The 22nd annual London Bicycle Festival kicked off on May 25 and will continue until June 14. The festival encourages Londoners to bike for transportation, fitness and fun, while also educating the community about bicycle safety and the city’s local trails.
dandyhorse will be present at the festival giving out loads of free magazines.
There are still many events to come, so hop on your bike and experience London on two-wheels.
Wednesday, June 6:
Meet other Londoner cyclists at a leisurely bike ride. Meet downtown at the river forks at 6 p.m., ride leaves at 6:30 p.m.
Learn about bicycle touring from cycling tourism enthusiast Howard Pulver. The discussion will include the best places to ride in Ontario, day trips and long distance trips, self-guided and guided tours, safety clothing, equipment and diet. 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., London Central Library, 251 Dundas St.
Thursday, June 7:
The London Bicycle Film Fesival screening will showcase the best bike-y related video submissions. Screening begins at 8:30 p.m. at the Old East Studios, 755 Dundas St. Donations welcome.
Saturday, June 9:
It’s Car Free Day in downtown London. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Dundas between Wellington and Talbot, enjoy tons of events such as bike rodeo for kids, yoga, burlesque and belly dance classes, live music, and the city’s largest outdoor spin class.
Visit Westminster Optimist Park to learn about bike safety and helmet fittings, plus, decorate your bicycle and then take part in the parade. The eighth annual Community Fun Day is an all ages event.
Thursday, June 14:
Finish off the festival with a Thames Region Ecological Association (TREA) public meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Grosvenor Lodge, 1017 Western Rd. The discussion will focus on the outcomes of the recent Toronto Complete Streets Forum held in April and the ways London can learn from it.
Don’t forget there’s a new youth-and-employment themed issue of dandyhorse coming out next month. Subscribe today and get dandy at your door!
For more fun bikey events, read about Bike Month happenings across Canada.