I Bike YOW

I work on Laurier Avenue.  And eat out a lot on Laurier during the week.  I wanted a way to show to businesses that I didn’t drive to get to their shop. Or need to park.

In fact, I’d hazard a guess that no one has ever bothered to do a visitor survey to find out how their customers get to their businesses.  But that kind of information is overrated.  Especially when anecdotal evidence gets you in the newspaper.  Feel-ology.  It’s a new science we’re perfecting in the city.

So, I had some buttons made to pin to my coat to say “I Bike YOW”.

Indeed.  I bike AND I spend money.  Slow down.

Leave a comment if you’d like one.

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Comments: 13

  1. Co says:

    I like your buttons and this site

  2. Eric G says:

    Nice! I’d wear one with pride.

  3. We’ve got a looong way to go. Even the owner of Fosters was against bike lanes the last time I was there. They’re a bike shop… but they think cycling is bad for business?

    I have sometimes worn my helmet into stores to make cycling more visible – but that feels kinda dorky. Your pin is really great! Charles, from Citizens for Safe Cycling gave me a couple. I get a lot of compliments. Where could I get more? I may be able to sell a few at a bike-decorating workshop I’m doing on Aug 18th.

  4. Karen Kelly says:

    Hi there,
    Can you contact me at CBC radio at 613.794.2900 re: cycling? thanks, Karen Kelly

  5. Super clever idea.

    I very much agree that we aren’t hearing enough about how bike lanes, etc. are making businesses more accessible and attractive to cyclists.

    Elegant way to give voice to the cyclists who appreciate the ever increasing cycle-ability of the city.

    • Lana says:

      Lots of other cities are doing the “I bike” concept – I thought it was a friendly message (no matter what type of cyclist you are). And like others have said, I don’t go around wearing my helmet into shops and restaurants, so it’s a little more discrete.

  6. Josee Laframboise says:

    That’s awesome! Buttons, t-shirts and bike decal with this logo would be really cool!

  7. Kate says:

    Love the buttons! Where can I get one?

  8. Zoe says:

    I would love one – what a great idea!

  9. Lynne says:

    These buttons are amazing! I am sure you could sell them at bike shops around town 🙂 I would love a t-shirt too.

  10. Zehra says:

    This button is awesome, I would love one if possible.

  11. Doug says:

    Just stumbled upon this — I noticed someone mentioned they got a few from Citizen’s for Safe Cycling — do they have any more and/or is there a place to grab a few?