Ride in the East York Canada Day Parade: Friday, July 1

By , June 20, 2016 8:03 pm

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Only one thing is way more fun than watching a parade: being in a parade! Join Ward 29 Bikes and dozens of cyclists in the East York Canada Day Parade on Wednesday, July 1. This is our seventh year in the parade, which means that we will have brought our special blend of fun, colour, and bikes to 12% of East York Canada Day Parades throughout all of history. If that isn’t worth celebrating, what is?

Riding in this local tradition is the best way to have way too much fun celebrating your community, laughing with your neighbours, and riding your bike in parade formations. Circles, figure-eights…our pinwheel attempt didn’t go so well last year, but we’ll try again this year! We’ll be gathering at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1 on the north side of Dieppe Park (on Cosburn east of Greenwood). We’ll provide decorations; you just need to bring your bike and a smile. Check out the fun we’ve had in previous years  and contact us if you want more information about the parade or to confirm your participation. Don’t miss out!

Bells on Danforth: Saturday, June 25, 2016

By , June 20, 2016 8:02 pm

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Join us this Saturday for the fifth annual Bells on Danforth, a pedal-powered parade to celebrate cycling! More than 500 people riding all manner of bikes, took over Danforth for last year’s biggest-ever edition. Let’s go even bigger this year! Meet across from Castle Frank Station at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 25. See the Bells on Danforth website for full details.

CANCELLED: Volunteer meeting, June 15, 2016

By , June 14, 2016 6:39 pm

Our regularly-scheduled volunteer meeting has been cancelled for this month. Join us instead at the Cosburn Pape Community Bicycle Day, Bells on Danforth, or the East York Canada Day Parade (details to be announced).

East York History Bike Ride: Saturday, June 18

By , June 7, 2016 4:52 pm

East York History Ride

As part of the Cosburn Pape Community Bicycle Day, Ward 29 Bikes and the East York Historical Society will be running a special edition of the East York History Bike Ride. Join us for a cycling tour of some of Ward 29’s historic sites. Discover the Taylors and Playters, explore the villages of Todmorden and Chester, and learn about the history of East York and area while riding with the whole family.

This edition of the tour will leave our Cosburn Pape Community Bicycle Day hub at Cosburn and Pape at 1 pm on Saturday, June 18. Everyone who comes on the ride will receive a copy of the ride booklet containing information about all of the highlighted sites. The full tour will take approximately 90 minutes at a leisurely pace and is suitable for the whole family. The route is mostly on quiet neighbourhood streets or dedicated bike lanes, but there will be some short sections along main roads.

Cosburn Pape Community Bicycle Day: Saturday, June 18

By , June 4, 2016 4:39 am

Cosburn Pape Community Bicycle Day poster

We’re bringing our bike festival to the neighbourhood on Saturday, June 18! Join us for a day of activities including the East York History Bike Ride (1 pm), le Tour de Cosburn, and more! Visit our hub at Bethany Baptist Church (southeast corner of Cosburn & Pape) to get your bike tuned up, learn about cycling opportunities in the area, connect with CultureLink’s Bike Host program, and get cycling information and maps. See our event page for more information.

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