ADVOCACY FOR RESPECT FOR CYCLISTS Activist lobby group works on legal defence, direct action and education. 416-504-2918 ext 1. www.respect.to
BICYCLES CROSSING BORDERS Volunteer-run project helps Cubans set up shops and offers training. Donated bicycles are shipped to Cuba where they are repaired by Canadian-trained mechanics for distribution. Rural area expansion is a current goal, and financial help is sought. 416-364-7295, bcb@BikesToCuba.org
BICYCLE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS AWARDS City of Toronto organizations and businesses are recognized for their support and promotion of cycling. Nominations 416-392-2577. www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling/bfba
BICYCLE SAFETY HOTLINE 416-392-1311. www.toronto.ca/cycling
BICYCLE SPECIALTIES Touring and racing cyclists can check out this Web site and store for info on road racing, track racing, cyclo-cross, commuting and randonneuring. 45 Cranfield. 416-423-0456. http://bikespecialties.com
BIKEMOBILE Mobile bicycle repairs at your home/biz. Tune-ups $40. 416-410-5343.
BIKE SHARE A bike-lending project of the CBN encourages cycling as transport. $25 annual membership. Participating hubs offer yellow bikes for one- to two-day duration. 416-504-2918, www.bikeshare.org
BIKE Toronto- This new web site focuses on cycling issues in Toronto and is devoted to tracking the progress of the 10 year Toronto Bike Plan of the Toronto Cycling Committee. http://www.biketoronto.ca; email@example.com
B.U.G. The Bicycle User Group Network encourages cyclists in workplaces, in neighbourhoods, communities or schools to join together to improve conditions for cyclists and organize group rides. 416-338-5091. www.toronto.ca/bug, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAN-BIKE A Cycling Committee-sponsored low-cost cycling training and safety program. Offers Can-Bike courses for all levels at various locations in the GTA. Adult Learn To Ride, Kids Can-Bike, Cycling Freedom For Women and instructor workshops. 416-392-1311. www.city. toronto.ca/cycling/canbike
CANADIAN CYCLIST ONLINE Website of daily cycling news, forums, classified ads, product reviews and more. www.canadiancyclist.com
CBN TOOL COOP Affordable access to bike repair tools, equipment and mechanical advice for bike riders, a new CBN project. www.communitybicyclenetwork. org/toolworks
CLUB MTB The ultimate interactive mountain bike Web site provides a list of Ontario clubs and local bike shops. www.clubmtb.com
CBN - COMMUNITY BICYCLE NETWORK Non-profit organization supports and links together community-based sustainable transport initiatives including BikeShare and Wenches With Wrenches mechanics course, assists the West Toronto RailPath Project and maintains Intersection. 761 Queen West. 416-504-2918. www.communitybicyclenetwork.org
CITY OF TORONTO BIKE PLAN Check out the objectives and recommendations for cycling in Toronto in order to shift gears into a more bicycle-friendly city. www.city.toronto.on.ca
CRITICAL MASS CYCLING EVENTS Hundreds of cyclists take over the streets the last Friday of each month year round. The pack meets up at the corner of Yonge and Temperance between 5:30 and 6 pm. www.torontocranks.com
CYCLECANADA.COM Online cycling information service provided by organizers of cross-Canada cycling tours. www.CycleCanada.com
CYCLISTS' YELLOW PAGES ONLINE This informative directory compiled by the Adventure Cycling Association contains info for bicycle travellers and tour planning. www.adventurecycling. org
CYCLEPATH 1204 Bloor W, 416-533-4481; 1510 Danforth, 416-463-5346; 2106 Yonge, 416-487-1717.
CYCLOMETER Toronto Cycling Committee newsletter, published several times a year with updated info on cycling issues. www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling
DAGMAR MOUNTAIN BIKE CENTRE Three separate trail systems for all levels of mountain bike riders. Helmets required. Wkday $5, wknds $7. Lakeridge Rd. www.skidagmar.com
DAVE FIX MY BIKE 297College. 416-944-2453.
DETOUR's URBAN SOURCE Toronto's non-profit online bookstore source working for sustainability and social justice, with a catalogue of over 250 books and multimedia resources on sustainable transportation, urban planning, climate change and more. 416-338-5087. www.urbansource.org
DUNDAS E.A.S.T. (Everybody's Access to Safe Travel) Group promoting safer conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in SE Toronto. Organizes group commute from Dundas and Kingston for Bike Week May 25 pancake breakfast. South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen East. 416-461-1925 ext 241.
FIXED GEAR BICYCLE GALLERY Huge index of bike info. www.fixedgeargallery.com
GAY WEST BUG CLUB Gay and lesbian bicycle club planning weekly rides and social events. Homo Bike Central 416-533-6428. email@example.com
GETOUTOFTHEBIKELANE.COM Photographs of cars and trucks illegally parked in Toronto bike lanes, blocking the passage of cyclists and putting their lives at risk. Anonymous stories of cyclists injured by someone blocking a bike lane are also posted. Don't want your vehicle featured on the site? Then get out of the bike lane and stay out! 416-707-4744. www.getoutofthebikelane.com
HARDWOOD HILLS Mountain bike centre with over 80 km of trails leading riders through forests, meadows and along technical trails of obstacles, bridges, teeter-totters, etc. Beginners and experts will be challenged. Rentals, bike repairs, bike camps, parts shop and bike wash stand. RR #1, Oro Station, 1-705-487-3775. www.hardwoodhills.ca
HIGH PARK BICYCLE CLUB Recreational cycling club organizes events including weekend trips, Tuesday-night rides, Friday ride-and-dine nights, Sunday rides and mountain biking, parties and more. $20 membership. www.hpbc.ca
IDEAL BIKE SHOP offers bike trailers, repairs, accessories, mountain, touring, hybrid, used and road bikes. 1178 Queen E, at Jones. 416-463-2453. www.idealbike.com
INTERSECTION Community Bicycle Network home, BikeShare hub, resource centre, workshop, office space, meeting place for cyclists interested in sustainable transport issues. 416-504-2918. www.CommunityBicycleNetwork.org
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT & TRADING SYSTEMS Promotes community economic development, encourages deliveries by bike and builds a community barter system. 416-978-0536.
THE LONERIDER.COM Ontario's mountain biking portal for roadies, freeriders, downhillers, cross-country riders, BMXers, urban assaulters, cyclocross racers, everyone who takes to wheels. www.thelonerider.com
MISSISSAUGA CYCLING ADVISORY COMMITTEE Advocates on cycling issues. 905-896-5471.
ONTARIO CYCLING ASSOCIATION Host for 90 affiliated clubs promoting competitive cycling, oversees and issues racing licences and membership for road, track and mountain biking. 416-426-7242. www.ontariocycling.org; inforontariocycling.org
ONTARIO RAIL TRAILS Web site promoting cycling and hiking on abandoned rail trails. Offers trail location maps. firstname.lastname@example.org
ONTARIO'S WORST MUNICIPAL ROADS Submit your worst, read facts and analysis on other roads before trip planning. www.worstroads.ca
OUT & OUT CYCLING GROUP Gay and lesbian cyclist club hosts group recreational, sport tours and social activities in Toronto and abroad. 416-925-9872 ext 2800.
PEDAL MAGAZINE Bike reviews, new products, events and everything cyclists want to read. 317 Adelaide W, Ste 703. 416-977-2100. email@example.com
PERIOD BICYCLE RENTALS Rivermarsh Rentals from every era, including penny farthing bikes, solid, pneumatic and balloon tire bikes, mountain, racing, BMX, even banana seaters. Lessons, period accessories also. 3400 14th Ave, unit 19, Markham. 905-479-7526.
POST-AND-RING LOCK-UPS To request stand installation or report a damaged lock stand, call 416-39-CYCLE.
PUSHBIKES Weekly online magazine featuring different aspects of the cycling culture, community and industry. firstname.lastname@example.org
RECUMBENT CYCLING ONTARIO Informal club dedicated to all aspects of design, construction and use of recumbent bicycles. Workshops and rides. www.hpv.on.ca.
ROAD & TRAIL SAFETY AMBASSADORS Team of energetic cyclists hired by the city of Toronto every summer to promote safe cycling via programs and events. 416-338-5077.
SKIS AND BIKES 1970 Dundas E, Mississauga. 905-896-1206.
SPORTING LIFE BIKES 2454 Yonge. 416-485-4440.
TASTE OF THE WORLD-NEIGHBOURHOOD BICYCLE AND WALKING TOURS Serving equal portions of food and facts with literary, food and ghost theme tours in diverse neighbourhoods by bike or on foot. 416-923-6813, www.torontowalksbikes.com
TORONTO BICYCLING NETWORK Largest recreational cycling club in Canada, organizes up to 350 riding events a season, including evening and weekend outings. Also conducts workshops on cycling skills, safety and maintenance. 416-760-4191. www.tbn.ca; email@example.com
TORONTO CYCLING COMMITTEE Toronto City Hall body mandated to promote safe cycling. Distributes Toronto Bike Map, hosts safety events, runs Bike Week hotline and publishes Cyclometer newsletter, available online. 850 Coxwell. 416-392-7592. www.city.toronto.on.ca/cycling
TORONTO CYCLING MAP This map is a component of the Toronto Bike Plan. Shows bike lanes, paths and routes to help you plan trips, plus cycling resources, safety tips and more. Free. Available at civic centres, City Hall and some bike shops.
TORONTO ISLAND BIKE RENTAL Wind your way through cozy cottage lanes and along the waterfront on comfy standard, tandem and quad cycles. Opens May 1. 416-203-0009.
TORONTO ROAD PROBLEMSS 416-599-9090.
TORONTO UNICYCLISTS Interested in learning to ride a unicycle? Attend a practise session and meet other riders, get info on riding, skill levels, equipment and outings. 416-767-4742. www.torontounicyclists.ca
TRAILBLAZERS BIKE CLUB Provides people who are blind or have limited vision with an opportunity to go cycling with sighted volunteers on tandem bikes. 416-760-4944. www.torontotrailblazers.org
WENCHES WITH WRENCHES CBN free bike repair workshops run by and for women in a friendly learning environment. Tools provided, courses begin early April. Intersection, 761 Queen W. www.communitybicyclenetwork. org/wrench.html
WEST TORONTO RAILPATH Residents' community initiative to facilitate the conversion of an abandoned rail line running from the Junction to Strachan into a linear greenway reconnecting neighbourhoods. 416-504-2918. www.railpath.ca