Who says Toronto isn't bike friendly?
As part of the city's festivities for Bike Month -- which began Monday and rolls to June 25 -- Toronto's second annual criterium bike race will take place Friday near St. Lawrence Market.
"Cycling is an activity that Torontonians are embracing in ever increasing numbers," Mayor David Miller stated yesterday in a news release, adding the city is making Toronto more bicycle-friendly. "We are adding 100 km to our bikeway network this year and we are fully committed to adding another 400 km over the next five years."
The action, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday, features races for kids, juniors, seniors, and women, as well as professionals who'll be competing for $20,000 in prizes.
"It's terrific to have bike racing right in the heart of the city," said Councillor Adrian Heaps, chairman of the city's cycling committee. "These races are absolutely thrilling to watch. People who see the action will never forget it."
By BRYN WEESE, SUN MEDIA
Last Updated: 27th May 2009, 3:45am