Vancouver cycling is wonderfully diverse. In this post we showcase some of our most popular posts about great bike rides in and around Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver cycling offers a range of options, from adventurous and athletic to easy and family friendly. Includes great bike rides in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, and Vancouver Island.
This is a comprehensive guide (with maps) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island. It’s a very long, diverse and beautifully scenic bike trail, with bed and breakfast and camping options along the way. Cycle from an urban area, through a rural area, and end up in semi-wilderness with breathtaking views!
Here is a guide, with videos and maps, to cycling the Lochside Trail. This is a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, and take advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
Changing gears can be confusing for beginner cyclists. This post is a guide for beginner cyclists. It explains how gears on a bike work, why you should change gears on a bike, and how to change gears on a bike.
This post answers the question of which Garmin Edge bike computer is best for mountain biking. We include a chart that compares features that are relevant to mountain biking, across the entire range of all current Garmin Edge bike computers. Features include mountain bike metrics and incident alerts.
This post answers the question of which Garmin Edge bike computer has the longest battery life. We offer a comparative chart to help you quickly choose the Garmin Edge bike computer with the longest battery life.
This post presents our top 7 reasons to use a power meter on your bike. Prices are dropping on power meters worldwide, making this a great time to get started with power meters. But why would you get one? Well Joe Friel, elite cycling coach and author of The Cyclist’s Training Bible, calls the power meter the most effective tool for increasing speed on the bike. Friel highly recommends that if you are a cyclist who is looking to improve, you should use a power meter. In this post, we explain why.
This post, with videos and a features chart, is an in-depth comparison of the Garmin Edge 130 Plus vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt. The Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt is more expensive than the Garmin Edge 130 Plus. And the Garmin Edge 130 Plus is hailed by many as one of the best bang-for-your-bucks bike computers you could possibly find. For example, Cycling News says that the “feature-packed Garmin Edge 130 Plus contains everything you would ever want from a cycling computer.” So, it might seem to be a no-brainer to buy the Edge 130 Plus. But first, spend a few minutes checking out what the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt offers for the extra dollars. This post will help you to decide which is better – the Garmin Edge 130 Plus or the Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt.
Which is the best Garmin Edge bike computer? That’s a question we hear a lot! In this post, we answer this important and complicated question. Our answer comes down to you: the best Garmin Edge bike computer for you, depends on what kind of cyclist you are.
Peloton has just announced a brand new way to access their stationary bikes. Basically, in selected states, you can now rent them. This is a limited pilot program. We hope it works out – for the sake of both the public and the company.
This in-depth post with comparative chart and video reviews aims to give you all the information you need to choose between the Garmin Edge 530 vs 830. These two bike computers currently lead the field, and with good reason. We show you what these two GPS bike computers have in common, and what their crucial differences are. We believe this post will make it easier for you to decide which bike computer best matches your needs.
This post (with videos) compares the Garmin Edge 530 vs Wahoo ELEMNT Bolt in detail. The Garmin Edge 530 and the Wahoo ELEMNT are two of the best premium GPS bike computers in the world. This post compares their features to help you decide which of these premium bike computers would be best for you. Our comparative chart helps you to make a quick, complete comparison.
Have you ever wondered whether it is worthwhile to spend hundreds of dollars on Garmin Edge bike computers? This post will help you to decide, as we evaluate the benefits of Garmin Edge bike computers, compared to what you can expect from a cheaper bike computer. We also include a chart comparing all of the features offered by the entire range of Garmin Edge bike computers.
The Garmin Edge 830 is an upgrade on the Garmin Edge 820. In this post, we evaluate how the two compare. The Garmin Edge 830 offers a host of great features that are not included on the Edge 820. These features will be of special interest to those interested in cycling training, long-distance rides, and mountain biking. In this post we sum up 9 of the great features. You can use this post to decide if these upgrades have value for your own cycling needs. Is this bike computer the one for you? Or will the Garmin Edge 820 meet all your needs, at a lower price?
When Garmin launched the Garmin Edge 530, choosing a premium bike computer got a whole lot easier. Especially since it has an attractive price point. In this post we sum up the awesome upgrades, so you can decide if they have value for your own cycling needs – and if this bike computer is the one for you. If you are a mountain biker, this may turn out to be a no-brainer …
This in-depth post with video reviews aims to give you all the information you need to choose between the cheapest and the most expensive Garmin Edge bike computers – the 1030 Plus vs 130 Plus. The Edge 130 Plus costs one-third of what the 1030 Plus costs. This makes it smart for you to ask the question: will the Edge 130 Plus be enough to meet my bike computing needs, so that I don’t have to spend nearly as much money? We hope this post will make it easy for you to answer this question for yourself.
This post has an in-depth comparison of using a smart phone vs. using a bike computer to record bike rides. Compare the pros and cons, so you can decide for yourself which will work better for you.
This post describes 7 easy steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
It seems that the more people cycle, the less likely they are to be fat. There is a clear connection between cycling and weight, as we can see if we look at international statistics and research.