After 24 Years, CBN is Officially Closing Down

After 24 years of service to Torontonians providing sustainable transportation options such as the award winning BikeShare bike lending program; workshops such as Wenches with Wrenches; selling used bikes; rare and obsolete bike parks and running the hugely popular Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show, CBN is finally shutting down.

 

Thank you to all of our members, supporters, volunteers and board members over the 24 years. You have all made a difference and have advanced cycling in our lovely city far beyond our dreams.

 

With the success of pilot projects such as the cycle tracks of Richmond & Adelaide, the contra-flow lane on Shaw Street, the Bloor Street bike lanes; the popular Bike Share program run by the City through the Toronto Parking Authority and with the success of organizations such as Cycle Toronto, Bike Sauce, Bike Pirates, Bike Chain and Charlie’s Freewheels, CBN can finally go to rest knowing that cycling advocacy and services are in good hands.

 

There will be a closing party for all this coming Monday December 11 at Le Socialite Restaurant and Bar in Kensington Market from 7-9pm. All are welcomed to attend to celebrate this milestone in cycling advocacy in Toronto. Please RSVP by Friday, December 8th, 2017 – 5pm.

 

CBN will turn over its archives to the Toronto cycling community. We would like to thank all people from over the years that had a hand in the vision and activities of Community Bicycle Network.

Ride Safe Friends.

Thank you.

The Acting Board of Directors of CBN.

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2017 Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show – Sunday July 30

 

Thank you to everyone that came out to our show!
It was another successful event!
The weather was great and the people and the pizza were amazing!
Thank you to Panago Pizza for providing lunch. As always, you made the day!
Thank you to Pearls & Pockets, H Bar, Curbside Cycle, Urbane Cycle and Patagonia for donating some great prizes.
Thank you to Courage My Love for providing us with some cool vintage outfits.
You can view photos of the event on our Facebook page.
Enjoy!
See you next year!

 

Please join us as we celebrate our 6th annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show Sunday July 30.

This is a shine and show event. So, if you have a vintage classic that’s been sitting in your garage or basement for the last little while, this is your chance to shine it up and show it off to the world!

Whether you’re a bike fan, a vintage veteran or family looking for a fun day out there’s going to be something for everyone.

We have some great prizes to give away from;
 
Patagonia
 
Pearls & Pockets
 
H-Bar 
 
Urbane Cycle and 
 
Curbside Cycle.
Check out these cool prizes!!
A super cool rain jacket for cyclists and a fantastic knapsack from Patagonia.
Plus a lovely vintage style dress and bicycle themed purse from Pearls & Pockets on Queen Street West!
 
Don’t miss out on your chance to win one of these great prizes by entering our raffle!

Highlights include:

Vintage Parts Swap

There’ll be a huge collection of rare and hard to find parts. Bring a part, take a part and fix your bike up or upgrade it.

Vintage Photo Booth

Get your photo taken in the vintage photo booth! There’ll be a professional photographer taking photos of you in your vintage finery. Bring your bike, bring your friends, we’ll fit you all in for a free photo.

Vintage Bike Repair

Our trained mechanics are going to be on site tuning up bikes, fixing niggling issues and keeping your rides in tip-top condition.

Vintage Clothing Display

There’ll be vintage clothing on display from local vintage shops along West Queen West. Pick out the perfect outfit for your perfect ride!

Local Food Vendors and Vintage Retailers

Bellwoods and the surrounding West Queen West is world famous for its fabulous independent stores. Many of them will be represented at the show.

Vendor space is available for merchants; $75 for retail vendors, $40 for individuals.

Vendor space can be purchased here using Eventbrite.

Otherwise, this is a FREE event.

Check out this Video put together from footage of Toronto Vintage Television and Bell Local Calls filmed at our 2014 Show. It’s a video that really captures the essence of our event!

Parking is available one block south on Walnut Avenue. So, save the date and be prepared for another fun Sunday afternoon in the park!

As always, we are looking for volunteers to help us with the show.

We need people to;

* set up & clean up
* table
* serve pizza for lunch and for
* postering and flyer distribution

If you are interested, please indicate what time you are available; either in the morning, early afternoon or late afternoon, by Thursday July 27 with your name and phone number.

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Art Spin Kickoff Ride This Thursday June 15 – Humber Bay

Art Spin’s Kickoff ride for the 2017 season is this Thursday June 15th at 7pm.

If you’re looking to join the fun, the ride will start at the Bloor Street entrance to High Park (1873 Bloor St) just south of the main gates.

Show up at 6:30pm to check-in and to get your wristband. The tour leaves at 7pm sharp and lasts until around 9:30pm.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.

Don’t delay, space is limited!


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