Illustration by Warren Wheeler for issue 2 of dandyhorse.
Fines for 'dooring' and distracted driving set to increase
By Evan Morrison
Fines for 'dooring,' distracted driving and improper lighting on a bike are set to increase as of September 1, in order to create safer space for cyclists in Ontario.
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Tagged 2015, Bike laws, Bill 31, City of Toronto, cycling, dandyBLOG, dooring, Fines, Ministry of Transportation, safety, separated bike lanes
Showing bikes some love - Bikes vs Cars hits Toronto
Interview by Tammy Thorne, Story and photos by Claire McFarlane
Despite what the title might imply, Fredrik Gertten’s documentary, Bikes vs Cars, isn’t about evening out the score or about swimming with the sharks, it’s about sustainable and efficient urban planning.
SERIES: Exiting Toronto by bike – Entering/Exiting Guadalajara & Mexico City
Story and photos by Alix Aylen
My partner, Bobby, and I rode into Guadalajara with the excitement of two urbanites who had been living in the desert and rural Mexico for three months. After having passed through Tijuana, La Paz and Mazatlan rather quickly, we decided that we wanted to spend a month in Guadalajara to enjoy the luxuries of city life (AKA see a movie and go on group rides) for a bit longer than a moment.
Image courtesy of St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation
Cycle 4 St. Joe's on September 27
On Sunday, September 27, push some pedals to support great care in Toronto's west-end community at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. The 4th Annual Cycle 4 St. Joe’s charity ride takes place at Glen Eagle Golf Club. Riders have the chance to take a break from the busy streets of Toronto by stretching their legs on an 8.7km, 45km, or 75km route surrounded by the picturesque country roads of Caledon, Ontario.
The following is an exert from the latest issue of dandyhorse
Three's company: DJ Barbi on raising a family and biking in the 'burbs
Story and photos by Claire McFarlane
When you hear of a world class DJ, a veteran of Toronto’s underground music scene, who has been hired for celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Matthew McConaughey and Guns ‘n’ Roses (to name a few), you probably wouldn’t expect a tricycle-riding suburban mom. Barbi Castelvi Gomes is challenging the traditional notion of what it means to be a working mom and she’s doing it on three wheels.