Cycling

Saanich residents can apply for a rebate when purchasing electric bikes, courtesy of the District of Saanich. (District of Saanich)

District of Saanich will pay up to $1,600 per household in e-bike rebates

Pilot program said to be first of its kind of B.C. among local governments

 

Riders take part in the 2020 Tripleshot CrossFondo cyling races, the 2021 version of which happens this Sunday (Oc t. 17). (Courtesy of Kevin Light Photography)

More than 300 riders will race around Greater Victoria in Tripleshot CrossFondo

The Sunday event (Oct. 17) is also raising money for youth cycling program, trail development

 

Traffic was paused on Goldstream Avenue in Langford on the morning of Oct. 2 as cyclists took to the streets for Tour de Victoria. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Cyclists spin along local streets to celebrate Tour de Victoria’s 10-year anniversary

Event now goes by the name of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria, organizers excited to be back

 

Greater Victoria will see rolling road closures across the region while cyclists take part in Tour de Victoria Saturday (Oct. 2). (Tour de Victoria)
Greater Victoria will see rolling road closures across the region while cyclists take part in Tour de Victoria Saturday (Oct. 2). (Tour de Victoria)
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)

Kids ready to roll in Tour de Victoria

Ryder Hesjedals’ Tour de Victoria set for Oct. 2

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria has added three new events for younger riders this year. (Photo courtesy of Tour de Victoria)
Avid cyclist Ian Duncan of the Saanich Fire Department has so far raised far more than his $10,000 goal for ALS research and patient care. He completed his 24-hour fundraiser ride on Sept. 20. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich firefighter raises more than $25,000 for ALS with 24-hour ride

Ian Duncan completes 594 kilometres, donation link to remain open through September

Avid cyclist Ian Duncan of the Saanich Fire Department has so far raised far more than his $10,000 goal for ALS research and patient care. He completed his 24-hour fundraiser ride on Sept. 20. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied

Vancouver Islander cycles across Canada for summer adventure

Campbell River’s Alexis Barbot rode 7,000 km across country

Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
Ian Duncan is an avid cyclist and firefighter with the Saanich Fire Department. He plans to cycle for 24 hours straight Sept. 20-21 to raise awareness and funds for ALS. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich firefighter to cycle for 24 hours, raise funds and awareness for ALS

Ian Duncan set to climb aboard his bike at 6 p.m. Monday at Victoria International Airport

Ian Duncan is an avid cyclist and firefighter with the Saanich Fire Department. He plans to cycle for 24 hours straight Sept. 20-21 to raise awareness and funds for ALS. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Victoria Grandmothers for Africa take off on the final leg of their fundraising efforts from Central Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

Victoria grandmothers raise over $100,000 with virtual tour across Africa

Riders averaging 70 years encouraged with the ethos, ‘don’t be too cautious – go as far as you can’

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa take off on the final leg of their fundraising efforts from Central Park. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Victorians can run the City’s 25 km border loop or cycle an alternate route of equal length this September as part of the Do The Loop fundraiser for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy of Matt Dell/South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association)

Do The Loop cycle-or-run fundraiser in Victoria supports at-risk youth

Signing up to do a 25K or 2.5K loop gives boost to Threshold Housing Society programs

  • Aug 23, 2021
Victorians can run the City’s 25 km border loop or cycle an alternate route of equal length this September as part of the Do The Loop fundraiser for the Threshold Housing Society. (Courtesy of Matt Dell/South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association)
The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)

$1.8-million worth of bike lanes, crosswalks and sidewalks coming to Sooke

Grant to implement Active Transportation Plan on Otter Point Road

The District of Sooke has secured $1.8-million in grant funding to add bike lanes, sidewalks and crosswalks to Otter Point Road between Wadams Way and Highway 14. (Zoe Ducklow/Sooke News Mirror)
Victoria track cyclist Jay Lamoureux and the rest of Canada’s team pursuit squad finished fifth overall at the Tokyo Games and set national records at each stage. (Photo by Rob Jones/Canadian Olympic Committee)

No Olympic medal, but Victoria rider part of three Canadian record-setting races

Jay Lamoureux and team pursuit riders got better every race in Tokyo, finished fifth

Victoria track cyclist Jay Lamoureux and the rest of Canada’s team pursuit squad finished fifth overall at the Tokyo Games and set national records at each stage. (Photo by Rob Jones/Canadian Olympic Committee)
The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)

Completion of E & N Trail section in Langford creates continuous 13-kilometre route

Stretch between Atkins Avenue railway crossing and Savory Elementary trail’s newest link

The section of the E & N Trail between the railway crossing on Atkins Avenue and Savory School is open to the public. (Photo courtesy of CRD)
Sharon MacDonald’s 10-year-old bike, which has travelled over 2,600 kilometres and raised more than $5,000 for sick children in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Sharon MacDonald)

Langford resident cycling 800km, raising $2,500 for sick children

Great Canadian Cycling Challenge lets Sharon MacDonald show kids that people really care

Sharon MacDonald’s 10-year-old bike, which has travelled over 2,600 kilometres and raised more than $5,000 for sick children in Canada. (Photo courtesy of Sharon MacDonald)
Shared pathways for cyclists and pedestrians remain the most ideal for getting around inside the UVic campus' Ring Road. However, signage, materials and education will be enhanced to make the shared spaces safer. 
(University of Victoria Campus Cycling Plan)

University of Victoria misguided on plans for additional cyling path

Inside lane of Ring Road would serve the purpose perfectly, writes longtime UVic walker

  • Jul 30, 2021
Shared pathways for cyclists and pedestrians remain the most ideal for getting around inside the UVic campus' Ring Road. However, signage, materials and education will be enhanced to make the shared spaces safer. 
(University of Victoria Campus Cycling Plan)
Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)

Central Saanich gets in gear for increase in active transportation

Improvements to pedestrian, cycling and transit infrastructure in the works

Central Saanich’s recently approved active transportation plan aims to improve infrastructure to encourage more trips by residents on foot, by bike or transit. (Adobe stock)
The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)

Galloping Goose bridge decision expected soon for Colwood

Span over Island Highway would enhance cycling, pedestrian opportunities, mayor says

The construction of a bridge over Island Highway in Colwood would make things easier for cyclists and pedestrians using the Galloping Goose Trail. (Photo by John Luton/City of Colwood)
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix ends sporting drought in B.C. community

The event attracts some of the province’s premiere UCI / Cycling BC licensed athletes

  • Jul 20, 2021
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Michael Woods of Canada, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183.7 kilometers (114.1 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Quillan, France, Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Canadian Michael Woods earns King of the Mountain honours at Tour de France

Woods finished fifth on the 183.7-kilometre stage and sits 26th in the overall classification

Michael Woods of Canada, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183.7 kilometers (114.1 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Quillan, France, Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)