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May 25, 2012
Community events highlight Toronto's Bike Month 2012
Bike Month 2012 - May 28 to June 25 - will feature more than 100 events in Toronto that celebrate and promote cycling. The events include free guided tours by bike, art shows and film screenings.

The official launch of Bike Month in Toronto will take place Monday, May 28 with the annual Group Commute. That morning, cyclists will meet at the intersection of Yonge and Bloor streets for a group ride to Nathan Phillips Square. At the square from 8 to 9 a.m., participants will be treated to music, cycling demonstrations and a free pancake breakfast.

Monday's event encouraging Torontonians to ride to work is being held at the same time as bike-to-work events across southern Ontario.

"The number of people cycling to work and school continues to increase significantly," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City of Toronto's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "Biking is a healthy lifestyle choice that also helps reduce traffic congestion in our city."

Other Bike Month events in Toronto include:
• Cycle and Celebrate the West Toronto Railpath: June 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.
• Ride the Ravines at Evergreen Brickworks: June 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Bikefest at the Distillery District: June 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Bike Month 2012 Wrap Party: June 28 at 7 p.m.

More information about these activities and other Bike Month features is available at and by phone at 311.

Bike Month is presented by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Cyclist Union. Bike Month is sponsored by Sweet Pete’s Bicycle Shop, Live Green Toronto, BIXI Toronto, St. Lawrence Market, Jet Fuel Coffee, ZM Cycle and Fitness, Urbane Cyclist, CyclePath Toronto and Hoopdriver Bicycles. The television sponsor for the event is CP24 and Now Magazine is the print sponsor.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator



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