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.
Great bike rides in and around Vancouver
Vancouver cycling - great bike rides in and around Vancouver
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.
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!
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.
Vision Vancouver is moving forwards towards a Vancouver bike share program. But can a bike share program succeed in Vancouver if the program doesn’t get an exemption from the mandatory bike helmet law?
This is a guide plus video of the entire Central Valley Greenway (CVG). It runs all the way from Science World in Vancouver to the New Westminster Quay. It’s a challenging but very interesting bike ride. Parts are magical, other parts still need work to make them pleasant. It is NOT a AAA route (all ages and abilities), even though it aspires to be. Still, it is quite an awesome route, covering 24 km (15 miles) from Vancouver, through Burnaby, and into New Westminster. It is remarkably flat most of the time, but there are a few uphills.
With the tourist season coming, I decided to make some of my most popular posts about great bike routes in and around Vancouver easier to find. So I have created a page devoted to Vancouver cycling.
Guide plus Video of some of the finest Vancouver cycling. The Prospect Point bike trail is an off-road trail in the heart of Vancouver’s Stanley Park. It goes from the car park at Second Beach Pool, all the way up to Prospect Point, the highest point in Stanley Park. There you can enjoy stunning views of North and West Vancouver across the Burrard Inlet.
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
The 420 Festival in Vancouver yesterday, outside the Vancouver Art Gallery, resulted in many people spilling out onto the Hornby Bike Lane. The Vancouver Police Department reacted swiftly, creating an alternative Hornby Bike Lane, so that cyclists could safely bypass the 420 festival.
It’s time to start planning some bike touring. How about a Gulf Island getaway? Salt Spring Island is a great place for bike touring – and here’s a Gulf Island bed and breakfast that actually rewards you for being a cyclist!
The Vancouver Park Board has unanimously approved a plan to widen the sidewalks along both sides of the Stanley Park Causeway to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. This ambitious plan was partly in response to the death of a 61-year-old woman cyclist in 2013. It was also in response to all of the activism that followed. It is a long overdue move – but on the plus side, it is a giant step forward in providing safe cycling infrastructure to Vancouver residents.
Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park offers fun, safe cycling in a beautiful, lakeside environment – right in the heart of Burnaby. It’s safe and fun for the whole family. Our post includes a guide and two videos.