Oct 12, 2014
We'll be closed Thanksgiving Day!
Oct 09, 2014
Years ago we approached what was then the Toronto Cyclist Union with an idea: what if we were to approach advocacy as a PR campaign? Instead of lobbying politicians and putting out fires ward by ward, what if we built cycling awareness by presenting a DREAM? For years the idea floated around until Gil Penalosa, head of 8-80's Cities walked into our store to get a flat fixed. Both Gil and Curbside are founding members of The Toronto Bicycle Think & Do Tank, so when he drops by, the brainstorms begin!
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 02, 2014
On Monday, August 4, we'll celebrate John Graves Simcoe by taking the day off (yes, we'll be closed), but we'll be celebrating the weekend and week following by having a sweetheart of a sale in his honour. On Simcoe bikes! (And folks, that never happens!). We're doing this for you, John!
Jul 23, 2014
Ah, the dog days of summer. Time to pack up the car, head North or wherever and clear your head over ice cold drinks and good company. But, chances are good you'll need to escape even the best of company. Those country roads and forest trails beckon you to unwind and re-energize. We've selected five great Raleigh bikes to either take with you on holiday, or for a Toronto stay-cation.
Jul 17, 2014
Dear Bicycle Industry,
We think you probably owe us at least one pair of pants. Or at least, several gallons of laundry soap. In our visions we see ourselves gliding through Toronto like we were in Copenhagen, dressed as though we are off to a dinner-party, but instead we're taking a taxi. A taxi doesn't spray oil all over our clothing, but for some reason our bicycles do. A visit to a recent bike store revealed that it's not our bike that's the problem, but rather the cyclist! Apparently, even on five minute trips to the grocery store we're supposed to dress like a spandex superhero. Riding a bike requires a change of clothes? No wonder people are still paying for such high priced gasoline.
Jun 16, 2014
With the enormous construction projects, or lack thereof, on our roadways, we have come to require more civilized modes of transport. Never mind the decrease of four lanes to two on the Gardiner Expressway or the 401 being bungled up due to overflow from said construction, the modes of commuting into town are certainly limited, with one exception; The Go Train. It has been a formidable way for the fine folks living outside the city core to come into the city for work.
"Oh, but the Go Transit station is too far from my house to walk and my office is too far as well", you may challenge. And yes, we admit, trains can't get you door to door. This is what Transportation experts call the problem of the Last Mile. Owning a car to drive to the Go Station and taking a Taxi from the Station to work ends up being just as expensive and time consuming as driving. There is a solution, and it's fun.
Jun 05, 2014
Winters like the winter of 2014 are enough to leave Torontonians with weather-inflicted PTSD. So, why on earth would we post pictures of snow-covered bicycles as the sun finally embraces our poor defrosting skin? This is not an act of cruelty, it's a pitch for the best city bike we've seen.
May 15, 2014
After the first few crazy weeks of spring we are taking this Monday May 19th off to go riding.
Have a happy and safe long weekend and we'll see you on Tuesday.
Apr 16, 2014
While many shops will close this Good Friday, we know that your bicycle still needs some TLC. We'll be here from 12pm to 5pm to help you get ready for the weekend.