte St.

Big Wheel Bike Club
11am-3pm
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery. The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued identification. Members must be 19 years or older.

Weekly Speakers: Top brand reps, Stretch workshops, Broil King BBQ workshops, Nutritionists etc... Complimentary apres ride sampling and Broil king BBQ on Saturday's 1-3pm

Janet Bike Girl Open Studio Show and Sale
12pm-6pm
Come and visit my studio! There is something for the whole family, from infant organic cotton onesies, infant and children's organic t-shirts, women's and men's organic t-shirts, all hand stenciled with various bike images.

Beyond The Burbs!
12pm-5pm
Ever thought of riding across the country? Maybe a weekend trip? We can help you with all your touring needs from bikes to panniers, trailers to tool kits and everything in between.

Bike Day at Karma Co-op
12pm-4pm
Get a free tune-up from expert staff of the Bike Joint.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

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Tomorrow morning (June 5th) marks the 2nd Bike First Friday up in Ward 21... hosted by Councillor Joe Mihevc and the Toronto Cyclist Union.

I Bike T.O. will be there... with shirts for sale, as well as donating a few shirts to be raffled off for free to attendees.



It's a great chance to get a bikey fashion craze for free! :)



(Cross-posted to I Bike T.O.)

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Bike First Friday
7:30am
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.

Janet Bike Girl Open Studio Show & Sale
11am-7pm
Come and visit my studio! There is something for the whole family, from infant organic cotton onesies, infant and children's organic t-shirts, women's and men's organic t-shirts, all hand stenciled with various bike images.

MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!

TBN Pizza Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN for a rideo n Toronto's waterfront trails. Apres-bike ride enjoy dinner at Splash. Cancelled if Raining. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.

MEC Bike Repair Workshop
7pm-8:30pm
Progressing from Thursday June 4th's workshop, Mountain Equipment Co-op staff will show you how to tackle more complex bike repairs. Intermediate to advance.

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BikingToronto and it's charitable arm I Bike T.O. (where 100% of the profits from shirt and button sales go to cycling-related charities in Toronto) was at the 2009 Bike Summit (I Bike T.O. was a sponsor - donating shirts to Summit volunteers and speakers)... and took some photos for you. :)






A packed house. The Summit was sold-out... over 200 people!



A New York City transportation speaker about their cycling-friendly infrastructure.



Dave Meslin talking at the end of the day.



The "tables" ... cycling and transportation tables set up with information. You can see the I Bike T.O. shirts on the left, sharing a table with Dandyhorse Magazine and the Toronto Cyclists Union.



Stay tuned... I'll be posting audio-clips from the day soon. :)

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MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

MEC Bike Repair Workshop
7pm-8:30pm
Cycle to this evening workshop hosted by Mountain Equipment Co-op staff.Learn simple tips on how to mainatin your bicycle.

CineCycle celebrates The Bicycle Film Festival
8pm
CineCycle a Micro Cinema and (by appointment) Bicycle Repair, welcomes Benny Zenga to host a night of Film and Music, to celebrate The Bicycle Film Festival. $5 admission. 19+.

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Hart House Bike Month Breakfast
7:30am-8am
Join us on the Arbor Room patio for the annual Bike Month Breakfast (while supplies last)! Breakfast, entertainment and more.

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.

MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!

Public Spaces & Public Life for the 21st Century: A Discussion with Danish Architect Jan Gehl
3pm-5pm
A presentation and discussion of Jan Gehl’s work and research in the area of public space design – from the revitalization of some of the world’s most important urban streets to waterfront redevelopment. Mr. Gehl will discuss his criteria for creating good ublic spaces using lessons from his recent work in places such as ew York, San Francisco, and Melbourne.

Bikechain: Cyclist Rights and Obligations
6pm-7pm
Do you know all your rights and obligations as a cyclist?
Come to this FREE seminar to find out more! We will have a knowledgeable staff member to inform you.

TBN Beltline Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN for an easy roller Beltline ride. Helmets and Lights mandatory.

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The Bicycle Film Festival will be in Toronto Aug. 19-22, but you don't have to wait until August to get your two-wheeled motion picture fix... BFF organizer Benny Zenga is showing some new films at CineCycle this Thursday:

Bike Month Film Night
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2009

Start time: 8:00 PM

CineCycle a Micro Cinema and (by appointment) Bicycle Repair, welcomes Benny Zenga to host a night of Film and Music, to celebrate The Bicycle Film Festival. $5 admission. 19+.

For more information contact:
Phone: 416 971 4273

Address:
CineCycle Coach House Micro Cinema
129 Spadina Ave
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TBN Humber-High Park Ride
10:30am
This leasure wheeler ride along the Humber River and the waterfront is 24km long.

MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!

CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.

Core Strength for Bicyclists
6pm-7pm
Personal Trainer, Leehe Lev of Whole Self Fitness will be giving tips on how to strengthen the ‘core’. She will demonstrate exercises and explain the importance of core strength for bicyclists.

Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

Tour the Leslie Street Spit
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride through the Don Valley to the Leslie Street Spit and back. Bicycle helmets mandatory.

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

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Bells on Bloor was this past Sunday. If you missed it, or were there and want to look at yourself in photos... here are a few for you... courtesy of rtlechow on Flickr.










View rtlechow's full set on Flickr.


More photos are coming. That's me crouched down on the corner of Bloor and Queens Park. I set up there to try and get photos of most everyone on the ride. :)

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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.... or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 - June 25.

Since it's BikeMonth now... there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we're going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)


MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!


TBN Humber-High Park Ride
10:30am
This leasure wheeler ride along the Humber River and the waterfront is 24km long.
MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!
CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.
Core Strength for Bicyclists
6pm-7pm
Personal Trainer, Leehe Lev of Whole Self Fitness will be giving tips on how to strengthen the ‘core’. She will demonstrate exercises and explain the importance of core strength for bicyclists.
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.
Tour the Leslie Street Spit
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York for a Tuesday Night cycle ride through the Don Valley to the Leslie Street Spit and back. Bicycle helmets mandatory.
Bike Polo TO - Weekly Pick-up Game
8:30pm-11pm
Tuesdays @ 9 p.m till 11 p.m at Alexander Park (Bathurst and Dundus Street west)

Hart House Bike Month Breakfast
7:30am-8am
Join us on the Arbor Room patio for the annual Bike Month Breakfast (while supplies last)! Breakfast, entertainment and more.
TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.
MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!
Public Spaces & Public Life for the 21st Century: A Discussion with Danish Architect Jan Gehl
3pm-5pm
A presentation and discussion of Jan Gehl’s work and research in the area of public space design – from the revitalization of some of the world’s most important urban streets to waterfront redevelopment. Mr. Gehl will discuss his criteria for creating good ublic spaces using lessons from his recent work in places such as ew York, San Francisco, and Melbourne.
Bikechain: Cyclist Rights and Obligations
6pm-7pm
Do you know all your rights and obligations as a cyclist?
Come to this FREE seminar to find out more! We will have a knowledgeable staff member to inform you.
TBN Beltline Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN for an easy roller Beltline ride. Helmets and Lights mandatory.

MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!
CAN-BIKE 2
6pm-9pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.
MEC Bike Repair Workshop
7pm-8:30pm
Cycle to this evening workshop hosted by Mountain Equipment Co-op staff.Learn simple tips on how to mainatin your bicycle.
CineCycle celebrates The Bicycle Film Festival
8pm
CineCycle a Micro Cinema and (by appointment) Bicycle Repair, welcomes Benny Zenga to host a night of Film and Music, to celebrate The Bicycle Film Festival. $5 admission. 19+.

Bike First Friday
7:30am
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.
Janet Bike Girl Open Studio Show & Sale
11am-7pm
Come and visit my studio! There is something for the whole family, from infant organic cotton onesies, infant and children's organic t-shirts, women's and men's organic t-shirts, all hand stenciled with various bike images.
MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!
TBN Pizza Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN for a rideo n Toronto's waterfront trails. Apres-bike ride enjoy dinner at Splash. Cancelled if Raining. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.
MEC Bike Repair Workshop
7pm-8:30pm
Progressing from Thursday June 4th's workshop, Mountain Equipment Co-op staff will show you how to tackle more complex bike repairs. Intermediate to advance.

