life&style By ANDREW SARDONE
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-
thinking about investing in a good set of usable vessel stands up
wheels. We asked some local bike boosters
when full but folds away
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.
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-
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
$1,699. 199 augusta. 647-
custom-made for the bike. it’s skirt- THE DANDY BIKE
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-
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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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-
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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approval,” says Egan.
That means routes where bike month
traffic is already flowing could easi
ly see these bike stamps one mor
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
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
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
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 email@example.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.
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-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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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.
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.
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. email@example.com. 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-
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-
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
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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