Riding the Bells on Bloor Victory Lap: Some reflections from the East
Activists want bike lanes to extend east to Danforth... and beyond
Story and photos by Marvin Macaraig
This past Sunday was the ninth annual Bells on Bloor community bicycle ride, and this year’s event was especially notable as it celebrated the installation of the Bloor Street bike lanes pilot project. In addition to the main ride, cycling groups across the city rallied support for the event by organizing feeder rides to the official start point at Christie Pits park. My participation in the event began with leading a ride from the Scarborough Cycles Bike Hub at AccessPoint on Danforth (at Victoria Park Ave.) along Danforth Ave. and Bloor St. to the start. Starting my ride on Danforth provided an opportunity to compare and reflect on my experience riding one of Toronto’s most important and busiest east-west corridors.