Cycling

A live streaming video facing the intersection of Pandora and Store streets captured the moment a cyclist was struck by a truck July 5. (Swans/Youtube)

Victoria to install side guards on its trucks; cities want feds to mandate them

Capital Bike says the guards can help prevent cyclist deaths

 

Dane Kerluck heads through a corner in Nantes, France at the UCI World BMX Championships. Photo courtesy Jason Kerluck

Campbell Riverite has good performance at BMX world championships in France

Dane Kerluck also competed at Canada Cup Race in Saskatchewan this month

 

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

What are the rules?

Years ago when I lived in North Vancouver, I would sneak in…

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

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

It’s all falling into place, or is it?

By James Durand It’s been a busy … well, 10 years I…

  • Aug 3, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River Mirror editor Alistair Taylor poses for a picture at the 50th Parallel in Campbell River. Photo by a kindly passerby

I’m’ riding the e-bike wave in all it’s pedal-assisted glory

E-bikes are a popular item these days and Alistair Taylor is quick to jump on the trend

Campbell River Mirror editor Alistair Taylor poses for a picture at the 50th Parallel in Campbell River. Photo by a kindly passerby
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Let’s be careful, we don’t want to get hurt?

By James Durand So, a couple of buddies and I planned a…

  • Jul 27, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck

Campbell River BMX racer represents at UCI World Championships

Dane Kerluck competing in Nantes, France next week

Dane Kerluck (in red) at the starting gate in a race earlier this year. Photo supplied by Jason Kerluck
Cross on the Rock is one of the Island’s many bicycle racing events. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Bike racing is more than just the Tour de France

From women’s racing, to gravel, to alternative programs, bike racing has something for everyone

Cross on the Rock is one of the Island’s many bicycle racing events. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror
A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

B.C. cyclist injured after driver turned right on red awarded $261K

James Christopher Rouse says he can no longer bike due to anxiety

A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The city is seeking public input as it updates its Master Transportation Plan. City of Campbell River photo

City seeks input on walking, cycling, transit and car use in Campbell River over the next 20 years

Share your experiences, help the city understand barriers to using different modes of transportation

  • Jul 7, 2022
The city is seeking public input as it updates its Master Transportation Plan. City of Campbell River photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

When do you pull the plug?

By James Durand My uncle has been riding mountain bikes since the…

  • Jul 6, 2022
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

Everything in moderation … including moderation

By James Durand As you may have read in my past blabberings,…

  • Jun 29, 2022
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

How lucky are we, really?

By James Durand If I ride from Swicked, I have between five…

  • Jun 22, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell River City Council approved a bike lane design for Hilchey Road that creates a parking protected bike lane on portions of the street. City of Campbell River graphic

Hilchey Road to get protected bike lane

Council approves design that puts bike lane adjacent to curb protected by parking lane

Campbell River City Council approved a bike lane design for Hilchey Road that creates a parking protected bike lane on portions of the street. City of Campbell River graphic
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Without setting goals, how do we improve?

By James Durand Last week, I raced the second annual Mega Volt…

  • Jun 15, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

All animals need play

By James Durand As I write this it’s Sunday night. I got…

  • Jun 8, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

As gas prices spike, Montreal’s bike culture seen as model for rest of the country

City boasts network of bike lanes that are protected from the rest of the street

Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

It’s not that hard to be nice, is it?

By James Durand I often hear stories of certain aspects of the…

  • Jun 1, 2022
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)