Biking

Cyclists take off from the starting line at 9 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 20) for the Tour de Victoria 60 and 100 km events. (Austin Westphal/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Tour de Victoria gets underway for 11th year

More than 2,250 riders cover eight different courses

 

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

Victoria to install side guards on its trucks; cities want feds to mandate them

Capital Bike says the guards can help prevent cyclist deaths

 

Thomas Ambrose (right) was supported by his nephew and a host of other family and friends during the first annual “Wish You Were Here - Edie Ambrose suicide awareness ride” on April 23. (Submitted by Thomas Ambrose)

Training ride takes on bigger meaning for Cowichan cyclist

From Duncan to Tofino in memory of a daughter lost to suicide

Thomas Ambrose (right) was supported by his nephew and a host of other family and friends during the first annual “Wish You Were Here - Edie Ambrose suicide awareness ride” on April 23. (Submitted by Thomas Ambrose)
High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)

Bike track, skills park coming this summer to Saanich’s Tripp Station

Plans underway since 2015 coming to fruition, construction will take up to 12 weeks

High Voltage, design option C for the new Tripp Station Youth Park, includes a pump track, a sizeable jump area and a picnic space. (Concept plans courtesy the District of Saanich)
James Coates, bike education coordinator, displays two of the balance bikes available at Capital Bike’s new lending library. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

‘Breaking down barriers’: New Victoria lending library offers kids bikes, not books

Bikes for kids aged two to four currently available, with more options coming soon

James Coates, bike education coordinator, displays two of the balance bikes available at Capital Bike’s new lending library. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
Bikes for Kids volunteers Eddie Goncalves, Mel Huggins and Greg Nowik fix up bikes at the group’s downtown location earlier this week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Bikes for Kids reaches milestone as it gives away its 1,000th bicycle

Volunteers have been refurbishing used bikes for five years

Bikes for Kids volunteers Eddie Goncalves, Mel Huggins and Greg Nowik fix up bikes at the group’s downtown location earlier this week. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)

First round of feedback released for Esquimalt’s active transportation plan

Respondants identify where walking, cycling and more can be improved around community

Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)
Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Senior to cycle length of Vancouver Island to raise funds for cancer research

Long distance rides are no big deal for 73-year-old cyclist Jacob Koomen

Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
An extension to Tofino’s Multi-Use Path links the community to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (District of Tofino photo)

Tofino links Multi-Use Path to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve

New addition connects Tofino to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve’s northern border.

  • Feb 17, 2021
An extension to Tofino’s Multi-Use Path links the community to the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. (District of Tofino photo)
Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. city set to become home of the largest pump track facility in North America

Custom designed pump track with crossover tunnel will be geared to riders of all abilities

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
The City of Colwood has applied for a funding to build a bridge across Island Highway, providing easier access to cyclists and pedestrians along the Galloping Goose Trail. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Colwood mayor voices need for bridge to improve Galloping Goose trail

‘Most crossings are pretty obvious, this one isn’t,’ says cycling advocate

The City of Colwood has applied for a funding to build a bridge across Island Highway, providing easier access to cyclists and pedestrians along the Galloping Goose Trail. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
A tree bridge at the mountain bike skills park area at Nanaimo’s Steve Smith Bike Park. (City of Nanaimo photo)

Mountain bike skills area adds new challenges at Nanaimo park

City announces new features ready for use at Steve Smith Bike Park

A tree bridge at the mountain bike skills park area at Nanaimo’s Steve Smith Bike Park. (City of Nanaimo photo)
Colwood’as Clinton Myers will be biking 400 kilometres this month to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. (Courtesy of Clinton Myers)

Colwood man to ride 400 kilometres to fight kids cancer

Man riding for a beloved family member who died from leukemia at 13-years-old

Colwood’as Clinton Myers will be biking 400 kilometres this month to raise funds to fight childhood cancer. (Courtesy of Clinton Myers)
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn