Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Super excited for this awesome new line of Canadian Made Bike Panniers launching on Kickstarter from Toronto's own YNOT Cycle! They've only got four days left, and are so close to reaching their goal! Check out the project, and grab yourself some slick new non-traditional panniers, made right here in Toronto! Rad!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


We finally got around to it, and started a Deadly Nightshades instagram account! Be sure to follow us at @deadly_nightshades for awesome bikes, babes and seafoam everything! And to get in on the action hashtag those DNS related photos #dnsbikegang!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There IS an app for everything!

Want to help increase funding to Cycling infrastructure in Toronto? There's an app for that now!

Download the Toronto Cycling App for Android or iPhone

Basically- city infrastructure budgets are usually allocated with hard facts. If we get more facts about who cycles and where in Toronto, we can get more money spent on it! Tracking your daily bike trips can help provide the City with the hard data it needs to allocate bigger budgets!  You choose when you want to track what rides, which is great for privacy and battery saving.

The city even built-in surveys to this app to get all kinds of feedback on cycling preferences. Right now Toronto is going through a very painful growth-spurt, this is the time to speak up if you want your say on how Toronto will operate as we move forward into a Ford-Free city!

If you know roadies or trail riders who zip along the water trail or hammer in the Don Valley, send it to them too. Then data will be collected, and that info could go to improving trail systems and increasing the importance of providing cycling routes for fitness in Toronto. Also, wouldn't it be nice to not have to share the route with roadies when you're taking a stroll or running errands, and vice-versa when you want to get your sweat on while you stretch your bike legs?

Hmmmm... maybe we can even do something like a massive bike ride up and down Jarvis Street with everyone tracking their data? Wouldn't it be fun if so much info was collected on that street they HAD to put back in the bike lanes on Jarvis, forever? I miss those bike lanes when I go to my Dad's place, they were useful for following the Deadly Nightshade's #1 rule: DON'T DIE.  

xo MegO! xo

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Breathing Bike

Two of our world's greatest challenges are smog and obesity. Bikes can solve that. Matt Hope, a British artists, came up with the Breathing bike. Kinda neat, eh?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


3, 2, 1 POLO. The ONLY all women's/trans tournament in the world is coming to Toronto June 20th -22nd, 2014 at Dufferin Grove Park. Come out and support the very best lady slayers from all over the globe. Bike Polo Toronto put out this awesome little ALL CANADIANA teaser and is currently looking for your SUPPORT ( click to see awesome fundraiser ) to make this the best tournament possible.

Monday, January 6, 2014

HAPPY 2014!!!

Happy New Year allllllllll. Our crew here in Toronto had a rad little new years eve, documented so adeptly (and often unbeknownst) by our amazing pal Justin! Thanks Justy!

So from our bike gang to yours.... HAPPY 2014! May it be filled with friends, fun times and fast bikes!