Cycling

Jacob Koomen takes his bike out for a spin near his home in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell Riverite to cycle length of Island to raise funds to cancer research

Long distance rides are no big deal for 73-year-old cyclist

 

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s always hard … Until it’s easy

By James Durand I had a nice Cumberland adventure last weekend. I…

  • May 5, 2021

 

Lance Armstrong. (Anita Ritenour/Flickr)

Spin to win or mash for cash?

2001: Lance Armstrong versus Jan Ullrich on the slopes of the l’Alpe…

  • May 4, 2021

 

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Bike shops an essential service?

By James Durand I’m sure some services are essential to one person…

  • Apr 28, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Keep it simple stupid

By James Durand It seems like I’m losing my frickin’ mind lately.…

  • Apr 21, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
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Clarifying a misconception about passing cyclists

The cycling community sincerely appreciates the coverage your paper is providing to…

  • Apr 12, 2021
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The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Too much of a good thing

By James Durand Well, we finished the Swicked 30 for 30 event…

  • Apr 7, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Words matter: When a bike accident is not an accident

This past week ex-NBA player Shawn Bradley was hit from behind by…

  • Apr 7, 2021
A vehicle is forced to cross the centre line as it skirts around a southbound cyclist as he passes a parked truck on Hilchey Road near Penfield Elementary. See page 10 for the story of how Hilchey Road didn’t – and then did – get approved by Campbell River city council for cycling improvements. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror

Hilchey to get temporary cycling upgrade while city reviews community-wide cycling plan

Council recinds motion deferring a bike lane for Hilchey into Master Transportation Plan review

A vehicle is forced to cross the centre line as it skirts around a southbound cyclist as he passes a parked truck on Hilchey Road near Penfield Elementary. See page 10 for the story of how Hilchey Road didn’t – and then did – get approved by Campbell River city council for cycling improvements. Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Put a bit of five-year-old into your attitude

It’s tough to put fun a head of life when you’re an…

  • Mar 31, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Sometimes, you just have to buy in

By James Durand For most of my adult life I’ve tried to…

  • Mar 10, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

I’m a social being

It is becoming pretty apparent that most of my friends are riding…

  • Mar 3, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
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Council’s focus is on the rear-view mirror

City Council’s decision to shelve the staff report on active transportation options…

  • Feb 24, 2021
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In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location (as shown in these two photos). Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.

Tag, Vancouver Island cyclists, you’re it

International photo tagging game Bike Tag a hit with cyclists and expanding on Vancouver Island

In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location (as shown in these two photos). Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.
In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location. Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.

Tag, Vancouver Island cyclists, you’re it!

International photo tagging game Bike Tag a hit with cyclists and expanding on Vancouver Island

In Bike Tag, you find the location of the previous photo, based on a clue, and then take a photo of your own bike at that location. Then you go to a new location, take a photo of your bike, add a clue, and load it onto the website.
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Sometimes I wish I had dumb kids

By James Durand When Rhyley turned three she asked for a dog.…

  • Jan 27, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Physically tough, but mentally relaxing

It’s winter. I am usually just returning from down south and having…

The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

B.C. woman with 18 fractures has a warning for all drivers, cyclists

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since morning commute incident in Colwood

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

How do we stay self motivated

By James Durand So, it’s been a busy year for all bike…

  • Dec 16, 2020
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted