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					              life&style                                                             By ANDREW SARDONE
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             take
                                      bike                                                                                                                                                                                      wewant…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vapur



                                      basics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                water bottle                  With spring in full swing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the style-centric cyc-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                list who doesn’t want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the calendar is packed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                clutter his or her cruiser    with bike events and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with a wire water bottle      parties slated for June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                holder, we recommend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                this Vapur collapsible        and beyond
         the options can seem endless when you’re                                                                                                                                                                               container. Made from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BPa-free plastic, the re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Compiled by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LESLEY McALLISTER
         thinking about investing in a good set of                                                                                                                                                                              usable vessel stands up

         wheels. We asked some local bike boosters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                when full but folds away




                                                                                                                                                                                                                   david hawe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                once you’ve guzzled it

         to pitch their quality picks and added our 2                                                                                                                                                                           empty. it’s available in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                black, blue, green, pink or
         cents for the fashion-conscious cyclist.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                purple and hooks to your
                                                                                                                                                                                          THE E-BIKE                            bike bag or belt loop with
                                                                                                                                                                                          E-Fada                                a carabiner clip. $12.95,
                                                                                                                                                                                          “The e-Fada can ride                  Rolo, 24 Bellair, 416-920-




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                                                                                                                                                                                          from downtown to                      0100, rolostore.com.
                                                                                                             THE DUTCH BIKE
                                                                                                                                                                                  Finch and back twice on one
                                                                                                             Batavus Utility Bike
                                                                                                                                                                                  charge,” says Fada Scooters’
                                                                                                             “i call it the gateway drug to
                                                                                                                                                                                  Jonathan Van Weert. “No
                                                                                                             city cycling,” says Curbside
                                                                                                                                                                                  more tickets, no more wait-
                                                                                                     Cycle’s Eric Kamphof. “The BuB is
                                                                                                                                                                                  ing for the TTC or traffic
                                                                                                     light enough to easily carry into
                                                                                                                                                                                  jams. No licence or insurance.
                                                                                                     your apartment, and it’s designed
                                                                                                                                                                                  Just get on and cruise.”
                                                                                                     to take lights and carriers that are



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                                                                                                                                                                                  $1,699. 199 augusta. 647-
                                                                                                     custom-made for the bike. it’s skirt-             THE DANDY BIKE
                                                                                                                                                                                  351-1788, fadascooters.com.
                                                                                                     and heels-friendly and sits the rider             Abici GranTurismo
                                                                                                     in a position that is safe and com-               Ciao, bella! we were                                                                                   r indicates kid-friendly events
                                                                                                     fortable.” $650. 412 Bloor west.                  smitten with the abici                                                                                 Thursday, May 27
                                                                                                     416-920-4933, curbside.on.ca.            when it launched at Curbside a                                                                                  Bicycle Art exhibition of paintings of cyclists
                                                                                                                                              few years ago, and it’s still our                                                                               and bicycles by Luigia Zilli. To Jun 2, 10 am-5
                                                                                                                                              pick for most dapper ride in                                                                                    pm. Free. Joseph d Carrier Gallery, 901 Law-
david hawe




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rence w. 416-789-7011.
                                                                                                                                              town. The collection’s peacocky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              rcAn-Bike Cycling safety workshops for
                                                                                                                                              colour palette and signature                                                                                    adults and children of all levels, including cyc-
                                                                                                                                              clean-but-curvy fenders and                                                                                     ling freedom for women, take place through
                                                                                                                                              chain casing are clearly italian                                                                                the summer at rec centres across the city.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $58-$106. Pre-register 416-338-4386,




