Cycling

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)

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

Incident occurred at Oak Bay Avenue and Fell Street

 

Corey Burger and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition are calling for investigation protocols that include road design and more funding for protected bike lanes. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

Victoria cycling coalition pushing for higher standards following death of cyclist

GVCC wants investigation protocols to include road design, more funding for protected bike lanes

 

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).

Abbreviated Tour de Rock rolls into Sidney on Thursday

Alumni riders are doing this year’s edition of the annual Cops for Cancer cycling fundraiser

Tour de Rock alumni Jack McClintock, Lori Lumley, Rob House, Alan Neville, Robin Farrell (along with Bob MacDonald) will do the Victoria to Sidney leg of the 2020 edition Tour de Rock. The group is expected to arrive in Sidney on Thursday, Oct. 1 around noon, making a stop at the local Coast Capital branch (Photo courtesy Cops for Cancer).
Saanich police were called to investigate a collision involving a cyclist and a driver near the Cordova Bay Golf Course on Aug. 6. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich police were called to investigate a collision involving a cyclist and a driver near the Cordova Bay Golf Course on Aug. 6. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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)
More than 2,100 cyclists took to Greater Victoria streets and paths in 2019 as part of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tour de Victoria issues photo, riding challenges for cyclists

Summer Challenge fills a void as Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria takes hiatus

More than 2,100 cyclists took to Greater Victoria streets and paths in 2019 as part of Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
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)
Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at a bike-fix-station along the Lochside Regional Trail behind Saanich Municipal Hall – one of nine repair stations in the District. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

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

District encourages active transportation with ‘accessible’ amenities

Saanich Coun. Ned Taylor pumps up his tires at a bike-fix-station along the Lochside Regional Trail behind Saanich Municipal Hall – one of nine repair stations in the District. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
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Greater Victoria cycling and walking groups are calling for improvements to Shelbourne Street, such as barriers and wider sidewalks, to increase pedestrian safety. The groups say the timing is perfect to implement the changes, as traffic has decreased significantly along Shelbourne Street due to COVID-19. (Black Press Media file photo)

Make improvements now to Shelbourne Sreet: Greater Victoria cycling, pedestrian groups

Pandemic-related lifestyle changes make sidewalk widening, other safety improvements timely

  • Jul 23, 2020
Greater Victoria cycling and walking groups are calling for improvements to Shelbourne Street, such as barriers and wider sidewalks, to increase pedestrian safety. The groups say the timing is perfect to implement the changes, as traffic has decreased significantly along Shelbourne Street due to COVID-19. (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)
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)
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 20, 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)
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)
North Saanich Coun. Jack McClintock calls for more attentiveness after a vehicle driving past a stopped vehicle at a marked crosswalk on Willingdon Road nearly hit his daughter. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Close call has North Saanich councillor appealing for traffic safety

Coun. Jack McClintock is using an incident involving his daughter to highlight traffic safety

North Saanich Coun. Jack McClintock calls for more attentiveness after a vehicle driving past a stopped vehicle at a marked crosswalk on Willingdon Road nearly hit his daughter. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
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
Saskatoon Cycles recentlt wrote an open letter to city council asking that some roads be closed to cars so that there was more space for cyclists and pedestrians to co-exist while maintaining physical distance. (Black Press Media files)

Cycling advocates say a different mindset is needed for people taking it up

Cyclists have seen a visible increase in bike usage during the pandemic

Saskatoon Cycles recentlt wrote an open letter to city council asking that some roads be closed to cars so that there was more space for cyclists and pedestrians to co-exist while maintaining physical distance. (Black Press Media files)
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