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    Cycle Cowichan is excited to share our love of cycling with the community.

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What is Cycle Cowichan?

Cycle Cowichan is a group of cyclists working to improve cycling conditions in the Cowichan Valley. Add your voice to the growing bicycling buzz and become a part of creating cycling culture in Cowichan.

Scroll down to find local cycling resources, route maps, information on Bike to Work week, and lot’s of other useful information about cycling in the Cowichan Valley.

Cycle Cowichan operates as a committee of the Cowichan Green Community Society.


Become a Member

Cycle Cowichan is where your great ideas about cycling are heard. A free membership has these benefits:

  • Keep up-to-date on local cycling news and initiatives.
  • Share your ideas to create better cycling infrastructure.
  • Be involved in building an ideal vision for cycling in Cowichan.

Bike to Work Week 2016

May 30 – June 5, 2016

Cowichan Valley BTWW 2016

Cycle Cowichan regrets to announce that there will be no local events for BTWW 2016. We have lost some key personnel and do not have the resources to plan and execute the usual celebration stations and competitions. We are taking this year out to regroup, and will come back next year better than ever with help from the local cycling community.

In the meantime local commuters can still participate in the provincial event, and be eligible to win a cycling adventure for two in Vietnam – see below.

Bike to Work Week 2016

Bike To Work Week is a five-day event, May 30 – June 5, specifically designed to encourage commuter cycling. For those folks who already ride, BTWW is a great time to celebrate together. And for those wanting to start riding more, it’s the ideal way to make the commitment to begin.

BTWW includes a Bike to School event to encourage children to safely ride their bicycles to school.

Join a team or register as an individual rider and reap the benefits: it’s good for you, the community and the environment. NEW RIDERS WELCOME!!

For more information go to the Bike To Work Week website.


The Bike To Work Week website is ready to take your registrations. Get your co-workers to join you, select a team leader and get yourselves signed up.

If you work on your own or can’t rally any of your co-workers, make sure you still sign up. The more riders, the more fun it is and there are always tons of great prizes to win.

Details about registration can be found on the Bike To Work Week website.

Bike to Work, heading out of the square

Bike to Work Week 2012 - Heading Out

Get Involved


Would you like to volunteer? Do you want to help out? Contact us if you’re interested in any of the following:

  • Bike To Work Week
  • Committee Member
  • Book keeping
  • Organized ride coordinator
  • Maintain the Cowichan Community Trailers
  • Maintain the website


Do you want to improve conditions for cycling in the Cowichan Valley? Do you want to support initiatives that result in safer, wider roads? Do you want a say in improving cycling infrastructure? Consider donating to the cause. This will help us maintain capacity, put on a successful Bike To Work Week event and make the Cowichan Valley a better place to ride.
*Please Note – Cycle Cowichan is not able to provide tax receipts.

Become A Member

Membership in Cycle Cowichan is free and anyone can sign up online. By being a member,

  • you will be kept in the loop about cycling related activities and events going on in the Cowichan Valley;
  • you will have the opportunity to become involved in Cycle Cowichan by being part of the committee or through volunteering for specific activities and events;
  • your membership will help to show the level of support for cycling in the region so that we have a stronger voice to influence politics and decision making that will lead to safer roads and better cycling infrastructure.
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Links & Resources

From bike shop info and community trailers to cycling manuals, maps and links to other organizations, Cycle Cowichan aims to provide local cyclists with the resources to make the ride that much better.

Bike Sense Cycling Guide

Copies of the Bike Sense guide can be picked up at the Cowichan Green Community office at 360 Duncan Street in Duncan.  An online version of the guide can be found here.

Local Resource Map

About Cycle Cowichan


To create a safe and positive environment for cycling in the Cowichan Valley and to encourage cycling as an effective, economical, healthy and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.


