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  • Toronto Bike Lanes - Bloor Pilot Project Approved

    Bloor bike lane pilot project approved by Toronto council Council voted 38-3 to move ahead with a pilot project of installing physically separated cycle tracks along a 2.6-km stretch of Bloor. By BEN SPURR - Staff Reporter at The Toronto Star After decades of advocacy by Toronto’s cycling community, bike lanes are coming to Bloor St. Following a lengthy debate Wednesday, council voted 38-3 to move ahead with a pilot project of installing physically separated cycle tracks along a 2.6-km stretch of Bloor St. West between Shaw St. and Avenue Rd. The city’s transportation department plans to install the lanes by...

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  • Bike lane design for Bloor Street in Toronto unveiled

    Riding fixed in Toronto will potentially get easier!  City staff are proposing protected lanes going both directions on Bloor St. from Shaw St. to Avenue Rd. Cyclists and motorists can finally see what bike lanes on Bloor St. — decades in the making — will look like. At a public meeting Wednesday, Torontonians saw mock-ups of the city-preferred model for a pilot project — lanes on both sides of the street from Shaw St. to Avenue Rd., separated from car traffic by flexible posts. If feedback is good and city council gives its stamp of approval, bikes could be whizzing...

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  • End of the Year SALE!! 20% off Any Bike!

    Use promo code GR1NDSEASON during checkout and receive 20% off the retail price of any bike!!

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  • How to stop your bike from getting stolen and other tips

      By: Katrina Clarke  The Star Staff Reporter, Published on Mon Jun 2 So you’ve got wheels. What’s next? We talked to Jeremy Axon, owner of Urbane Cyclist Worker Co-Op, Const. Victor Kwong of the Toronto Police Service, and Yvonne Bambrick, author of The Urban Cycling Survival Guide, about staying safe, avoiding theft and keeping road rage to a minimum. How to stop your bike from getting stolen: DO Always lock your bicycle when leaving it unattended. Register your bike with the Toronto police. Lock your bicycle by placing a chain or cable through both wheels (if possible) and the frame....

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  • GR1ND Introduces New Options for Fixed Gear and Single Speed Bikes

    GR1ND introduces 2 new series of fixed gear and single speed bikes including “Illume”, which is great for the track or street and comes equipped with reflective decals for late night rides!    

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  • 2015 Toronto International Bicycle Show Highlights

    The 29th annual Toronto bike show was this past weekend and it did not fail to live up to expectations. The countless amount of deals, information and excitement led to another successful spring show. www.facebook.com/BicycleShow This years highlights were much more than just great sale prices, the crowds were drawn to the amazing events and great competitions.  We start at the Velodrome! The mini Velodrome was built specifically for the Toronto Bicycle Show and was a major attraction. Many people got to test their skills on this compact Velodrome and received tips from the pro’s hosting this station. The BMX...

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  • Why Buy a Fixie?

    4 reasons why you should jump on a fixed gear bike this summer! 1) The culture Fixed gear bikes have become quite popular lately with the bike messenger community having a massive influence on this. Fixies are generally perceived as cool, trendy and edgy.     2) Maintenance and Design The minimalist design means very little maintenance is required on these bikes. This design also enables ease of customization and the ideas are limitless  3) Cost Due to the design the price for a fixie is generally much cheaper than the average road bike! 4) Speed and Fitness Fixed gear bikes...

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  • STREET-TOUGH RACERS FIGHT FOR SUPREMACY IN L.A.'S UNDERGROUND CYCLING WORLD

    It's a Saturday night in South Los Angeles, and on the corner of Florence and Pacific avenues, an evangelical stands with a megaphone, beckoning passersby to save their souls. The veins in his throat bulge with impassioned pleas to join his iglesia, but he's having trouble drawing a crowd. People are watching the bicycle race across the street. Check out the rest of this awesome article at  http://www.laweekly.com/news/street-tough-racers-fight-for-supremacy-in-las-underground-cycling-world-5368780

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  • Seven reasons why you should take up track cycling

    For most road cyclists the idea of jumping on a bike with no brakes and no gears, dashing around a track with gravity-defying bankings, and racing at full speed within handlebar-clipping proximity of other cyclists, sounds about as appealing as an illegal rush hour time trial on the M25. But once you’ve mastered your fear of skidding across the track and getting Siberian pine splinters embedded in your gluteus maximus, you will discover that track cycling is an exciting and addictive way to boost your fitness, bike-handling skills and sportive performances. Top British road cyclists such as Sir Bradley Wiggins,...

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  • Ask Bicycling: Fixie vs Single Speed, Trail Hydration, and Removing Rust

    All your ride quandaries, solved   Q: What's the difference between a singlespeed and a fixie? Why would you want only one gear? A singlespeed is exactly what it sounds like—a bike with one gear. A fixie (or fixed gear) is a singlespeed without brakes and without the mechanism that allows the bike to coast when you're not pedaling. In other words, if the wheels on a fixie are moving, so are the cranks —and your legs. Why would you want a single gear? It can make you stronger , especially on hills, which require more power...

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