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                                                                                                                                              and classically modern. $949.99,                                                                                toronto.ca/parks/torontofun.
               THE COMMUTER BIKE                                                                                                              Curbside Cycle.
               Globe Vienna 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Friday, May 28
               “Our choice is the Globe                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Blessing Of Bicycles And cyclists Join minis-
               vienna 1,” says Urbane Cyc-                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ter vicki Obedkoff for a blessing. 6-6:30 pm.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free. Trinity-St Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor
         list’s Marty Vanderhoek. “it’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                       w. 416-922-4954.
                                                        THE ROAD BIKE
         available in four sizes, in men’s or                                                                                                                                                                                                                 kenk: A grAphic pOrtrAit Presentation by
                                                        Cervelo RS
         women’s frames, so fitting                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the creative team behind the book about the
                                                        Selecting a road bike is a                                                                                                                                                                             notorious bicycle thief. 7-9 pm. $5. Conspir-
         shouldn’t be a problem for any-
                                                        serious financial commit-                                                                                                                                                                                acy Culture, 1696 Queen w. 416-916-1696.
         one. it’s a great option because it
                                                ment, so the team at Cervelo is
         can be used for commuting or
                                                suggesting the RS from their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday, May 29
         longer recreational rides.” $539.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           rBells On BlOOr Pedal-powered
                                                Squoval line, with its higher                                                                                                                                                                                         musical bicycle parade in support of
         180 John. 416-979-9733,
                                                handlebar position. it’s raced the                                                                                                                                                                                    bike lanes on Bloor. Noon-2 pm. Free.
         ucycle.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Bloor entrance to high Park. bellson-
                                                Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       bloor.ca.
                                                Spain. so it should work for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ecO-Wheels shOW displays of eco-
                                                streets of Toronto. $4,000. Duke’s                                                                                                                                                                                     transportation alternatives includ-
                                                Cycle, 452 Richmond west. 416-                                                                                                                                                                                         ing gas and electric scooters and bi-
                                                504-6138, cervelo.com.                                                                                                                                                                                                 cycles. Today and tomorrow 10 am-7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pm. Free. distillery district, 55 Mill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      eco-wheelsshow.com.
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              bike month special
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                   bike month special




                                                                                                     Patricia Youn (left) and
                                                                                                         Willa Murray make
                                                                                                        bags at Mari Cla Ro.



                                                                            store of the week                                                   By ANDREW SARDONE



                                                                            Mari Cla Ro 457 Roncesvalles, 416-533-9161, mariclaro.ca
                                                                            Behind the Mari Cla Ro store, piled       rics and notions. Only the thread and    the white 3 Speed bag, $129; the
                                                                            high in a Roncesvalles back alleyway,     label are new. Small-to-oversized        Aries duffel has a sportier look,
                                                                            is a heap of old tarps, tires and         carryalls feature car-seat-sourced       $119; there are two strap positions
                                                                            ripped-up upholstery that the team        panels embossed with Cadillac and        on the Cadillac bag, including an
                                                                            has collected from junkyards and lo-      Lincoln logos and corners reinforced     across-the-body configuration that
                                                                            cal furniture factories. Their re-        with bicycle inner tubes.                keeps it close while you ride, $169.
                                                                            cycled-material haul changes with            The store supplements its bag         Look for: Upcoming workshops
                                                                            the seasons, and so does Mari Cla         stock with eco and locally made          where customers will be invited to
                                                                            Ro’s collection of courier, duffel and    clothing and accessories by lines like   put in their 2 design cents on the de-
kaThRyN GaiTeNS




                                                                            laptop bags.                              Embody and the Deadly Night-             velopment of the perfect messenger
                                                                                Ninety-nine per cent of each bag      shades.                                  bag.
                                                   Mari Cla Ro co-owner     is made with reused seat belt straps,     Mari Cla Ro picks: Green upholstery      Hours: Monday to Saturday 11 am to
                                                  Sven Schlegel recycles.
                                                                            air bag linings and other found fab-      scraps form the shape of a heart on      8 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm.          3




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                  bike month special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    bike
                                                                                                                                                                                      approval,” says Egan.
                                                                                                                                                                                         That means routes where bike              month
                                                                                                                                                                                      traffic is already flowing could easi­
                                                                                                                                                                                      ly see these bike stamps one mor­
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   events
                                                                                                                                                                                      ning soon. In fact, Spadina should
                                                                                                                                                                                      expect them in roughly a month,
                                                                                                                                                                                      and if the pilot project is deemed
                                                                                                                                                                                      successful upon completion in June,
                                                                                                                                                                                      they could spread to King and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Queen.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Some sharrows, like the ones on
                                                                                                                                                                                      College, are only meant to be used as
                                                                                                                                                                                      such in rush hours. Still, they speak
                                                                                                                                                                                      pretty loudly. Cars parked in those
PaUL TeReFeNkO




