This is a guide to the Shoreline Trail in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, BC, Canada. This trail offers a pleasant, flat, family bike ride or walk, with beautiful scenery and clear signposting. Facilities include restaurants, food vendors, children’s play parks, a water park, and washrooms at both ends of the trail.
Although I have two beautiful bikes of my own, I confess that I do like to look at other bikes. When I’m out with Maggie I look at every bike that goes past. If they happen to have a woman sitting on them, Maggie tends to say things like “Get your eyes back in your […]
The Barnet Highway Bike Lane connects Burnaby and Port Moody in BC, Canada. It’s a wide bike lane on the side of a highway. It’s not separated, so it is not safe in bad weather or after dark. However, I enjoy the Barnet Highway bike lane for cycling training and working on my hill climbing abilities while enjoying amazing views and scenery.
Springboard Trail in Belcarra Park is only 8 km long, but it’s set in beautiful unspoiled forest, with a hardened surface so you can get some speed up if you want. I would call it the perfect place for a training ride, as there’s a very, very long uphill from the lake. On the other hand, coming back it’s all downhill, which is a lot of fun too.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has many cycling and hiking trails. They all offer fairly easy cycling that is suitable for the whole family. I have cycled there with family members ranging in age from 10 to 71. Head out there for a peaceful bike ride under majestic trees.
There are a whole range of trails in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. The reserve offers a range of trails for all levels of cyclists. Beginners can choose to cycle along the broad, paved Seymour Valley Trailway. For the more advanced, there are some very advanced mountain bike trails.
Vancouver has been accused of having a dull, grey cycling monoculture. Nothing could be further from the truth! In Vancouver the cyclists are as diverse as the population. Vancouver cycling culture is vibrant and colorful.
Montreal’s great cycling infrastructure has led to impressive progress towards the city’s aims: decreasing pollution by increasing cycling in Montreal, while decreasing motor vehicle use.
The Central Valley Greenway runs from New Westminster to Vancouver, via Burnaby. It’s a wonderful cycle route, much used and loved by thousands of BC Lower Mainland cyclists. But wow, it is a route of extremes, with many sublime parts, and some horrible bits, as described in a previous post. In response to some debate […]
The magnificent new Richmond bridge for skytrains, bikes, and pedestrians will make life much easier for Richmond cyclists. Thanks Translink!
Click here for an updated, complete guide to the Central Valley Greenway – plus Video Translink Planning Department has taken the trouble to respond comprehensively to my posts on the Central Valley Greenway, Part 1 and Part 2. I really appreciate this, and decided to post their response in full, so as many people as possible […]
This is a guide to one of the greatest bike rides in the world, the Lachine Canal Bike Path. Montreal cycling in general is wonderful, and one of the best rides is flat and off-road along the historic Lachine Canal Bike Path. Completely off-road, it winds along beside the Lachine Canal for around 30 km (round trip).
The Central Valley Greenway runs from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. It is marvelously ambitious; hinting at a wonderful future when commuting by bike could be easy and safe for a wide range of cyclists – from kids to seniors, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems.
My post on Cycling in Sooke was a pretty scathing indictment of the current situation in that area, so close to the wonderful Galloping Goose Cycling Trail. In response, I am happy to say that I have just received two very constructive and encouraging emails: one from the Mayor of Sooke, and one from Sooke’s Engineering […]
The Central Valley Greenway runs all the way from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. The creators of this route really, really tried to make a magnificent cycling route. But unfortunately, the execution was sometimes lacking. At times the route soars impressively to the heights – but at other times, it really, really sucks.
The town of Sooke is just a few kilometers off km 40 of the Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island (reviewed here). This trail is one of the finest cycling trails in the world, and heavily used by cycling tourists. Yet the District of Sooke’s website shows a dazzling ignorance of the very existence of […]
Other cities can learn a whole lot from the elegant design of Montreal’s separated bike lanes. In 2015 Montreal was ranked 20th in the world for bike friendly city by the respected Copenhagenize Index. The only North American city that did better was Minneapolis at no. 18. Although it has slipped a bit in the rankings, Montreal remains a stellar city to cycle in. What has Montreal got that almost no other city in North America has got? Well, for a start, separated bike lanes so that people can ride bikes in relative safety. After strenuous action from activists, Montreal has provided a simply brilliant system of physically separated bike lanes.
My post on “Cycling around the Richmond Trail … and Surviving” was pretty much an outraged indictment of a dangerous and misleadingly advertised “trail.” The post evoked an interesting response from the City of Richmond: “Thank-you for your feedback. The information on the trails brochure regarding on-street cycling routes could certainly be clearer. We will […]
I loved Montreal cycling because it feels so safe, thanks to the Montreal separated bike lanes. The thing I loved the most about Montreal cycling was the Bixi (bike taxi) system.
Guide to Montreal bike rentals. You can choose between short-term Bixis and long term bike rentals, and then enjoy world-class cycling in Montreal. Read this post for all you need to know about How to rent bikes in Montreal, Canada.