Cycling

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network

The City seeks feedback into new designs for bike lanes proposed for 2020

Victoria unveils next phase of bike lane network
Commuters need to watch for ice, frost, and other weather hazards as Greater Victoria moves into winter. (Black Press File Photo)

Warm-up tips for chilly cyclists, walkers this fall and winter

Layer up, watch for ice, and give yourself more time

  • Nov 4, 2019
Commuters need to watch for ice, frost, and other weather hazards as Greater Victoria moves into winter. (Black Press File Photo)
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Portions of Galloping Goose Trail remain closed until end of November

Pedestrians and cyclists can take detours around the area near the McKenzie Interchange

The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from until the end of November. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Galloping Goose closures start Monday for McKenzie interchange work

Detours in place on the trail from Oct. 28 to roughly Nov. 2.

  • Oct 24, 2019
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange project won’t be paved until sometime in the fall (Wolf Depner/News Staff)                                The Galloping Goose Regional Trail near the McKenzie Interchange will be closed for maintenance from OCt. 28 to Nov. 2, 2019. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Fall Bike to Work Week rolls back into Victoria

Fall Bike to Work Week rolls back into Victoria

For the 25th year, Bike to Work Week encourages people to swap automobiles for bikes

  • Oct 22, 2019
Fall Bike to Work Week rolls back into Victoria
Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail

Can you dig it? BMX rider and trail builder Dylan King jumps Ucluelet’s new BMX park on a beautiful autumn day. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
The Re-Buy-Cycle shop in Langford offers a free bike exchange program for kids (Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop, Dark Lake Photography)

Free bike exchange program available to Greater Victoria kids

The Re-Buy-Cycle Shop in Langford offers free bikes for young learners

The Re-Buy-Cycle shop in Langford offers a free bike exchange program for kids (Facebook/Re-Buy-Cycle Shop, Dark Lake Photography)
A dashcam video shows a car clipping a cyclist. (Screenshot/VicPD )

Victoria Police make contact with cyclist seen clipped in dashcam video

The cyclist reached out to VicPD after the video was shared online

A dashcam video shows a car clipping a cyclist. (Screenshot/VicPD )
Bike to Work Week’s official kick off took place at the Selkirk Trestle Celebration Station on Monday morning, one of 22 Celebration Stations that will run this week. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Common cycling infractions come with big fines from police, city

Riding without a helmet, riding on the sidewalk and other cycling offences are costly

Bike to Work Week’s official kick off took place at the Selkirk Trestle Celebration Station on Monday morning, one of 22 Celebration Stations that will run this week. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Drivers are being reminded to give horses and their riders and a wide berth when encountering them on the road. (Pixabay File)

Drivers told to be nice to other road users, especially those on horseback

BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure reminds drivers to share road with horses

Drivers are being reminded to give horses and their riders and a wide berth when encountering them on the road. (Pixabay File)
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)