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We launched issue 11 at the end of June and gave away a Giant bike. Thank you Giant Toronto! Check out photos from our launch party below. If you missed our party you can get dandy here in Toronto at any of our fine local advertiser shops or find dandy at one of the fab independent book shops in the GTA.

The new issue combines sex, politics, religion and, of course, BIKES! We talked to 23 experts about bike plans and the need for protected and connected bike lanes. This wicked cover is by Dushan Milic. You can buy a single issue online here.

In the meantime, check out our local sponsor shops for complimentary issues or buy dandy at any of these fine independent book stores.

Thank you to all of our supporters and advertisers!

Have a great summer! Stay tuned to the dandyBLOG for more bike news and reviews.
Party Party Party!

Here are some great photos by dandy contributor Yvonne Bambrick from our launch party at Cafe Pamenar.

The photo above is of Angela Bischoff (Clean Air Alliance and Greenspiration), Evalyn Parry (our Heels on Wheels feature profile), Reba Plummer (Urbane Cyclist and Push the Envelope), Tammy Thorne (publisher, dandyhorse) and cycling advocate (and photographer, obvs!) Yvonne Bambrick.

You can read more about the party, see more photos, and find out more about our new issue here.

Photo of Derek Chadbourne (The Bike Joint) and Lisa Logan (photographer who shot Gil Penalosa and Kristyn Wong-Tam for our new issue), enjoying the bar at Cafe Pamenar.

THANK YOU AGAIN to all of our talented and dandy CONTRIBUTORS!!!

Thank you to everyone who came to our party.
On the dandyBLOG...

We've been busy busy on the dandyBLOG with so much bike news incoming, such as the construction of the new and soon-to-be-partially-protected bike lane on Simcoe where we did our most recent Bike Spotting.

We've got our Other Cities series in full swing. Here's our latest installment featuring bike plans from Amsterdam (image below), Calgary and Chicago.

Up next: Smaller Ontario cities show off their bike plans, then the west coast comparison of Vancouver, Portland and Seattle, and, finally, we'll do a recap of all 16 and pick our dandy top 5 cities from the bunch that have the best bike plans.

We posted our "Other Cities Have Great Bike Plans" spread from our new issue, with quotes from mayors around the world.

And we've got two features from our new issue online, too: Pedal Power at World Pride (picture above, photo by Gary Davidson) in which we celebrate the dykes on bikes who help organize the Dyke March at Toronto's Pride festival and at the fantastically fabulous World Pride festival this year.

And we posted Revolutions in Sex Work (pictured below, photo by Claire McFarlane) in which we interview two cycling sex worker advocates about the proposed changes to Canada's prostitution laws.

Other fantastic features on the dandyBLOG now include: Charlie's Pedal Powered Parts Washer, Meet Eta the world's fastest human-powered bike, and Mother Maggie on sex, religion and the environment.

Upcoming on the dandyBLOG: weird locks review and an epic tale of (trying to get more) bike parking in the city... more Bike Spotting on the new Richmond-Adelaide bikeway, plus, we'll re-interview mayoral candidates on their bike plans, this fall.


Photographer Isabel Wu and I went to Toronto's newest bike lane and asked cyclists: What do you think of this new bike lane on Simcoe?

You can read what all they said here. The new partially-protected bike lane (with a north-bound contraflow) is part of the Richmond-Adelaide bikeway pilot project which is being installed now. We'll do more Bike Spotting sessions as it is installed. Next up: Adelaide between Brant and Simcoe.

dandyhorse has done dozens of Bike Spotting sessions around Toronto. If you'd like to help give regular cyclists a voice, while helping to educate cyclists about new cycling projects, email us at and let us know if you'd like to help with Bike Spotting photos or interviews. You can also suggest our next Bike Spotting location!

Here are just a few of our other recent Bike Spotting sessions:

Bike Spotting on Richmond

Bike Spotting on Queen

Bike Spotting on Sherbourne

Remember to pass with class! Say: "Passing on the left!" or ring your bell.

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