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May 24, 2006
Bike to Work for Bike Week 2006
The City of Toronto is encouraging everyone to make biking to school or to work a regular habit. “Bike to Work” is the theme of Toronto’s 2006 Bike Week, which runs from May 29 to June 11.

The City of Toronto is hosting a series of nine community events to highlight the joys of cycling, including the City’s marquee Bike Week event: The 17th annual Group Commute through the streets of Toronto on Monday, May 29. Cyclists from various points around the city will meet at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor to ride to Nathan Phillips Square. Once there, participants will enjoy musical entertainment, celebrity chefs serving a free pancake breakfast courtesy of the St. Lawrence Market, and have a chance to win great prizes courtesy of event sponsors So Nice organic soymilk and Now Magazine. The event on Nathan Phillips Square begins at 8:30 a.m.

Similar “bike to work” breakfast events will take place at other City of Toronto locations throughout the week, including:
  • Tuesday, May 30 - Etobicoke Civic Centre (Theme: Bicycle Friendly Business Awards)
  • Wednesday, May 31 - North York Civic Centre Breakfast (Theme: Bike Racks on Buses)
  • Thursday, June 1 - Scarborough Civic Centre Breakfast (Theme: Bicycle User Groups)
  • Friday, June 2 - East York Civic Centre Breakfast (Theme: Bike Lockers)

All breakfast events will take place from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and will feature cycling-related themes, information, refreshments and entertainment.

A number of other activities will take place during Bike Week including the High Park Classic Bicycle Race on Sunday, May 28 (beginning at 12 p.m, in High Park); a bicycle art show and poster auction at the Gladstone Hotel on Monday, May 29 beginning at 7 p.m.; and a Trail Building Workshop at Crother’s Woods in the Don Valley Trail System on Wednesday, May 31 at 6 p.m.

For more information on any Bike Week activities, call the Bike Week Hotline at 416-392-7592 or visit

The City of Toronto would like to thank the 2006 Bike Week sponsors: Ontario Power Generation, Municipal Parking Authority, Citytv.

Media contacts:

Stacy Douglas
Bike Week Facilitator
cell 416-407-0301

Sean Wheldrake
Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator



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