Entries by Alan Philip

Cycle Cowichan Drop-in

Drop-in Cycling Conversation On Saturday April 16th drop by Coffee on the Moon, 501 Canada Ave, to talk cycling. From 3:30 to ~5:00 PM the Cycle Cowichan executive will be there to listen to your thoughts, and have a discussion on where you want to see cycling heading in the Cowichan Valley. We are looking […]

Create Cycling Art

Did you know you can create art just by riding your bike? Check out this story about a dinosaur that took 70 kms to draw: Strava is a cool app that lets you use your GPS to keep track of your rides online, and compare times with other riders. It is also used for the Cycling Safety […]

Cycle Cowichan meetings

Cycle Cowichan meetings are held monthly, usually on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:30 PM. They are held in the CGC board room at The Station, 360 Duncan St, next to the Garage. Anyone interested in cycling matters is welcome to attend and contribute their ideas. The next meeting is Wednesday January 13, 2016.

Cowichan WILL Ride

The inaugural Cowichan WILL Ride, part of the Savour Cowichan Festival, was a big success. Over 100 riders took part in rides of 3 lengths: 50 kms, 100 kms and 140 kms. The start and finish was at Merridale Cidery, with pizza and cider waiting at the finish line. The Cowichan Concert Band entertained while […]

Welcome to Autumn – back to work

  Our long, hot summer has ended with a rather rainy (but welcome) September. Fall is here, and time to bring the website up to date following a summer of riding, gardening and vacationing. There have been some changes at Cycle Cowichan. Alex Haddad, long-time Chair, and one of our founding members, has resigned. He […]

Electric bikes

Many of you are probably curious about the relatively new phenomenon of electric bicycles. New models of all kinds are proliferating, and it can be bewildering choosing good from bad, suitable from unsuitable. Perhaps you are wanting help to get up those hills which seem to be getting steeper, or perhaps your non-cycling friends are […]

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 […]

Cycling Safety Tips

BE SAFE: ICBC Safety Tips. Please Share & Encourage Everyone to Stay Safe ICBC is Bike to Work BC’s Safety Sponsor. Please help everyone stay safe during cycling season and consider sharing these safety tips with all road users you know: Tips for cyclists The start of the cycling season is a good time to […]