The Toronto Bike Awards

Please join us as we celebrate The Toronto Bike Awards this Thursday October 11, 2012. A super sonic cycling event bringing together the entire cycling community to celebrate community enthusiasts and businesses alike for their achievements.

At the Horseshoe Tavern

Doors open 7pm, Awards 7:30pm

Special Guest performers:

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra

$10 at the door$5 for Cycle Toronto Members!

$5 for Bixi Members!

http://torontobikeawards.org/

https://www.facebook.com/events/415302118519413/

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Finding a New Home

After almost 20 years, the COMMUNITY BICYCLE NETWORK is being forced to move.  We are calling on the community that we’ve served to help us find a new home.

We are in need of a new place to spin our wheels. The church on Queen Street West where we have been tucked away for the last number of years has been purchased by a developer and all tenants are required to leave as of December 31, 2012.

So far, we have a couple potential locations on the table but with the clock ticking, we are asking people  to help us find just the right place to set up shop. The need is for a roughly 1,000 sq ft space with a store front, preferably in an underserved community / priority neighbourhood in Toronto, accessible by walking, cycling, public transit and driving.

“Of course free, subsidized or below market rent would be a huge assist in keeping the organization on its feet, or …ahem, on its wheels” feels board member Eric Tchao.

Since 1993, both CBN staff mechanics and DIYers have repaired thousands of bicycles and diverted salvageable frames and parts from the landfill for reuse or recycling. “As a social enterprise CBN has played an important role over two decades in making cycling accessible to Torontonians and a new location will enable us to continue serving the community” commented board member Thomas Hasan.

We are asking anyone who knows of an available space that could suit CBN’s needs to contact  us at 416-504-2918 or  via info@communitybicyclenetwork.org.

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Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show 2012 Recap

July 29 Trinity-Bellwoods Park

This was the first year that CBN organized such an event so we were cautiously optimistic that everything would work out. The day certainly exceeded our expectations and we were thrilled to see the participation.

Check out our Facebook page for photos of the event: http://www.facebook.com/communitybike

The show received a lot of positive exposure in local publications.

You can review some of them here:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1233898–vintage-bicycle-show-toronto-bike-enthusiasts-fawn-over-vintage-rides
http://bikelanediary.blogspot.ca/2012/07/toronto-vintage-bicycle-show.html
http://news.ca.msn.com/ontario/toronto/show-and-shine-of-vintage-bikes-this-weekend
http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=187946

The feedback we received from vendors, exhibitors and visitors was that it was a wonderful and laid back event, similar to going to a friend’s backyard BBQ.

We can’t wait for next year’s show!!

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