start off the month with 2 very different events all about bikes!
Saturday, Bells on Bloor is a family friendly bike ride along Bloor St from High Park in the west end to City Hall in order to show support for putting bike lanes on Bloor St/Danforth Ave, the longest continuous east-west route in the city. Bike lanes on Bloor St were recommended as far back as 1992 but have yet to appear. It’s a very controversial topic in Toronto. Hopefully the growing support shown at events like this one (last year two thousand cyclists came out) will help make those lanes a reality soon! For more info on bike lanes on Bloor St check http://takethetooker.ca/
Sunday, hit the east side of downtown for the St Lawrence Criterium
held on a closed course loop on the Toronto St Lawrence Market streets. The criterium builds on Toronto’s long heritage of bike racing. From 1894 to 1927, the City hosted the annual Dunlop Trophy Race, attracting North America’s top competitors. I missed it last year, so this year I’m definitely checking it out!