                                                                                                                                                                                      lanes during the day have to get out
                                                                                                                                                                                      of the way or risk being towed dur­
                                                                                                                                                                                      ing posted rush hours – signs tell
                                                                                                                                                                                      them this – and cyclists can use the




              Stencilling safety
                                                                                                                                                                                      full lane if needed.
                                                                                                                                            ers losing their shit because a bike is      You heard that part right: the full
                                                                                                                                            taking up a whole lane due to safety      use of the lane, as explained in Sec­
                                                                                                                                            concerns like potholes, poor utility      tion 147.1 of the Highway Traffic Act.
                                                                                                                                            company patchwork, sewer trenches         “Hopefully, the markings in the
              Fear not, sharrows aren’t here to kill bike lanes                              By PAUL TEREFENKO                              or jagged debris.                         middle of the lane will make drivers
                                                                                                                                               “It’s an educational tool,” says       aware that that’s the proper place                                                        The Bike Train launches with a ride on June 17.
              to a cynic, those white bike sten-           Anyone who’s travelled Dundas           infrastructure manager Daniel Egan.      Egan. “We’re trying to make cyclists      for cyclists and prevent them from       œcontinued from page 33
              cils the city’s been experimenting        East, River or Lansdowne south of          “If we can physically put a bike lane    more visible on the street. There’s a     getting upset.”
              with on streets are pointless excuses     Bloor will have spotted them painted       in, we’ll do it. If we don’t have the    misperception that they should be            Once everyone understands why         Sunday, May 30                                       Friday, June 4
              for bike lanes.                           in the middle of a lane, accompanied       width, we’ll use sharrows.”              as far right as possible.”                we’re getting these markings and         eAsy rOller ride 52k ride along the trails of        Bike BreAkfAst enjoy breakfast while your
                 But I’m getting sold on the myster­    by two chevrons. Sharrows aren’t de­          Bike lanes also take a ponderous         The appearance of the bike im­         what they offer, we can stop think­      the humber to the city’s northwest end. 10           bike gets a once-over. 7:30-9:30 am. Free. Bike
              ious rash of new sharrows (or if you’re   lineated by a solid line, so it’s under­   amount of city finagling (witness the    ages running along College west of        ing we’re getting cheated out of bike    am-3 pm. Free. etienne Brulé Park, near Bloor        Joint, 290 harbord. thebikejoint.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Old Mill. tbn.ca.                                Bike first fridAys Breakfast and social for
              not in a rush, “shared lane pavement      standable that they could come off         failed bike lane on University), while   Manning (where a bike lane begins)        lanes, which we’ve learned the hard      girO t.O. Riders travel a boot-shaped route          cyclists hosted by the Toronto Cyclists Union.
              markings”) that have been appearing       looking half­assed.                        sharrows can go anywhere cyclists        hints at another key advantage of         way take serious struggle. Every         through Little italy and then up to vaughan. 8       7:30-8:30 am. Free. artscape wychwood
              without fanfare. Think of them not           “I know a lot of people were con­       venture, affirming their rights with­    the markings.                             time a sharrow symbol is stencilled      am-1 pm. Pledges (villa Charities fundraiser).       Barns, 601 Christie. 416-392-7460.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               901 Lawrence w. villacharities.com.                  BikrOphOne displAy display of a musical bi-
              as alternatives to bike lanes but as a    cerned about us putting sharrows           out said cyclists needing to engage in      “We don’t have to get a bylaw for      on a street, we’re getting a strong,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               rgO green, gO dutch, gO Bike a family ride           cycle instrument created by donald Quan
              quick, cheap way to cue drivers to the    where bike lanes are possible,” ac­        a mid­ride shoutfest. Just about every   sharrows, so we don’t have to wait        legitimizing sign of approval.     3     promotes cycling and raises funds to buy             (with a performance Jun 17) 10 am. Free. 401
