Bells on Danforth - 6th annual family-friendly bike ride

Sat Jun 24, 2017, Toronto, ON

TORONTO: Cyclists of all ages from around the city will converge on Danforth Avenue on Saturday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m., ringing their bicycle and cow bells for the sixth annual Bells on Danforth (www.bellsondanforth.ca) family-friendly bike ride.

Some Bells on Danforth Quick Facts:
• The first annual ride was held in 2012.
• Ninety people participated in the first year.
• More than 350 people, aged 6 months to 85 years old, participated in 2016, reflecting the increasing popularity of both recreational and utilitarian cycling.
• It is the largest annual cycling event in Toronto east of Yonge St.
• Riders travel 8 km on Danforth Ave. from the Bloor Viaduct to Danforth Rd.

” As the number of cyclists riding and shopping along Danforth continues to increase, it is now more important than ever that it be recognized as an integral part of Toronto's cycling network” says Bells on Danforth organizer Tom Flaherty. “More and more people are rediscovering cycling in Toronto every year and most quickly realize that it is the best way to get around town and you’ll always arrive at your destination with a smile on your face.”

Now in its sixth year, this pedal-powered parade will start at the western end of the Bloor Viaduct at 11 AM and proceed east along the full length of the Danforth all the way to Danforth Road, where the Crossroads of the Danforth Business Improvement Association (www.crossroadsbia.ca) will host an after-ride party. “We're thrilled to once again host Bells on Danforth,” said Joe Murillo, chair of the Crossroads BIA. “We have always supported safe cycling initiatives and look forward to once again welcoming cyclists from all over Toronto to the east end of Danforth.” Special guests for the ride include Jared Kolb, Executive Director for Cycle Toronto, Janet Davis, Councillor for Ward 31, and Peter Tabuns, MPP for Toronto-Danforth.

Bells on Danforth is organized by a coalition of cycling advocacy groups in Toronto’s east end, including Ward 29 Bikes (www.29bikes.ca), Ward 30 Bikes (http://ward30bikes.blogspot.ca), Ward 31 Bikes (twitter.com/ward31bikes), 32 Spokes (http://twitter.com/ward32spokes), and Toronto East Cyclists (https://www.facebook.com/TOeastCyclists/)

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For more information:

Contact Name: Mary Ann Neary
Website: http://www.bellsondanforth.ca
Phone: 647-891-3855
E-mail: Bells (at) bellsondanforth.ca



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