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May 26, 2005
City of Toronto to launch 16th annual Bike Week
The City of Toronto will launch Bike Week 2005 on Monday, May 30 with the
traditional group ride and free breakfast. 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:

Monday, May 30
- 16th Annual Group Commute & Free Pancake Breakfast
7:30 a.m. at Bloor Street West & High Park Avenue; Yonge Street & Lawrence
Avenue; Danforth & Woodbine Avenues; Dundas Street East & Kingston Road
8 a.m. at Bloor & Yonge Streets
- Lunchtime Cycling Festival and Fair
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square

Tuesday, May 31
- Bikeway Network Information System (B.N.I.S.) Group Ride
4 p.m. at Allen Gardens (Gerrard Street East & Sherbourne Street)

Wednesday, June 1
- Walking/Wheeling Wednesday - Group Walk with Councillor Adam Giambrone,
Co-Chair of the Toronto Cycling Committee
8 a.m. at Air Canada Galleria (40 Bay St.)
- Celebrating Bikes and Tooker - Free Film Night and Stories to Honour Bike
Activist Extraordinaire Tooker Gomberg
6 - 9 p.m. at Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor St. W.)

Thursday, June 2
- 20 years and 15,000 Post and Rings Later
8 a.m. at College Street & Bellevue Avenue

Friday, June 3
- Bicycles and the TTC
10:30 a.m. at Bathurst Subway station

Saturday, June 11
- Cargo Bike Festival.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at East York Civic Centre (850 Coxwell Ave.)

The Toronto Bike Plan establishes a vision for cycling in Toronto by setting
out integrated principles, objectives and recommendations regarding safety,
education and promotional programs as well as cycling related infrastructure.
For more information on the Toronto Bike Plan and all Bike Week events, visit
the City’s Web site,, or pick up a brochure from
a local civic centre and bike shop.

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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