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Sign of the times

Lovely weekend for a bike ride although a wee bit cold and windy. This scene caught my eye on Saturday. Nice to see.

April Rinse Cycle

Lansdowne & Paton

Waterfront redesign to include cycling

The long awaited redesign plans of Queens Quay look good. It's all over the papers today and Spacing has a nice article for more information.

Big sigh of relief for cycling along the waterfront once it all gets done.

Bike Talk

Bike TalkBike Talk
Photo by Wes

Bike Wars

That's enough Bike Love. Just kidding.

Hoopdriver Bicycles - Cool New Bike Shop coming to College Street

Hoopdriver Bicycles 1073 College StreetHoopdriver Bicycles 1073 College Street
Martin Neale will put his decades of cycling passion into Toronto's newest bike shop scheduled to open in April this year. Located just east of Dufferin at 1073 College Street next to the cozy Common Cafe, Hoopdriver Bicycles will look after the needs of everything for the everyday cyclist from bike commuter to the inspired randonneur. Until the opening his shop is displaying a fine collection of classic cycling quotes. Keep an eye the future store website for more info and updates
Classic Cycling quotesClassic Cycling quotes

I Bike Toronto 1976

During a recent visit to the Bike Pirates Geoff showed me this old 1976 Bike Route Announcement. Amazing.
As far as I know it was one of Toronto's first bike routes and even a quite extensive north-south corridor. Over 30 years later it's still a key bike lane/route in the Toronto and if you read the text on the announcement, it speaks volumes for how far we have come in terms of making Toronto a bicycle friendly city.

Spreading the Bike Love

Bike Love by Janet AttardBike Love by Janet Attard
In keeping with my news years' resolution to stay positive in 2009 here is a lovely invite from artist Janet Attard ...

I want to celebrate my bicycle love by opening my studio to public during the Valentines Weekend !

Bike Love - Janet Bike Girl Open Studio Show & Sale
401 Richmond St West, Studio S-26 Basement
Fri Feb13 2009...................noon to 8pm
Sat Feb 14 2009...............................................noon to 6pm
Sun Feb 15 2009............noon to 5pm
Mon Feb 16 2009...noon to 6pm
For more info about the 401 Richmond, please visit www.401richmond.net

This event is part of Toronto Biker Winter Enjoy ! Janet Bike Girl

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