So I finally started riding a bike to work this year at 51. The last time I rode a bike in Toronto was when I was 23 and at U of T for my Masters. We were living around Ossington and Bloor and super broke (as students tend to be) so my then husband suggested we start riding to school to save TTC money. I hated it. Don’t remember why exactly but I think it had to do with a mixture of the terror of being mutilated by a car (there were no bike lanes back then) and getting soaked in the rain and having my makeup run all over my face. Continue reading
We always love an opportunity to ride our bikes, and luckily there’s a whole month dedicated to it. So what’s happening?
BIKE TO WORK DAY: Monday, May 27
Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day (and pancake breakfast…mmmm). Ride with us!
Date: Monday May 27
Like lots of other things today in the wake of storm Sandy, this session has been postponed 😦 .
So sorry for those looking forward to it.
Confession time…at first I was afraid, I was petrified (points if you recognize the song). A few years ago, I thought people who rode their bikes in the city were crazy to pedal without full body armor and a security escort. Now, unless it’s raining heavily or snowing, I hop on my bright red beater bike and make my way to UHN every day, all-year-round. Commuting by bike is not only fantastic for the air you breath, but for your lung capacity to breath it in the first place. For my particular route, it’s also the fastest way to get here. Join me and the Wellness team on Tuesday October 30 for Bike Safety Lunch & Learn. This 1 hour lunch ‘n learn will take you through some of the basics…rules, clothes, gear, and strategy. By the end, you’ll know how to share the road with the big trucks using just the right level of confidence and caution. Now, if this is a little preaching to the choir, please forward this invitation to your UHN friends and colleagues that aren’t quite as sure-footed (sure-pedaled?) as you.
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Where: TGH, RFE 2S-401
eLearning Course Code: uhuhwo016i (please register through elearning, though it’s a live event).
For those interested in a bike safety course outside UHN, try the City of Toronto CAN-BIKE courses http://www.toronto.ca/cycling/canbike/index.htm