Cycling

Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

2-year-old B.C. bike rider already attracting cycle sponsors

Nanaimo’s Kashius Weme has a knack for extreme cycle sports

 

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

 

A local cycling enthusiast is urging riders, runners and pedestrians to leave the devices off for their own safety. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley man says oblivious walkers, runners and cyclists need to tune out

People with ear buds or headphones often unaware of the dangers around them, letter writer says

  • Apr 17, 2021

 

Bike events like the 2018 Valley Granfondo in Fort Langley drew thousands of cyclists. (Langley Advance Times files)

Our View: Cycling boom will have long-term implications for Canada

All the people who took to two wheels in the last year will change our politics

  • Apr 17, 2021
Bike events like the 2018 Valley Granfondo in Fort Langley drew thousands of cyclists. (Langley Advance Times files)
Letter writers suggest they aren’t likely to use bike lanes. (Black Press file photo)

WEB POLL: Support or oppose more bike lanes in your neighbourhood?

More bike lanes are on the way in coming years

Letter writers suggest they aren’t likely to use bike lanes. (Black Press file photo)
Peterson, owner of Velocity Cycling in Walnut Grove, said it’s still hard to get enough bikes and parts, more than a year into the pandemic-inspired cycling boom. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley bike shops still swamped by would-be riders

It can be months to order a simple new bicycle due to COVID-19

Peterson, owner of Velocity Cycling in Walnut Grove, said it’s still hard to get enough bikes and parts, more than a year into the pandemic-inspired cycling boom. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Cloverdale Community Cycles to hold bike sale April 10

Repair shop selling bikes for both kids and adults

Joe Viel, manager of Cloverdale Community Cycles, stands among some of the bikes that will be up for grabs April 10. The cycle shop is located directly behind Pacific Community Church at 5337 180 Street. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
More bike lanes are coming to Canada. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Do you favour more bike lane spending?

The federal government is spending money on bike infrastructure

  • Mar 29, 2021
More bike lanes are coming to Canada. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)

Our View: Cycling needs big boost to reach its potential

$400 million for bike lanes in Canada is a good start

  • Mar 26, 2021
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)
A HUB Cycling award will go to local winner Geraldine Jordan of Langley, with her youngest daughter Casandra Jordan. (Elisabeth Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
HUB Cycling award winner Geraldine Jordan of Langley, with her youngest daughter Casandra Jordan. (Elisabeth Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley cyclist wins award for local advocacy

HUB has honoured Langley’s Geraldine Jordan

A HUB Cycling award will go to local winner Geraldine Jordan of Langley, with her youngest daughter Casandra Jordan. (Elisabeth Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
HUB Cycling award winner Geraldine Jordan of Langley, with her youngest daughter Casandra Jordan. (Elisabeth Jordan/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles in early September, 2020. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley overpass wins cycling infrastructure award

HUB Cycling handed out the award to the Township and province recently

Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles in early September, 2020. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
Maple Meadows Station’s new Bike Parkade. TransLink photo

TransLink to remove abandoned or discarded bicycles from bike parkades

Rules at TransLink bike parkades ask customers to use facilities for single day use only

Maple Meadows Station’s new Bike Parkade. TransLink photo
Langley City’s Crystal Austin is very grateful to the trauma team who worked to save her grandson (in picture), Nick Sowinski. He was injured when he and his bicycle were hit in Brookswood Tuesday night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Struck Langley cyclist survives 12 hours of brain surgery

Trauma team at Royal Columbian Hospital commended for efforts to save Nicolas Sowinski

Langley City’s Crystal Austin is very grateful to the trauma team who worked to save her grandson (in picture), Nick Sowinski. He was injured when he and his bicycle were hit in Brookswood Tuesday night. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)
Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Cyclists applaud bike lanes on new Langley highway crossing

The 216th interchange in Langley is the first to have physically separated bike lanes

Cyclists checked out the 216th interchange crossing the night before it opened to motor vehicles. The overpass has separated bike lanes for riders. (Mitchell Nurse/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A local letter writer wants to see enforcement of bike helmet laws. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Enforce bike helmet laws, Langley man writes

COVID-19 has more people out riding bikes but too many aren’t wearing helmets, a local man says

  • Aug 30, 2020
A local letter writer wants to see enforcement of bike helmet laws. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)
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)
Kevin House (right) chats with a customer at Cloverdale Community Cycles. House is the chief mechanic at the low-cost bike repair shop which recently opened in the parking lot behind Pacific Community Church. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Low-cost bicycle repair shop in Cloverdale overwhelmed by need

Cloverdale Community Cycles shuts doors to new customers for time being

Kevin House (right) chats with a customer at Cloverdale Community Cycles. House is the chief mechanic at the low-cost bike repair shop which recently opened in the parking lot behind Pacific Community Church. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Langley Bicycle Sports Pacific owner Kamlesh Chouhan said normally the racks in his store would have hundreds of bicycles, but there is simply no product to be had after the “hyper-purchasing” early in the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley bike shops still low on inventory

Walnut Grove’s main store has had to temporarily close

Langley Bicycle Sports Pacific owner Kamlesh Chouhan said normally the racks in his store would have hundreds of bicycles, but there is simply no product to be had after the “hyper-purchasing” early in the pandemic. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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

  • Jul 24, 2020
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)