September Newsletter

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As always, all the previous newsletters can be found in the Files Section. A link is on the right side of this page.



Go By Bike with Grandma

There are many reasons to “GoByBike” in the Comox Valley.   We tend to talk about the health and environmental benefits but Grandma Marg shows the fun and social side of riding a bike.  

Margaret Harris, President of the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition, has been building a special relationship with her granddaughter Hannah by biking with her. They began by cycling in the neighbourhood.  However, as Hannah’s skills develop, they happily cycle together even further.

In the video below, Margaret and Hannah talk about their favourite place to ride together and the special bond they have built through cycling.  

GoByBikeBC is encouraging people to try to bike this Fall.  Their Event runs from October 15-29, 2018.  Bike to Work/School/Shop/Coffee or just bike somewhere and you can join in the fun.


Go By Bike - Can it Impact Your World?

GoByBikeBC, the organizing body for the annual Bike To Work and School Week, have posted a record year during the May 28 - June 3, 2018 BTWW Event. The numbers demonstrate just how impactful one week of choosing to ride a bike can be.

In the Comox Valley, participation was logged at 882 riders with beneficial results for the Valley as follows:

Can you imagine the health and environmental impacts of 52 weeks at this same rate of participation?

Choosing to go by bike can indeed make a difference by impacting your world for the better.


June Newsletter - Ride Right

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A Bike Ride - The Campbell River Greenways Loop

The summer bicycle season is a great time to explore a neighbouring community by bicycle. So, we asked Laurel Cronk to take us on one of her favourite Campbell River bike rides.

Laurel Cronk is the owner of Island Joy Rides, a boutique bicycle touring company. She actually grew up in the Comox Valley, but as a young adult left the Island for a time. Eventually she returned to Vancouver Island, settling in Campbell River where she has lived for the past 25 years.

Laurel loves exploring city life and nature by bike. Cycling is something that "makes her come alive" and therefore was excited to show off a local bike route she feels is a Campbell River hidden gem: the Greenways Loop.

Cycling the Greenways Loop is truly a Campbell River Joy Ride. It skirts the perimeter of the city on nature trails, separated pathways, sea walk, bike lanes, and the road shoulder. The Greenways Loop is a 25 km journey from urban life into the peaceful world of a nature and back out again. The experience is rejuvenating.

Below are links about cycling in Campbell River and the Greenways Loop: