Category Archives: Toronto
YNOT Flagship Store Launch

I’m so stoked for YNOT. I’ve watched this company grow over the years and I’m so happy to see them open a brick and mortar in Toronto.

“We are really excited to announce the Grand Opening of our official Toronto Flagship Store!

Situated just east of Trinity Bellwoods in the Arts & Design district of Queen West, the YNOT Store showcases our full line of tried and true messenger bags, backpacks, and iconic pedal straps. Be sure to check the YNOT Custom Build Bar, where you can customize staple YNOT bags or accessories. With integrated sewing machines onsite, professional YNOT bag makers will create these one-of-a-kind products right on the spot, just for you. Then, On February 21st we threw a big party to celebrate! We had a full house, and the machines at our custom build bar were going full tilt churning or custom YNOT cozys for everybody’s beers & mason jars!

We are super thankful for the awesome and supportive community we have here in our hometown of Toronto! This city has a wonderful bike scene full of amazing people, and we’re proud to be a part of it. The turnout made us feel super loved! Thanks Toronto!”

Mar 6, 2014 Comments are OFF
Trevor Hughes Documented 90′s Toronto Bike Messengers

Photos by Trevor Hughes

Before the #MessLife hashtag, photographers like Trevor Hughes took to the streets with their 35mm cameras to document the lives of bike messengers. Projects like this inspire me to get out more with my camera and that’s saying something. These are some of the best messenger portraits I’ve seen. Love the Fat City Cycles cap!

See the full photoset at Trevor’s Flickr!

Jan 20, 2014 11 comments
RYB: Cycling Denim for the Ladies

It’s no secret that these days, women get left out of a lot of cycling apparel lines. Maybe that’s a good thing? If that big denim company had made a women’s line, then maybe brands like RYB wouldn’t have taken the initiative themselves to fill the much-needed market. For whatever reason, the ladies at RYB look to be filling that void. Check out their IndieGoGo campaign here!

Oct 10, 2013 1 comment
YNOT Waxed Canvas

YNOT adds a new fabric to their line of cycling portage and accessories. Waxed canvas ages nicely and can be maintained to last for years.

Also, see the YNOT video below!


Aug 22, 2013 Comments are OFF
YNOT: the Pan-Yay!

YNOT’s newest addition to their already plump line of cycling portage is one of the most tried and true bike bags: the pannier. Check out more information on the Pan-Yay! at YNOT.

Aug 5, 2013 Comments are OFF
YNOT: Introducing the Six Pack

Dry sacks are the best. The best for a day of drinking in the park, keeping cameras dry, touring, camping, rafting, “fadventuring”, or whatever you can think up. Check out YNOT’s new Six Pack sack the next time you need to keep the wet from the dry and vice versa.

Jan 29, 2013 1 comment
YNOT: New Mongoose Pro Pack

YNOT introduces a new bag to their Pro Series line, the Mongoose:

“The MONGOOSE is part of the YNOT Pro-Series cycling bag line. It has all the features of our basic single-strap messenger bags but with additional pockets and an X-strap to spread the load. This bag is made to work hard, with reinforced corners and increased carrying capacity. The back pad acts as an additional pocket and can be removed to be washed. The separated floating liner protects your goods and keeps them dry, while the zippered details pocket keeps your smaller goods organized and secure.”


Jan 21, 2013 2 comments