              fact that they don’t own the road.        knowledges pedestrian and cycling          cyclist has a horror story about driv­   for the next council cycle to get         news@nowtoronto.com                      bikes for kids in community housing. 10 am-3         Richmond w lobby. 401richmond.net.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               pm. donations. etienne Brulé Park, near Bloor        Bluffs Beers And pizzA in the pArk Cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Old Mill. gogreengodutchgobike.com.              through parks and quiet residential streets to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Scarborough Bluffs followed by a pizza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monday, May 31                                       picnic. 6:30 pm. Free (helmets and lights man-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bike tO yOrk dAy Tune-ups and registration,          datory). Riverdale Park east, just N of Broad-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cycling maps and more. 10 am-3 pm. Free.             view and Gerrard. tbn.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               vari hall fountain, 4700 keele. 416-650-8205.        diverse Bicycle city intercultural perform-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               grOup cOmmute And Bike mOnth lAunch                  ances launch the Toronto Cyclists handbook in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Commuters from around the city meet to bike          16 languages. 6:30-8:30 pm. Free. Parkdale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to City hall for a free breakfast. 7 am (Bloor &     Community Centre, 75 Lansdowne. 416-588-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               high Park/yonge & Lawrence/danforth &                6288 ext 229.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               woodbine), 7:30 am (Bloor & yonge). For
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               other start points call 311 or toronto.ca/cyc-       Saturday, June 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ling/bikemonth/group-commute.htm. Free.              celeBrAte the Open rOAd Talk with cycle-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               JAnet Bike girl The stencil artist holds an          touring enthusiasts about planning a cycling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               open studio. 11 am-7 pm. Free. 401 Rich-             adventure. 11 am. Free. Urbane Cyclist, 180
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mond w. flickr.com/photos/janetbikegirl.             John. 416-979-9733.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    rAce fOr dignity Ride a stationary bike and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tuesday, June 1                                      raise funds for hiv/aidS prevention in africa.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bikes & Budgets discussion on financing              Noon-8 pm. Pledges (dignitas int’l benefit).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cycling infrastructure. 7-8:30 pm. Free. 215         yonge-dundas Square. Register
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Spadina. transportfutures.ca.                        racefordignity.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               explOring leAside Group ride through Lea-            tOrOntO Bicycling netWOrk ride Casual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               side and the don valley. 7-9 pm. Free. Meet          bike ride. 9:30 am-noon. Free. Coxwell and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at Pharma Plus, Bayview and Moore.                   Lake Shore. tbn.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               outingclubofeastyork.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               mimicO creek And humBer ride 22k ride on             Sunday, June 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               paved paths. 10:30 am. Free. etienne Brule           fAmily treAsure hunt Learn about local his-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Park parking lot (Old Mill subway). tbn.ca.          tory while scouring the city for treasure.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Noon. Free. Bike Joint, 290a harbord. 416-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday, June 2                                    532-6392.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cOurier WOrkers centre BreAkfAst Break-              fix yOur Bike dAy Bike Pirates offer repairs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               fast and discussion on cycling issues. 8-10 am.      tune-ups and cycle-related advice. Today, Jul 4,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Free. Courier workers Centre, 92 Queen e.            aug 1 and Sep 5, noon-4 pm. By donation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               torontocouriers.cupw.ca.                             holy Oak Cafe, 1241 Bloor w. bikepirates.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               hArt hOuse Bike mOnth BreAkfAst Cyclists             ride fOr heArt Register for a chance to ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               enjoy breakfast and entertainment on the             on the don valley Parkway free of cars. 6:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               patio. 7:30-9 am. Free. hart house arbor Rm,         am-noon. Pledges (heart and Stroke Fdn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               7 hart house Circle. harthouse.ca.                   fundraiser). rideforheart.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               trAnsit city Talk by transit activist Steve          spit-nic Take a joy ride along the Leslie Spit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Munroe. 7 pm. Free. City hall, Queen and Bay.        followed by a picnic. Noon-2 pm. Free. Bike-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               postcarbontoronto.org.                               Sauce, behind 717 Queen e. bikesauce.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thursday, June 3                                     Monday, June 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               kenk exhibition of graphic portraits of the          high pArk Bicycle cluB info and sign-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               city’s notorious bike thief. To Jun 30. Free.        night. 7:30-9 pm. Free. Mountain equipment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Type Books, 883 Queen w. 416-366-8973.               400 king w. torontohpbc.ca.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               tOur de dufflet Get exercise and treats by           life cycles – custOm/vintAge Bike phOtO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               cycling to all three dufflet locations. To Jun       shOW Photography exhibition, bikes, speak-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               30, Tue-Sat 10 am-7 pm, Sun noon-5 pm. $5.           ers and workshops. To Jun 20. Noon-9 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               787 Queen w/2638 yonge/1917 Queen e.                 Free. 52 McCaul Gallery. 416-550-3893.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               dufflet.com.                                                             continued on page 38 œ


