Sunday, February 23, 2014
Derek before the racing begins
The Roman Centurion
This should have been an Olympic Winter Sport!
Speeds were fast through the straight aways and made it hard to keep control on the turns
Bike Pirate Chloe rallies the crowd
Participants got free admission to the after party and a chance to claim victory in several heats which included mixed, all-male and all-female categories and with prizes for best costume.
For those that like their biking a little bit warmer you can check out next weeks Toronto International Bicycle Show February 28 - March 2, 2014 at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place. You can stay inside and look for a new ride for spring.
See more ice racing after the jump.
At the Honda Racing Corporation HRC booth
Friday, February 21, 2014
It looks small hanging from the glass arch at the top of the Eaton Centre but this flag would probably cover a small house, or maybe just an apartment window
2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Jason Burnett does a meet and greet on Saturday, February 15, 2014 with fans waiting in line up for a photo and autograph
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I will miss the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS), probably just go to a Hyundai dealership instead, but I will be going to the Motorcycle Show Toronto 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre in Exhibition Place (Feb 21-23), the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest (Feb 22-23) and the Annual Bike Couriers Ice Race at Dufferin Grove Park on Saturday night (Feb 22). Other events include the Outdoor Show at the International Centre,
At the Motorcycle Show you can find "more than 400 motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides and scooters on display, Ontario's biggest motorcycle manufacturers' consumer show will have the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations. The Show boasts several features, including the world's most technologically advanced motorcycle, the 1,000-horsepower Triumph Castrol Rocket making its only Canadian appearance; American stunt team and YouTube stars Nick "Apex" Brocha and Ernie "EDub" Vigil; the "Wayne Gretzky" of Canadian motorcycle racing, 19-time Canadian champ Jordan Szoke showing his Trials skills; the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids ages 6-12; and a special celebration Friday evening for women who ride."
The Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, or Icefest 2014, takes place in the heart of Yorkville presents the 14th annual Sassafraz ice carving competition. Ice carvings are very popular in the ritzy area - they look like sculptures made of diamonds - just perfect for the Mink Mile.
Later on Saturday night there will be time to watch some very dedicated bicycle riders who take to the ice with their trusty two wheeled, human powered vehicles for Icycle 2014. The bicycles get an advantage with the addition of screws which help to keep the bikes riding around the hockey rink at Dufferin Grove Park. The action and eventual spills start at 7 pm. "Toronto's only on-ice race on two wheels. You could pay $5 to sit in the box which provided the best seats in the house, or watch for free everywhere else. Warning to racers, direction of the race may vary, depending on mood of race marshal."
After this week you will have to take a rest to get ready for next weeks Sexapalooza Show from Feb 28 to March 2 at the International Centre. You can also see more bikes at the Toronto International Bicycle Show on at the same time at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place.
Monday, February 17, 2014
The Sears Chill "is helping to bring awareness to, and raise critical funds for, pediatric cancer care and research. Through donations to Canada’s children’s hospitals for their oncology initiatives, Opération Enfant Soleil and other organizations dedicated to the fight, Sears aims ultimately to help children with cancer live longer, more fulfilling lives. Sears Canada and children’s hospitals across Canada are grateful for the enthusiastic and ongoing support of Canadians who fundraise and participate in their communities."
National Weather Network Anchor Kasia Bodurka was reporting on site
Some great sponsors were on hand to offer freebies like Hawaiian Punch and INDIE88from the shores of Lake Ontario into Yonge-Dundas Square in 2013. The Polar Bear Dip also changed from New Years Day to the Family Day holiday.
See more of the ladies team doing the chill after the jump.