Vancouver is Bike City

Bikes, bikes, bikes! Vancouver looks good on two wheels.

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Bikes, gear, bike lanes, maintanence, politics and love notes—Granville Online’s guide to everything cycling in Vancouver

Vancouver cyclists

Beyond the Vision for a pedal-happy Vancouver

The ongoing debate about what’s needed to move Vancouver cycling ahead.




Gifts for cyclists

10 gifts for the bicyclist who has everything

Scroll through our gift guide for sure-fire ways to impress your favourite bicyclist.



Where to buy bicycles in Vancouver

Where to buy a bicycle in Vancouver

From dirt-cheap to insanely expensive, there’s a bike for every cyclist.



Rainy day cycling

Rainy-day cyling gear guide

No need to decommission the bike just because its raining…



fall bicycle maintenance tips

Basic fall bicycle maintenance tips

Before you roll through the puddle-ridden streets of Raincity, be sure to follow these tips.




Hornby separated bike lane

City plans separated bike lane for Hornby Street

City seeks public input on new separated bike lane along Hornby Street downtown.



Burrard Bridge Bike Lane, cycling in vancouver

Burrard Bridge bike lane here to stay

City approves permanent Burrard Bridge bike lane on heels of million-trip milestone.



Family biking in Vancouver

Family biking in the city

Do you feel safe biking with your kids on Vancouver’s streets?



Bike safety, bike helmets

Do bike helmets work?

They may muss your hair, but the numbers show helmets save lives.



Our Community Bikes

Our Community Bikes

Sure, Our Community Bikes on Vancouver’s Main Street will fix your broken ride. But they’ll also teach you how to do it yourself.




Bike to Work Week's back, baby!

Bike to Work Week’s back, baby!

Join fellow Vancouverites for the fourth annual Bike to Work Week.



Vancouver 10-year bike plan

Vancouver Council approves bike-friendly 10-year plan

Vancouver’s adding 55 kilometres of new bike lanes by 2011… and so much more. Chris Keam reports.




Geoff Meggs bike accident

City councillor struck in bike lane

Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs’s bike accident coincides with the opening of the new protected bike lane into downtown.



Vancouver cycling report

The cycling report

Assessing the changes to Vancouver commuter cycling over the past year and forecasting the region’s two-wheeled future.



Mountain Equipment Co-op, MEC Vancouver

Mountain Equipment Co-op

The standard in outdoor gear, cooperatively owned MEC now sells bikes.



Public bike sharing in Vancouver

Share the road, and a bike

Would a public bike share program work in Vancouver?




Bikes vs. cars during rush hour

Bikes vs cars during rush hour

A rush hour showdown to see who can reach downtown first.




fall bicycle maintenance tips

Fall cycling support from the VACC

New to fall cycling and looking for support? First stop: VACC.




fall bicycle maintenance tips

Five reasons to commute by bike all year long…

… and to love it! Four experienced bike commuters explain why they lo-oove bike commuting.




fall bicycle road tips

Tips for cycling on slippery roads

To ride or not to ride—the Vancouver cyclist’s daily dilemma during the foul-weather months of fall and winter.




Does Critical Mass still matter?

Does Critical Mass still matter?

Join the discussion as we look at the bike movement in Vancouver and whether CM’s monthly protest ride is still necessary



Bus and bike to nature places: Vancouver daytripping

Bus and bike to nature places: Vancouver daytripping

These Vancouver day trips are accessible by public transit and bicycle.



Bikes or cars? Look at L.A.

Bike infrastructure complements EcoDensity, while car infrastructure generally facilitates urban sprawl




Audio slideshow tour of Critical Mass, June Bike Month

Take a spin through this audio slideshow of June’s Critical Mass ride




Burrard, bikes and Vancouver’s long-term livability goals

How the Burrard Bridge trial bike lane increases city livability and sustainability




Velo-City preview

Exhibit on Vancouver bike culture explores our passion for pedaling




VIDEO: How to clean and lube a bike chain

A quick-‘n-dirty video tutorial on cleaning and lubing your bike chain.




You are what you ride

You are what you ride

What does your bike say about you?




City takes the middle road on Burrard Bridge

Bike lane trial set to begin in third week of June




Roadside assistance for your bike

BCAA now offering service to its two-wheeled members




6 reasons to love bike commuting in Vancouver

Bike commuting along Vancouver’s bike paths inspires a “love list”…




Incentivizing bike commuting

Encouraging officewide bike commuting requires: a safe parking spot and… a shower?




Gear up for Bike to Work Week

Leave the car at home, pull out your bike and gear up!




The future of cycling in Vancouver

Guy Dauncey’s futuristic tale looks at zero-emission city transportation




Why do YOU bike to work?

Health, stress-relief, the environment, cost… polyester?




Bike culture explored at Projecting Change Film Festival

Catch Tales of a Yellow Bike at the Projecting Change Film Festival




URB21: Is it a bike or a car?

Could the URB21 ease (or intensify) the tensions between drivers and cyclists?




URB21: Safety considerations & the Johnny Depp cool test

New concept car designed may give 21 Jump Streeters the edge




Ride the white bullet

A sleek Euro-style rickshaw is set to take Vancouverites for a ride




Bike and ride

Did you know that bikes are now allowed on buses, SkyTrain, SeaBus and the West Coast Express during weekdays?




Bikes in Vancouver

Welcome to bike city

In Vancouver you are what you ride. What does your bike say about you?




Precious cargo

Copenhagenizing Vancouver’s streets




To bike or not to bike?

To bike or not to bike?

What are the odds web coordinator Paola will ride her bike home?




Mountain biking: Chain gang

Resort communities are realizing that the next big tourist cash cow is mountain biking (via BC Business magazine)


Riding a ribbon of green

Riding a ribbon of green

Imagine pedaling in time to the chorus of songbirds, zipping past traffic.




Take a free ride, give a free ride

Take a free ride, give a free ride

Wipe the cobwebs off that old bike in the garage and give it to someone who’ll use it with the Pedal Energy Development Alternatives (PEDAL) free-bike program.