Cycling

Cyclists take part in a previous edition of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. The event, cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-related public health regulations, has moved from August to October for this year. (Photo contributed)

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria moves to October for 2021 after COVID cancellation

Multi-distance community cycling event to take advantage of pleasant early fall weather

 

Rachel Staples with sons Oliver, 17 (left) and Isaac, 15 (right). Staples is still in recovery after she was struck by a driver while riding her bike in December. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

Oak Bay dentist uses gratitude to face loss, chronic pain

Rachel Staples still recovering after being struck at a Colwood trail crossing in December

 

In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location (as shown in these two photos). Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.

Tag, Vancouver Island cyclists, you’re it

International photo tagging game Bike Tag a hit with cyclists and expanding on Vancouver Island

 

Saanich has awarded the tender for a youth bike skills park planned for the lot next to the George Tripp BC Hydro Substation off Lochside Drive to Bike Track Ltd. for $242,000. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich selects company to build youth bike skills track at Tripp Station Park

More than $240,000 allotted for Bike Track Ltd. to design bike park

Saanich has awarded the tender for a youth bike skills park planned for the lot next to the George Tripp BC Hydro Substation off Lochside Drive to Bike Track Ltd. for $242,000. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rob Britton. (Team Rally Photo)

Victoria pro cyclist keeps busy with big rides and sneaky coffee stashes

At 36, Rob Britton has a theory as to why he can still race at an elite world level

Rob Britton. (Team Rally Photo)
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

Vancouver Island woman has 18 fractures and a warning for all drivers and cyclists

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since morning commute incident in Colwood

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
Bystanders attend to a cyclist who is knocked to the pavement of Oak Bay Avenue. Witnesses say the cyclist was knocked off their bike in a dooring incident on Oak Bay Avenue at Fell Street at around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday. 
(Daniel Opden Dries Photo)

VicPD tickets driver for ‘dooring’ cyclist on Oak Bay Avenue

Incident occurred at Oak Bay Avenue and Fell Street

Bystanders attend to a cyclist who is knocked to the pavement of Oak Bay Avenue. Witnesses say the cyclist was knocked off their bike in a dooring incident on Oak Bay Avenue at Fell Street at around 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday. 
(Daniel Opden Dries Photo)
Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)
Drugs and cash were seized from a cyclist who allegedly tried to escape police pursuit, say RCMP. (Photo submitted)
There hasn’t been competitive BMX in Campbell River for some time, but a local group is trying to change that. Black Press File Photo

Group trying to bring BMX park back to Campbell River

‘Phase one is to determine a location so we can see what challenges we have in front of us’

There hasn’t been competitive BMX in Campbell River for some time, but a local group is trying to change that. Black Press File Photo
Alf Todd of Colwood takes a moment to lean his bicycle against a garden wall at Victoria Quay after cycling 200 kilometres from Victoria to Port Alberni on Aug. 11, 2020. Todd was raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Victoria man raises funds, awareness of Parkinson’s on 200-km bike ride

Alf Todd talks about how tough Highway 4 ‘Hump’ is, and the importance of cycling

Alf Todd of Colwood takes a moment to lean his bicycle against a garden wall at Victoria Quay after cycling 200 kilometres from Victoria to Port Alberni on Aug. 11, 2020. Todd was raising awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)

Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway

A man is in hospital with broken ribs, punctured lung and a broken clavicle and scapula

A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)
A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)

VIDEO: New bike lanes on Victoria street leave some drivers confused

Drivers in single centre lane must yield to cyclists when moving over for oncoming vehicles

A mid-block sign on Humboldt Street between Blanshard and Quadra streets gives motorists and cyclists instruction on how to use the newly reconfigured roadway. (Don Descoteau/Black Press)
Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at one of the District’s nine bike-fix-stations. See story on Page A4. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

If your bike can’t take the heat, head down to the kitchen

Saanich’s public bike kitchens make tune-ups easy with free tools, tire pumps

Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at one of the District’s nine bike-fix-stations. See story on Page A4. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)

Cyclist killed in Maple Ridge was just beginning a cross-Canada ride

Daphné Toumbanakis, 24, was cycling across Canada when hit by a pick-up truck in Maple Ridge, Monday

  • Jul 24, 2020
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
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Local cyclists Ethan Pauly, left, and Jackson Bocksnick plan to ride the newer section of Bear Mountain Parkway on July 25 and climb the accumulated elevation of Mount Everest, in a fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria. You can find them on the stretch between Flint Avenue and the summit starting at 7:30 a.m. that day. (Contributed by Jackson Bocksnick - Jim Finlayson photo)

Greater Victoria cyclists to ‘Everest’ Bear Mountain Parkway to help KidSport

Jackson Bocksnick and Ethan Pauly plan to pedal big hill 62 times to match Everest’s elevation

  • Jul 23, 2020
Local cyclists Ethan Pauly, left, and Jackson Bocksnick plan to ride the newer section of Bear Mountain Parkway on July 25 and climb the accumulated elevation of Mount Everest, in a fundraiser for KidSport Greater Victoria. You can find them on the stretch between Flint Avenue and the summit starting at 7:30 a.m. that day. (Contributed by Jackson Bocksnick - Jim Finlayson photo)
Joe Coccagna, left, is raising money for Fritz, who had his bike stolen in 2018. Coccagna unknowingly bought the bike from Facebook marketplace, and the two met recently while he was out on a ride through Fernwood. (Photo contributed by Joe Coccagna)

VIDEO: Victoria man’s stolen bike pedals full circle

Man unknowingly buys stolen bike, starts fundraiser for new one

Joe Coccagna, left, is raising money for Fritz, who had his bike stolen in 2018. Coccagna unknowingly bought the bike from Facebook marketplace, and the two met recently while he was out on a ride through Fernwood. (Photo contributed by Joe Coccagna)
An RCMP officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in a collision that involved the officer’s vehicle and a cyclist in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
An RCMP officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in a collision that involved the officer’s vehicle and a cyclist in View Royal. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is investigating a bike chop-shop located in Beacon Hill Park. (VicPD)

Victoria police investigating chop-shop found in Beacon Hill Park

Police asking public to register bikes with them in case lost or stolen

VicPD is investigating a bike chop-shop located in Beacon Hill Park. (VicPD)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky uses a golden pickaxe to cut the ribbon of the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)
Arrowsmith Cycling Club vice-president Roy Kregosky uses a golden pickaxe to cut the ribbon of the new cycling trail at the Englishman River Falls Provincial Park on June 18, 2020. (Michael Briones photo)