Monday, June 12, 2017

Ward 30 Bikes Spring 2017 Newsletter

Our spring newsletter is out.  Contact us if you would like to get on the email list.


Ward 30 Bikes
Spring 2017 News 

The Ward30 Bikes Newsletter is back! We've been super busy, but the much loved newsletter is here!

Join our next meeting 
Tuesday, June 13. 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre (765 Queen St. E.)
Join us at the Ralph Thornton Centre to find out more about bike projects and events in your community, and how you can contribute. See you there!

Danforth Loves Bikes Campaign Update
Door to Door Canvassing Has Begun!
The Danforth Loves Bikes Campaign is in full swing!  In April last year the volunteers of the campaign hosted an amazing Bikes Mean Business Event.   Volunteers also canvassed local businesses, and supporters for Danforth Bike Lanes put stickers up in their windows - you can check out the full map here - please shop and give a thanks to our amazing business supporters! 

In June Council approved the 10 year bike plan which included the recommendation to study bike lanes on Danforth in the third quarter of 2017! Big thanks to Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon who with our other east end councillors championed this.

In September Open Streets came to the Danforth for the first time ever so we put together a pop-up bike lane - right here on the Danforth!

Awesome right?

Then in October Cycle Toronto did their big Bloor Danforth Fundraiser and safety awareness ride which was a huge success!

And now in Spring... the momentum continues as we just kicked off door to door canvassing.

Interested in helping out with canvassing?  Contact us asap! We'd love your help!
Bike Month is on!
Now - June 30th
Bike to Work Day was on Monday.  People from all corners of the city rode into City Hall to officially kick off Bike Month. For the 2nd year in a row the Mayor rode in to join the festivities. Here's a pic of some east side people heading to city hall with our Councillor Paula Fletcher.

It's also Bike to School Week! Today students and teachers from 6 schools gathered for a press conference at Bloor and Christie urging the city to make the Bloor Bike Lanes permanent - the next generation of Toronto wants safer streets! We thank them for their civic action!

For full Bike Month listings, check out the event page there is so much cool stuff every day!

Withrow Farmers Market - Opening Day 
Saturday, June 3. 10:30am 
Bring your bike to the Withrow Park Farmers' Market this weekend and get a FREE safety check/tune-up from our volunteers.  Cycling maps and Danforth campaign materials will be available. You can also ask us about Bells on Danforth!
And ... new this year, as the market coincides with the councillors compost day, our volunteers will be offering a FREE compost delivery service by bike!

Bells on Danforth
Saturday, June 24. 10:30am 
The pedal powered parade to celebrate cycling is back! The 2017 edition of Bells on Danforth is set for Saturday, June 24. More details will be posted on the ride page as we get closer to the big day. Also follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
Other upcoming events
Riverside Eats n Beats - June 3rd & 4th
We couldn't make it this year to help out, but it's on and better than ever! Plus our good friends at Switchback Cyclery are doing their thing for a bike themed block party Saturday June 3rd 1pm onwards.  Full event list here

Leslieville Tree Festival - June 17th
Back again! 12pm - 4pm we'll be there!

East York Canada Day Parade - July 1st
Ward 29 Bikes is organizing a bike parade as part of the annual East York Canada Day Parade: //

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