Cycling

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

 

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

 

Riley Conner poses with his new bike near Okanagan Lake on April 6. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Paying it forward: Good Samaritan replaces Kelowna cyclist’s stolen bike

‘This was something good that came out of something bad’

 

Due to ongoing restrictions around COVID-19, the Salty Dog Enduro has been rescheduled to 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Salty Dog Enduro mountain bike event pushed to 2022

Challenges around COVID-19 restrictions required rescheduling of 20th anniversary event

Due to ongoing restrictions around COVID-19, the Salty Dog Enduro has been rescheduled to 2022. (File photo)
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

B.C. woman with 18 fractures has a warning for all drivers, cyclists

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since morning commute incident in Colwood

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
Riders of all ages participated in 2019’s Axel Mercx Granfondo in Penticton, with over 1600 registering for 2020 before COVID-19 forced its cancellation. (Western News File)

Granfondo ‘Penticton’s best opportunity for an event in 2021’

The long-distance cycling event was cancelled this year after 1600 riders had already registered

Riders of all ages participated in 2019’s Axel Mercx Granfondo in Penticton, with over 1600 registering for 2020 before COVID-19 forced its cancellation. (Western News File)
Cyclists are urged to continue using pedal power to get them to school and work, even though Go By Bike Week is over. (City of Vernon photos)

Safety urged as bicyclists still in full force in Okanagan

Go by Bike Week may be over, but beautiful weather has kept cyclists out and about

Cyclists are urged to continue using pedal power to get them to school and work, even though Go By Bike Week is over. (City of Vernon photos)
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)

Cops For Kids ride wraps in Okanagan

No pomp, no circumstance for end of milestone 20th anniversary fundraising bicycle trip

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)
Five Penticton-area police officers took part in the annual Cops for Kids bike ride fundraiser Friday (Sept. 11) afternoon. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)

Annual Cops for Kids Ride fundraiser passes through Penticton

The annual 10-day bike ride set off from Kelowna, bound for Penticton, on Friday morning

Five Penticton-area police officers took part in the annual Cops for Kids bike ride fundraiser Friday (Sept. 11) afternoon. (Phil McLachlan - Western News)
Six Central Okanagan police officers participating in the annual Cops for Kids fundraiser bike ride’s first leg on Friday, Sept. 11. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Annual Cops for Kids Ride fundraiser hits the road in Kelowna

The annual 10-day bike ride set off to Penticton from Kelowna on Friday morning

Six Central Okanagan police officers participating in the annual Cops for Kids fundraiser bike ride’s first leg on Friday, Sept. 11. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Vehicle in Vernon allegedly failed to stop after collision; injuries non-life-threatening

Okanagan cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run
Lake Country bylaw officers are giving away helmets to kids to protect them from brain injury. (District of Lake Country photo)

Brain safety top of mind for North Okanagan kids

Bylaw officers noticing a number of youth out riding bikes, scooters, skateboards without helmets

Lake Country bylaw officers are giving away helmets to kids to protect them from brain injury. (District of Lake Country photo)
A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)

Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway

A man is in hospital with broken ribs, punctured lung and a broken clavicle and scapula

A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)

Cyclist killed in Maple Ridge was just beginning a cross-Canada ride

Daphné Toumbanakis, 24, was cycling across Canada when hit by a pick-up truck in Maple Ridge, Monday

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Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
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Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured Okanagan Rail Trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)

North Okanagan Cycling Society to complete Kal Park trail

Middle of Somewhere will be a four-kilometre, blue-level trail; Kal Rotary donates to project

Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)
The Kelowna RCMP is returning stolen bikes to their rightful owners. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP return $10,000 worth of bikes to rightful owners

On a daily basis, officers are seizing and returning stolen bicycles

The Kelowna RCMP is returning stolen bikes to their rightful owners. (Contributed)
Saskatoon Cycles recentlt wrote an open letter to city council asking that some roads be closed to cars so that there was more space for cyclists and pedestrians to co-exist while maintaining physical distance. (Black Press Media files)

Cycling advocates say a different mindset is needed for people taking it up

Cyclists have seen a visible increase in bike usage during the pandemic

Saskatoon Cycles recentlt wrote an open letter to city council asking that some roads be closed to cars so that there was more space for cyclists and pedestrians to co-exist while maintaining physical distance. (Black Press Media files)