Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Help Needed (Collision)

"I was heading north on Spadina just south of College on Thursday night. A man cut me off without signaling turning right into a small side street on the south east corner. I hit the front quarter panel. Me and the bike went over the hood. Surprisingly I didn't think I was hurt at the time. Turns out I have a sprained wrist and broken foot. The old man immediately stated it was my fault!. Didnt even ask if I was ok!!!!!! Clearly it was not my fault and a two witnesses (the first to come to my aid) were in 100% agreement with me.

So Im putting a call out to those witnesses or any that saw me get hit. Unfortunately for me I did not get their info. Even if you heard from a friend they saw some guy get hit etc please pass on the info. Having a few statements on my side will help make this dirt bag own up for being an irresponsible driver.

Any help would be a appreciated. sale-pknkm-2087110738@craigslist.org
Your fellow biker"

Monday, November 29, 2010

RADICAL MOVIE NIGHT G20 Legal Fundraiser

G20 Legal Fundraiser

On Friday December 3rd we will be hosting a radical movie night to raise funds for our friends and allies facing G20 related legal charges.

Come join us for an amazing night of movies, drinks, board games, snacks, hanging out, and all around rockin good times.

All welcome!

7pm – 9pm: Land and Freedom (Tierra y Libertad)

Directed by Ken Loach, this 1995 film narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. A heart wrenching portrayal of the attempt by ordinary people to build an anarchist society, and its subsequent betrayal. The movie won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

10:30-midnight: What to do in Case of Fire (Was tun, wenn’s brennt?)

Directed by Gregor Schnitzler, this 2002 film tells the humorous and touching story of six anarchist friends living as squatters in Berlin in the 80s, when they leave a handcrafted bomb in a mansion. Only thirteen years later the bomb explodes, wounding two people, forcing the group to reunite and, ultimately, come to grips with the reason they separated years ago.

Free popcorn!

Pay what you can (suggested $5-10). Come for one or both movies.
All proceeds go to the G20 Legal Defence Fund.

Metzger Bicycle Shop - Detroit 1900s

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bicycle Fight!

La Palette Kensington Market 2000 - 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Memorial Ride in Solidarity with Fallen Cyclists

Memorial Ride
Spadina and Bloor 7am November 26th

"An early morning collision with a TTC streetcar claimed the life of a 60-year-old male cyclist near lower Spadina Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard West Friday.
The accident happened shortly before 7:30 a.m.

Police report the cyclist was stopped at a centre median when the southbound 510 Union Station streetcar that had the right of way approached.

At that point, the cyclist for unknown reasons began to cycle eastbound and was struck by the streetcar. As a result, he was trapped beneath the apron of the streetcar.

The cyclist, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do not believe he was wearing a helmet.

Streetcars in the immediate area were diverted for several hours as police investigated the collision.

This accident is Toronto's 36th traffic fatality and the second cyclist death of 2010."

Piece Work: Janet Bike Girl at the Gladstone

Gladstone Hotel Show: Piece Work, Friday November 26, Saturday November 27 and Sunday November 28 2010.

For info about the Gladstone Hotel located in Toronto, Canada visit
Piece Work Pop Up Show and Sale
Janet Bike Girl in Room 204
Dates: Friday November 26 2010 ......... 6 to 9 pm
Saturday November 27........... 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 28......... 11am to 6 pm
I spent the month of March 2010 doing an artist residency at the Gladstone Hotel. Piecework will be a show of all the work I created during my residency. There are hand stenciled bicycle fabric patches, hand stenciled bicycle t-shirts, for infants, children and men and women. I will also have hand painted bicycle bags !Hope you can visit, the Gladstone Hotel is a great place to see bicycle art.
For extra fun, check out Hard Twist a show of textile based artwork. Hard Twist will be on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Gladstone Hotel.
Enjoy !
Janet Bike Girl

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Love Your Lane

Image by TX UP! New York

The New York Times had an awesome history about the struggle for safe passage for New York Cyclists...


Friday, November 19, 2010

The Dandyhorse Magazine Collection

dh_coverFAN, originally uploaded by tt2wheels.

Thanks Tammy!

How to get to work

How to get to work, originally uploaded by MyWheelsareTurning.

The NYC Velorution

New York City Bike Wars from EcoMobility.tv on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MTV Impact On Cycling - Sunday Nov. 21

If you get MTV Canada on your TV, tune in this coming Sunday Nov. 12 
at 6pm, and again at 8pm for the airing of Impact: Vicious Cycle.

Featuring Sunny D and many other local cycling heroes.

You can watch the full show here

The Crescent

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Volta de Bicicleta from Cinema de Rua on Vimeo.
Um mini passeio de bicicleta em stop motion, nas ruas de Perdizes. Uma estréia de Letícia Ribeiro.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ride Ride Ride!

P1010955, originally uploaded by Martinho.
Underpass along Dundas East

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Ghost Bike For Scarborough

A cyclist was struck and killed by a GO Train in Scarborough Tuesday evening, police said.

The 54-year-old woman was riding west on Finch Avenue around 7:30 p.m., when she was hit by a northbound train at a level crossing, between Kennedy and Finch avenues.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Stouffville-bound train, which was carrying 300 passengers, was held up at the scene, but was allowed to depart later in the evening.

The woman's name had not been released late Tuesday, pending notification of next of kin.

Investigators were still trying to determine how the crash happened, and why she was on the tracks at the time. (Photo: Bike Pirates)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cyclists doing good for all of us

From The Star today:
"I don’t have and won’t ride a bicycle. I intend to die at home in bed, and not on a city street under the wheels of a big car driven by a jerk in a cheap suit with a cellphone, a cup of bad coffee and a vein busting out of his forehead.
But maybe that’s just me.
Because, on a recent morning, I walked from the corner of Queen and Yonge to the corner of Queen and Gladstone, and along the way I counted 493 parked bicycles, 47 riders who were not wearing helmets, and 23 cyclists who were helmeted.
A mild surprise: one hour, one major street, more than 500 bikes.
The riders I saw looked a lot like this city: old, young, men, women, students and children, people from all the cities in the world where the use of a bike is a matter of course. You’d think we’d pay them a little respect." ... Read on below

Flower Bike

Photos: Geoff Gies

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Forever Bicycles (2003)

Forever Bicycles (2003), originally uploaded by Peter Bellars.

London Bike Promo

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bike Boxes On Hoskin/Queen's Park Circle

P1010780, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Toronto UCI Cyclocross

Toronto UCI Cyclocross., originally uploaded by somnambulant.