Cycling

Giving a cyclist a new helmet for Christmas says you care about their functioning brain and how good the look. (Pixabay)

A cyclist’s Christmas

An early Merry Christmas to you all! This time of year prompts…

  • Dec 1, 2021

 

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

Love where you live

By James Durand I have two questions. Is this ever going to…

  • Dec 1, 2021

 

Cycling should be considered a fundamental mode of transportation, more than just a way to recreate, said Cycling Advocacy Committee member John Elson, in a Nov. 15 city council meeting. (File photo/ Black Press Media)

City defers cycling infrastructure decisions to transportation plan update

Cycling advocacy committee asks city to increase infrastructure funding

 

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

State of the bike industry, it’s not all doom and gloom – Part 2

By James Durand If you read my article last week, you’re a…

  • Nov 24, 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

The state of the bike industry, it’s not all doom and gloom – Part 1

By James Durand If you’ve been following the press throughout COVID, then…

  • Nov 17, 2021
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Bike lanes — away from traffic — was one of the infrastructure needs identified by respondents to a survey conducted by the Cycling Advocacy Committee. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River needs bike lanes, safe school routes, and painted conflict zones: report

Cycling Advocacy Committee releases report on infrastructure gaps based on survey

Bike lanes — away from traffic — was one of the infrastructure needs identified by respondents to a survey conducted by the Cycling Advocacy Committee. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Pedal Your World owner Ken Clausen. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Practically fun: the Pakyak

Every year, us bike nerds get really excited to see what’s coming…

  • Nov 3, 2021
Pedal Your World owner Ken Clausen. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Wind blows many leaves into bike lanes at this time of year, and heavy rains make leaf-filled pathways slick, say Greater Victoria cycling advocates. Some homeowners may also not know that moving leaves into the street is illegal in most local jurisdictions. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)

Cyclists: Slick leaves piled on Vancouver Island streets puts us at risk

Leaving leaves in Oak Bay roadways can lead to fines from $25 to $10,000

Wind blows many leaves into bike lanes at this time of year, and heavy rains make leaf-filled pathways slick, say Greater Victoria cycling advocates. Some homeowners may also not know that moving leaves into the street is illegal in most local jurisdictions. (Don Descoteau/News Staff)
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Choices are important

A few years ago I was driving north through Seattle with my…

  • Oct 27, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Canada’s Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

The 27-year-old is also the reigning Pan American Games champion in women’s sprint

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Beth (front) and Ada Vanderveen get some stickers from Warren Wilson at the Homalco Station at Go By Bike Week. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror

Go By Bike Week draws crowd despite rain

Group heads out on Greenways Loop for Loop Day

Beth (front) and Ada Vanderveen get some stickers from Warren Wilson at the Homalco Station at Go By Bike Week. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to ‘bikepackers’

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens North Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Riders stage before embarking on the shared ride between Homalco First Nation and the River City Cycling Club. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

VIDEO: Homalco shares ride with cycling club on Truth and Reconciliation Day

Homalco bike program helping people process trauma and connecting communities

Riders stage before embarking on the shared ride between Homalco First Nation and the River City Cycling Club. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.

Bike for health, for the environment, or for a free trip to France!

Grab your friends and co-workers and GoByBike Sep. 27 to Oct. 10

  • Sep 27, 2021
Randy Gregory logged his bike rides around Kamloops for GoByBikeBC, and won a free cycling trip to the Baltics! This year's GoByBikeBC is Sep. 27 to Oct. 10, and you can win a cycling trip to France.
The Campbell River Cycling Advocacy Committee is looking for input from riders of all types about infrastructure needs in the city. File photo

Cycling advocacy committee looking for rider input on infrastructure needs

Survey asks which north-south cycling route into downtown is best to develop

The Campbell River Cycling Advocacy Committee is looking for input from riders of all types about infrastructure needs in the city. File photo
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted

Jumpin’ in the deep end

By James Durand It was 2007, day four of the seven-day BC…

  • Sep 22, 2021
The only retiring Swicked Cycles owner James Durand expects he'll do is retiring customers' bikes. Photo submitted
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
Campbell Riverite Alexis Barbot dips his front tire in the Atlantic Ocean, symbolizing the end of his journey across the country. Photo supplied
Fall Go By Bike Week is coming up at the perfect time of the year to ride. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River.

Fall Go by Bike starts next week

Event encourages cycling culture and community in Campbell River

  • Sep 20, 2021
Fall Go By Bike Week is coming up at the perfect time of the year to ride. Photo courtesy City of Campbell River.
With the right light setup, night riding is some of the most fun you’ll ever have on your bike. METRO

Shorter days, longer nights

We can’t ignore it any longer. The dark is catching up to…

  • Sep 1, 2021
With the right light setup, night riding is some of the most fun you’ll ever have on your bike. METRO