bike culture

Do you ride in Mass?

I had the pleasure of meeting a graduate student from York this week who is researching Critical Mass, and he wants to know: Have YOU ever participated in critical mass Toronto?

He is conducting a survey and would like your input. The survey is part of a case study and is completely anonymous and confidential. If you can spare three to five minutes, just go to:

If you would like more information about the research, please contact Andrew Bieler at

See you this Friday! Spadina and Bloor, 6pm.

Photo by Martin Reis

Bike Now

Photo taken at the Streets Are For People street closure on John street April 20th.

Toronto Bike Culture

PutTheFun Toronto like most cities around the world is home to lots of bike culture. A funky local blog called 'She does the City' recently did a fine job summarizing the cool bike culture scene here in our own backyard. Yeah, bikes are sexy and you know it.

Hang 20 Opens Tonite

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Show opens tonight and looks stellar. Check it out! Even more fun after the bike show over beers and music.

My bike takes me places ...

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Photo by Adrienne Lloyd. Ossington & Queen earlier this week.

Hang 20" Art Festival

March 7 - 9 at the Gladstone Hotel. Art, film and bike culture fun.
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This Week In Film

For the film buffs, there are two separate bike movie nights happening this week here in Toronto. Both events are free! Bring a date!

Thursday November 29th (Tonight!):
At 6:30pm Bike Chain at the University of Toronto is presenting:

  • Ayamye (Documentary about sending bicycles to Ghana)
  • The Winking Circle (Eccentric self-expression. Art Bikes. Mutant Bikes. Tall Bikes. Art Cars. Visionary Environments. Sasquatch Sanctuary.)

(NOTE: They were unable to get "Still We Ride" in time for tonight's showing, so it was replaced with "The Winking Circle". Thanks to Alex for the update in the comments).

Bike Chain is located at: Cumberland Room, International Student Centre, 33 St. George (just north of College).
More details here.

Friday November 30th (Tomorrow!):
The Community Bicycle Network is providing free hot chocolate courtesy of Chocosol and bike films after Critical Mass. The event starts at 8:00pm, and they will be presenting:

CBN is located at 761 Queen Street W (just west of Bathurst). More details here.

First Annual I Bike TO Award Nominations Wanted

I Bike TO Award
We will soon issue our first ever, annual, iBikeTO award.

The lucky winner will be a person or organization from (or near) Toronto who has made a positive contribution of some kind to cycling in (or near) Toronto.

The awarded person/group will get the Award and their name on a plaque. Both the winner and an honorable mention will get some cool swag from MEC.

This year we want you to participate by bringing to our attention all those people and organizations who have worked hard to make the 2007 cycling year the best yet. If you feel it's worthwhile, you should also mention that special person within an organization who goes "that extra mile" for cyclists.

We're leaving the criteria pretty open this first time, but it will be us bloggers of I Bike TO who will be picking the winners (as well as making some of our own nominations), so please be sure to include a good reason why your pick would be the best.

Nominations close midnight Wednesday September 26 so you don't have much time to nominate your favorite!

The lucky winner will be announced at the start of September's Critical Mass, Bloor and Spadina, September 28th. 6:15pm

Keep the rubber side down,
I Bike TO Bloggers

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