Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Horse Shit In The Bike Lane

P1080017, originally uploaded by Martinho.
College Street Today

Trash Art and Music Festival

Sunday, July 31 3:00pm to 10:30pm

R.R.R.R.R: Trash Art and Music Festival Reused, Repurposed, Re-imagined, Reclaimed, Re-framed Co-presented by Whippersnapper + Wavelength + Snakes & Ladders

Location: El Gordo back patio + lot 214 Augusta Ave.



R.R.R.R.R is the central event of Whippersnapper's TAKE ME WITH YOU summer programming series, which focuses on the Art of the lost and found. It has been brought together by three Toronto based indi arts and music organizations; Whippersnapper, Wavelength and Snakes & Ladders. Imagine walking around the corner of a familiar building and stumbling into a totally new space where murals grow before your eyes, bands surprise the crowds from the rooftops and a giant trash sculpture presides over the whole ordeal. Welcome to R.R.R.R.R. Its real and hidden away in the heart of Kensington Market. Featuring a stellar line-up of bands from Toronto, Montreal and New York; artists from Toronto and Sao Paulo, Brazil; this event, taking place on July’s pedestrian Sunday, is an all day happening of radical enthusiasm, inspiration and community.

THIS EVENT IS ALSO FREE!!! ARTISTS: Urban Trash Art (SAO PAULO) - Felix Kalmenson & Sasha Foster -,

BANDS: Japanther (NYC) - Japanther Makeout Videotape - Lemon Bucket Orchestra - Maracatu Mar Aberto - Yamantaka Sonic Titan - LAL - Moon King -

CO-PRESENTERS: Wavelength - Snakes & Ladders - Whippersnapper -

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Art Spin Bike Ride Thursday July 28th

Art Spin is a multi-disciplinary art crawl style bicycle tour of galleries (commercial, artist run & public), art performances and visits to artist’s studios throughout various downtown Toronto neighbourhoods. Each Art Spin tour will feature a new itinerary featuring some of the city's most exciting artists. Much of the programing includes interactive events that directly involve our audiences, calling upon their creative participation. Art Spin works closely with different community partners to help capture and share the pulse of this city’s vibrant art scene.

This year's Art Spin will take place on the last Thursday of the month from June until August 2011.The meeting point is the gate to Trinity Bellwoods Park at Queen St. & Strachan, between 6:30 – 7 pm and ending around 9 pm. Art Spin is a free event, and anyone regardless of age or cycling ability is welcome.

Dates for 2011 season include...
June 30th
July 28th
August 25th

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Two Riders

_IGP6993, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Mini-Velo = A Fun Ride!!

A Quote From Chairman Ford

On CP24 News On The Jarvis Bike Lanes:                                                       "We actually added more bike lanes. And that's what got missed in the whole story. Well. they are talking about Jarvis. Jarvis was never recommended. City Staff never recommended Jarvis. They just put Jarvis it in. Well, the people that use Jarvis, day in and day out, said 'Rob, the traffic is 10 times worse. Get these bike lanes out.' But we are adding on bike lanes. And this is what people seem to miss, or what some media outlets seem to miss. You know, Rob Ford is taking out Jarvis and not adding on more. That's just not true."                                                                                                     Translation: Cyclists Don't Count On Jarvis.                      An Interview Fact Check

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bike Ride For Jarvis

This is a family friendly event where we plan to ride together on Jarvis Street and take lanes of traffic. Come one, come all!

Meet at 6:30 at Allan Gardens off of Jarvis Street

Friday, July 15, 2011

Route Verte Quebec Tour 2011

1. montreal - chambly - farnham (103)
2. farnham - waterloo - magog (91)
3. magog - north hatley - sherbrooke (65)
4. sherbrooke - windsor - danville - warwick - victoriaville (112)
5. victoriville - plessisville - saint-nicolas (102)
6. saint-nicolas - levis - st. michel de bellechase - st vallier (73)
7. st. vallier - quebec (32)
8. quebec - neuville - dechambault (72)
9. deschambault - trois rivieres - berthierville (153)
10. berthierville - l'assomption - montreal (95)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo.

Quote of the Day

Councillor Berardinetti: "I never want to see bike lanes in Scarborough ever again."

Councillor Minnan-Wong: "I think that if you have more roads you will have traffic run better."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peace on Jarvis

Peace on Jarvis, originally uploaded by Martinho.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

D.I.Y Tour De Non-Profit Bike Spaces... June 15th

Come all cyclists wanting to learn and be apart of the non-profit bicycle mechanical world. Bike Pirates will host a mobile tour to all the non-profit work spaces in the city, Bike Chain, Bike Sauce, Charlies Bike Shop and to end off in the Don Valley brick works, the bike works.

Tour starts on Friday June 15th at 730pm
@Bike Pirates 1292 Bloor Street We