Island Cycles: Putting Cycling on the Map

September 18, 2003

  1. Map Covers the Island
  2. Victoria via Washington (DC)
  3. West Coast Sooke Style Triathlon
  4. Island Destinations: Car Free Day, All You Can Eat, Ride into History,
  5. Media Files: Whoís talking about Vancouver Island
  6. Business Profile: South Bay

Map Covers the Island:

The Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance Map and Guide was printed in August. "Itís Worth the Ride" is finding its way across the continent. A great planning resource, the guide maps out cycle tour route options, mountain bike destinations and local rail trails. Itís an open invitation to ride the island. You can catch a glimpse of the map at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca  Email for your copy today to: johnluton@shaw.ca

Victoria via Washington, DC

The National Centre for Bicycling and Walking in Washington, DC, will host Pro Walk/Pro Bike at Victoriaís Conference Centre from September 7 to 11th, 2004. 700 delegates will explore west coast cycling and our most walkable city. The Victoria conference just went worldwide on the NCBW website. Find out what Washingtonís interest is in Victoria at: www.bikewalk.org/PWPB2004/PWPB2004.htm

Sookeís Triathlon to Benefit Womenís Shelter and Sea Cadets

Strap a paddle to your bike rack and join in the fun at the Run, Kayak and Bike Triathlon on Sunday, September 28th . Itís Family Fun Day in Sooke. Find out more at: www.insooke.com/sookechallenge/ For more cycling events on Vancouver Island: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/events.html

Island destinations a bike ride away:

Car Free Day: Victoriaís Dallas Road Waterfront closes to motor traffic Sunday, September 21. Breathe easy and ride safe Ė itís a worldwide event. More info at: www.gvcc.bc.ca

Feast of Fields: Providence Farm in Duncan, Sunday, September 21. A picnic featuring the Islandís best restaurants, not to mention the wineries and breweries. Worth burning a few calories to visit. Info at: www.engelerfarm.com/Feast%20of%20fields.htm Need maps to get there? Visit the Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/tours_maps.html

Steam Engines and Threshing Machines: Itís harvest weekend at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society on the Lochside Trail. Explore more history at: www.horizon.bc.ca/%7Eshas/Default.htm

Media Buzz: The San Diego Union Tribune is discovering what else you can do with your feet on Vancouver Island. Off the pedals itís a great walking destination. See the whole story by Alison Da Rosa at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca  Discover walking during the New Balance Victoria Walk Week: www.citygreen.ca

Business Profiles: South Bay Pub and Restaurant is a great vantage point to watch the bikes roll by on Victoriaís spectacular Selkirk Trestle, part of the Galloping Goose. Itís all windows and well linked to the trail. Thereís bike parking, but get there early. Ride make you hungry or thirsty? Find relief at: www.emenus.ca/southbay Find more at: www.cyclevancouverisland.ca/dining.html

Get Maps: VICTA will carry an extensive library of local maps and information guides covering Vancouver Island. Contact: johnluton@shaw.ca

Got an event or tourism tip? Favourite Ride? Share it with VICTA. Contact johnluton@shaw.ca

Island Cycles is published by:
John Luton, 22 Philippa Place; Victoria, BC; V8S 1S6; 250-592-4753/250-886-4166 (cell) johnluton@shaw.ca
Coordinator, Vancouver Island Cycle Tourism Alliance and Chair, Victoria Host Committee for Pro Walk - Pro Bike 2004