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!
A Conversation with Peter Walker, author of an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. Walker discusses bike helmets and high visibility clothing; the misuse of the word accident; roadside intimidation; cycling activism; older people and cycling; business objections to cycling; bike share programs; and the role played by La Monde à Bicyclette and Vélo Quebec in the transformation of Montreal.
Excerpt from an important, brand new book: How Cycling Can Save the World by Peter Walker. In this book, Walker shows the close relationship between infrastructure and the way people get about. Therefore, to create mass cycling you need to create a conducive built environment. The way to do this is in fact already well known – only the political will is lacking. So what’s the secret? Basically, bikes must be kept separate from motor traffic on busy roads, and the separation must be physical. “A bicycle way that is not safe for an eight-year-old is not a bicycle way.”
Here are 5 reasons to plan a cycling holiday in the UK. It’s a beautiful country full of friendly locals, and one of the best ways to experience it all is on a bike. Read all about planning a cycling holiday in the UK for the whole family.
5 of the best mountain bike trails in the USA! With the USA’s vast landscape and numerous world-renowned national parks, it’s no surprise that cyclists flock to test themselves, or simply enjoy the beauty of the scenery on US mountain bike trails. This post includes the Big Sur in California; the Shark Valley Mountain Bike Trail in Miami; the Banks Vernonia Mountain Bike Trail in Oregon; the Little Pan Loop, Black Canyon Trail in New River, Arizona (also known as the Lollipop Loop); and the Carriage Trails in the Acadia National Park in Maine.
This post describes the 5 Best Cycling Routes in India! With its breath-taking scenery and wide open spaces, India offers some very special and utterly unique experiences for bike tourists.
With everything from safe cycle paths to dedicated refueling spots for cyclists, Newcastle upon Tyne is a haven for cyclists of all abilities. Here’s a guide to the best cycling routes in Newcastle upon Tyne, as well as where to rent bikes, eat and shop.
In Ireland, the last few years have seen a massive upsurge in cycling. There are many benefits to using the cycling trails in Ireland. Ireland is increasingly becoming one of Europe’s top cycling destinations. Irish tourist providers now offer a whole host of cycling holiday packages to international guests, helping them to enjoy cycling trails in Ireland. So what makes cycling trails in Ireland so special? Ireland’s moderate year round climate ensures that no matter what time of year it is, you can always use the roads and trails for cycling. However with so many options, it can prove challenging to narrow down which cycling trail in Ireland is the right route for you. The people at The Ocean Sands Hotel have sent us the infographic below that reveals some of the best cycle routes throughout Ireland.
The stunning northern county of Northumberland is a great destination for those seeking an adventurous cycling holiday. Cycling in Northumberland offers something for everyone – from the world-famous coast-to-coast (C2C) cycling route to mountain biking the trails of the Northumberland National Park.
Ireland is the ultimate vacation destination for those who want an active outdoor experience in beautiful scenery. From its breathtaking landscapes to the vast array of activities on offer, the real challenge will be where to start your cycling and hiking holiday in Ireland!
The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride will be held in November to December this year – so there is still time to book your tickets to Australia and participate in this iconic Australian ride. People from across Australia and from all over the world will take part. It is more a unique cycling holiday with stunning views than a race.
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.
I am a Vancouverite, born and raised in the city. I believe Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as confirmed by recent livability reports. I also believe that Vancouver is populated by educated, eco-conscious and health conscious people who are committed to preserving this treasure for future generations. So, why […]
The Ronde van Vlaanderen, or Tour of Flanders, is Flander’s biggest cycling classic. And don’t think the event is confined to hardcore cyclists – there is also a huge festival alongside the course, as well as an amateur official Cyclosportive that take place a day before.
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.
This is a guide (plus map) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island – 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!
This is a review of an important and memorable book by a remarkable photographer – Don’t Forget Me: Ghost Bikes – A Photographic Memorial by Genea Barnes. Moved by the sight of ghost bikes all over North America, Genea Barnes went on a photographic odyssey to record and document ghost bikes.