Priya Panda is on the cover of our new issue. This is an outtake from our photo shoot with Mike Ford.
dandyhorse issue 12 is here!
The equity issue is being delivered, hot off the press to our local sponsor shops (Urbane, Sweet Pete's, Bikes on Wheels, Steam Whistle and Hoopdriver) today! You can also pick up a copy at these independent book shops next week.
Here's a quick glimpse of what this summer's issue looks like from our dandy editor, Claire:
This issue of dandyhorse features more amazing bike people than ever before. dandy publisher, Tammy Thorne, spoke with Desmond Cole about being carded while walking his bike and about the public space in which we ride. We ventured out to Pickering to talk to tricycle-riding DJ mom, Barbi Castelvi Gomez, about what the music scene is like for women and about biking in the ‘burbs. I chatted with Jaye Milley about his experiences as a professional Para-cyclist in anticipation of the Parapan American Games being held in Toronto this summer. We talked to the CEO of TD Canada Trust, Tim Hockey, about the bank's investment in the Bike Share program. We also spoke with dozens of Torontonians about their Bike Share experiences as part of our popular Bike Spotting series. (Stay tuned to the dandyBLOG for more Bike Spotting all summer long!) Environmental lawyer and community advocate, Albert Koehl, wrote an op-ed for this issue about the possibility of implementing a transit mall and pedestrian right-of-way on a major arterial roadway downtown, like King Street. Founding publisher, Dave Meslin spoke with politician Elizabeth May about the future of the Green party and propotional representation. And we're very pleased to have Lucy DeCoutere as our Heels on Wheels feature for this issue. She spoke with Tammy about being a captain in the Canadian Air Force, an actor on the Trailer Park Boys and about being the first person to speak out against Jian Ghomeshi. And last but not least -- this issue's fashion spread features the fierce Priya Panda, lead singer of Diemonds, who also appears on the cover in a fab photo by Mike Ford.
We decided to theme this issue around equity because we can’t stand the fact that not everyone has the same opportunities to ride bikes, whether it be because of physical restrictions, mental barriers, or because public space in Toronto is so far from being equitably shared. Cycling should always be accessible to everyone who wants to try it.
I so much enjoyed helping put issue 12 together, sitting in on a few (often guerrilla-style) photo shoots and talking to so many cool bike people. And, I really hope you enjoy it as well.
Keep on ridin’ on!
The new issue of dandyhorse is here! Pick up a free copy on July 3 at Urbane, Sweet Pete's, Bikes on Wheels and Hoopdriver. You can buy it online here and at these independent book shops.