BIKE MINDS: Tales of the Bicycle



Do you have a positive and inspiring bike-related story to share? We want to hear from you! You can submit your story here.

Picture a cyclist, and what do you see – a well-to-do downtowner riding a “fixie”, or a sporty suburbanite clad in Lycra? Look a little deeper though, and you may be surprised by what you find.

BIKE MINDS is a bicycle-themed storytelling event where guests share positive, personal, and inspiring stories related to cycling. Participants are invited to engage in thoughtful and inclusive conversations around a mutual appreciation for the bicycle.

NEW: The Summer 2018 series of BIKE MINDS will deviate slightly from the core series of events, and will be delivered through partnerships.

07/31 BIKE MINDS Whitby: Celebrating Bike Culture Beyond the Core Exploring the cycling culture beyond downtown Toronto with stories unique to Durham Region. Info
08/26 BIKE MINDS featuring Modacity: Bikes + Transformation Stories of how cycling has transformed people’s lives, plus a story from Chris and Melissa Bruntlett of Modacity about their new book, Building the Cycling City. RSVP

The Spring 2018 series of BIKE MINDS explored cycling through four themes: Belonging, Lifestyle, Discovery, and Identity.

01/17 Bikes + Belonging Exploring how bikes connect us to each other, and help form lasting relationships Recap
02/21 Bikes + Lifestyle A look at how cycling makes life work, and the people who have built their lives around it Recap
03/21 Bikes + Discovery Examining the role of the bicycle in discovering new places and people, and the adventures along the way Recap
04/18 Bikes + Identity Delving into how bicycling shapes people’s sense of self, at a very personal level Recap

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The bicycle supports the first steps of newcomers to Toronto, brings us closer to friends and family, and teaches us more about ourselves than we ever could have imagined. Whether you’re a casual rider, a passionate advocate, or simply a fan of great storytelling, we hope you’ll join us in celebration of all the bicycle has to offer, at this positive and inclusive event.

BIKE MINDS is co-led by Matt Pinder, author of the blog Beyond the Automobile, and Michelle Kearns, transportation professional and cycling researcher at the University of Toronto.


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