Category Archive: cycling

Cycling France’s Canal des Deux Mers

TRAVEL BLOG – A solo, 4-week cycle-camping adventure. The Canal des Deux Mers (Canal of Two Seas) joins the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea along France’s southern edge. View photos, maps, and the app.

Why I Bike: Interview with Adventure Bike Touring

PODCAST – I chat with Jim Fullerton about cycling the Canal des Deux Mers, French campgrounds, EuroVelo routes, and mindfulness (45 minutes).

Cycling to Vancouver on the Port Mann Bridge

UPDATE – A photo report on how to cross the Fraser River by bicycle using the Port Mann Bridge. The bridge connects Vancouver to the cities of Surrey and Coquitlam.

Cardbordeaux: a cat and a bicycle in France

TRAVEL BLOG – “Would you be willing to stay in our French chateau a few months and watch our cat?” Sue and Ian asked…

Travel, cycling, and common sense lead to Norco Bicycles

IN THE NEWS – Who wants to get paid to read, write, and talk about the fun of cycling all day? Me. I tell all to The Globe and Mail.

ARCHIVE: Cycling to Vancouver on the Port Mann bridge

RIDE REPORT – Photos show in 2013 the Port Mann bridge crossing was still under construction.

How to own a condo in Vancouver (it’s all about the bike)

IN THE NEWS – A cycling habit can help you save money for a home. I explain to Westcoast Homes and Design magazine.

Little 100 bike race photo gallery

100 laps, 50-year-old bikes: Vancouver’s annual vintage cruiser cycle race Bike culture in Vancouver continues to thrive and grow. I’ve been involved with the vintage cruiser scene for almost 20 years, led by… Continue reading

3 cycling adventures in BC

ADVICE – These 3 are the first routes that popped into my head when the Westender asked for local knowledge.

The cycling community in Vancouver

5 things you didn’t know about our cycling community Is there a doctrine, a standard, a secret handshake?  Is there a place where all cyclists meet, or a holiday that all cyclists observe?… Continue reading

How to ride a bicycle in Vancouver

Tips, tricks, facts, and jabs from Vancouver’s cycling community by Ulrike Rodrigues Vancouver cyclists are everywhere. If you’re in traffic, we swirl around you. If you’re on the seawall, we glide past you.… Continue reading

“Is that a folding bike?” A train and cycle adventure in Western Canada

TRAVEL BLOG – A one-month train and folding bike journey around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.