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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 2018

May 28 – June 3, 2018

Cowichan Valley BTWW 2018

Cycle Cowichan is excited to announce that BTWW 2018 is coming. During the week of May 28 – June 2 please come out and join Cycle Cowichan and the Cowichan Green Community as we celebrate Bike To Work Week in the Cowichan Valley.  This week will promote and celebrate cycling as a healthy mode of transportation.

Bike To Work Week is celebrated across Canada and has been an annual event in the Cowichan Valley.  We invite everyone to register to either be a single rider, or register as a team.  Please register at https://www.biketowork.ca/cowichan-valley

The three Cowichan Valley bike shops, Cycle Therapy, Cowichan Cycles and Experience Cycling, will be hosting Celebration Stations throughout the week.  Make sure to enter daily prize draws at all locations.

BTWW shows our local leaders the strenth of the local cycling community.

Also, local commuters can participate in the provincial event, and be eligible to win a cycling adventure for two in Portugal.


Register

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

Volunteer

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

Donate

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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Resources

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

Mission

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.

Objectives

  • 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

Chair

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

Contact Us

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

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