CBN celebrates 20 years with poster contest

Cycle T.O. (Pen and ink) by Bradley Emsley, is the winner of the CBN 20th anniversary poster.

CBN celebrates 20 years: Bradley Emsley wins poster contest

For two decades now, the Community Bicycle Network has been helping the city's cyclists to repair, purchase and rent bikes. People can learn how to fix their own bikes with popular programs like Wenches with Wrenches (a women-only repair class) or you can rent a "Yellow Bike" from the city's very first rental fleet. CBN also holds workshops and events such at the Vintage Bicycle Show and Heritage Bike Tours.

This year marks their 20th anniversary and, in conjunction with Art Spin (the popular ride-along art gallery tour now in it's 5th year), CBN launched a poster contest and recently awarded the winning prize of $500 to Bradley Emsley.

Bradley, a 31-year-old Brantford, Ontario, resident, rides a vintage "beater" bike and has a BArch from Carlton University.

He made the beautiful pen and ink drawing depicting the City of Toronto, featured above, for the CBN poster contest, which will now be featured on both CBN and Art Spin websites, with posters to come.

As chair of the CBN board, I would like to congratulate Bradley on winning our poster contest! It was a hard decision, but your delightful detailed drawing depicting the different neighbourhoods, and nooks and crannies of the city, really reflects what it's like to ride a bike in the city -- you can take in everything, all the details along your route.

There were a lot of other great poster submissions. Here are the runners up below.


Human Powered Joy Machine (Digital) by Johnny Larocque, 2013




We Roll (Digital poster) by The Rolling Spoke, 2013



Chained to Work, (Digital poster) by Meaghan Barry and Lilian Crum of Unsold Studio, 2013


The Community Bicycle Network is at:
761 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G1
Phone: 416-504-2918


Related on the dandyBLOG:

Art Spin displays winning CBN poster

Second Annual Vintage Bicycle show

Toronto Bicycle Music Festival

dandyARCHIVE: A Cyclical History: Through the ages of Toronto’s bike history (updated, from issue 1)

Guest dandyBLOG post by Adrian Currie ~ originally published on September 13, 2013 ~


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