  • To promote the use of the bicycle as transportation
  • To promote cooperation, safety and respect among all road users
  • To promote cycling education for children and adults and cycling safety and awareness among cyclists as well as non-cycling road users
  • To promote the integration of cycling into the local and regional transportation network
  • To develop a cycling information base
  • To bring together the cycling community for the purposes of information sharing and greater connectivity amongst cyclists
  • To encourage more people to ride bicycles more often.

Our Team

Don Stewart

Don Stewart


Currently an avid commuter he is seen on the highway most mornings and afternoons either riding his red Specialized Allez or a grey Norco Threshold heading to or from Ladysmith or Duncan.
An avid cyclist, he has been on two wheels since his early childhood in Prince Rupert where his fondness for road cycling first took shape. Spending 7 years in Fernie introduced him to Cross Country Riding and a subsequent investment in a Giant OCR3 bike, as the road riding possibilities were limited, while trail riding was limitless.
Since moving to the Island in 2007, the Cross Country bike has been gathering dust while the old passion of road riding has taken firm hold.
Don’s interest in the cycling community is on the advocacy side, encouraging cycling safe routes and being a supporter of all things bike.
He is currently dabbling in cycle-touring / bikepacking, an interest held for many years but never realized until now.

Alan Philip

Alan Philip

CGC Board Liaison

Alan has been riding for over 50 years, from delivering papers to commuting to school and work, then touring. Now that he has retired to the Cowichan Valley he rides to his many non-paying jobs 🙂
He has a twenty-five year old Koga Miyata touring bike, also used for commuting, and recently bought a Trek Xcaliber 29er mountain bike.

He is a life member of Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition. He was team leader for BTWW with the Ministry of Forests Research Branch - they always won their category! Also a graduate of the CanBike 2 course.

Now he is a director with Cowichan Green Community, of which Cycle Cowichan is a committee. He enjoys life in the Cowichan, growing his own food, playing marimba, and cycling to wineries :-)

Rick Martinson

Bike to Work Week 2015

May 25 – 29, 2015

Bike to Work Week wrapup

Bike To Work Week 2015 was a year of both big change and little change. On the big change side: Cycle Cowichan hosted a new event on May 27th with Bike Expo, a potpourri of all things cycling in the Valley. Presenters included bike shops, long-distance touring and mountain biking clubs, health advocacy organizations and recycling by bike. Bike Expo complemented the usual morning Celebration Stations throughout the week which were attended by almost 50 riders most mornings. The second consecutive rain–free year may also have been a big “C” change!

Little change? Admittedly, rider numbers were unchanged with nearly the same stats as 2014. The one encouraging statistic was in the new rider category which reached 63, a big increase from prior seasons. And the prize list stayed the same with the usual impressive $2500 plus prizes to be won. Thank you, Partners!

Team winners:

Mini:  Somenos Medical Clinic

Small:  Alex Aitken Elementary

Medium:  Pacific Truss/Homes

Large:  Frances Kelsey Secondary

Most community event organizers are their own greatest critics and recognize that there’s always room for improvement. And this is true for Bike To Work Week 2015. In the big picture over the past 8 years, BTWW has grown steadily amongst participants and earned community recognition through a strong Partnership network, the foundation that has been there since year one.
Ride on!!

Partners & Sponsors

Cycle Cowichan exists because of the hard work of volunteers, sponsors and supporters. We are proud to team with active members of the cycling community in the Cowichan Valley.

Experience Cycling
Cycle Therapy Logo
Tire Stewardship Logo White
Cowichan Cycles Logo
Accent Screen Printing
Cowichan Green Community Society
City of Duncan
CopyCat Printing & Design
Cowichan Recyclists
Craigstreet Brewing Co
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Devon Gillott
Duncan Garage
Joey Dahlstrom Dentistry
Power Lunch - Coffee Cafe and Catering
Tonys Trailers
U Fix It Bikeworks
Urchin Bags
Coffee on the Moon
BC Gov Logo

Contact Us

You can reach us by e-mail at info@cyclecowichan.ca or by using the form below.

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