CAN-BIKE for Kids (Morning)
8:30am-12:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over 3 consecutive Saturdays.
TBN Waterfront Ride
9:30am
Join TBN and ride the Martin Goodman Trail to the Humber River and see Cherry Beach. Helmets are mandatory.
CAN-BIKE 2
10am-5pm
Advance your skills with other bicycle commuters and recreational riders who already ride in traffic. Course includes Highway Traffic Act sessions, bike-handling skills, classroom discussion and lots of riding in challenging conditions.
CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
10am-4pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.
MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store on Charlotte St.
Janet Bike Girl Open Studio Show and Sale
12pm-6pm
Come and visit my studio! There is something for the whole family, from infant organic cotton onesies, infant and children's organic t-shirts, women's and men's organic t-shirts, all hand stenciled with various bike images.
Beyond The Burbs!
12pm-5pm
Ever thought of riding across the country? Maybe a weekend trip? We can help you with all your touring needs from bikes to panniers, trailers to tool kits and everything in between.
Bike Day at Karma Co-op
12pm-4pm
Get a free tune-up from expert staff of the Bike Joint.
CAN-BIKE for Kids (Afternoon)
1:30pm-5:30pm
Bike safety course for kids aged 9-13. In-class and on-bike instruction teaches rules of the road, right and left turns, changing gears and identifying/avoiding potential hazards. Course runs over three consecutive Saturdays.

Ride for Heart
7am-11am
Cycle on the traffic-free Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway. 25, 50 and 75 km options. All for Heart & Stroke research.

CAN-BIKE Cycling Freedom for Women
9:30am-3:30pm
A cycling safety course for women taught by women. Addresses specific concerns, such as riding at night, riding with children and other topics of interest to women.
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 (Morning)
10am-1pm
Bicycle course for first-time riders. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn.
MEC Bike Safety Checks
11am-4:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store on Charlotte St.
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1 (Afternoon)
1:30pm-4:30pm
Bicycle course for first-time riders. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn.


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MEC Daily Lunch and Learn Sessions
12pm-1pm
Mountain Equipment Co-op hosts a series of lunchtime repair workshops.
Learn simple tips on how to maintain your bicycle. It's fun! Bring your lunch!

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TBN Ride - Secrets of Scarborough
10am-2pm
Join TBN for a 32 km tour at a very leisurely pace revealing some hidden treasures in this suburban area. Helmets mandatory.

TBN Humber River Ride
10am-2pm
Join the TBN for a leisurely-paced 50km adventure up the Humber River.

Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike!
10am-12pm
The Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto started the “Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike!” initiative in 2007. The object of the event is to promote the use of bikes for recreational purposes, but also as a daily mode of transportation to and from the workplace. Good for the environment and good for your health.

MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store.

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1
10am-1pm
A bicycle course for first-time riders. Learn to balance, start, stop and turn.

Riding To Break The Cycle Toronto
11am-4pm
A good time for a good cause! A fundraiser ride for microcredit, hosted by Global Agents For Change. Top prizes for the top fundraisers and community events following the ride.

Bells on Bloor Group Ride
12pm-2pm
Cycling protects our environment. So let’s protect cyclists with more bike lanes. Fighting climate change has never been so fun.

Come with bells on, ring a bell along the route, or get a free bike bell. Ring out for bike lanes on Bloor!

Bike Polo TO - Monthly Tournament
1pm
Monthly Bike Polo tournament to coincide with Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington - last Sunday of the month from May to October at Scadding Court.

Family Bicycle Parade
2pm-4pm
Decorate bicycles, attach noisemakers, shine up those rims, and meet your cycling neighbours! The parade will ride to the Glencedar bridge at 3pm for kids' games and an informal roll through Cedarvale ravine for older children and adults.

CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2
2pm-5pm
Improve bike-handling skills, including balancing, turning, and changing gears with confidence.

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Amsterdam Brewery has a new beer... Big Wheel Amber Ale (it's very tasty... I tried a lot of it at the Dandyhorse Party a few weeks ago), and they're starting up a bike club too! Tomorrow is the launch of the club:

Big Wheel Bike Club Launch Party
The Amsterdam Brewery
21 Bathurst St Toronto, ON
May 30th 11am-4pm

- Complimentary Sampling and BBQ from Amsterdam, Broil King, the Perfect steak
- Demo Bikes from Jamis.
- DJ FATHOM playing a mixed bag of Jazz, soul & 90's hip hop
- The club is free to join, come down and see what we are all about.
- valid government issued identification.
- Members must be 19 years or older.


View the Facebook Event Page for more info.


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"Bike for Africa" by Virgin Mobile and Bikes Without Borders
Join us for a 2-hour bike/walk across the island as you step into the shoes of a Malawian Community Healthcare Worker, followed by the giant Virgin Mobile picnic and an afternoon party with some of Toronto's hottest bands at Hanlan's Point.

Highland Creek Bike Tour
9:30am-3pm
Discover the beautiful Highland Creek Valley, from Thomson Park to Lake Ontario, on a relaxed 30 km ride. Bring lunch.

TBN Ride - High Park to Port Credit
9:30am
Follow the signs to port credit! This 40km TBN trail ride will follow the waterfront to Port Credit at an east-roller pace. Drinks and sweets in Port Credit.

MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
Drop by and MEC cycling staff will provide a free safety check on your bike. There will be a tent set up on the west side of the store.

Elizabeth Street Bike Lane Extension Ride
10am-11am
A group ride to promote the extension of the existing Elizabeth Street bike lanes from Gerrard Street West southerly to City Hall and from College Street northerly to Queen's Park.

Big Wheel Bike Club Launch Party
11am
Big Wheel Bike Club is a downtown cycling club that meets every Saturday at 11am at the Amsterdam Brewery.
The club is free to join, Just show up on any Saturday with valid government issued ID.

Donate a bike at Bike Pirates
12pm-7pm
Donate an old, well-loved bicycle to the Bike Pirates' non-profit community initiative! Come in and see our DIY repair space and help us help someone in need of some wheels.

CBN Open House
12pm-6pm
Drop in and hang out- Free snacks and beverages. Bike Donations always welcome!

"Compact To Go!" at Urbane Cyclist
12pm-5pm
Small is in! Come down and see all our fabulous folding and portable bikes. Informal talk from 2-3PM to learn why this could be the perfect solution to your urban cycling needs.

Toronto Cyclists Union - Bike Month Kick-off Cruiser Ride & Island Picnic
1pm-6pm
Join the bike union for a family friendly ride to Leslie Spit and an island picnic!
We'll begin with a quick tour of the new Bike Station at Union Station,
then head off as a group for a leisurely ride to Leslie Spit, ending up at the ferry docks for a quick skip over to the islands.

Bikechain: Group Ride to Leslie Spit
1pm-4pm
We’ll be riding out to Tommy Thompson Park, otherwise known as the Leslie Spit on Saturday, May 30th, 2009. This event is hosted by Bikechain. Come out to meet other fellow cyclists.

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Come out to support cycling, and safer bike lanes (or, well, just MORE lanes period)!

Bells on Bloor, Toronto's largest ever pedal-powered parade, is this Sunday, May 31! Leaves from High Park, Bloor Street Entrance, at 12:00 noon and rides to Queen's Park.

Twitter
BellsOnBloor

Facebook Event Page
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61985699030

Website
http://www.bellsonbloor.ca

Petition for bike lanes on Bloor
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/bike-lanes-on-bloor


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Critical Mass Toronto
6pm-8pm
Join hundreds of cyclists for a group ride around downtown Toronto.

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

TBN Scarborough Bluffs Ride
6:30pm
Join TBN for a quiet ride through Scarborough's parks and nieghbourhoods end up at the Scarborough Bluffs for sunset. Cancelled if Raining. Brings Locks. Helmet and lights are mandatory.

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(crossposted to I Bike T.O.)

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. :)

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City Council approved bikelanes for Jarvis on Monday. I was there along with a lot of other cyclists to show support for this. I took photos for you. :)


Before Council.





Lots of cyclists in attendance.



The mayor introduces the item, and then has a "spirited discussion" with Denzil Minnan-Wong about it.

I was there all morning (they didn't end up approving it until around 6:00 pm), and it was both interesting and boring. I think the most entertaining part was watching Councillor Doug Holyday throwing tantrums because he thought no one was answering his questions. I just think he wasn't listening carefully, because his questions were answered well, both by the mayor and transportation staff.

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I joined up with the group commute at Woodbine and Danforth on Monday morning to go down to City Hall... here are the photos I took.




Lots of cyclists gathered at Woodbine and Danforth - about twice as many as in past years, by my guess.




Some group shots near Danforth and Carlaw.








Some more group shots as everyone gathered on Yonge south of Bloor.




Bikes locked up at City Hall.






Clay and Paper Theatre perform "Bicycle Revolution" on the square, and then on stage.






Dutch Ambassador to Canada got interviewed a lot. Love the shirt!
Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike!






