Today was the city group commute, the 25th anniversary of this event. It’s the signature event that kicks off Bike Month in the City of Toronto. As per usual, we gathered early in the morning at the High Park starting point.
Cheri diNovo was there at 6:45 to see us off. She got the one metre passing rule written into legislation, but it did not get voted on because of the election.
All set to go. It was a larger turnout than last year, probably because of the weather. It was already about 19C at the start.
Once we got rolling, we didn’t need to stop because police corked all the intersections. It was awesome.
Alberto always shows up with the best bikes. Last year it was an ornithopter. This year, a speeder bike from Return of the Jedi.
Sara Doucette is our councillor. We’ll see her in High Park for Bike the Park on June 8.
A nice day to be out and about with about 1500 like minded cyclists!
Danielle has posted some pictures on Flickr.
Some coverage by Dandyhorse here.
There are several claims of 2500 cyclists participating today.