Ride in the East York Canada Day Parade!

By , June 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Ward 29 Bikes and friends in the Canada Day Parade

Ward 29 Bikes and friends in the Canada Day Parade

You think about joining us for the East York Canada Day parade every year, and this year you’re actually going to do it! This is our eighth year and you’re out of excuses! From modest beginnings in 2010 (we’re not entirely convinced that the parade actually existed before we started riding in it), the East York Canada Day parade has become the most fun cycling event of the year. Oh sure, there are bands and floats and community groups and thousands of spectators sitting along the route, but we all know that the parade is really all about having fun and looking silly on our bikes.

Who will win the costume competition this year? Felicity is the three-time defending champion, but the rumour mill is abuzz with news that Val has a secret weapon this year. Is there another candidate who can beat them both? Don’t miss the next exciting chapter in this once-a-year serial thriller! We meet on the north side of Dieppe Park (on Cosburn just east of Greenwood) at 9 am on July 1 for bike decorating; the parade leaves the park at 10 am. Be there!

Ward 29 Bikes and Friends in the East York Canada Day Parade
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017. Decorating begins at 9 am, parade leaves at 10 am, arrives at Stan Wadlow Park around 11 am.
Where: Meet on the north side of Dieppe Park (on Cosburn just east of Greenwood). You won’t be able to miss us.
Who: You! This is a family friendly event. The streets are closed to traffic for the parade and cyclists of all ages participate every year.
Why: You know you want to. You know you need to!
How: Come by bi-, tri-, uni-, quadri-, or any other kind of human-powered cycle, whether upright, recumbent, road, hybrid, urban, mountain, folding, tall, tandem, cruiser, or any other style.


Bells on Danforth 2017: Saturday, June 24

By , June 20, 2017 4:37 am
This can mean only one thing

This can mean only one thing.

Bicycle bells, cowbells, school bells, oh my! Bells on Danforth returns this Saturday for its sixth annual edition! Hundreds of cyclists will be riding the length of Danforth Avenue, ringing bells of all descriptions until we arrive at the Crossroads of the Danforth. Meet at 10:30 on Saturday morning at the west end of the Bloor Viaduct, across from Castle Frank subway station.

Bells on Danforth 2017
Saturday, June 24, 10:30 am (ride leaves at 11 am)
Start: Prince Edward Viaduct Park (across from Castle Frank station)
Finish: Crossroads of the Danforth (Danforth Avenue & Danforth Road)

Full details are on the Bells on Danforth website.


Next volunteer meeting: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

By , June 19, 2017 5:43 pm

The next Ward 29 Bikes volunteer meeting is coming up this Wednesday evening:

Wednesday June 21, 2017, 7 p.m.
Timothy’s Cafe, Carrot Common (northeast corner of Danforth & Jackman)

Draft agenda

  1. Final prep for Bells on Danforth (this Saturday!)
  2. Final prep for East York Canada Day Parade (next Saturday!)
  3. Danforth Loves Bikes Campaign update
  4. Social media update
  5. Other business

Everyone is welcome.

NOTE: We meet on the third Wednesday of every month. If you can’t make it to this month’s meeting, mark your calendars for the next one on July 19.

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