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                                                                                                                                                     ride WArd 25 (dOn vAlley West) Ride to the         lowed by live music and games. 9:30 am-2
œcontinued from page 37                              eAst end cyclists AdvOcAcy discussion on      luminAtO Opening night ride Cycle on the                                                             pm. Pledges (Crohn’s and Colitis Fdn benefit).
                                                     ward-based cycling groups, civic engagement   waterfront bike trails followed by a patio stop   site of the Leaside Rail Trail being constructed
                                                                                                                                                     this summer. 1-3 pm. Free. Nw corner Law-          Sunnybrook Park, Leslie and eglinton. 416-
                                                     and bike lanes on Bloor. 7-9 pm. Free. east   for pizza. 6:30 pm. Free. Riverdale Park east,
Tuesday, June 8                                      york Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell. 29bikes.ca.   Broadview N of Gerrard. tbn.ca.                   rence and Leslie. 416-781-3848.                    920-5035 ext 218.
BAlfOur And the Beltline ride 19k off-road                                                                                                           tOrOntO islAnd tOur Of trees Gentle bike           pedAl the humBer Bike ride along the hum-
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ber to celebrate Canadian Rivers day. 10 am-1
bike ride. 10:30 am. Free. Taddle Creek Park, N of   Thursday, June 10                             Saturday, June 12                                 ride to discover 20 species of island trees. 10
                                                                                                                                                     am-2 pm. Free. Centre island. 416-392-8196.        pm. Free. Old Mill subway. 416-661-6600.
St George subway. tbn.ca.
                                                     etOBicOke cyclists meeting Meet other         the Bicycle fighting Aids With cOmmunity          trAilBlAzers BlAze-A-thOn Blind and visually       rAndy’s rAmBle Leisurely paced, five-star
cycling the leslie street spit Ride to the Spit.     cyclists and discuss how the area could be    medicine a film double feature also includes                                                         ride west from the humber along the water-
7-9 pm. Free. east york Community Centre, Pape                                                                                                       impaired people join cyclists on tandem bikes
                                                     improved for cycling. 5-8 pm. Free. etobi-    a screening of Stephen Lewis: The Man who         for a 50k morning ride or 25k afternoon ride.      front Trail. 10 am. Free. Old Mill subway.
N of Cosburn. outingclubofeastyork.org.
                                                     coke Civic Centre, 150 Borough. bikeunion.    couldn’t Sleep. 12:30 pm. Free. NFB Media-        7:30 am-3:30 pm. Pledges (Trailblazers bene-
rsunnyBrOOk Bike tO WOrk dAy Family-                 to.                                           theque, 150 John. 416-973-3012.                                                                      Tuesday, June 15
friendly cycle in the park and a picnic. Noon-1                                                                                                      fit). CNiB, 1929 Bayview. 416-849-6445.
pm. Free. Sunnybrook health Sciences Centre,         rOAdsWOrth: crOssing the line Screening       Bike tOur Of regent pArk exploring the his-       WOrld nAked Bike ride Bike, rollerskate,           evening cycle in lyttOn pArk Group ride.
2075 Bayview. 416-294-4188.                          of alan kohl’s documentary and panel dis-     tory of and changes to the neighbourhood.         skateboard on wheelchair as bare as you dare       7-9 pm. Free. Pharma Plus, Bayview and