Mayor and City Councillors on stage to welcome everyone.






Lots of exhibitor tents.





EcoCabs!

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Rosedale United Church Breakfast for Bikers
7am-9am
Breakfast for Bike commuters and friends.
Rosedale United Church
159 Roxborough Drive
(at Glen Rd)

Bike Summit 2009
8am-6pm
Join leading thinkers, practitioners and decision-makers who are on the fast track to creating bikeable communities.

Toronto Cyclists Union "Cinq à Sept"
5pm-7pm
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.

Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm
This fun program is for males and females aged 9 to 14. In a fun-filled, self- confidence building environment Mideweek's Youth Club will encourage kids to have fun on their bikes while teaching safety, bike handling, bike mechanics and grass track racing.

Night Rider Workshop (and how to make a LED!)
7pm-10pm
To ride is an instinct. To survive is a necessity. Don't get stuck inside when the sun goes down, get on your bikes and ride! See how simple it is to build your own quality LED lights and tips for survival while riding at night.

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TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.

Toronto Bikeway Network Media Event
1pm
Celebrate the City of Toronto's Bikeway Network achievements from 2008 and find out what's in store for 2009. City staff and councillors will be on hand for an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Wellesley bike lane. Free.

TBN Ride the Don North
6:30pm
Join TBN on a easy-roller ride throught Sunnybrook Park and Edwards Gardens and north to Steeles. 20-50km. The ride finishes up Whistler's Grille for some dinner. Helmets and lights are mandatory.

CBN Free Flat-Fix and Bike Repair Workshop
7pm-10pm
Flat-fix/Intro to Bike Repair Workshops
The flat-fix classes consist of:
*there will be a demonstration of tube repair and installation.
A brief discussion of:
* Bike fit
* General safety issues (loose parts, damage, etc)
* Lubrication

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Tour de Dufflet 2009
Eat More Cake - Ride More Bike! The Tour de Dufflet will run daily (except Mondays) throughout Bike Month. Get a little exercise (and something sweet) by cycling to all 3 Dufflet locations.

Union BikeStation Open House
7am-7pm
All are welcome to the open house for the bicycle station in the re-developed Union Station. The open house is all day 7 to 7 but refreshments served from 8 to 9 am.

TBN Cedervale Prospecting
10:30am-1pm
Join TBN for a 19km ride at leasure wheeler pace. See Cedervale Park and the Beltline extension. Helmets mandatory.


Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

Cycle the Golden Mile
7pm-9pm
Join the Outing Club of East York on a group bicycle tour of the Golden Mile area of East Toronto by using ravine paths and the hydro corridor. Distance approximately 25km. Bicycle helmets mandatory.

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What's on this week:


View more than the next week on the BikingToronto Events Page.... or look at our new BikeMonth section: day-by-day listing of events from May 25 - June 25.

Since it's BikeMonth now... there are a ton of events going on this week. In the interests of space, we're going to just have links to all the events each day. Check out the BikeMonth pages for more detail on each event. :)


D'Ornellas Bike Breakfast
6am-9am
Guaranteed Bike Lane
7:30am-9:30am
Green City Bike Tours Kick-off
8:30am-10:30am
Janet Bike Girl: Open Studio Show & Sale
11am-7pm


Union BikeStation Open House
7am-7pm
Cycle the Golden Mile
7pm-9pm



TBN Ride the Don North
6:30pm


Bike Summit 2009
8am-6pm
Toronto Cyclists Union "Cinq à Sept"
5pm-7pm
Kids and Youth Learn-to-Race
6:30pm


Critical Mass Toronto
6pm-8pm
TBN Scarborough Bluffs Ride
6:30pm





Highland Creek Bike Tour
9:30am-3pm
TBN Ride - High Park to Port Credit
9:30am
MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
Donate a bike at Bike Pirates
12pm-7pm
CBN Open House
12pm-6pm
"Compact To Go!" at Urbane Cyclist
12pm-5pm
Bikechain: Group Ride to Leslie Spit
1pm-4pm


TBN Humber River Ride
10am-2pm
Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike!
10am-12pm
MEC Bike Safety Checks
10am-5:30pm
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 1
10am-1pm
Riding To Break The Cycle Toronto
11am-4pm
Bells on Bloor Group Ride
12pm-2pm
Bike Polo TO - Monthly Tournament
1 pm
Family Bicycle Parade
2pm-4pm
CAN-BIKE Adult Learn to Ride 2
2pm-5pm



You can keep track of everything happening each day on our new BikeMonth section! :)



If you know of some events we've missed coming up this week, please let BikingToronto readers know in the comments below. Thanks!

