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Bells on Danforth — 8th Annual    Sat Jun 15, 2019, Toronto, ON

Torontonians Celebrate Cycling with a Pedal-Powered Parade along the Length of Danforth Avenue JUNE 15, 2019 TORONTO: Cyclists of all ages from around the city will converge on Danforth Avenue on Saturday, June 15, at 11:00 AM ringing their bicycle and cow bells for the eighth annual Bells on Danforth ( 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 2018, 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 Logan Avenue to Pharmacy Avenue

” According to bicycle counts over 3,000 cyclists are riding along Danforth, for transportation, recreation and shopping. As the city grows, we feel it is more important than ever that the Danforth be recognized as an integral part of Toronto's cycling network” says Bells on Danforth organizer Mary Ann Neary. “We have seen from the success of Bloor, Richmond and Adelaide that more and more people are using protected bike lanes as routes to get around Toronto by bike. Cycling is always the best part of my day and it’s just a further bonus that it is so good for your health and the environment too!”

Now in its eighth year, this pedal-powered parade will start at the north end of Withrow Park at 11 AM and proceed east along the full length of the Danforth all the way to Danforth Road, and then back to Pharmacy Avenue and the Oakridge Community Centre, where participants can join in a fun fair, relax until a return ride or attend a Scarborough community safe streets event. "We are so pleased to serve as the endpoint for this wonderful ride and this year we're thrilled to be able to highlight so many groups working to make our streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers" says Louise Gilmour, a member of Toronto East Cyclists. Special guests for the ride include Jared Kolb, Executive Director for Cycle Toronto, Paula Fletcher, Councillor for Ward 14, Brad Bradford, Councillor for Ward 19, and Julie Dabrusin, MP for Toronto-Danforth.

Bells on Danforth is organized by a coalition of cycling advocacy groups in Toronto’s east end, including Ward 14 Bikes, 32 Spokes and Toronto East Cyclists.


For more information:

Contact Name: Mary Ann Neary
Phone: 647-891-3855
E-mail: maryann.neary (at)

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