                                                     cussion with cycling advocate hamish wil-     1-4 pm. Free. cpin.ca.                            to protest fossil fuel dependency. Noon. Free.     Moore. outingclubofeastyork.org.
Wednesday, June 9                                    son and others. 7 pm. Free. NFB Media-
                                                     theque, 150 John. 416-973-3012.
                                                                                                   Bike WAsh Get your ride hosed down, de-           Coronation Park, w of Bathurst near Lake-
                                                                                                                                                     shore. worldnakedbikeride.org.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        nOrth yOrk cyclists cOmmunity meeting
                                                                                                   greased and lubed. 1-5 pm. $5-$10 donation.                                                          discussion of cycling infrastructure in North
cOre strength fOr cyclists Get tips from a                                                         Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor w. 416-555-5555.                                                            york with city staff and the Cyclists Union.
personal trainer on how to strengthen the core
muscles. 6:30-7:30 pm. Free. Bicycles at St Clair,
                                                     Friday, June 11                               celeBrAte the AlternAtive Get tips from an        Sunday, June 13                                    6:15-8:30 pm. Free. North york Civic Centre
                                                     genius Of cOmmOn sense Tribute to Jane        expert on recumbent trikes. 10 am-6 pm.           rBike And cAr rAces Tricycle vs cardboard          Council Chambers, 5100 yonge. 416-781-3848.
625 St Clair w. 416-924-3145.
                                                     Jacobs by artist Janet attard. 11 am-7 pm.    Free. Urbane Cyclist, 180 John. 416-979-9733.     car races. 10 am-noon. Free. Saulter and
cyclists legAl clinic a lawyer explains steps                                                                                                                                                           Thursday, June 17
needed to deal with police and insurance compan-     Free. 401 Richmond, Studio S-26. janetbike-   kArmA Bike tune-up Get a free safety inspec-      Queen. 416-901-5352.
ies. 7-8:30 pm. Free. Trinity Bellwoods Community    girl@yahoo.ca.                                tion. Free. karma Co-op, 739 Palmerston. 416-     rfAmily Bicycle pArAde Parade of decorated         Bike trAin OntAriO sOuthWest lAunch The
Centre, Queen and Strachan. 416-532-6392.            green city cycle tOur Guided tour of green    532-6392.                                         bicycles and games. 2-4 pm. Free. Connaught        Bike Train initiative, with bike racks on select
discOver scArBOrOugh centre Learn about              energy projects in action with Toronto Re-    ride tO the BrickWOrks Join the Cyclists          Circle (N end of wychwood at intersection of       passenger trains across Ontario, launches
safe cycling routes and municipal boundaries.        newable energy Co-operative. 12:50-4:30       Union and evergreen for a ride along the          Bike Routes 20 & 31). 416-656-9208.                with a ride. To Jun 20. 11 am. Union Station,
6-9 pm. Free. Thomson Park, Brimley and Law-         pm. $20. 401 Richmond w. 416-977-5093         waterfront Trail and don valley. 5-8:30 pm.       heel ’n’ Wheel-A-thOn Strap on your skates,        Front and Bay. biketrain.ca.
rence. 416-288-0293.                                 ext 247.                                      Free. Cherry and Mill. ebw.evergreen.ca.          hop on your bike or lace up for a 5k run fol-                           continued on page 40 œ




