Bike Month 2013 at UHN!

Hi Bicycle User Group,

We always love an opportunity to ride our bikes, and luckily there’s a whole month dedicated to it throughout the city. We even have special events at UHN. You can pledge to ride and win, but there’s lots more happening…

BIKE TO WORK DAY: Monday, May 27

Bike Month kicks off with Bike to Work Day (and pancake breakfast…mmmm). Ride with the whole city!
Date: Monday May 27
Time: 7 AM – cyclists convene at various locations across the city
–     Bloor & High Park or Yonge & Lawrence or Danforth & Woodbine
7:30 AM – cyclists converge at Yonge & Bloor for ride to City Hall

For UHN: If you want to ride together, meet me at the TGH Elizabeth St Entrance, before 7:30 AM and we’ll join the group on the way to city hall

8 AM Pancake breakfast – Nathan Phillips Square, City Hall
This one is a city wide event, so for more info, see
email a picture of you riding that day to And yes, it would totally count towards the IHHC Health Challenge.


Learn the rules of the road and how to navigate on 2 wheels when you’re surrounded by 4 wheels. Don’t bring your bike as it’s an indoor presentation. People last year LOVED this and found it tremendously useful and confidence-building (plus, there’s a little bike swag at the session).

Date: Tuesday, June 11

Time: 12 – 1 PM

Place: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre M-805 main floor conf. room



These are great outdoor huddles to learn some bike maintenance by real pros. Staff have been clamoring for more of these sessions and left knowing their stuff (plus, there’s a little bike swag at the session…different than the safety session).

Thursday May 30 TGH
Elizabeth Entrance, on the grass
– noon-1 PM – basic
– 1-2 PM – advanced 

Wednesday June 12 TRI-UC
University St. Entrance, on the grass
– noon-1 PM – basic

Tuesday, June 18 TWH
Leonard St. Picnic spot, just south of the shuttle bus stop
– noon-1 PM – basic

PRIZES – Complete the online pledge and you could win one of four great prizes!
– 1 of 4 trips: a trip for 2 to Quebec City, Montreal or Ottawa, courtesy of VIA Rail,
– a trip for 2 to Kingston with 2-night accommodations and day pass to Fort Henry, courtesy of Welcome Cyclist

Register now to ensure a spot. If there’s lots of interest, more sessions can be added. And as a UHN employee, you are welcome to attend any session at any location.

 Want to put up a poster in your area? Print off the picture and post it around!

Want more info on biking at UHN? If you’re not already on it (i.e. someone forwarded this to you), email me to join the BUG (bicycle user group, not an insect).

Happy pedaling!



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