The 10th Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Wheaton Precious Metals™ benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation will begin this Saturday August 25th in Surrey
The Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
Today, World Bicycle Relief is launching its July campaign to fund bicycles for girl students in Malawi. Buffalo Bicycles provided by donations raised in July will help girl students in Malawi complete their education and break the cycle of poverty and HIV. Access to a high-quality bicycle can reduce a child’s commute time to school by up to 75% and dramatically changes educational, health and economic outcomes. Find out how YOU can help!
Ridehunting is a brand new service that caters to people who want to rent bikes, kayaks, snowboards, skis, or surf boards – and also to those who want to make money by renting out their equipment. This service will benefit anyone looking for a ride, or wanting to make some money from their gear. Ridehunting hope to fill the gap left by Spinlister, an excellent service which, sadly, closed down in March.
Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’s ten-time Emmy Award-winning show The Amazing Race, is just about to release his all new documentary, Le Ride. Le Ride is an epic recreation of the first English-speaking team to take on the toughest sporting event on Earth, The Tour de France. Le Ride will hit all major VOD platforms in the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland on June 25th.
I interviewed Dara Sheridan, who is about to do the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the third time. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is an annual ride in which participants raise funds to support organizations that are advancing the fight against cancer. Dara leads a dedicated team, RyGuy, who collectively raise many thousands of dollars to beat the scourge of cancer. Dana got started when cancer took the life of her cousin Ryan Stevenson, at a tragically young age. Read about how Dana trains and fund-raises, and be inspired!
Bike to School Week BC (#bike2school) is coming up! Bike to School Week is a fun, free, week-long celebration for students of all ages and abilities.
I just found a great new podcast that I highly recommend you try – the Ben and Bikes Podcast! This podcast is all about people who ride bikes.
The British Columbia Cycling Coalition is calling for Bold Action Now! Take a mere three minutes of your life to go there now and sign the petition. The process also gives you an easy way to quickly email several key people, with just a couple of clicks of your mouse. This will probably be the most important thing you do today!
Local cycling charitable organization HUB Cycling is calling on the BC Provincial Government to commit to modernizing the BC Motor Vehicle Act in order to improve road safety for vulnerable road users.
The 2016 Stats Canada Census data released on Wednesday shows that sustainable transportation is on the rise in Canada, with cycling leading the way. Among cities, Vancouver is leading the way!
Here is a press release from Transalt in New York – find out how the tragedy could have been prevented, and what you can do going forward. Attend or support the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims on 19 November.
The Ride to Conquer Cancer BC starts today! Read all about the record-breaking amount of money cyclists raised this year, and watch a video showing 2,000 cyclists setting off on an exciting two-day journey.
Chris Brochu of Kamloops is participating in his second Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation on August 26-27. I interviewed Chris to learn what inspires him, and get some insider tips on how to tackle this great cycling challenge.
Do not miss this fun event in Vancouver BC! Thousands of bike riders will join HUB Cycling at the second annual Bike the Night Ride on September 16th. City streets will be opened up for a night of music, lights and decorated bikes.
When we were kids, cycling was a normal part of everyday life. We just got on our bikes and started pedaling! These days, we have to dress up as if we are about to participate in a dangerous sport. Recently we rode bikes in Paris, and it seemed to us that Parisians ride bikes just the way we did as kids – they just get on a bike and start pedaling! We would like to see an entire world in which riding a bike is as normal and casual as it was when we were kids. Let’s make cycling normal again!
Newcomers and Refugees Discover the Joy of Cycling: Vancouver’s first Bike Host program a success. A program pairing local cycle enthusiasts with newcomers in Vancouver for weekly adventures and meet-ups by bike has exceeded expectations.
Jocelyn Dickie is participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the fifth time this year! I interviewed Jocelyn, who is riding in memory of her father who passed away in January 2017. Jocelyn is an enthusiastic and avid cyclist. She shared some valuable fund raising tips for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, as well as her moving story about her father’s three-year battle with throat cancer.
Participation doubled at the Second-Annual Bike to Shop Days in Vancouver, showing once again that cyclists like to shop, and that bikes are good for business.
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.