City of Toronto kicks off on June 1 its annual event of Bike Month with Bike to Work Day group ride

Bike Month 2023. Image credit @BikeMonth

Toronto/CMEDIA: Toronto’s annual observation of cycling, Bike Month with the annual group ride to Nathan Phillips Square at Toronto City Hall will kick off on Thursday, June 1, a news release has said.

A celebration would be co-hosted by the City of Toronto and Cycle Toronto and Cyclists can ride to Nathan Phillips Square attend this celebration by joining the group ride at one of four starting points across the city,

At least two Cycle Toronto Ride Guides would reportedly accompany each of the four official group rides to ensure riders stay on course and arrive safely.

The four official meet-up points and start times are:

  • West: Bloor Street and High Park Avenue (southeast corner) at 7:10 a.m.
  • North: Davisville Avenue and Yonge Street (southwest corner) at 7:20 a.m.
  • East: East Lynn Park, Danforth Avenue west of Woodbine Avenue, at 7:10 a.m.
  • Central: Bay Street and Charles Street (southwest corner) at 7:30 a.m.

Bike Month raises awareness of cycling as a great way to get around the city and encourages and motivates Torontonians to ride more often.

Dozens of bicycle-themed events across Toronto, including guided bike tours, cycling workshops and social events would be featured by Bike Month from June 1 to 30.

Working with the cycling community since 1989, the City encourages people to get on their bikes.

Partnering with Cycle Toronto again this year, the City of Toronto would deliver Bike Month programming.

Bike Month 2023 is supported locally by the City and regionally by Smart Commute.

Between 2020 and 2022, largest expansion of the on-street bikeway network in the city’s history was experienced byToronto.

New permanent bikeways were conncted and renewed the existing routes.

17.8 kilometres of bikeways were added to the network by the City in 2022, including the extension of Danforth Avenue complete street and cycle track project and new neighbourhood cycling connections along Woodfield Road, Monarch Park, Palmerston-Tecumseth and more.

As key components of the City’s TransformTO Net Zero Strategy, cycling, walking and transit aim to address the climate crisis by reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040.

Gas and diesel-powered vehicles generate about one-third of the emissions in Toronto today.

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