The mild climate and perfect network of bike lanes make Vancouver an ideal cycling destination. Some of the best trails can be found along the Seawall, Lost Lagoon, around beautiful beaches like Sunset Beach, Kitsilano Beach and Jericho Beach, through lush gardens, forested areas, and gorgeous parks like the Queen Elizabeth and Stanley Parks.
As spring takes hold in British Columbia the province is working to help students improve their cycling skills and riding confidence.
Thousands of elementary school students in Kelowna, the West Kootenays, Prince George, Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver area will learn basic biking skills and helmet safety, as well as hand signals and road sign awareness this spring.
Road safety advocates are calling on the city to accelerate its plan to install more protected bike lanes as a new report finds that Toronto is falling behind on its commitment to expand safe cycling across the city. "We're raising the alarm about a pattern that we've seen in the past in terms of the city setting out what is needed for cycling safety, but then not delivering on it," said Albert Koehl, coordinator of the Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition.
Although active transportation advocates are celebrating data showing Victoria has the highest rate of people biking to work among Canada’s 41 largest cities, they say we have a way to go to catch up with cities in Europe. The most recent Statistics Canada census data show the top three cities in Canada for bike commuting were in B.C., with Victoria in the top spot, followed by Kelowna and Vancouver.
Anton and his mother spoke to CBC at the Light Up Toronto for Safe Streets rally on Sunday, where more than 100 people walked and cycled from Ramsden Park in Rosedale to Yonge-Dundas Square. The day before, hundreds of cyclists took to Toronto streets to protest against the shutdown of ActiveTO and renew calls for safer streets.
As the warmer weather continues, cyclists will begin to come out of the woodwork and out onto the roadways. SGI says those that choose to venture into traffic on a bike will be considered an actual vehicle and will have to follow the same rules of the road. Before you head out onto roadways this summer, the agency wants riders to brush up on their cycling know-how.
These cycling tips, covering kit, clothing, nutrition, technique and more, are aimed at beginners, the new riders who’ve just started out on their great two-wheeled adventure. Think of BikeRadar as your riding buddy, who wants to help you get the most out of yourself and your bike!
“Choosing to use active transportation begins with access to safe infrastructure and more opportunities to develop skills that will build healthy habits,” said Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure.
You’re taking a trip and you’re planning on traveling with a bike. Perhaps this is a family vacation and you intend on stealing off on a few early morning rides before your troop rises from their slumber. Or perhaps this is the ultimate ride around the world with your best cycling mates type of excursion.
As we transition into the winter cycling season it’s not only important to factor in the changing driving conditions but it’s also important to be mindful of how you’re sharing the road with people on bikes.
Cyclists, like pedestrians, are vulnerable to significant injuries or death in crashes with cars. While the top contributing factors attributed to crashes with cyclists are driver distraction and failure to yield, there are things that both drivers and cyclists can do to help everyone stay safe.
Cycling Canada is excited to officially publish its new 10-year strategic plan to 2030. Formally approved by Cycling Canada’s board in late 2020, the plan outlines a bold and transformative pathway for the organization and the sport in Canada over the next decade.
Cycling advocates say bicycle theft is a large barrier in Vancouver that keeps many would-be riders from strapping on a helmet and hitting one of the city’s many bike lanes.
Many years from now, 2020 will be just another entry in the history of sports. In the meantime, we are the unwitting actors as that history is written; all we can do is stay safe, knowing that we will get through this together and be stronger as a result.