Toronto Bike Month

Old Bicycle. Image: Public Domain.

This year, Toronto Bike Month takes place between May 28 to June 30, 2012. What does this mean? Well, it means that people are finally warming up to the idea that the bike is a legit form of transit!

This year’s festivities kicked off with the Toronto Group Commute and a Bike to Work Day on the 28t of May. But if you’ve already missed it, the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto has been working together to organise a range of bike related activities for the month. Here are just a few highlights for this week:

What: Central Commerce Bike Repair & Maintenance Course One-Year Anniversary Student assembly with performances, speakers and a reception.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Central Commerce Collegiate (570 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON).
Cost: Free.

What: Chain Reaction Bike Clinic Free tune-ups, minor repairs and bike safety checks.
When: Thursday June 7, 2012 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Yonge Dundas Square (southeast corner of Yonge and Dundas Street, Toronto, ON).
Cost: Free.
For more info: Visit the Yonge-Dundas Square website.

What: Urbane Cyclist 15th Anniversary Member appreciation night with specials throughout the store.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Urbane Cyclist (180 John Street, Toronto, ON)
Cost: Free

What: Ward 29 Thursday Night Rides Leisurely group ride.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 6:15 p.m.
Where: East York Community Centre (1081 1/2 Pape Avenue, Toronto, ON). Ride from East York to destinations within easy cycling distance.
Cost: Free.
For more info: Visit 29bikes.ca

What: Community Bicycle Clinic & Used Bike Sale Bicycle tune-up and fundraiser. Benefit for the Central Commerce Collegiate cycling program.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Central Commerce Collegiate (570 Shaw Street, Toronto, ON)
Cost: Pay what you can.

What: Tour De Forts Cycling tour to view Toronto’s history.
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Where: Old Mill subway, Toronto, ON.
Cost: Free.
For more info: Visit the Fort York website.

What: Finch Hydro Trail Corridor Ribbon Cutting And Ride Celebrate the hydro corridor with a ride and ribbon cutting.
When: Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Where: Esther Shiner Stadium Parking Lot (5720 Bathurst, Toronto, ON).
Cost: Free.

So why not grab a bike and make your way around town this summer? The Backpackers on Dundas is central to everywhere you can ride to in the city!

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