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BIKE MINDS Episode #5: Bikes+Travel

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Fix Coffee + Bikes

80 Gladstone Avenue

Toronto, ON M6J 3K7

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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 Toronto’s bicycle-themed storytelling event, where guests share personal, positive, and inspiring stories related to cycling.

Over its first four sold-out events from January to April 2018, BIKE MINDS explored cycling through four themes: Belonging, Lifestyle, Discovery, and Identity. We heard stories from a wide range of backgrounds, including newcomers, neighbours, civil servants, and community leaders, who've all had unique and powerful experiences related to cycling.

The 2019 series of BIKE MINDS lauches on January 30th with our fifth episode, Bikes+Travel. Join us to hear inspiring and amazing stories of epic bike trips, unexpected destinations, and the obstacles and adversity overcome along the way.

The event will take place at 7:30 PM on January 30th, 2019 at Fix Coffee+Bikes at 80 Gladstone Avenue.

7:30PM - Doors open

8:00PM - Event starts

FEATURING STORIES FROM:

  • Matteo Zammit , mobile/home service bicycle mechanic and bicycle repair and defensive riding instructor.
  • Mark Takefman , international organizational development advisor to the citizen sector.
  • Omar Khan, inadvertent HR guy, hobbyist programmer, and cat dad.
  • And more to come!

The bicycle supports the first steps of newcomers to the city, 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.

BIKE MINDS is co-hosted by Matt Pinder, author of the blog Beyond the Automobile, and Michelle Kearns, transportation professional and cycling researcher at the University of Toronto.

To find out more, visit www.beyondtheautomobile.ca/bikeminds.

BIKE MINDS is made possible through the support its volunteers, Cycle Toronto, and its host venue Fix Coffee+Bikes, as well as the sponsorship of Amsterdam Brewery. Special thanks to Marie-Ève Assunçao-Denis for BIKE MINDS graphic design.

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