Sauce Weekly: June 29

Hello! Another fine edition of Sauce Weekly, packed with important announcements!

1. URGENT Call for Action: Bike Lanes on John Street! Send the City an email before Thursday, July 1
2. ‘Sauce Bike-In Movie Screening (Infamy): Thursday July 1, 9pm
3. SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 Advocacy Meeting: Tuesday, July 6, 7pm
4. MEC Bikefest: Saturday July 3
5. New Sauce Shirts Now Available!


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1. URGENT Call for Action: Bike Lanes on John Street! Send the City an email before Thursday, July 1

Want more bike lanes in the downtown core? Wish the St George/Beverly Lane connected to a safe route for travels further south than Queen? Then send the city an email TODAY (or at least before Thursday)!!!

Here is some background info on the issue. For more information, see the full blog post on the Mez Dispenser.

“The longest uninterrupted north-south bike lane in central Toronto is ‘Route 35‘, which travels along Beverly, St George & Poplar Plains all the way from St Clair down to Queen Street.  At Queen it comes to a dead-end, feeding into a black hole of car-priority streets with no bike infrastructure anywhere nearby.  Ten years ago, City Council approved the Toronto Bike Plan, which includes north-south bike lanes on Spadina & Peter, and physically separated bike lanes on Richmond & Adelaide.  Ten years later, including seven years under Mayor Miller, we still have no bike lanes in that area. Now, to make things worse, the City is planning to re-design John Street and it looks like bike safety is not part of the equation”
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2. ‘Sauce Bike-In Movie Screening (Infamy): Thursday July 1, 9pm

Once again, we will take advantage this week 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 your bike and some popcorn!

This week’s movie: Infamy. Infamy is an intense journey into the dangerous lives and obsessed minds of six of America’s most prolific graffiti artists.

Bike-In Movie Screening: Infamy

Thursday July 1st
9pm

@ bikeSauce, 717 Queen East, around back.
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3. SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 Advocacy Meeting: Tuesday, July 6, 7pm

Want to make the streets of Ward 30 and the City a better place to bike? Have ideas of improvements to cycling infrastructure that you’d like to see implemented?

Then join the meeting on July 6! SET BUG (South East Toronto Bicycle User Group) and SoDa Bikes: Ward 30 (South of Danforth) will be holding their monthly advocacy meeting at BikeSauce.

Tuesday, July 6
7pm
BikeSauce Lounge (717 Queen E)
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4. 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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5. New Sauce Shirts Now Available!

Sauce is proud to announce that we now have new shirts for sale! Attached is the image. We currently have the shirts in blue and green.

The shirts are $25. They are 100% Organic Cotton, sweat-shop free, made by Me to We Style. The design was done by Anibal and they are printed by Tamara, our resident-screen-printer! They are truly a collaborative effort and a guilt-free article of clothing! Some come on by and get yourself some Sauce Swag!

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