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SmartCommute Bike to Work Day
Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area commuters are invited to join Smart Commute members and partners participating in Smart Commute Bike to Work Day.

Bikes without Borders Concert
For more information contact
Phone: 647 999 7955

D'Ornellas Bike Breakfast
Join D'Ornellas Bike Shop for a bike to work breakfast in the 'burbs.

D'Ornellas Bike Shop
1894 Lawrence Avenue East
Toronto, ON M1R 2Y5
(416) 752-3838

City of Toronto BikeMonth Group Commute
Commuters from around the city meet to ride together from four start points and converge at Yonge and Bloor for 7:30 a.m. These rides are staffed with ride co-ordinators, Emergency Medical Services workers, and a Police escort. All riders will receive a free Bike Month t-shirt for their participation, as well as complimentary breakfast upon their arrival at City Hall.

City Council Votes on Jarvis Bikelanes
The Jarvis St. redesign, including full bike lanes, is scheduled as the first order of business at this precedent setting city council meeting. Right after the Bike Month kick-off Pancake Breakfast in Nathan Phillips Square, we ask that you proceed to Council Chambers at 9:30am. (What a way to kick off bike month eh...)

Guaranteed Bike Lane
A team of ARC Cyclist Safety Ambassadors will be on hand to place safety markers around motor vehicles parked within painted bike lanes, to assist cyclists to safely navigate around the hazard.

Address:
College Street West, somewhere between McCaul and Huron.

Green City Bike Tours Kick-off
TREC is launching the second year of “Green City Bike Tours” with a kick-off event following the Toronto Group Commute at the Launch of Bike Month.

Janet Bike Girl: Open Studio Show & Sale
Come and visit my studio! There is something for the whole family, from infant organic cotton onesies, infant and children's organic t-shirts, women's and men's organic t-shirts, all hand stenciled with various bike images. There will also be framed bike artwork for sale and a variety of my stencils will be on display.


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In November of 2008, 36 year old cyclist Chris Kasztelewicz lost one of his legs in a vicious road rage incident in downtown Toronto.

Please join fellow cyclists for a fundraiser in his honour.

When: Saturday, May 23rd from 8pm to 1am
Where: Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor St. West @ Landsdowne
$10 or PWYC at the door - all funds raised go to Chris

Featuring...

  • Local DJ's Gabor Podor & Triple X
  • Cycling community
  • Fundraising Raffle - Great prizes from our sponsors to be announced!
  • Amazing show currently up at the gallery by celebrated printmaker and digital artist, Favianna Rodriguez
  • GoldSprints (stationary bike races): $5 per Racer - Top male and female split half the pot, and the other half will go to Chris.
Read more about Chris' story
- Cyclist Tells of Freedom Lost after Leg Amputated [BikeRadar]
- Bike / Taxi Collision, Cyclist Leg Amputated [BikingToronto]
- Cyclist who lost Leg in apparent Road Rage incident speaks out [BikingToronto]

Proudly Sponsored by:
Amsterdam Brewery, Cervelo, Janet Bike Girl, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Toronto Cyclists Union, Toronto Free Gallery, The Bike Joint, GoldSprints, La Palette, Steel Wool Bicycles, Bike Leather Co., Duke's Cycle, Urbane Cyclist, and Push the Envelope.

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I'm pleased to announce the launch of BikingToronto's new BikeMonth section.

The BikeMonth Section lists all the bike events (that we know of, as of May 15) happening between May 25 - June 25th in the City of Toronto and surrounding area. Most (but not all) of these events can be found in a textual calendar run by the City's cycling staff.

As a cyclist in Toronto, I loved the city's calendar, but found it hard to follow and figure out what was happening every day - so I took the events from that calendar and combined them with events on the BikingToronto Events Page, and came up with the BikeMonth section - what I think is the most comprehensive guide to BikeMonth events. :)

Click on over, and you'll see that you can click on any day of BikeMonth and you'll be taken to a page showing everything happening on that day.

As well, here on the main BikingToronto page, every day around lunch, we'll post about all the BikeMonth events happening the next day. It can help you make plans about what you want to do.

