Cycling

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
Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

Possible link between cyclist hit and runs in Saanich

Young competitive rider, a regular at Colwood velodrome, anxious to get back on her bike

Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff
Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff

UPDATE: Possible link between cyclist hit-and-runs in Saanich

Young competitive rider, a regular at Colwood velodrome, anxious to get back on her bike

Megan Barnes, 14, stands in the bike storage shed at the velodrome in Colwood on Sunday. A competitive cyclist with the Tripleshot Racing Team, she was struck from behind by a vehicle on the edge of Willis Point Road while she and a training partner were riding on Friday. New information from two other riders may link the same vehicle with an earlier hit and run. Don Descoteau/News Gazette staff