CBN Celebrates 20 Years

On Friday December 6th, the Community Bicycle Network (CBN) celebrated 20 years of serving the cycling community

Words and Photos by David Keogh 

On Friday December 6th the doors of the big church opened to welcome friends for an evening of
fun, speeches, merriment and a big thank you for 20 years of servicing Toronto’s cyclists.

dandyhorse on display. CBN has been a proud dandyhorse supporter since our first issue in 2008.

Adrian Currie, CBN board chair, opened the evening with a warm welcome and a big  thank you for everyone who has been helping out for so many years.

Councillor Mike Layton was next speaking about the importance of a place like CBN to a cycling city like Toronto

There was a line up for raffle tickets for great prizes

Mike Layton gets the low down on the Pannier Pal from David Leung. This clever devise attaches to your back rack and allows you to carry shopping bags on any bike.

Tracey Tief from Anarres Health was invited to show her line of DIY soap and household cleaning products.

Toy Time with Tynan was also on hand with her line of safe, natural and tasty sexual toys, lubes and oils. Tynan also will travel to your home and hold parties as well as workshops on sexual health. Bike on Tynan.

To make room for the crowd inside some bikes needed to be moved out back.

Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam said she was sad to hear that CBN was looking for a new home. And that she has been exploring properties in her ward (27) for a possible new home. As of yet no word has come of any decisions on a new location.

A look from what Jared Kolb from Cycle Toronto saw as he thanks CBN for much help and support over the years, and shares how his wife purchased her first ever bicycle from them.

Kristyn Wong-Tam and Adrian Currie enjoying the evening.

It would not be a birthday without cake! This beauty came from Dufflets and was delish.

Jerry Lee and Hamish Wilson enjoying a laugh.

Over the past two decades how many bikes have used these ramps? With many thanks and wishes for 20 more years, Happy Birthday CBN!

 

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