Friday, May 23, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
THE RIDE OF SILENCE WILL NOT BE QUIET
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 email@example.com
The web site is
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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. www.pagesbooks.ca
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
Janet Bike Girl