Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cyclist Death May 22nd at 1pm

A 57-year-old Toronto cyclist died Thursday after he fell in front of a cube van.

Toronto police said the chain of events started just after 1 p.m.

The cyclist was eastbound on Eglinton Avenue West, just west of Avenue Road, when the occupant of a parked car opened the driver's side door.

The cyclist hit the door, lost control of his bike and fell on the road, where he was hit by the van.

The cyclist died four hours later in hospital.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


The Toronto chapter of Bicycles-for-Humanity is hosting its 3rd fundraising event. Join us for a night of "Passion in Argentina" at Lula Lounge, on Wednesday, June 4th, doors open at 7pm. Featuring Tango performers with live music and a sampling of wines from Argentina. Bring your dancing shoes for Tango lessons after the performance. Lula Lounge is located at 1585 Dundas St. W., west of Dufferin. To purchase tickets contact Lula Lounge at 416-588-0307 or Tickets $40 in advance include show, wine tasting and canapes, or $50 at the door. If you want to come out just for the dance $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Ride of Silence

cyclists especially, but also runners, and others who legally share
the road

The Ride Of Silence™

May 21, 2008, 7pm Bloor and Spadina

• to mourn those cyclists already killed by motorists
• to raise awareness (among motorists, police, and city officials) of
cyclists on the road
• to have motorists know we only want to share the road we ride on
• to show that cyclists are not going away

On the third Wednesday of May, at 7 PM local around the world, cyclists
will take to the roads in a silent protest of the carnage taking place
on the streets.

Chris Phelan organized the first Ride Of Silence in Dallas in 2003 after
endurance cyclists Larry Schwartz was killed by a passing bus mirror on
an empty road.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no
faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride.

The ride hopes to raise cycling awareness during bike safety month to
motorists, police, and city officials. The ride is also a chance to
mourn, in funeral procession style, those who have already been killed.
The ride also requests black arm bands be worn, red if you have had a
bike/motor vehicle accident.

Phelan is looking for as many cyclists as possible to join him in one
of many locations in the US, Canada, Australia, Europe, South and Central
America and the rest of the world.

He can be reached at

The web site is

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pages Books, Art Window, Toronto Bike Month, June 2008, Canada

Pages Bookstore , Art window, will have a display of my bicycle stencils to celebrate the release of the book Stencil Nation, by Russell Howze.

Stencil Nation, will also be available for purchase at Pages Books.

There will also be a table featuring other stencil and graffiti books, in Pages Bookstore.

The display, is part of Bike Month Toronto. The event takes place June 1 to June 20 2008.

Pages Books and Magazines
256 Queen St. West
Toronto, Canada

Janet Bike Girl

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

CAA supports Bike Month with call for bike lanes

NEWSFLASH- The Canadian Automobile Association Toronto Division today announced that it would be putting funds behind a major campaign calling for more bike lanes. The timing of the surprising announcement was set to coincide with Toronto's Bike Month. When CAA spokesperson Jim Hodia was asked about the sudden reversal in supporting bike lanes he stated that the "CAA strongly supports the creation of convenient free parking".

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ride of Silence

The Sixth annual ride of silence will commence May 21st 2008. The starting point will be the south east corner of Spadina and Bloor. The ride is to commemorate the deaths of cyclists around the world. The ride will leave at 7:00 pm and proceed at a yet to be determined route throughout the city in silence. For more information contact Derek Chadbourne at

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Jane's Walk May 3rd and 4th

In honour of urban thinker and dreamer Jane Jacobs, the Centre for City Ecology is celebrating the good things about this city (including cycling) and putting on 2 days of free, guided tours to explore cool places all over Toronto.  These are not your typical tours. Everything from seeing the Jane + Finch neighbourhood through the eyes of high school students who live there to exploring Cycling as a part of Toronto's History (the walk about cycling begins at 11am, Saturday May 3, corner of Yonge and Temperance).  Check it out!

More information on Jane's Walk is available here: