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Annual Quarterly East End Pub Night: Thursday, April 24, 2014

By , April 15, 2014 2:35 pm

It’s that time again: a whole year (and then some!) has passed since our last quarterly pub night, so we’re doing it again. Please join us at Remarks Bar & Grill on Thursday, April 24, 2014 starting at 7:00 p.m. for our Annual Quarterly East End Pub Night event. Members of east end advocacy groups including Ward 29 Bikes, Ward 30 Bikes32 Spokes, Cycle 26, and Ward 31 Bikes will be attending this informal get-together. If you think you’d like to get involved in some cycling activities this year or just want to socialize, this is your perfect excuse to get out on a Thursday night.

If you’re a little shy and not sure you’re up to joining us, here are some sure-fire conversation starters among cyclists:

“It’s (perfect/awful) cycling weather this week.”

“Have you started riding yet this year?”

“Can you believe the potholes on <insert street> this year? It’s crazy!”

“What’s the best way to get to <insert destination> by bike?”

“Recumbent bikes scare me.”

“Hi.”

So join us to talk shop, talk bike, talk sports, or just have a good time.

 Details:
Annual Quarterly East End Pub Night
Remarks Bar & Grill
1926 Coxwell Avenue (West side of Coxwell Avenue, ½ block south of O’Connor Drive)
From 7:00 p.m. until whenever.
Everyone is welcome. Contact us if you have any questions.

(What’s an annual quarterly pub night, you ask? It’s a social gathering that we try to have quarterly but end up having annually. Usually, we’d rather be outside riding than inside talking about riding. Typical cyclists!)

Ride in the East York Canada Day Parade: Monday, July 1, 2013

By , June 18, 2013 8:24 pm

Ward 29 Bikes is riding in the East York Canada Day Parade on July 1 once again this year and cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to join us. The parade is a great opportunity for new and experienced cyclists alike to ride in a fun, friendly, and safe atmosphere while impressing thousands of spectators with your ability to balance on two wheels at parade speed, turn in circles, and wave. The parade has been run continuously in East York for more than 50 years and features numerous community organizations, floats, a motorcade, marching bands, and—for the fourth year—a growing band of cyclists who want to show how much fun riding around the city can be. The parade winds slowly through the streets of East York to the big Canada Day party in Stan Wadlow Park.

There’s only one thing that’s more fun than watching a parade: being in a parade! So bring yourself, your family, your friends, and your neighbours to the parade starting point (see the map below) on July 1 and get ready for the most fun you can have on two wheels. Wear red and white or Ward 29 blue. We’ll provide bike decorations, or you can decorate on your own if you want to compete in the best dressed bike contest.

Contact us if you’d like to participate this year or if you have any questions about the parade.

 

Join us in the East York Canada Day Parade

  • Meet at 8:30 a.m. (no later than 8:45), Monday, July 1, 2013. The parade leaves after 9:00.
  • We start at the East York Town Centre (formerly Thorncliffe Mall), in the parking lot in front of Target.
  • The parade arrives at Stan Wadlow Park around 11:00 a.m. The party and midway continue until fireworks at dusk.
  • Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Don’t forget sunscreen and a water bottle.

 

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Thursday Night Ride 2013 #3: The Beach and Port Lands

By , June 11, 2013 10:17 pm


View Thursday night ride #3 with Ward 29 Bikes in a larger map

Our 2013 Thursday Night Ride series continues this week with a ride down to the Beach and along the Martin Goodman Trail to Cherry Beach before returning to our neighbourhood for refreshments. Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Thursday, June 13 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:30 p.m.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride,
  • lights for the late-evening ride home, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

Thursday Night Ride 2013 #2: Taylor Creek Park and Warden Woods

By , June 4, 2013 12:06 am


View Thursday Night Ride 2013 #2: Taylor Creek Park & Warden Woods in a larger map

Our 2013 Thursday Night Ride series continues this week with a tour through Taylor Creek Park and Warden Woods. This week’s ride takes us through several East York and southwest Scarborough parks and neighbourhoods, and includes a hidden treasure along the way. As always, we’ll return to an East York-area ice creamery for dessert and socializing.  Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Thursday, June 6 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:30 p.m.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride,
  • lights for the late-evening ride home, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

 

Thursday Night Ride 2013 #1: Don Valley to Edwards Gardens

By , May 29, 2013 12:19 am


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Our 2013 Thursday Night Ride series kicks off with a fun ride up the Don Valley to Edwards Gardens. We’ll cycle through the Bridle Path neighbourhood, Sunnybrook Park, and Leaside on our way back to East York for a post-ride ice cream. Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Thursday, May 30 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. on Thursday if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:30 p.m.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

Bonus! Thursday night ride #5: Leaside, Rosedale, and the Brick Works

By , July 10, 2012 2:17 pm

Just a reminder that we’re running a bonus Thursday night ride this week. The route is the same as the ride that was cancelled on June 21 and you can find the details in the original announcement for that ride. This will be our final formal ride for this summer. If you’ve enjoyed the rides and would like to see more of them throughout the cycling season, you should join us at an organizing meeting. Our next one is coming up on Wednesday, July 18; see the calendar listing for details.

 

As always, riders should meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues  on Thursday, July 12 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:30 p.m.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

East York Canada Day parade

By , July 2, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks to all of the Ward 29 Bikes members and supporters who joined us for the East York Canada Day parade on Sunday morning. With sunny skies and low humidity, it was a beautiful day for for a bike ride through the streets of East York surrounded by Shriners, Rotarians, marching bands, and many other East York community groups. Following the parade, even more cyclists approached us and asked if they could ride with us next year. Of course you can; everyone is welcome to join us. Let’s make next year’s parade entry the biggest ever!

Here’s a gallery of pictures from this year’s parade. Click on any picture to view it full size. Thanks for all of your support!

Thursday night ride #4: Cedarvale ravine and the Beltline

By , June 28, 2012 1:21 am

Our fourth and last Thursday night ride for this year will take us on a loop ride through several downtown and midtown neighbourhoods as we explore Cedarvale ravine and the Beltline trail. This ride passes through Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which closes its gates for the night at 8 p.m. at this time of year. If the cemetery is closed (or about to close) when we get there, we’ll follow an alternate route.

Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Thursday, June 28 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:45 p.m.

Riders will receive a copy of the turn sheet and map at the beginning of the ride, or you can print them from this PDF.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

View Thursday night ride #4: Cedarvale ravine & the Beltline in a larger map

Thursday night ride #3: Leaside, Rosedale, and the Brick Works

By , June 28, 2012 12:01 am

[Update, June 28: We've rescheduled this ride for Thursday, July 12. The time, starting point, and route remain the same. Join us!]

[Update, June 21: Tonight's ride was cancelled because of the unpredictable thunderstorms moving through Toronto this evening. Thanks to all the dedicated cyclists who showed up at the start point despite the weather; we hope to see you again next week. We may attempt to reschedule this ride as a bonus Thursday night ride in July.]

Our third Thursday night ride will take us through parts of Leaside and Rosedale on our way to the Don Valley Brick Works before heading back home. Note that this is a change from the original route. Meet at the East York Community Centre at the corner of Pape and Torrens Avenues on Thursday, June 21 at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, but will be cancelled if thunderstorms are likely. Email info@29bikes.ca before 5:00 p.m. if you want confirmation of the status of the ride; final determination will be made by 5:30 p.m.

Riders will receive a copy of the turn sheet and map at the beginning of the ride, or you can print them from this PDF.

You should bring:

  • a bike in good working order,
  • clothing appropriate for the weather,
  • a bottle of water,
  • money for refreshments after the ride, and
  • TTC fare in case you get tired and need a lift home.

Contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on Thursday.

View Thursday Night Ride #3: Leaside, Rosedale, and the Brick Works in a larger map

Ride in the East York Canada Day parade: Sunday, July 1, 2012

By , June 24, 2012 12:20 am

Canada Day parade: Ward 29 Bikes members flying the colours.

Ward 29 Bikes is riding in the East York Canada Day parade to celebrate safe, convenient, and fun cycling in our neighbourhood. And we’d like you to join us! This is your opportunity to fulfill your secret desire to be the centre of attention, riding through the streets of East York while thousands of people cheer you on. Parades make everyone smile, and the fun is doubled when you experience it from inside the parade rather than sitting on the curb.

To join us in the parade, just bring yourself, your family, and your bikes to the parking lot near the old Zellers store in the East York Town Centre (Thorncliffe Mall) no later than 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 1. The parade leaves the parking lot at 9:00 a.m. and winds its way through the streets of East York to the big party in Stan Wadlow Park. Wear either red and white or Ward 29 blue. We’ll have some decorations for everyone’s bikes.

Contact us if you’d like more information or to confirm that you’ll be riding with us on Canada Day.

Canada Day 2010: Waving to the crowd on Coxwell Ave.

Small bike

Canada Day parade 2010: It's not the size of the bike, it's how you ride it.

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