North York Mass bike ride this Sunday June 8 at 3pm


Join us for a fun-filled ride as we ride en masse through North York: it’s time to make every Toronto street a cycling street.

START: 2300 Yonge Street – Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave.
WHEN: Sunday, June 8th, 2008
TIME: Gather at 3:00 pm, depart at 3:30 pm
END: Approximately 6:00 pm

Please read this message from one of the organizers, a North York high-school student and bike hero of mine:

On Friday May 30th, 2008, Toronto Critical Mass participants entered the Gardiner Expressway illegally. It is estimated that over 200 cyclists were involved. We cannot have anything like that happen during this suburban Mass ride on June 8th.

On the day of the event, several volunteers will be needed to help keep the ride flowing smoothly.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please send an email to suburban.critical.mass@hotmail.com.

You can also check out the Facebook group here and remember to be safe and have fun. The route is as follows:

From Yonge-Eglinton Centre:

-West on Eglinton Avenue
-North on Bathurst Street
-East on Lawrence Avenue
-North on Yonge Street
-East on Sheppard Avenue
-South on Don Mills Road
-West on Lawrence Avenue
-Through The Bridle Path
-West on Post Road
-South on Bayview Avenue
-West on Eglinton Avenue
-Back to Yonge-Eglinton Centre

LIKE BIKES Stencil by Janet Bike Girl. This stencil is part of an art installation, at Pages Books, to celebrate the book release of Stencil Nation by Russell Howze. Lots of Toronto artists and photographers, are represented in Stencil Nation. Including Martin Reis, Francis Marni and Janet Attard.

3 comments

  1. Getting the suburban carterials safer for cycling is very uphill,yet you may not have the numbers to take all lanes so maybe it’s just a curb lane ride..
    Some burban carterials became less safe with putting in a left hand turn lane that took away a wide curb lane thus squeezing cyclists, sometimes onto sidewalks.
    Bon chance – a family thing may extend through this event for me…

  2. It was a brutally hot day for a carterial-only bike ride – hope nobody got heat stroke!
    If it was a smaller ride, these things often start small.
    And the Bayview was a prime example of losing width for left turn lanes. If the left turn lane wasn’t there, in many parts of it, a bike lane would be easy! to do, tho there are serious repair problems in the curb, moreso near the catch-basins.

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