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May 20, 2004
City of Toronto launches 15th annual Bike Week
The City of Toronto will launch Bike Week 2004 on Tuesday, May 25 with the
traditional group ride and free breakfast led by Mayor David Miller. Bike Week
has grown in size and scope since the original "Bike To Work Day" in 1988,
becoming a leading force in promoting a more bicycle-friendly city. The City
is organizing the following events to promote key aspects of the Bike Plan:

· Tuesday May 25th
- 15th Annual Group Commute & Free Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. at Bloor & High Park / Yonge & Lawrence / Danforth & Woodbine
8 a.m. at Bloor & Yonge
- Lunchtime Cycling Festival and Fair
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square

· Sunday, May 30
- 1st Annual High Park Classic Bicycle Road Race
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at High Park

· Wednesday, June 2
- Walking/Wheeling Wednesday - Group Ride with Councillor Adam Giambrone
Toronto Cycling Chair
8:30 a.m. at Dufferin Subway Station

· Sunday June 6
- Community Bicycle Festival
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dufferin Grove Park

The Toronto Bike Plan establishes a vision for cycling in Toronto. The Plan
sets out integrated principles, objectives and recommendations regarding
safety, education and promotional programs as well as cycling related
infrastructure, including a comprehensive bikeway network.

This year, approximately 50 organizations and community groups have joined with
the City of Toronto, Ontario Power Generation and the Toronto Parking Authority
to host nearly 100 cycling events.

Additional Bike Week scheduling information is available on the City's Web
site, Brochures are also available for pick-up
at civic centres and bike shops.

Media contacts:
Aron Dunn, Bike Week facilitator, 416-338-5090 or 416-890-8480
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle promotions co-ordinator, 416-392-1143 or



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