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DATE: May 20, 2009
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: South-east corner of Bloor & Spadina

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

* To HONOR those who have been injured or killed
* To RAISE AWARENESS that we are here
* To ask that we all SHARE THE ROAD

More info at rideofsilence.org

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What's on this week:


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

Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
6:45pm
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.

TBN's Wednesday Wheelie Ride
10am
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.

CN Do The Don Trail Awareness
10am-6pm
Join our Awareness Day to learn more about Toronto’s great trail network, meet and speak with your Community Safety Partners, and participate in fun, interactive activities, including CN’s “Little Obie” interpretive train.

Don Valley Trail Clean-Up Project
10am-12pm
This is a fun two hour trail clean-up event. Bags, gloves are supplied, and a free BBQ follows the event.
Come and discover the forest of the Don!

Giro T.O
9am-12pm
Giro T.O. is a charity bike ride aimed at raising funds to help Villa Charities give more amore to the seniors who cared for us, provide more invaluable job training to young adults with intellectual disabilities and increase the cultural programming that enriches the lives of thousands annually.


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

Also, BikeMonth starts next week - you can keep track of everything happening each day on our new BikeMonth section! :)



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The City of Toronto Group Commute is coming up fast. It's my favourite part of BikeMonth every year, because it's the only time thousands of cyclists come together to commute to work as one.

Those thousands (about 20,000 - at least in 2006) are always there, spread out, commuting all over the city... but on Monday the 25th - much larger groups will be moving around.



Find out more at the City's Group Commute webpage, or check out the Event Page for it on Facebook.

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If you've been on the fence about attending BikeSummit 2009, you may enjoy these audio clips from Nancy Smith Lea, Program Director for the Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation.





I'll be attending, and BikingToronto's brand new charitable arm, I Bike T.O., will have a presence there as well.

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What's on this week:


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



May 11
7pm
Toronto Cycling Advisory Committee Meeting
Committee Room 2
2nd Floor, City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Toronto
more info


May 12
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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. more info


May 13
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. more info


May 14
7pm
VeloSocial Bike Party
This group is dedicated to the monthly VeloSocial party in Toronto. The first Monday of every month we all get together and hang out and watch bike videos, drink some pints of Amsterdam Blonde, dance & listen to DJs, rock the open mic, yamn some spicy pad-thai, and grab some goodies at the info and merch table. more info



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For those of you who could not make the Dandyhorse launch party last Wednesday (and to those of you who could), Yvonne Bambrick of the Toronto Cyclists Union has posted lots of great photos of the party. It was a very fun time. I don't think I'm in any of the photos, but my bike is in a couple.

Dandyhorse is a great magazine... be sure to look for my small articles about Portland, New York and Montreal for great bike ideas to draw inspirations from.

Here are a few of Yvonne's photos. Check out the entire Flickr Set for more.


The new issue on display. The $5 admission got you a free copy.


A shot from early in the evening of the growing crowd at Amsterdam Brewery.


Cake, in Dandyhorse form!


GoldSprints racing!



Pralex tricked out the party with some sick moves.






Everyone is smiling. That's a sign of a good party.

Check out Dandyhorse.com, and look for the magazine in Toronto bike shops!

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What's on this week:


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


May 5
Midweek Tuesday Night Race Series
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.
http://midweekclub.ca/index.php/tuesday-night-race-series/


May 6
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.
http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/wheelie.htm


May 9

9am-3pm
Ride for the Rouge
Fundraiser for the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre in the Rouge Park. Take part in a 25/50km bike ride through the Rouge River watershed or a guided hike through the Rouge Valley.
http://www.rvcc.ca/Hikes_%26_Events.html


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In case you haven't noticed it in the Events Calendar, here's a reminder that tomorrow is the first "Bike First Friday" hosted by Joe Mihevc and the Ward 21 Chapter of the Toronto Cyclists Union:

In partnership with the Ward 21 Chapter of the Toronto Cyclists Union, Councillor Mihevc will host "Bike First Fridays" on the first Friday of the month all summer long.

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.

The first event will be held on Friday May 1st, from 7:30 am - 8:30 am

Meet at the Community Gallery, at the east end of Barn #1 at the corner of Wychwood and Benson.

Breakfast will cost $2

For further information, contact Beth Gosnell in Councillor Mihevc's office at bgosnel@toronto.ca

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