bike art

Yonge and Lawrence adds some flair

This past weekend the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA unveiled a set of bike art racks along the Yonge Street sidewalks.

Community residents, especially bike enthusiasts, will be delighted with the latest project of the Yonge Lawrence Village Business Improvement Association (BIA).

In early May 2008, 16 innovative bike stands will be installed on Yonge Street from Lawrence Ave to Yonge Blvd. The first eight “art” racks are now in production and have been designed by an entrepreneurial group from Bike Stand Art, led by Phil Sarazen and Jack Gibney.

Flower Bike Rack

My favourite one so far is this flower rack which sits almost in front of a flower shop. (Unfortunately I arrived after it closed last night.) Many of the racks have small pieces of stone embedded in the rack to give an accent.

People Bike Rack

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.

Pedal Power vehicle not "unsafe"

I was sent this link this afternoon, which is of a human powered vehicle, essentially a four wheeled bike that was once a Buick Regal.

Back on Oct 25, 2007 Toronto Police Const. Derek Walsh ticketed Dean Baldwin, who was the driver of the vehicle at the time, with driving a vehicle that was "Not even close to being legal."

The charges came before the court yesterday. The judge dropped the charge because the vehicle wasn't a motor car, which meant the specific charge of operating an unsafe motor vehicle didn't legally apply.

In the news:

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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Human Powered Car Gets Busted

Art Project by Michel de Broin, Mercer Union Gallery 2007.

Janet Bike Girl's Open Studio

Janet Bike Girl - portfolio case

Janet Bike Girl's Open Studio will be a part of the 401 Richmond Holiday Marketplace, from December 6th to 9th down at the 401 Richmond (aptly named) at Spadina and Richmond in Toronto.

The times:
Thursday + Friday 11 - 8
Saturday + Sunday 11 - 5

You can view a few of the great pieces on Janet's Flickr page. I saw a few of her pieces a few weeks ago and she's got quite a collection! So get something for the cycling-obsessed loved-one that already has every bike part they could want.

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