Sauce Weekly: June 22

Hello again, you fine Sauciers!

In this week’s Sauce Weekly:

1. ‘Sauce Bike-In Movie Screening (RiP: Remix Manifesto): Thurs June 24, 9pm
2. Otesha Bike Tour Fundraiser Show: Wed June 23, 8pm
3. MEC Bikefest: Saturday July 3
4. Great News! Sauce is Awarded a MEC Access and Activities Grant!
5. Found: Biking Toronto Blogger for Sauce
6. Sauce hits the Sauce, vol. 2: Rescheduled
7. No Right Turn on Red (for Bike Boxes) going to Toronto and East York Community Council TODAY!

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1. ‘Sauce Bike-In Movie Screening (RiP: Remix Manifesto): Thurs June 24, 9pm

Its about time we took advantage of warm weather and bike-mounted video projectors. This Thursday after the shop closes we will be having a bike-in movie night in the driveway at the shop. bring yer bike and something to sit on.

Rip: A Remix Manifesto
Thursday June 24th
9pm
@ bikeSauce, 717 queen east, around back.

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2. Otesha Bike Tour Fundraiser Show: Wed June 23, 8pm

Otesha organizes bicycle tours to engage youth across Canada about social justice, environmental issues, and sustainability through theatre. Help Li reach her $2500 goal while dancing to some groovy rhythms so she can ride through the Maritimes leg of Otesha’s 2010 tours! Come check out amazing bands/artists/spoken word:

Wednesday, June 23rd
8pm – 1am
Tiger Bar (basement of Crown & Tiger on College St. near Bathurst)
$15/ticket but only $16/2 tickets, so bring a friend! .

For more info about Otesha visit: http://www.otesha.ca
RSVP for the event here.

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3. MEC Bikefest: Saturday July 3

On Saturday, July 3rd, Mountain Equipment Co-Op will be hosting Bikefest in Liberty Village! MEC Bikefest is a daylong community celebration of bicycles and all things bicycle related. Their goal is to bring together the GTA’s bicycle community and those new to bikes, to celebrate the wonders of cycling.

Along with fun and festivities, MEC Bikefest is a hub of knowledge where cyclists new and old can make connections and get the information they need to pursue their passion. Proceeds from this event will be donated to MEC’s non-profit partner, Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation.

Check out the Bikefest Schedule here.

BikeSauce will be there with 3-4 stands at the Bike Repair Tent. So stop by, bring your bike buddies and have a blast at MEC’s awesome bike-themed street party!!!

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4. Great News! Sauce is Awarded a MEC Access and Activities Grant!

A few months ago, some Sauciers prepared an application for the Mountain Equipment Coop Access and Activities Grant. The grant application focused on increasing access to urban/commuter cycling through advocacy and working closely with the city.

Well, all the hard work paid off! We are extremely happy to announce that BikeSauce was awarded one of these pupies! Woooooooooot! The first cheque came in the mail today!!! These funds will help improve our lounge/social space and help us stock our library full of awesome and useful books. We will also have money left over for other wonderful things for ‘Sauce.

Great news, right?!?!?

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5. Found: Biking Toronto Blogger for Sauce

In last week’s Sauce Weekly, we were searching for an official Biking Toronto Blogger for Sauce. We’re happy to report that the search was successful! Thanks to Dalton for volunteering! So now you should keep your eyes peeled on Biking Toronto for more Saucy Updates.

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6. Sauce hits the Sauce, vol. 2: Rescheduled

In last week’s Sauce Weekly, we had asked you to save the date of Saturday, June 26 for another edition of Sauce hits the Sauce. Since then, we realised that this weekend was the infamous G20! Eeek! A bunch of us will probably want to escape the city during this intense weekend and avoid all the drama, so we’ve decided to reschedule the event.

Keep your eyes open for a new date!

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7. No Right Turn on Red (for Bike Boxes) going to Toronto and East York Community Council TODAY!

The Toronto and East York Community Council will be voting today on installing “No Right Turn on Red” signs at the following intersections:

* College Street and Spadina Avenue;
* College Street and St. George/Beverley Street;
* Harbord Street and Spadina Avenue;
* Harbord Street/Hoskin Avenue and St. George Street; and
* Bloor Street West and Bay Street

The new signs are required for the installation of Bike Boxes at the first four intersections on the list. The No Right on Red at Bloor and Bay is being presented in order to install a Pedestrian Scramble (like the ones at Young and Dundas).

What are Bike Boxes???
“Bike Boxes are pavement markings that designate a space for cyclists to wait in front of motorized vehicles at a red light, and to proceed first when the light turns green. When the traffic signal is red, cyclists enter the bike box through a bicycle lane, and motorists stop at a regular stop bar behind the designated area for cyclists. The purpose of bike boxes is to improve cycling conditions by reducing conflicts between cyclists and motorists turning right at intersections.” (Staff Report)

If the proposals pass today at the Toronto and East York Community Council, the motion will go to City Council in July.

To find out more information on this proposal, read the staff report here.

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