The Best of the Toronto International Bicycle Show

(Or why you should get your butt down here now!)

This morning our published made the rounds at the Toronto International Bicycle Show and picked her “best of show” gear and apparel. Here’s what’s hot at TIBS!

Sick of looking like a Tour castoff in your favourite team’s kit? The folks from Danny Shane are here to help (all the way from Austin, Texas)! Fashion meets function with their bamboo cycling jerseys and “after workout” apparel. Think Burberry meets the road!

This Kermit the Frog-green cruiser bike from Linus (called the DUTCHI 1) is the perfect cruiser for jaunts around town. We love its Dutch stylings, including the curved top tube and leather grips and seat.

Louis Garneau is showing off some sweet frames from their new Dream Factory Custom Paint Program. That’s right – customize your own frame with an awesome paint job. There are 20 colours to choose from – including candy red, money green and LG pink.

Quebec based boutique and café ALLO VELO has some sweet bikes and accessories at their very stylish booth. I can’t get over this very street-wear-like rain poncho (the “Cleverhood”) for bike commuting. In this fashion-forward houndstooth pattern you can roll right into the office!

Also from ALLO VELO, I’m loving this textured leopard print bike helmet from Sawako – it’s a statement piece!

Our friends from 2XU are at the show showcasing their “sock bar”! Check out these vibrant, fun and colourful compression socks. Swing by to check ‘em out! (I’m buying pairs to match all my running outfits!)

Need new art? Sheridan College has a display of student’s bike themed art on display and for sale. The artwork explores the varying passions and pastimes of cycling culture: competitors, commuters, roadies, BMX-ers and everything in between! Each piece is available for $50 and funds raised support the 2015 Graduate Show fundraising efforts.

The show is on today through Sunday at the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place. $14 to park, $13 entry for adults. Open Friday until 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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