Tag Archive: Western Canada

Symba the Honda Cub travels: biking British Columbia

TRAVEL BLOG – I load my 100cc motorbike with camping gear and set out on a solo adventure. It was fun, scenic, nothing bad happened.

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.

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.

Top 25 sidewalk cafés on Vancouver’s Commercial Drive

A local’s opinionated guide to the best sidewalk cafes! Each listing includes the cafe’s name and website, a snapshot of what the patio seating looks like, gossipy commentary, and the cafe’s address with cross street.

Harrison Hot Springs Resort is Whistler’s quieter sister

Historic hotel stays calm during the Olympics “You know what the trouble with getting old is?” Laurence bends to pour a coffee, then straightens to let a younger server squeeze by in the… Continue reading

Does Cycling Make Me Sick?

COLUMN – Life on the edge (of traffic) has its pros and cons. Is it healthier inside a car or outside it?

Good drivers, bad cyclists and a new kind of traffic

Published in the November/December 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people. Do bicycles change the way we communicate? I was really looking forward to my dental appointment – the adjustment to… Continue reading

Cycling Culture in Vancouver

Published in the Spring 2009 issue of Vancouver Review, a nationally distributed quarterly magazine that focuses on ideas, culture and arts from Canada’s West Coast.  A collaboration with Museum of Vancouver‘s June –… Continue reading

“Slow Food” bike tour in Pemberton, B.C.

Sample locally-grown produce and West Coast scenery by bicycle Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a free one-day tour organized by the community of Pemberton (north of Whistler, Canada) to increase awareness and appreciation… Continue reading

Cycling Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail and Iron Horse Trail

The western province of Alberta boasts four TransCanada Trail multi-use trails. We explore two sections of the trail: by bicycle on Edmonton’s River Valley Parks, and by ATV on the northeastern Iron Horse rail trail.