38   may 27 - june 2 2010 NOW
 bike month special                                                                                                                                     stylenotes The week’s news, views and sales
                                                  eAst end cOmmunity gArden tOur Cycling
                                                  tour to visit six east end community gar-          Saturday, June 26
œcontinued from page 38
                                                  dens. 10-11:30 am. Free. South Riverdale           BrickWOrks fArmers mArket Bike mOnth               Shop shuffle                                           JFashion for
                                                  Community health Centre, 955 Queen e.
                                                  etcag.org.
                                                                                                     BreAkfAst Ride to the farmers market for break-
                                                                                                     fast, eco-arts and gardening workshops. 10-4 pm.
                                                                                                                                                        a few Queen Street shops                                a cause
pedAl pOWer film screening Screening of                                                                                                                 are on the move. Berg-                                       H&M (427-429
the documentary by Christopher Sumpton            histOric french fOrts Of tOrOntO tOur              Free. Brickworks, 550 Bayview. ebw.evergreen.ca.
chronicling the growing bicycle movement in       discover T.O.’s military history by bike. 1-2:30   celeBrAte the finer things in life Talk to bike    strom Originals is                                                Queen west,
                                                  pm. Free. Old Mill subway. 416-392-6907.           enthusiasts about european bikes, leather sad-     now at 781
North america. 8 pm. $5. Cinecycle, 129                                                                                                                                                                                      416-593-
Spadina (rear). 416-971-4273.                                                                        dles and more. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Urbane Cyclist,
                                                  Sunday, June 20                                    180 John. 416-979-9733.                            Queen east (416-                                                     0167, and
32 spOkes gO tO the fArmers mArket Bike                                                                                                                 595-7320, berg-
tune-ups, a parade, display of produce-carry-     dim sum ride 40k ride to a dim sum restau-         ride nOrth yOrk streets And trAils Casual                                                                            others,
ing contraptions and more. 3-7 pm. Free. east     rant. 10 am. Free excluding dim sum. Finch         ride around south/central North york. 1-3 pm.      stromoriginals.                                                  hm.com) took
Lynn Park Farmers’ Market, danforth btwn          subway kiss & Ride. tbn.ca.                        Free. Glencairn subway. 416-781-3848.              com), offering a                                                 design cues
Coxwell and woodbine. 416-294-4188.               pedAllers cABAret Bands, burlesque                 ride-in mOvie night Ride in to watch bike-         fresh spring collec-
                                                  troupes, dance and cabaret performances            themed shorts under the stars at dusk. Free.                                                                        from the boho
Friday, June 18                                   support the Friends for Life Bike Rally. 7 pm.     yasi’s Place, 299 wallace. 416-536-9888.           tion of halters and                                              style favoured
Bike Bike! cOnference international gather-       Pwyc (Toronto People with aidS Fdn bene-           scArBOrOugh Bluffs heritAge murAl trAil            shirtdresses in prints                                            by summer
                                                  fit). Buddies in Bad Times, 12 alexander.          Bike tour of the heritage Trail murals on kings-   and satin. The
ing of community bicycle projects and a
                                                  647-893-2566.                                      ton Road. 1:30-3:30 pm. Free. 395 danforth Rd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          music festival-
dance party. 8 pm-2 am. $5 or pwyc. Bike Pir-                                                                                                           Devil’s Workshop                                                  goers for its
ates, 1292 Bloor w. bikepirates.com.                                                                 416-698-7995.
discOver scArBOrOugh centre ride Bike             Tuesday, June 22                                                                                      jewellery studio and                                              first full Fash-
ride to discover safe cycling routes and ward     BlOOrdAle And mimicO creek ride Cycle              Sunday, June 27                                    boutique has crossed the                                  ion Against AIDS
boundaries. 6-9 pm. Free. Thompson Memor-         around the western edge of the city. 10:30 am.     edWArds gArdens Bike ride Meet new people          street to 890 Queen west                             clothing and accessories
