Richmond-Adelaide cycle track pilot project mini update

How’s the new Richmond-Adelaide bike lane pilot project doing?

The City Cyclist took a tour today and here’s what he found

I had to go west a little ways today, so I thought I’d hop on the nice, new Richmond bike lane to get there! I hadn’t even ridden one block, when what should I find, but this:

 

Well, that can happen (even though it’s annoying), so I continued on my way.

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BIKESTOCK Toronto: Sept. 14 in photos

“Show me your best ‘bicycle!’” – Countermeasure a cappella performers with BIKESTOCK committee member, Stephanie Martin (second right) and BIKESTOCK founder, Albert Koehl (far right).

BIKESTOCK Toronto: Sept. 14 in photos

Story and photos by Jenna Campbell 

Up to 1,500 attended yesterday’s BIKESTOCK Toronto in Nathan Phillips Square. In separate streams, cyclists from Bells on Danforth, Bells on BloorBells on Yonge and Bicycle Music Festival Toronto came together at 2 p.m. to promote cycling safety in Toronto and to watch performances by Evalyn Parry, Countermeasure and Rambunctious. The event continued until 4 p.m.
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Bicycle Music Festival Toronto this Sunday!

Story by Jenna Campbell

Tune Your Rideis hosting its fifth annual Bicycle Music Festival Toronto this Sunday.

Mobile performances will lead the pack to three locations across Toronto. The event’s music will be amplified through a bike-powered system.

The festival begins at noon at Allen Gardens near Carlton and Sherbourne streets. Second, the event moves to Nathan Phillips Square for BIKESTOCK at 2 p.m. Lastly, the event finishes at Christie Pits Park beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Musical guests among others include Willow Rutherford, Evalyn Parry and Great James.
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Ice Ride Toronto: ride your bike to save the Arctic



Banjos, drums and polar bears — Ice Ride Toronto, 2013.

Ice Ride Toronto: ride your bike to save the Arctic

Photos by Brett Gundlock – Boreal Collective

Story by Jenna Campbell

What’s happening faster: the installation of bike lanes in Toronto or the melting of polar ice caps? Sadly, it’s the latter and that’s why, on Oct. 4, we’re riding our bikes to save the Arctic.

Greenpeace Canada and Green Energy Doors Open have partnered to host Ice Ride Toronto, a bike tour that raises environmental awareness and protests against Arctic oil drilling.

Bring your bike (or any set of self-propelled wheels), bring your friends, bring your family, decorate your bike and come donning blue — Arctic or Elsa inspired. Participants are encouraged to share a photo of themselves on social media with #iceride before hitting the streets.
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Cycling to Asylum: upcoming book launch in Kensington Market

“Traveling by bicycle makes you aware of your vulnerability… You can feel the air on your skin, hot or cold, smell car exhausts and bitter asphalt as well as lilacs and baking bread. You’re free; you can get out of tight spots, but you have to rely on your strength as well as your reflexes.” - Su J. Sokol

Story by Jenna Campbell

Author and cyclist Su J. Sokol will be reading excerpts and signing copies of her new book, Cycling to Asylum, at Handlebar in Kensington Market on Sept. 23.

Following will be a moderated discussion about what a Toronto cycle utopia would look like. Admission is free and the event begins at 8 p.m.

Cycling to Asylum begins in a futuristic New York where a family flees on bicycle to seek refugee status in Quebec. The story alternates between four family members’ perspectives.

On Sokol’s website she writes, “Biking is a very immediate, intimate experience and this is the kind of story that this is. It is why the story not only has four different points of view but is told in the present tense.”

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