Last chance: You only have until April 15th to send your input to the Government of BC. Make sure you have your say on BC’s Active Transportation Strategy (ATS). The ATS will inform provincial policy for bikes for years to come. Now is our chance to shape the ATS to include investment in cycling infrastructure, education, and improvements to policy and legislation.
As part of Bike to School Week this year, HUB Cycling is running a student video contest for children and youth 18 and under in Metro Vancouver. Enter to win cash prizes!
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 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.
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.
It took me 40 years to move from “I love riding bikes” to “I am a cyclist.” Hard to believe, I know. Looking back, I guess it was because I made so many mistakes along the way. I’m a slow learner – let me tell you about it! I learned to ride a bike the hard way – not so much riding as crashing. I had a lot of setbacks along the way. Finally, I learned the keys to making cycling safe, easy and fun – and somewhere along the way, I became a cyclist!
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.
Here’s a quick guide to some of the best bike trails in and around Vancouver. Vancouver cycling at its best.
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.
I am voting YES in the BC Transit Referendum because I want a better future for my descendants – but ALSO because I simply want to be able to commute by bike without being killed!
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!
We are voting Yes for in the BC Transit Referendum for transit expansion because it is the right thing to do: for ourselves, for our children, for our grandchildren, for our city, and for our planet. For a relatively small annual cost to each household, we can expand transit and ensure that Vancouver continues to be a liveable region for years to come.
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.
Business people around the world have tended to oppose separate bike lanes. But here’s a turnaround from a Vancouver businessman that many readers will find very encouraging!
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!