dandyhorse wins a media award from the Toronto Professional Firefighters Association

dandyhorse has been chosen to receive a media award from the Toronto Professional Fire Fighters’ Association for our story (below), “Behind the scenes with firefighters on bikes.” How dandy is that?!

The story by former dandy web editor Alexandra Chronopoulos was based on her personal outlook and experience during our “Wheels on Fire” photo shoot with professional photographer Lisa Logan. dandyhorse magazine will be recognized in a ceremony on March 27.

Stay tuned to the dandyBLOG where you will be able to vote for this story (and others) to be featured in our upcoming BEST OF DANDYHORSE issue too!

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Bike messenger delivers bikes to Middle East refugee camp

Austin Horse helps assemble bikes he brought to the Azraq refugee camp.

Bike messenger delivers bikes to Middle East refugee camp

Next step: establish a non-profit to expand bike libraries

Photos courtesy of Austin Horse

Story by Keegan Stephan 

“Bringing bikes to Syrian refugees has been a dream of mine since shortly after a Daily Show taping on the refugee crisis there,” said Austin Horse, after returning from a month-long trip to the Middle East in November 2014. We were sitting at his kitchen table in Brooklyn, NY, and I wanted to know what motivated the world-renowned cycle messenger to bring bikes to kids in refugee camps in one of the most unstable places on the planet. Continue reading

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dandyARCHIVE: Saddle up with Austin Horse

Saddle Up

Delivering packages, saving the planet: a day in the life of bike messenger Austin Horse

Story by Tammy Thorne, photo by Takuya Sakamoto

~This story originally appeared in our Summer 2013 print issue aka the ‘safety’ issue. ~

Austin Horse is a rare breed: a professionally-sponsored bike messenger who recently spent two-and-a-half months on set as a stunt double for Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the Hollywood movie Premium Rush. He can usually be found biking up a mountain or racing other cyclists against crosstown traffic. If he wasn’t delivering packages, he says he’d be saving the world. And, well, he kind of is.

dandyhorse magazine asked one of the world’s fastest urban riders what he thinks would make city streets safer for cyclists and about his gig as a volunteer at the New York City–based not-for-profit group Time’s Up!

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Never mind the bollards

A busted bollard on Wellesley street after it was run over by a garbage truck. Photos by Jonah Brunet

Never mind the bollards

Garbage trucks + snow result in busted bollards in the bike lane

by dandyhorse staff

On February 12, a garbage truck moving east along Wellesley between Sherbourne and Parliament drove over several flexi-posts — also known as bollards — damaging most of the recently-installed bike lane separation devices. Apparently, driving into the bike lane is acceptable practice for garbage trucks when there is too much snow: If garbage collectors are unable to drag the large containers over the snowbanks, City bylaws allow them drive in the bike lane to do their job safely.

There has been quite a lot of snow, sure, but we wonder: Why weren’t the bike lanes cleared properly?

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