Cyclists Wanted!

As was posted earlier in Spacing, Queen’s Quay west from Spadina to York will be partially closed to car traffic from August 11 – 20th as part of the Quay to the City: Summer 2006 event, and as a sign of good things to come for the waterfront.

Car traffic will be replaced with bike lanes, as well as a kilometre-long stretch of 12,000 red geraniums and a picnic lawn the length of almost ten football fields.

Two four-storey sculptures built with more than 600 bicycles will highlight the temporary new section of the popular Waterfront Trail.

On Saturday, August 12th at 9 am cyclists are invited to come down to the waterfront to help officially open this extension of the Waterfront Trail.

Everyone should meet at the bike arch at York and Queen’s Quay. They will have a ribbon across the arch and would like to have all of the cyclists ride through it.

This temporary extension of the Waterfront Trail along Queen’s Quay is currently a significant gap in the Trail for cyclists.

To RSVP for this event or for further information, please contact Tanya Hardy at 416-214-1344 ext 239 or

After that, why not ride over to Alexandra Park (Bathurst & Dundas) where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about cargo bikes and bike trailers from 12 to 4pm.

There are workshops on:

1pm – Building your own bucket panniers
2pm – Starting a bicycle based business
3pm – Building your own bike trailer

To sign up for a workshop or for more information call 416-338-5077 or email

Thanks to the City’s cycling newsletter, Cyclometer, for this information.

This graphic and a full events listing for Quay to the City is available here.