We love seeing familiar faces at Bike Tours Victoria! Recently, we welcomed back Stephanie and Paul for milestone birthdays, and we celebrated with a private cycling tour to Sea Cider. The weather was warm with a little breeze, the cider delicious (try the Pippins!). It was the perfect reminder of why Victoria is such an amazing cycling city.
Victoria has 41 kilometres (about 25 miles) of marked bike lanes and another 18 kilometres (about 11 miles) of signed bike routes—this doesn’t include all the extra lanes and paths outside of the city. You can ride all the way from Victoria to Sidney on the Lochside or west from Victoria to Sooke. And more lanes are on the way! We’re especially excited about the new bike lanes in development on Wharf Street and Dallas Road, which we’ll make great use of on our tours.
Victoria is also quite flat, making cycling paths accessible to all levels of riders. During the recent Bike to Work Week, a record 4,289 riders cycled on the Galloping Goose trail in one day. As infrastructure continues to improve, our city’s getting closer to its goal of 25% of transportation by bicycle.
If you’re here June 16, save some time for Car Free YYJ. The downtown core is closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a big pedestrian street festival with live music, food trucks, vendors, a grass lawn to relax on, and lots of kids activities. Bring Dad for Father’s Day!
Cycling is arguably the best way to get around Victoria. Avoid parking charges, stop whenever and wherever you like, see the city from a new angle at a more relaxed pace, and get some exercise while you’re at it. We hope you see you out on a bike soon!
Would you like to take a private tour like Stephanie and Paul did? Let us know where you’d like to go (or we’ll happily make some suggestions) and we’ll do our best to make it happen!