ial Park, Brimley and Lawrence. 416-288-0293.     Free. kipling subway Park and Ride. tbn.ca.        and discover new cycling routes on a 37k ride.
                                                                                                     10 am. Free. Finch subway. tbn.ca.
                                                                                                                                                        (416-855-4321, thedevilswork-                        collection, launching June
fridAy night ice creAm ride – vivA l’itAliA       WArd 22 cycling cOmmittee meeting Riders
Cycle the Beltline Trail to the Taste of Little   in St Paul’s meet to discuss cycling areas in      zAreinu ride fOr kids With speciAl needs Ride      shop.ca). and Heel Boy is hop-                       3. Twenty-five per cent of
italy street festival. 6:30 pm. Free. Riverdale   need of improvement. 6-8 pm. Free. deer Park       50k, 100k or 162k ride along the scenic Niagara    ping down the block to dex-                          proceeds from the sale of
Park east, N of Broadview and Gerrard. tbn.ca.    Library, 40 St Clair e. ward22@bikeunion.to.       escarpment. 6:30 am-4 pm. Pledges (Zareinu         terity’s old digs at 773 Queen                       fringed ponchos, beaded
reverse cOmmute Bike ride to Scarborough                                                             educational Ctr benefit). 416-661-1800, mo-
                                                  Wednesday, June 23                                 veathon.com.                                       west (416-362-4335, heelboy.com).           jackets, paisley tunics and washed
on quiet back streets, bike lanes, parks and
trails. 7 am. Free. Carlaw and Lake Shore. 416-
396-5455.
                                                  scArBOrOugh cyclists AdvOcAcy meeting
                                                  Meet like-minded riders and compile sug-           Tuesday, June 29                                   Stage sale                               denim pieces will be divided be-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 tween three charities including De-
West end cOmmunity gArdens ride Bike              gestions on how Scarborough could be im-           evening cycle AlOng the scArBOrOugh                Opera Atelier (operaatelier.com) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 signers Against AIDS, YouthAids and
ride to learn about community gardens in the      proved for cycling. 6-8 pm. Free. Scarbor-         Bluffs Group ride through the Scarborough          spring-cleaning out its closets with a
city’s west end. 6-7 pm. Free. Bike Pirates,      ough Fair Condominiums, 1470 Midland.              Bluffs neighbourhoods. 7-9 pm. Free. Shoppers                                               the United Nations Population Fund.
                                                                                                                                                        costume sale June 4 and 5 at 1 Laird.
1292 Bloor w. bikepirates.com.                    bikeunion.to.                                      drug Mart, woodbine and O’Connor. outing-
                                                                                                     clubofeastyork.org.
                                                                                                                                                        Three hundred-plus pieces from pro-      Drake does it again
Saturday, June 19                                 Friday, June 25                                    sunnyBrOOk/dOn vAlley ride 26k ride on a           ductions like don Giovanni, The Mar-     The Drake (thedrakehotel.ca/dgs)
celeBrAte the pOssiBilities Seminar on using      1840s Bike tOur Bike tour of Toronto’s old,        mostly paved route on streets, bike paths and      riage Of Figaro and dido and aeneas      opens its third General Store loca-
your bike as your sole means of transportation    historic and demolished past. 7-9 pm. Free.        ravines. 10:30 am. Free. Taddle Creek, Bedford 1   are priced between $10 and $25. The      tion June 5 at 82a Bathurst, just
with info on electric-assisted cargo bikes and    adelaide and Grand Opera Lane. Pre-register        block N of Bloor.
hauling a trailer. 10 am-6 pm. Free. Urbane
                                                                                                                                                        sale is preceded by a runway show        south of king. The shop includes the
                                                  416-694-4245.
Cyclist, 180 John. 416-979-9733.                  fridAy night ride tO the distillery district       Wednesday, June 30                                 June 3 spotlighting 25 years’ worth of   usual mix of quirky Canadiana and
cycle fOr sight Fundraising ride from Toron-      Cycle west along the waterfront bike trail, up     previeW And revieW Bikes And trAnsit               the company’s costumes. Tickets for      design buys but also spotlights the
to to Collingwood (or allison to Collingwood).    the humber and down through high Park.             rOutes Ride, comment and review the best day       the show are $25, available by calling   Shared clothing collection (we-
7 am-10 pm. $70-$79 (Fdn Fighting Blindness       6:30 pm. Free (cancelled if raining). Riverdale    trips that combine biking, GO train and TTC.
                                                                                                                                                        416-703-3767 ext 26.                     shared.com).           AndreW sArdOne
benefit). Pre-register 416-360-4200 ext 30.       Park east, N of Broadview and Gerrard. tbn.ca.     Free. bikesandtransit.com.                     3




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