bike culture

CBN Needs Board Members

Things have been hopping at CBN these days. I'm sure it's busy at every bike shop, including the other community recycling/workshop places like the Bike Pirates, Bikechain and West End Bike Club. This has been CBN's first year of running a recycled bike shop with an expanded range of mechanic courses (Wednesday nights and Wenches with Wrenches). We've been mentioned in the Toronto Star and CityTV with the hullabaloo around the strike, saying that we've got lots of yellow Bikeshare bikes for rent ($10 per day if you're interested). We're also distributing the Momentum Magazine, so if you're interested in being a drop-off location, talk to us.

We've got two staff who are busy coordinating volunteers; others are leading workshops; sourcing donated bikes; selling recycled bikes; giving advice to do-it-yourselfers on fixing their own bikes; and just fixing up bikes.

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.

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