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May 27, 2005
Bike Week to launch with a group commute and free breakfast
The City of Toronto will launch Bike Week 2005 (May 30 to June 12) on Monday,
May 30 with an activity-filled day. The fun will begin with the annual group
ride and free pancake breakfast. Hundreds of cyclists will take to the roads to
show their support for a more bicycle-friendly city. Cyclists will meet at one
of five City start points, or one of the seven community start points (pick up
a Bike Week 2005 calendar for details), to begin the commute to Nathan Phillips

The TTC will also make an announcement about their one-year pilot program to
put bike racks on the front of buses, so that cyclists can take their bikes
with them on designated routes.

Photo opportunities:

7:30 a.m. - Councillors Watson and Saundercook at Bloor Street & High Park
- Councillor Pitfield at Yonge Street and Lawrence Avenue
- Councillor Davis and De Baeremaeker at Danforth and Woodbine
- Councillor Fletcher and MPP Marilyn Churley at Dundas Street
East & Kingston Road

8 a.m. - Councillors Chow, Giambrone and Mihevc will join the other councillors
and cyclists at Yonge and Bloor Streets

8:05 a.m. - The group heads toward City Hall

8:30 a.m. - City councillors and cyclists arrive at Nathan Phillips Square

8:40 a.m. - Mayor David Miller will present Councillor Adam Giambrone, Cycling
Committee Co-Chair and Toronto Cycling Committee members with the Bike Week

11:30 a.m. - Lunchtime Cycling Festival and Fair on Nathan Phillips Square

A bike rack-equipped bus will be on display at the square. The festivities will
continue into lunchtime with music, cycling-related displays, guest speakers
and repair workshops. This year over 60 organizations and community groups have
joined with the City of Toronto, Ontario Power Generation and the Toronto
Parking Authority to host more than 120 cycling events.

Media contacts:
Aron Dunn, Bike Week Facilitator, 416-338-5076 or
416-890-8480 (cell)
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator, 416-392-1143 or
416-988-4569 (cell)



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