5 things to do in and around the Beach this weekend

Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits this weekend – there are lots of great events happening throughout the East End and we’ve got a list to get you started below: Matty’s Laxamania Join the Beaches Lacrosse Alumni tonight from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in order to support former captain, Matt Mclean, in his […]

Cycling in the city is still not safe enough

It has been a lethal year on the streets of Toronto. Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed so far in 2015, and last month, during Bike Month, three cyclists were killed within two weeks. After these tragedies, cyclists held a “die-in” at City Hall to honour the victims and call for action. I was there to […]

Out for a spin with Beaches Cycling Club

Sunday cyclists catch hell if they forget when church gets out. Of all the things Dan Yang tracks for the Beaches Cycling Club – safety, speed, routes and riding skills – church schedules may seem a bit off-course. But eight years after founding the club, Yang knows to avoid church traffic when he plans a […]

New bike lane may be coming to the Beach

For cyclists crossing the Beach Triangle, there are no two ways about it. Going to and from the long bike lane on Dundas Street East means riding to busy Kingston Road or Queen Street East, or else going the wrong way on Dixon Avenue, a quiet residential street. That’s why local cycling advocates are asking […]

A bicycle, a bicycle! My kingdom for a bicycle

The confrontational phrase “war on cars” has been much used in recent years. It is a sensationalist term that serves only to fuel the flames between those favouring one mode of transportation over another, when in fact each mode of transportation has its own benefits and challenges. Cycling is a combination of fun, good exercise, […]

Beacher face of Ride for Heart

On Sunday, June 3, Beach teen Matt Fleming will strap on his bike helmet and take to the streets in an event that is very close to his heart. He will be riding in the Becel Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart. But Matthew is not just a participant. This cycling enthusiast is also a […]

News in Brief

Bells on Danforth: The Musical Ride is set to take off on Saturday, June 2 at 1 p.m. This family-friendly bike ride combines pedal power and tintinnabulation to sound a call for bike lanes along the busy thoroughfare. The ride has been a fixture along Bloor Street for a few years, but now organizers are […]

A lifetime of travel and an abundance of stories

Everyone has a story to tell, but Bernie Howgate has a million of ’em! The former Beach resident started collecting his stories on the day in 1980 he decided to go for a ride on his bicycle. Eight years later, Bernie had gone around the world on that bike, written a book about his adventures, […]