She Really Rides!! Opening October 4 at Fix Coffee + Bikes

She REALLY Rides!!

Bicycles and sculptures by Coco Menk

Fix Coffee + Bikes is pleased to host the opening reception for "She REALLY Rides!!" on October 4, 2018, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

In the male-dominated world of cycling, jocks and gear-heads, “She REALLY Rides!!” explores the different ways women and other non-men can establish their own place and identity within athletics, and the internal struggle to look “cute” while also retaining fun and function.

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Pre-Election Bike Plan Update

Pre-Election Bike Plan Update

Story by Robert Zaichkowski and Albert Koehl

At the current rate of installation, the City of Toronto is on track to complete its 10-year bicycle plan in 24 years --- by 2049 instead of 2025. (See our tracking chart here: Bike Plan Tracking Chart Sept 2018.) Considering the spate of deaths on the city's streets this summer, the city should be accelerating the installation of infrastructure to make our streets safer --- not dragging its feet.

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1st Annual Toronto Cargo Bike Championship

The first ever Cargo Bike Championship was held this afternoon on the Bentway, a new public space under the Gardiner expressway, adjoining the grounds of Fort York.

The attendees and participants were an interesting mix of families with small children, as well as the bike messenger crowd. For those not willing to race, there was also the opportunity to talk to vendors, and to try out different cargo bikes. Certainly I had not seen more cargo bikes in one place ever before.

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Late Summer Cycling and Storytelling in Toronto

Story and photos by Robert Zaichkowski

Sunday, August 26, 2018, was a day of cycling and storytelling in the city. The Reading Line featured a book ride along the Prince Edward Viaduct (literally) bridging east and west Toronto, while BIKE MINDS held its fifth event at Todmorden Mills. Both events saw Melissa and Chris Bruntlett visit Toronto as the first stop of an eight city tour to promote their book, Building the Cycling City, out now. You can read our review here on dandyhorse.

Janet Joy Wilson leading a book ride along Danforth

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dandyREVIEW – Building the Cycling City

Review by Robert Zaichkowski. Photos provided by Modacity.

Over the past few years, members of Toronto’s cycling community have become connected with Melissa and Chris Bruntlett of the Modacity creative agency. Melissa, Chris, and their children Coralie and Etienne have been living car-free in Vancouver since the summer of 2010 and did a bike tour of the Netherlands in the summer of 2016. The five cities they visited – Rotterdam, Groningen, Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Eindhoven – form the basis of their book “Building the Cycling City: The Dutch Blueprint for Urban Vitality” which will be publicly available from Island Press on August 28, 2018.

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