This post presents photos and videos to document key developments in the amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Not anymore! This post showcases the key developments in the evolution of Vancouver into a cycling-friendly city.
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.
Inspirational video about Montreal cyclist Charles Ouimet ascending the world’s most difficult gravel road, the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, on his bike.
The Buntzen Lake area in British Columbia, 45 minutes out of Vancouver, is situated in pristine wilderness, and offers numerous beautiful cycling trails for cyclists of all skill levels – from average cyclists to skilled mountain bikers. Our post highlights some of the cycling trails in the Buntzen Lake area, and shows off the beauty of the area with photos and videos.
Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
People on bikes are key to downtown business growth! Following the release of new figures which show that 51 per cent of people in Vancouver want to cycle more often, business leaders are recognizing the impact that bikes can have on the local economy. The City of Vancouver’s recent Walking and Cycling scorecard illustrated an active city in which half of the population already reach their destination by bike, foot or transit, something that businesses welcome.
The latest Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver was a great success, with an excellent turnout despite threatening skies. The rain held off for just long enough for most riders to finish the relaxed ride around the blossom-lined lanes of Vancouver. Bike the Blossoms in Vancouver was again organized by Velopalooza and the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival.
The annual Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver is a great way to join other cyclists for a relaxed ride through the city of Vancouver, enjoying the new cherry blossoms. Check out the details of the upcoming Bike the Blossoms Ride in Vancouver, BC, Canada, here!
HUB Cycling, the charity behind Bike to Work Week, has launched a new video to raise awareness of their campaign to make cycling safer and more connected for everyone in Metro Vancouver. Read all about their ambitious plans, including cycle highways, and find out how you can get involved by adopting a gap!
How to have a fun cycling vacation in Vancouver! Here’s a guide to three of the best bike rides to do while you’re in Vancouver. These are family-friendly bike rides that will also give you a chance to see some of the best Vancouver attractions.
This is a complete guide plus narrated video about the flat, family-friendly Stanley Park Seawall Bike Trail – one of the most beautiful bike trails in the world. Vancouver’s Stanley Park was recently named the top urban park in the world by Trip Advisor. It’s the third-biggest park in North America, comprising 400 hectares of rain forest, right in the heart of Vancouver. Flanked by English Bay and Burrard Inlet, the entire park offers magical water views, and shade from towering, ancient trees.
Here’s the best post on the Internet for finding bike rentals in Vancouver, BC, Canada! Vancouver has become a destination vacation city for people who like to ride bikes. This post has a map showing you where to rent bikes in Vancouver, plus contact details for the rental stores. It features a video about the joys of cycling in Vancouver, and also has a video showing you how to use Vancouver’s Mobi Bike Share bikes.
The Seaside Bike Route is a multi-use recreational route in Vancouver that offers awesome views and endless activities along the Vancouver Seawall. The Seaside Bike Route goes from the Convention Center at Coal Harbour on Burrard Inlet, all the way to Jericho Beach. This is a complete guide, plus lots of photos and two videos!
The Traboulay PoCo Trail is a great family-friendly cycling trail and hiking trail. It is safe and well-maintained, offering something for everyone. Located just 27 km from Vancouver, it is well worth a day trip. If you’re trying to see as much of BC in as little time as possible you could not do much better than this trail.
People of all ages enjoy cycling in safety on the Lachine Canal Bike Path. Situated in Montreal, it’s a truly great off-road bike trail. Here are photos of some of the many people who enjoy cycling along this bike trail in Montreal.
Nous recommandons fortement d’y aller pour un genre très différent de route de vélo au Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve de l’Ile Notre-Dame à Montréal.
We cycled the Poco Trail yesterday – one of the best trails in the Greater Vancouver area. We were sad to find that the trail is littered with fallen trees, after that terrific wind storm on 29 August.
Here’s a great bike ride to do in Vancouver! This completely off-road Vancouver bike ride goes from the Convention Center to Granville Island, via the Seaside Bike Route – and the last bit is done by hopping on one of Vancouver’s colourful Aquabuses to cross False Creek! It’s a great family bike ride with diverse scenery, and lots of fun things to do.