The Season for Charity Bike Rides

Story by Dana Lacey
Photos by Zareinu

'Tis the season for charity bike rides. With a plethora of worthy causes to choose from, cyclists
can quickly become bogged down by indecision. Do you Ride to Conquer Cancer? Do you Cycle
for Sight
? Here’s another ride to add to your list: the Zareinu Moveathon. The ride supports the
Toronto-based Zareinu Educational Centre, a small non-profit that provides affordable state-of-
the-art treatment for kids with special needs (and financial support for their families).

Now in its 14th year, the event is divided into two separate rides. On June 12 from 11-6, the kid-
friendly Zareinu Movethon Festival takes over a large chunk of Downsview Park with carnival
games, mechanical and inflatable rides, a Ferris wheel, petting zoo and prize raffles. The day
features a 2km walk, 5km and 10km runs, and a 20km family ride. Admission is free.

Looking for a bigger challenge? Whether you’re an experienced rider or new to two wheels, trek
over to nearby Milton on June 26. Choose from three routes: 50km, 100km and 162.5km, which
all wind through the scenic Niagara Escarpment. The event is designed with rider comfort in
mind, with support vans, showers, change rooms and toilets, and food and drink stands en route.
You can even get a post-ride massage for those tenderized calve muscles. Finish off the day by
grabbing some BBQ from Zareinu’s tent. You can get to Milton via the GO Train – and you can
bring your bike. To participate, you have to raise a minimum of $1,000 (one of the event’s top
fundraisers, grandfather David Sherman, has raised nearly $100,000 over 5 Moveathons).

“Cycling is easy to start and even easier to get hooked on,” said Lou Orzech, who first started
riding at Zareinu’s 2007 ride. “I worked my way up from the 50 km, to the 100 km and then the
162.5 km over three years and now I’m riding at least four times a week.”

So start flexing those hamstrings and get on your bike for a good cause.

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dandyhorse Spring 2011 Volume 4, Issue 1 is available FREE at sponsor shops

Complimentary copies of dandyhorse Spring 2011, Volume 4, Issue 1 are now available at our local advertiser shops.

Please support our advertisers and pick up a copy of dandyhorse while you're there.

The Big Carrot 348 Danforth Ave
The Toronto Cyclists Union
The Cycle Shoppe 630A Queen St. West
Cyclemotive 156 Bathurst Street
Hoopdriver Bicycles 1073 College Street
Mountain Equipment Co-op 400 King St. West
Steamwhistle Brewery 255 Bremner Blvd.
Sweet Pete’s 1204 Bloor St. West
517 Bloor St. West
Urbane Cyclist 180 John St.
Liberty Cyclery 171 East Liberty St., Toronto
Crumpler Bags 883 Queen Street West, Toronto
Josephson Opticians
60 Bloor Street West, Toronto

To advertise in dandyhorse magazine, go here.

dandyhorse magazine will be available for sale at retailers across Toronto for Monday, June 6, 2011. Full list of retailers is here.

Volume 4, Issue 1 cover art by Dave Murray

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BikeSauce Moves and an Open House June 4, 2011

Just one year after opening its doors on Queen Street East, BikeSauce, the East End bike repair shop and cycling advocacy organization, is moving to a new – bigger and better – location just up the street!

Come join the Sauciers at their Grand Opening on June 4, 2011.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon.

When: Saturday, June 4, 2011
Where: BikeSauce, 235 Broadview Avenue (just south of Dundas)
Time: 12pm - 6pm

Be sure to say hello to the friendly volunteers who make BikeSauce happen and get dandy while you're there. We're excited to welcome BikeSauce as part of our growing list of local retailers and you can purchase a copy of dandyhorse magazine's Spring 2011 issue at the open house!

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CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad to Perform at Spring 2011 Issue Launch Party

Clay and Paper Theatre

Clay & Paper’s hit bicycle-based theatre project CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad, returns for another summer of bicycle-infused theatre. This mobile performance squad will animate and energize environmental, community and cycling events across Toronto from May Day to Halloween, while forming the core of Clay & Paper's ambitious summer show.

dandyhorse is excited to announce that CYCLOPS will perform a musical number at the Spring 2011 issue launch party in the spirit of our Spring 2011 issue's theme; Bikes are Good for Business on Bloor.

The performance will start at 10:15 PM to be followed by the Opus Cervin bicycle raffle winner announcement.

For more information about Clay & Paper Theatre and CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad:

dandyhorse Spring 2011 launch party flyer

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Heels on Wheels: Hyedie Hashimoto

Photos by Molly Crealock
Story by Tammy Thorne

Who : Hyedie Hashimoto, founder of the Toronto Cupcake Ride, a group ride for women that stops at bakeries for sweet treats.

Tricks : I can ride with a cupcake in right hand while left hand steers, brakes and at times rings my bell!

Tips on riding in Heels on Wheels?

Well, I think it's better to bike because it reduces the time I have to walk in them. Pedalling in heels doesn't hurt your feet. Being short, I used to live in heels (especially when I drove everywhere) but sadly it has taken a toll on my knees and sometimes my knees get sore for no apparent reason. And no it's not because of my fixie riding - these knee pains happened before I had my fixie!

Who's your howling pal?

This guy is Duke! He is a 7 year old, ex-hunting beagle that we adopted 4 years ago. I'm sure he'd looooooove to get his chops on a cupcake, but chocolate can be lethal to dogs and he hasn't managed to steal a cupcake from me yet. (Editor's Note: He *did* try to nab one during this photo shoot!)

The theme for our sixth issue -- launching May 30 at the Gladstone Hotel -- is that Bikes on Bloor are good for business. Do you think bikes benefit the local economy?

Bikes help the local economy because it is a way better way to explore the city -- you can take so much more by bike than when you are in a car.

You can see our full interview with Hyedie in our Spring 2011 issue of dandyhorse.

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