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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 was instrumental in making Bike to Work Week the success it has been in the Cowichan Valley. Cycling here owes a huge debt to Alex, and his daughter Nicole, for all the hard work they put in to promoting it. Cycle Cowichan would like to express its gratitude to Alex, and wish him well in his new-found freedom 🙂

Our new Chair is Don Stewart, an avid bike commuter, and passionate cycling advocate. Look for him to put his stamp on the organization.

We intend to use our new website to promote safe cycling in the Cowichan Valley. We will attempt to keep our viewers informed on a variety of topics, from advocacy with local and regional governments, to cycling routes, events, and of course Bike to Work Week. We are novices at website upkeep, so please bear with us as we embark on a learning curve. Our apologies to those who have contacted us and had no reply. We appreciate your interest, and will get back to you soon.

With BTWW over, we will focus on other projects. The first one is the Active Transportation Plan, a joint project of Duncan, North Cowichan and Cowichan Tribes. We will critique the Plan from a cycling perspective, and monitor it as it unfolds. For a brief description of the Plan see:  To see the completed Plan:  If you would like to get involved and help with this we’d love to hear from you.

Enjoy your rides in the crisp Fall air.

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