Ward 29 Bikes – Summer Events 2013
Annual Public Meeting for East End Cycling Advocates
Ward 29 Bikes will be hosting their annual Public Meeting for East End Cycling Advocates on Wednesday, June 5 in the Civic Chambers on the ground floor of the East York Civic Centre.
The purpose of this meeting will be to share information around various initiatives and to help build a better city to cycle in.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
East York History Bike Ride
Take a Thursday Night Ride with Ward 29 Bikes! Their popular social ride series returns this year with a mix of old favourites and brand new routes. Starting from Playter Gardens parkette at the corner of Danforth and Cambridge (one block west of Broadview), we’ll take a leisurely bike ride through some of the historical sites in Ward 29 before returning to the Danforth for dessert and socializing. Meet at Playter Gardens at 6:15 p.m. The ride leaves at 6:30 p.m.
Tonight: Join Ward 29 Bikes on the Ward 29 History Bike Ride on streets throughout our neighbourhood.
Bike and Garden Event
Please join Councillor Mary Fragedakis and your neighbours for a Bike & Garden event that will include :
- compost (first come, first served)
- bike safety
- year round bike commuting information
Saturday May 18th
10 am to 2 pm
Logan Green Field
(Logan just north of Danforth)
Learn to Bike Safely While Having Fun!
Do you want to learn to cycle safely? Our learn-to-bike programs & clinics are perfect for those starting to ride a bicycle or those with limited cycling experience. We offer courses for all ages! For the ease and comfort of our riders, our classes take place in parking lots, grassy areas or indoor arenas, where available. Organized group rides take place on residential streets, arterial roads or along designated bicycle paths.
Course Requirements Students must meet the minimum level for each course and must have the following:
- A bicycle in good working order, including a bell
- Properly fitting approved bicycle helmet (CSA, Snell, ASTM, CPSC, or ANSI)
- A bicycle lock
The City’s Welcome Policy provides a fee subsidy to low-income individuals and families living in Toronto so that they can participate in our recreation programs. Eligible residents receive an annual recreational credit, which can be used towards any of our programs, such as summer camps, skating, bike programs, swimming, etc.
To0 find out more, visit www.toronto.ca/wp or call 416-338-2000
Cycling Courses 2012
Learn to ride defensively and share the road safely with cars, trucks & buses.
Can-bike Level 1 teaches you traffic theory, and how to be visible to drivers and to communicate with them. Guided practice riding on residential streets will increase your confidence on the road.
Can-bike Level 2 teaches you advanced bike handling skills, how to avoid hazards and how to ride through challenging situations. Guided practice riding on major roads will increase your confidence to ride in heavy traffic.
You will be awarded nationally-recognized certification upon successful completion of this course.
Kids Can-bike 1 provides the same learning outcomes as Can-bike 1 for adults, but is taught using age-appropriate context and language. Children must be 9 years or older, and must ride with confidence.
For details for more info see the City website.
Learn to Ride – Introductory For first time riders – all ages 10 years to 100! A six-hour course taught over 3 weeks, you will learn to Balance & Coast, Pedal & Steer, Stop & Go safely. All family members can learn at the same time in this introductory course. For details click here for the poster.
Can Bike Summer Camp – for details click here.
Ward 29 Bikes
Ward 29 Bikes is an open group of local volunteers advocating safe and sound youth and adult cycling in and around Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth. Learn more about this great local group on their website.
Ward 29 Bike Rodeo – Saturday June 23rd (10 am to 2 pm)
Councillor Mary Fragedakis wants to thank Ward 29 Bikes, Toronto Police Services, Broom Wagon Cyclery, Paul Farnham and Kaleidescope Kids for making the Ward 29 Bike Rodeo a wonderful community event.
Held on on Saturday June 23rd at the Logan Green Field (Logan Parkette – Logan just north of Danforth), the days activities included:
- children’s bike safety
- bike assessment and mini tune-up
- year round cycling info sessions
- face painting