Cycling

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast

Mathew Fee aims at world record for longest distance on BMX bike while sharing his story of recovery

B.C. cyclist braking stigma on addiction from coast to coast
Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap

Wide tires are a bonus, but clothing is key to winter cycling

Expert talks cycling safely in snow and ice during Victoria’s cold snap
The second annual Victoria Bike Music Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 29. Here, people celebrate at the inaugural show last year. File contributed/Jay Dondale

Power the music: the Victoria Bike Music Fest returns

Audience members on stationary bikes will energize speakers as musicians play

The second annual Victoria Bike Music Festival is scheduled for Sunday, July 29. Here, people celebrate at the inaugural show last year. File contributed/Jay Dondale
Oak Bay’s Adam de Vos cycled to a win Sunday at the Tour de Delta road race. (Chris Relke photo)

Oak Bay’s Adam de Vos cycles to a win at Tour de Delta

Rally Cycling teammate Eric Young joins him on the podium

Oak Bay’s Adam de Vos cycled to a win Sunday at the Tour de Delta road race. (Chris Relke photo)
The Fort Street bike lanes are painted and will open on May 27. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Fort Street bike lanes making their debut with roll-out event Sunday

Completion marks the second east-west connector dedicated to downtown cyclists

The Fort Street bike lanes are painted and will open on May 27. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
VIDEO: ‘Cycleangelo’ rolls out fresh tracks

VIDEO: ‘Cycleangelo’ rolls out fresh tracks

Oak Bay News joined Stephen Lund on his latest cycle masterpiece, Jog with a dog

VIDEO: ‘Cycleangelo’ rolls out fresh tracks
Cyclist and self-described GPS artist Stephen Lund’s latest doodle resembles something between a dog and a llama sticking out its tongue. (Screenshot)

Victoria cyclist and GPS artist shares latest Labra-doodle

Cyclist re-invigorates blog after hiatus

Cyclist and self-described GPS artist Stephen Lund’s latest doodle resembles something between a dog and a llama sticking out its tongue. (Screenshot)
Fort Street bike lanes appear nearly complete on this portion of the road. (Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS)

Budget for Victoria cycling network increased to $14 million

Council narrowly recommends budget increase for phase one of project

Fort Street bike lanes appear nearly complete on this portion of the road. (Ragnar Haagen/BLACK PRESS)
UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan

Public input sought on new designs; protected two-way, shared lanes being considered

UPDATED: Humboldt bike lanes next in Victoria’s Biketoria plan
Tripleshot Cross Fondo participants will hit the gravel roads and trails Oct. 15 in fundraiser for youth cycling and Island trails. (Submitted photo)

Off-road ride to raise money for Island bike trails

Tripleshot Cross Fondo returns for second year Oct. 15

Tripleshot Cross Fondo participants will hit the gravel roads and trails Oct. 15 in fundraiser for youth cycling and Island trails. (Submitted photo)
Cyclists travel down Serlkirk Trestle South. Next week is Victoria’s Bike to Work days on Oct. 3, 4, and 5. (John Holland/submitted photo)

Bike to work days roll out next week in Victoria, Saanich

Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society encouraging riders to commute via bicycle

Cyclists travel down Serlkirk Trestle South. Next week is Victoria’s Bike to Work days on Oct. 3, 4, and 5. (John Holland/submitted photo)
A City of Victoria official alerts drivers to the no right turn on a red light rule when the Pandora Street bike lanes opened in May. Work begins next week on the new Fort Street two-way bike pathway. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS

Construction beginning on Victoria’s Fort Street bike lanes

Infrastructure work the first phase of City’s second two-way cycling pathway

A City of Victoria official alerts drivers to the no right turn on a red light rule when the Pandora Street bike lanes opened in May. Work begins next week on the new Fort Street two-way bike pathway. Don Denton/VICTORIA NEWS
Michael Hill (left), wife Drena Hill and teammate Darren Westwood are p[art of Team Nova participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News

Victoria team joins BC’s Ride to Conquer Cancer

Touched by the disease personally, the team suits up for the fourth year running

Michael Hill (left), wife Drena Hill and teammate Darren Westwood are p[art of Team Nova participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend, Aug. 26 and 27. Kristyn Anthony/Victoria News
Bike to Work Society offering free educational rides on Victoria two-way bike lanes
Bike to Work Society offering free educational rides on Victoria two-way bike lanes
Ryder Hesjedal rides alongside a pair of junior riders during the Kid’s Race at the Tour de Victoria around the legislature front driveway and Belleville Street on Sunday. The event capped a day of rides of 140, 90 and 40 kilometres that all finished in front of the legislature. More than 1,000 riders took part overall in the seventh annual mass participation cycling event. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Seventh Tour de Victoria continues to promote cycling to wider audience

Ryder Hesjedal appreciates the day for its community feeling and camaraderie among riders

Ryder Hesjedal rides alongside a pair of junior riders during the Kid’s Race at the Tour de Victoria around the legislature front driveway and Belleville Street on Sunday. The event capped a day of rides of 140, 90 and 40 kilometres that all finished in front of the legislature. More than 1,000 riders took part overall in the seventh annual mass participation cycling event. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Riders head down the legislature pathway at the start of the 2016 Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. This year’s event happens this Sunday (Aug. 20) and sees cyclists riding routes around the Capital Region. Photo by Jill Fitz Hirschbold Photography/Facebook

Massive cycling event takes over Greater Victoria this Sunday

Upwards of 1,500 riders expected for seventh annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria

Riders head down the legislature pathway at the start of the 2016 Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria. This year’s event happens this Sunday (Aug. 20) and sees cyclists riding routes around the Capital Region. Photo by Jill Fitz Hirschbold Photography/Facebook
The Strumbellas perform at the 2013 Toronto Bicycle Music Festival. The founder of that event is launching the Victoria Bicycle Music Festival this Sunday (July 30) at Central and Banfield parks. Photo by Adam Popper

Inaugural bicycle music fest pedals into Victoria

Generator bikes will be used to power sound systems

The Strumbellas perform at the 2013 Toronto Bicycle Music Festival. The founder of that event is launching the Victoria Bicycle Music Festival this Sunday (July 30) at Central and Banfield parks. Photo by Adam Popper
Cyclists will likely have another east-west connection through downtown, after Victoria council, sitting as committee of the whole, approved plans for the Fort Street bikeway. Photo City of Victoria

Fort Street bike lane passes major hurdle in Victoria

Nine parking spots retained among original 18 to be removed for project

  • Jun 8, 2017
Cyclists will likely have another east-west connection through downtown, after Victoria council, sitting as committee of the whole, approved plans for the Fort Street bikeway. Photo City of Victoria
Riders watch for the gate to drop at the start line at the Juan de Fuca BMX track in Colwood, during the School Bike League races. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Greater Victoria’s School Bike League attracts enthusiastic riders

Series to wrap up with slalom and freestyle event May 31 at Bear Mountain

Riders watch for the gate to drop at the start line at the Juan de Fuca BMX track in Colwood, during the School Bike League races. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Rosie Forrest, 9, and dad, Neil, of Victoria do a test ride on the track during an open house hosted in Colwood by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. The day offered a casual way for people unfamiliar with the track bikes – no brakes and one gear – to try them out on a quality facility. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Westshore Velodrome facility thriving in Colwood

Former Commonwealth Games track home to casual riders, competitive racers

Rosie Forrest, 9, and dad, Neil, of Victoria do a test ride on the track during an open house hosted in Colwood by the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association. The day offered a casual way for people unfamiliar with the track bikes – no brakes and one gear – to try them out on a quality facility. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff