Island Cycles: Where the
Rubber Hits the Road (and the Trails)
Memories: Honeymoon Sweet
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Honeymoon by bike
Thanks so much for all the great
information. I'm sorry we did not get to meet you in Victoria.
We were in a honeymoon state of mind, and ready to bike off into the
We rode the Lochside Trail out of
Victoria, detouring to Butchart Gardens, then on to the ferry and to Pender,
Galliano and Saltspring. Then we took a ferry to Crofton, rode to
Nanaimo then to Port Alberni. From there we took the Lady Rose
to Uclulet and rode to Tofino where we vacationed on the water for 4
days. It was fabulous.
We took the Tofino Bus back to Victoria, thus
avoiding the narrow road and heavy traffic both ways from Port Alberni
to the west coast.
We shipped our bikes to Cycle BC on Douglas,
they were very helpful. we got some additional tune-up help from Jeff at
Chain, Chain, Chain-he was great.
Thaks again for all your help. We loved
BC and the island. It was a perfect place for biking and for our
honeymoon. We are planning to return for anniversaries.
Closing In: Parks in the Capital region and the Cowichan
Valley are showcasing trail alignments from Langford to the Cowichan
Valley. Closing the gap on the Trans Canada Trail will add a new route to
the wine country for cycling travellers. Watch for news on project
developments. Elsewhere on the Island, the fledgling Island Corridor
Foundation is working to acquire the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway line.
Local regional districts and first nations are excited about the prospect of
twinning the rail line with multi-use trails for bikers and hikers. Learn
more about Rails with Trails at the Capital Bike and Walk workshop in
Victoria, June 8th. More info from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergencies: Mountain bikers are working hard to preserve
or secure responsible land access to pursue their passion. Find out more
Cycle Tourism in the News:
Last summer Vancouver writer Ulrike Rodrigues toured the Cowichan
Valley and wrote all about it. If you missed her story in Adventures West
magazine, you can find it on-line at: http://www.ulrike.ca/
Maps: Sent Carol from New York off with a
map of Tofino and the West Coast and that's not all. She's got the Goose
and the trails of Nanaimo in her pocket too. Find our free maps or
check out our product line at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/maps.html
The Sugoi Dirt Series
teaches mountain biking skills across the Pacific Northwest. Victoria's
camp is September 10-11, 2005 - the only Island stop in a busy schedule.
Festival: The Island's most tenancious cycling event takes over
the capital May 28-29, 2005. Events for all ages and skill levels are
on the menu of the summer of cycling. Watch for Bikeapaloosa in July and
the American Velodrome Challenge in August. www.victoriacyclingfestival.com/
Years to Go: The
BMX World Championships are coming to Victoria in 2007.
Kids are training now at Margaret Jenkins Elementary School in Victoria
where a parent lead cycling club is recruiting the dirt stars of
Got an event or tourism tip? Favourite
it with VICTA: email@example.com
Win Chocolate: Send in
your photos of cycling on Vancouver Island and win a box of Roger's
Chocolates (190 calories or about 8 km of riding per Victoria
is published by:
John Luton, 22
Philippa Place; Victoria, BC; V8S 1S6; 250-592-4753/250-886-4166 (cell)
Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance. Visit us at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca