Cycling

The Spinning Wheels Tour team members dip their bike wheels in the Pacific Ocean Saturday morning as they start their cross-Canada bike ride in support of people living with Parkinson’s. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Cyclists depart Victoria on cross-Canada tour for Parkinson’s awareness

The Spinning Wheels Tour is raising funds and awareness in support of those loving with the disease

 

Final line painting, including for bike lanes, has yet to be done on Shelbourne Street between Feltham Road, shown here, and McKenzie Avenue. The installation of concrete barriers to better protect cyclists from traffic, is slated for later this year. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Shelbourne bike-lane criticism prompts clarification from Saanich

Buffered bike lanes in Phase 1 of upgrades to see concrete separators later this year

 

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

 

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to the streets of Greater Victoria Saturday, Aug. 20 – a celebration of cycling and Southern Vancouver Island for locals and visitors alike.  Jennifer Letham Photography.

Calling all cyclists: Your Tour de Victoria begins here!

Register today for Ryder Hesjedal’s mass cycling event, Aug. 20

  • Jun 6, 2022
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to the streets of Greater Victoria Saturday, Aug. 20 – a celebration of cycling and Southern Vancouver Island for locals and visitors alike.  Jennifer Letham Photography.
Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

As gas prices spike, Montreal’s bike culture seen as model for rest of the country

City boasts network of bike lanes that are protected from the rest of the street

Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Journey continues from Victoria in ride for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with three-month journey

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Park the car and use active transportation instead May 30 to June 5

Spring Go By Bike Week encourages active transportation, raises awareness of need for infrastructure

Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bicycle tourist rides through B.C. with his dog en route back to Quebec

Remy Vande Weghe is taking his dog Maya for a very long ride

Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Darren Berrecloth rides through the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in June 2021. The park is set to host the first-ever Langford Bikefest this summer, featuring world cup pump track racing, enduro racing, and skills sessions. (Black Press Media file photo)

World cup qualifier coming to inaugural Langford Bikefest this summer

The festival runs July 2 to 3 and will feature races, skills sessions and more

Darren Berrecloth rides through the red ribbon at the opening ceremony of the Jordie Lunn Bike Park in June 2021. The park is set to host the first-ever Langford Bikefest this summer, featuring world cup pump track racing, enduro racing, and skills sessions. (Black Press Media file photo)
Baere Bikes co-founder Nicholas Jensen with one of his company’s electric cargo bikes on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)

Victoria cargo e-bike company ready to change how families get around town

Jensen brothers’ Baere Bikes inspired by cycling-loving, former Oak Bay mayor dad

Baere Bikes co-founder Nicholas Jensen with one of his company’s electric cargo bikes on Oak Bay Avenue. (Jake Romphf/News Staff)
Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Funding finalized for Galloping Goose connector over busy Colwood road

Design work for Island Highway overpass starting in 2023, projected completion 2026

Currently the Galloping Goose Regional Trail through Colwood is blocked by Wale Road and Island Highway. A new overpass would allow users to pass safely over Island Highway. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
(File photo/Black Press Media)

B.C. kids in grades 4-5 learn new skills in cycling safety

Everyone Rides Grades 4-5 teachings things such as helmet safety and hand signals

(File photo/Black Press Media)
Sidney’s new active transportation plan as designed by Urban Systems will include design work for a new north-south cycling corridor with Sidney’s financial plan referring to the proposed project as the Resthaven Bike Lanes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney ponies up $180,000 for active transportation plan, including cycling corridor

Public can provide input on plan this spring; some concerned about cyclist conflicts

Sidney’s new active transportation plan as designed by Urban Systems will include design work for a new north-south cycling corridor with Sidney’s financial plan referring to the proposed project as the Resthaven Bike Lanes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Cycling Without Age Society president Steve Duck (left) accepts a $4,000 donation from Bill Deslauries, president of the Sidney Lions Club, earlier this month. (Photo by Bob Orchard/courtesy of Steve Duck)

Cycling Without Age Society riding strong thanks to donation from Sidney Lions Club

Trishaw bike puts the wind in the hair of community members with mobility challenges

Cycling Without Age Society president Steve Duck (left) accepts a $4,000 donation from Bill Deslauries, president of the Sidney Lions Club, earlier this month. (Photo by Bob Orchard/courtesy of Steve Duck)
Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)

Record-high gas prices drive Sooke commuters toward e-bikes

Resident who rides to CFB Esquimalt daily expects to pay his off in 2 years

Sooke resident Dave Dyer sold his pickup truck and bought an e-bike at the beginning of 2022. He doesn’t expect to switch back. (Bailey Moreton - News Staff)
Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association, said the upcoming season is especially exciting as it will mark the return of large provincial and national-level events which have been on pause during the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

National races to return this season to Colwood BMX track

Greater Victoria BMX Association season set to launch in early April

Kyle Besler, president of the Greater Victoria BMX Association, said the upcoming season is especially exciting as it will mark the return of large provincial and national-level events which have been on pause during the pandemic. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Improvements in the near future aim to make Victoria riders feel more secure about locking their bikes up downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bike parking improvements expected to roll out in downtown Victoria soon

City set to roll out several initiatives to help riders lock up bikes securely

Improvements in the near future aim to make Victoria riders feel more secure about locking their bikes up downtown. (Black Press Media file photo)
The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood aims to make ride sharing simple with new app

GOCO app, coming this spring, will help drivers arrange car pools, cyclists to find fellow riders

The City of Colwood is planning for the launch of a new app to help residents car pool or bike together, as a way of easing congestion in the community. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)
Following another incident at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive, which left a cyclist injured, Saanich residents and road safety advocates are once again expressing concerns around enforcement and road safety. (Google Street View)

Residents call on Saanich to do more enforcement, take immediate action on road safety

Collision between cyclist and truck on Cedar Hill Road further galvanizes community

Following another incident at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive, which left a cyclist injured, Saanich residents and road safety advocates are once again expressing concerns around enforcement and road safety. (Google Street View)
Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)

Mother of teen killed at Saanich intersection consoles cyclist hit at same spot

Experienced cyclist struck Monday at Cedar Hill Cross Road and Merriman Drive

Paul O’Callaghan was hit while cycling on Cedar Hill Cross Road near Merriman Drive, the same intersection where Saanich teen Kaydence Bourque was killed. O’Callaghan, at home recovering from a broken ankle and many cuts and bruises, calls on the District of Saanich to improve safety for cyclists in this area. (Photo courtesy of Paul O’Callaghan)