Prepare For the Rainy Season: Wet Weather Biking Tips

It’s a reality that all Victorians live with: in October, the goes behind a cloud and the rainy season begins. But instead of putting away their bikes, Victorian cyclists keep on pedaling all through … [Read more...]

Bike Festivals in Victoria and Around the World

Biking is such a simple thing. Two wheels, a saddle and handles and someone to pedal it forward. But this simple thing is at the origin of hundreds of great events and festivals around the world—and … [Read more...]

Bike To Water: See the Beaches and Lakes of Victoria

When you bike along the Galloping Goose Trail, near the northern end of the Selkirk Trestle, you’ll find a sign about one of Victoria’s prominent colonists that quotes the Rhyme of the Ancient … [Read more...]

Bike Culture and the Cycling Life in Victoria

With its mild winter temperature and focus on sustainability, no wonder Victoria has become a focus of Canadian bike culture (and is often nicknamed “Biketoria”). But what does it take for a city to … [Read more...]

The Self-Guided Butchart Gardens Tour: See the Best of Victoria

Photo by Christine Wagner The world-famous Butchart Gardens is definitely one of Victoria’s most popular and most visited attractions with close to a million visitors every year. With 55 acres of … [Read more...]

Mountain, Road or Hybrid? An Overview of Cycle Treks Bicycles

When you walk into our bike rental shop, you’ll find that we have three types of bikes for rent: mountain, road and hybrid (also known as “urban"). Which one should you choose? It depends on what kind … [Read more...]

Bikes and Hanami

It’s one of those rare but glorious sunny March days in Victoria. People are called out by the appearance of this shy orange ball in the sky and start gathering in parks, squares and public … [Read more...]

Springtime Cycling on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island bike tours in spring in the region. April: Gardens Awake During April, home gardeners are hard at work to repair the damage winter caused to their yards. As you cycle through … [Read more...]