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 will share inspiring experiences, ideas and research related to cycling. Participants are invited to engage in thoughtful, inspiring, and inclusive conversations around a mutual appreciation for the bicycle.
The Spring 2018 series of BIKE MINDS will explore cycling through four themes: Belonging, Lifestyle, Discovery, and Identity. Events will take place in Toronto, Canada at Fix Coffee+Bikes (80 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, ON).
|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||RSVP|
|03/21||Bikes + Discovery||Examining the role of the bicycle in discovering new places and people, and the adventures along the way||RSVP|
|04/18||Bikes + Identity||Delving into how bicycling shapes people’s sense of self, at a very personal level||RSVP|
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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.
The Spring 2018 series of 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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If you have an inspiring bike-related story to share, we want to hear from you!