Cycling

Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)

PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

Sometimes you push your limits a little bit too far

 

Cyclists (from left) Richard Blaschek, Mike Woodard and Timo Itkonen set off this month to complete the Cycling 4 Water journey that started last year to raise awareness and money for water wells in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Trio to cycle to the Arctic Ocean to fund wells in Africa

Team to complete Cycling 4 Water journey in partnership with Langley charity

 

Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)

Lower Mainland cyclist snags bronze at 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Next event for Maggie Coles-Lyster is on Sunday, Aug. 7

 

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)

Volunteers needed in Chilliwack and beyond for Tour de Cure fundraiser

Event for BC Cancer Foundation rolls through Chilliwack, Abbotsford and Langley

Members of ‘Team Sarah’ take part in the 2021 Tour de Cure. (Flickr/BC Cancer Foundation)
A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

B.C. cyclist injured after driver turned right on red awarded $261K

James Christopher Rouse says he can no longer bike due to anxiety

A B.C. cyclist was awarded $261,000 in damages after getting struck by a driver	in 2015. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Burt Henderson was part of the team, Hendo’s Heroes. His team has raised about $40,000 so far. His daughter and son both have Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley bike ride a chance for cyclists to help loved ones with vision disorders

About 70 people took part in Cycle for Sight, an event in support of Fighting Blindness Canada

Burt Henderson was part of the team, Hendo’s Heroes. His team has raised about $40,000 so far. His daughter and son both have Stargardt, a rare genetic eye disease. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)

West Kelowna resident cycling across B.C. for mental health awareness

Biffart’s journey started on June 5 and he aims to be done on the 21st

(Photo - Third Space Charity/Contributed)
Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

As gas prices spike, Montreal’s bike culture seen as model for rest of the country

City boasts network of bike lanes that are protected from the rest of the street

Cyclists make their way down the REV — Reseau Express Velo — on St-Denis Street during the morning commute in Montreal on Thursday, June 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Valley GranFondo will return Saturday, June 4, with a new starting place, new sponsor, and new ride, a shorter family-friendly route. (Langley Advance Times file)

Valley GranFondo returns to Fort Langley this weekend

A new family-friendly, shorter ride has been added, along with a new starting point

The Valley GranFondo will return Saturday, June 4, with a new starting place, new sponsor, and new ride, a shorter family-friendly route. (Langley Advance Times file)
Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Cross-Canada journey launches from Victoria for under-researched heart condition

Man who lost wife to ARVC hopes to raise $75,000 with second three-month leg of cycling trek

Adam Hoerdt is seen with his bicycle and caravan Thursday morning in Fairfield. The second leg of his cross-Canada cycling fundraiser for ARVC will take three months and is tasked with raising $75,000 for an electrophysiologist fellowship in Toronto. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Park the car and use active transportation instead May 30 to June 5

Spring Go By Bike Week encourages active transportation, raises awareness of need for infrastructure

Jacinta D’Andrea is inviting everyone to participate in Go By Bike Week, May 30 to June 5. She said it’s an opportunity to make a difference in the community’s air quality, get some exercise and just have fun. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove bike shop turning a corner after pandemic cycling frenzy

Supply-chain issues still impacting Cranky’s bicycle inventory, but demand has also dropped

  • May 14, 2022
Bike technician Isaiah Groom checked over customers’ bicycles at Cranky’s Bike Shop in Aldergrove on Tuesday. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Bicycle tourist rides through B.C. with his dog en route back to Quebec

Remy Vande Weghe is taking his dog Maya for a very long ride

Remi Vande Weghe and his dog Maya were setting out for Dog Creek on April 30, 2022 from Williams Lake, as part of a tour through western Canada back home to Quebec. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Maple Ridge City Hall is seeking public input on a concept plan for the new bike skills park. (Special to The News)

New Maple Ridge bike park will honour victim of 2017 Vegas mass shooting

Parents of Jordan McIldoon will memorialize their son with donation

Maple Ridge City Hall is seeking public input on a concept plan for the new bike skills park. (Special to The News)
An RCMP shoulder badge. (Black Press Media files)

Collision of bicycle, Langley RCMP vehicle now under IIO review

A man taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act was injured

An RCMP shoulder badge. (Black Press Media files)
(File photo/Black Press Media)

B.C. kids in grades 4-5 learn new skills in cycling safety

Everyone Rides Grades 4-5 teachings things such as helmet safety and hand signals

(File photo/Black Press Media)
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AT YOUR SERVICE: Inflation inevitably hits City taxpayers in the pocketbook

Question-and-answer feature calling on those elected to office in Langley

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Langley City and Township have invested in creating more cycling infrastructure in recent years. (Langley Advance Times file)

LETTER: Langley resident says cycling safety requires multi-pronged approach

Cyclists, drivers, taxpayers and governments all have a role to play in making streets safer

  • Feb 4, 2022
Langley City and Township have invested in creating more cycling infrastructure in recent years. (Langley Advance Times file)
The 216th Street interchange has separated bike lanes. (Langley Advance Times files)

Painful Truth: Bike helmets or bike lanes?

One will do a lot more than the other to keep cyclists safer

The 216th Street interchange has separated bike lanes. (Langley Advance Times files)
Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Canada’s Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

The 27-year-old is also the reigning Pan American Games champion in women’s sprint

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)