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

I’ve never ridden so slow, and been so nervous

By James Durand I like all kinds of riding, and I truly…

  • Oct 19, 2020


Just killin’ time

James Durand tackles construction projects with kids

  • Oct 7, 2020


Swicked: just flick the switch

James Durand explores letting stress go

  • Sep 16, 2020


The gravel bike – One bike to rule them all?

There’s a “principle” that some cyclists abide by. It’s known by the…

  • Sep 9, 2020

Learning from our mistakes

By James Durand I went to the new jump park in Willow…

  • Sep 3, 2020

Local group trying to bring BMX back to Campbell River

‘Phase one is to determine a location so we can see what challenges we have in front of us’ – BMX park proponent

Just let it happen

By James Durand It’s tough as a coach, a parent, or just…

  • Aug 26, 2020

How important is one spoke?

By James Durand It’s been a crazy year, for most of us…

  • Aug 19, 2020

Maybe average is really good

By James Durand I’ve been riding since I was two years old,…

  • Aug 12, 2020

So much pressure…So much pride

By James Durand As you may have read, we’re moving house. With…

  • Aug 5, 2020

Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway

A man is in hospital with broken ribs, punctured lung and a broken clavicle and scapula

Cyclist killed in Maple Ridge was just beginning a cross-Canada ride

Daphné Toumbanakis, 24, was cycling across Canada when hit by a pick-up truck in Maple Ridge, Monday

  • Jul 24, 2020

Shoulda, coulda, woulda… But didn’t

By James Durand Regret is part of life, but should it be?…

  • Jul 15, 2020

Under pressure

What is the cheapest, lightest, and most important part of your bike?…

  • Jul 8, 2020

One ride is better than none

By James Durand In a country where we’re so fortunate, lucky, even…

  • Jun 30, 2020

Campbell River sees COVID-19 cycling boom

Bike sales and service up at local bike shops

What I want doesn’t always count

I was a lucky kid and when I was 10-years-old, my parents…

  • Jun 17, 2020

Speed and manners

I was raised in sports where speed was very important. I played…

  • Jun 3, 2020

Catch the cycling bug!

What an incredible few months it has been. In our last article,…

  • Jun 2, 2020