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The above photo of a high wheel bike from the turn of the century with an actual dandyhorse in the background, from at the vintage bike show this summer. Photos by Kyle Schruder for

There have been some great cycling developments and events in the city this summer that we at dandyhorse have been pleased to cover.
The Richmond-Adelaide pilot project got the green light and in mid-June and has been rolled out slowly with buffered protection from motorists on Simcoe, and a short bike lane with four bollards on Adelaide, and the Richmond cycle track being installed right now, as you read this! Our Bike Spotting sessions across the city reveal (unsurprisingly) that cyclists are hoping for more protected and connected bike lanes. We need more parking enforcement in our existing bike lanes. Slower speed limits on side streets would be great too.

There have been too many great bike events this summer to list them all: Bike with Mike with Councillor Mike Layton, the Vintage Bike Show, the Ride for a Dream fundraising ride to Montreal to help end violence against women (which our own dandy Claire participated in), the opening of the Sunnyside Bike Park, and Eco-Arts-Fest (which is ongoing) are just a few.

UPCOMING: We’re also excited for upcoming events like BIKESTOCK, the Ride for Real Food, the Toronto Bicycle Music Festival, the TWEED ride and Word on the Street.
We also launched our newest issue, the bike plan election issue (aka #11), which not only discusses bikes, sex and religion, but also looks at some of the mayoral candidates in our upcoming municipal election. Be sure to keep your eyes on the dandyBLOG for further coverage of the mayoral candidates, this month. In the meantime, check out our sponsor shops to pick up a complimentary copy of dandyhorse or get dandy at any of these fine independent book stores.
With the end of summer practically here and the end of this newsletter quickly approaching, we are also saying good bye to our web editor Alex, who you may know as the force behind our Bike Plans in Other Cities features, as we welcome our new web editor, Jenna, who is writing about her experiences as a "newbie" cyclist in the city.

Drop by our booth at Word on the Street on Sept. 21 to find out what is in store for dandyhorse in 2015. We'll also be sharing more information on the dandyBLOG about our plans for a big "best of" dandyhorse issue ....coming soon!
The New Richmond/Adelaide Bikeway

The decision to approve the Richmond-Adelaide pilot project was given the go ahead mid-June. We spoke to some cyclists to hear what they had to say about it. Check out one of our bike spotting sessions here

City Cyclist

Concerned City Cyclist is back again with a new video and feature on the incessant - and dangerous - construction zones all around Toronto. Learn about the concerns this poses to cyclists here
Upcoming Events

Summer is coming to an end, but fret not! There are many events coming up in the fall that are sure to satisfy any cyclist. From BIKESTOCK to Ride for Real Food, to the Tweed ride, you can party your way across Toronto (by bike of course) and help some great causes. Oh and the final ArtSpin of the summer is Friday!

This summer saw the opening of the Sunnyside Bike Park, which promotes cycling and encourages young riders to learn and master the art. (Photo above by Robin Sutherland.)
Last of the Bike Plan reviews

Our current web editor, Alex, took a virtual trip around the world to bring you details of bike plans in other cities. With the summer ending, keep an eye on the dandyBLOG as she rounds up the Top 5 cities. 

Welcome to our new dandy!

Welcome Jenna! Our new web editor is also a new cyclist. Be sure to check the dandyBLOG regularly for her series documenting the trials, tribulations and triumphs of a new cyclist in Toronto.
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