Heart and Stroke Foundation: Ride for Heart

City Councillor Rob Ford Speaks Out Against Bike Rides for Charity

While we already know that city councillor Rob Ford doesn't think much of cyclists or cycling in general, now it seems he isn't even a fan of cycling for charity.

According to a Toronto Sun article, Ford recently took issue with the Heart and Stroke Foundation's Ride for Heart charity event. Ford's concerns were unsurprisingly car-centric, with complaints focusing on the congestion motorists experience looking for alternate routes, due to the DVP and Gardiner Expressway's closure during the event. But interestingly Ford's councillor page lists him as a supporter of the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Perhaps just not when bikes are concerned?

With these and other instances of his big mouth getting him in trouble, maybe the tactless criticizing of a charity event will be the final straw. One can only hope.

Thanks to I Bike TO for the tip.

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