Shawnigan Lake to Mill Bay with less Highway
A new tip came into the Cycle Cowichan Hotline (also know as our contact form). A new route that will reduce highway riding in the Shawnigan/Mill Bay area. It looks pretty cool, as this would make for a much enjoyable ride.
“I would like to let the Bike community know about a new shortcut between Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd and Mill Bay Center. This will cut out quite a bit of small shoulder riding on Shawnigan Mill Bay Rd and some TCH riding.
Take Briarwood Dr(Off Shawnigan Mill Bay RD, near Cameron Taggert intersection) and continue straight through new subdivision(short straight road), there is a new dedicated walking and biking path that goes over Handysen Creek that can be accessed from the cul de sac at the end of Briarwood, its a 4 meter wide path to the right which takes you over the creek toward Lilmac, this will connect to Deloume just south of the plaza that has a Timmy’s etc, TCH just ahead. The path over the creek also connects to the new 20 acre Hollings Creek Park to be explored, on foot or by mountain bike. Park on upper Briarwood if driving.