Riding the Bells on Bloor Victory Lap: Some reflections from the East

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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.

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Bells on Bloor ride and dandy bike giveaway at Suzuki foundation Christie Crawlfest

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Bells were handed out for the "victory lap" of the new Bloor bike lanes on Sunday at the Suzuki Crawlfest.

Bells on Bloor and Suzuki Foundation Christie Crawlfest recap in photos

Photos by Tammy Thorne and Jun Nogami

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, a few hundred cyclists and some super friendly police officers gathered at Christie Pits at 11 a.m. for a "victory lap" of the new bike lanes on Bloor, organized by Bells on Bloor.

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End-of-Summer newsletter and bike giveaway

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End-of-Summer newsletter and bike giveaway

The dandyhorse newslettter is out and it features info on our bike giveaway this Sunday, and recaps all of our best bikey news from the past month.

Check it out here.

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Check out last month's newsletter here.

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Bike Spotting on Bloor: What do you think of the new bike lane? Part 2

Bike Spotting on Bloor: What do you think of the new bike lane? Part 2

Photos by Cayley James, interviews by Tammy Thorne and Cayley James

We asked: What do you think of this new bike lane on Bloor?

Check out Part 1 of this Bike Spotting session here.

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