dandyARCHIVE: Cyclists want to take the High Road

by Tammy Thorne, image by Chris Hardwicke

~dandyARCHIVE from Issue 6 (Spring 2011)~

Cyclists want to take the High Road

Imagining the West Toronto Railpath as a hub to our “Velo City” of the future

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars – from the seat of a bicycle.

In these pages of dandyhorse, we imagine a futuristic “Velo City” where the West Toronto Railpath becomes a hub for a network of innovative elevated, covered cycle tracks designed so the wind is always at your back.

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Pan Am Path Update: Launch Event May 16

Story by Darja Pilipovic, photos courtesy of PanAmPath.org

Pan Am Path Update

Pan Am Path Art Relay Launch Event May 16

With the international attention that the Pan Am Games will generate, a unique window of opportunity will open to showcase the city’s natural assets to an international public.

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20 Bicycles to Help Over 30,000

Guest blog by Cait Bouwma, photos courtesy of Ben Voss from Africycle.

20 Bicycles to Help Over 30,000

A little goes a long way. In a country that has seen much catastrophe in the past several months, it is well demonstrated here in Malawi that even the smallest amount of effort can make astronomical differences. This philosophy has been made even clearer in light of a certain donation of twenty bicycles, which have in turn affected over 7,000 families.

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Celebrating 5 years of BikeSauce

BikeSauce Celebrates 5 Years of DIY Repair

by Jonah Brunet

Five years ago, Anibal Davila was repairing bikes with a few friends out of his garage in Kensington Market. When the demand for repairs and DIY fix-it-up space continued to grow, he rented out a space at Queen and Broadview—the parking garage of a defunct funeral home. Davila still tells stories of things he found there: strange chemicals and embalming equipment.

Finally, just last year, Davila and the crew of the DIY bike repair shop known as BikeSauce relocated to their “nicest place yet” at 341 Broadview. Continue reading

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