Toronto TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club
A organization that provides safe recreational cycling oppurtunities for the blind or those with impared vision. Those with impared vision are paired with volunteer sighted cyclists on tandem bikes. The group organizes social group rides, but also encourages members to arrange impromptu rides. [Read More]
Toronto Bicycle Music Festival
The sound system of this annual festival is pedal powered, includes bike rides through the city as well as mobile performances. For 2012, the festival takes place Saturday September 15th. It's starts at 2pm at Coronation Park across from the CNE gates before moving on to liberty village and Christie Pits. The Schedule includes The Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Complete Street Band and Rae Spoon.... [Read More]
Toronto Cyclists Union | safe streets, a healthy city, a vibrant voice
The Cyclist Union aims to be a unified voice for the cycling community in Toronto. In the short few years of their existence they have become a powerful force in advocating for cyclists rights and safety. Want more reasons to join the Cyclist' Union? Dave Meslin wrote an article about it. [Read More]
dandyhorse magazine | Toronto on two wheels
Magazine and blog focusing on bike culture in Toronto Dandyhorse is produced bi-annually by a team volunteers. [Read More]
ARC - Advocacy and Respect for Cyclists
Advocacy for Respect for Cyclists aim is to educate Torontonians about cyclists rights and to provide support for cyclists who have been involved in a collision. Their web site contains an impressive collection of resources. Some of the most notable include their list of cyclist friendly lawyers and their overview of some of the laws relevant to cyclists.... [Read More]
How to cycle from North-West Mississuaga to Downtown Toronto
Though cycling in Mississauga can be terrifying... is possible to traverse the city comfortably if you plan your route carefully. I studied some maps, tested out a few options and have come up with a route to get to north west mississauga(where my parents live) to Toronto that I feel is reasonablly good. Most of this route makes use of mississauga's bike lanes, which are pretty well marked. Click here to see the route in google maps. Here's a few things to tak... [Read More]
Evergreen Brick Works | Bike Works
Tucked away in the Don Valley one can find a DIY bike repair shop. Bike Works is located at the brick works. They are open spring to fall on the weekends(10am–4pm). It's by donation($7 suggested to use the space + cost of parts) In addition to bike repair they also run bike safety workshops and rent out bikes by the hour. They are looking for volunteers and bike donations. [Read More]
Charlie's Freewheels
Charlie's Freewheels provide training in safe riding skills and bike maintenance. Participating in the program provides youth with a bike, lock and helmet. After completing the program participants are connected to paid cycling-related internships. They also operate their own retail space at the location run by program participants where they sell bikes to the general public. If you'd like to support the organization they are currently looking for donations of time, parts ... [Read More]
critical mass toronto!
Toronto's edition of the monthly community bike ride that takes place all over the world. In the summer one can expect such a huge number of people that you don't have to worry about cars. Cycling is done at a relaxed pace condusive to socializing. Expect music, smiles, cheering, costumes, art bikes, bell ringing and just plain old ordinary bike riding. You are welcome to take part. Simply show up the last friday of the month, every month. Meet at the corner of Bloor and Spa... [Read More]
Bike Pirates
Since I moved back to Toronto in 2007 Bike pirates has helped keep my bikes on the road. They have also made it fun as there is always good people and conversations to be found here. Offering help to the inexperienced, used parts by donation and inexpensive new parts, Bike Pirates is the west-ends cheapest and wihtout a doubt most interesting solution for maintaining/making/buying your bicycle. As if that wasn't enough there is also often a volunteer around cooking for you and the... [Read More]