Make It Yours: Plan Your Route and Go By Bike

The Fall Event "Go by Bike BC Weeks" is 3 weeks away. Now is a good time to plan your route. GoByBike BC has created a video filled with tips to help you plan the best route for you and your cycling style.

Once you have planned your route, make sure you have registered for a chance to win this trip:

This is a pretty good incentive to participate. All you need to do is log kilometres for at least one trip that you choose to ride your bike instead of drive a motor vehicle during GoByBike Weeks October 15-29, 2018.

Regisiter Today at GoByBikeBC - and Join the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition Team.


Comox Valley Fall Cycling Events

Go By Bike BC and the Comox Valley Farm Cycle Tour

It is those rainy days that we often miss the chance to enjoy a bike ride, unless we have an incentive to get out there.  So the Fall in the Comox Valley is a fantastic time to register for a cycling event.  These local events give you a reason to ride your bike rain or shine.

In the months of September and October, many days are still beautiful with blue skies and sunshine.  People are settling back into their work or school routines.  The days are cooler and we are anticipating weather that can feel wet and gloomy.   We often seek motivation to stay active as the winter months approach.

Let the Comox Valley fall cycling events be the motivation you need to keep you on your bike.  The experience can transform a dreary day into an amazing one.

Needing inspiration?  In the video below, Nancy Gothard shares why she particularly loves riding in the wetter winter months and what she does to make it work.  We hope her insights about winter cycling can help others develop the habit to go by bike year round.

There are two Fall Cycling Events on the horizon meant to help inspire you to extend your cycling season in the Comox Valley: 

The 8th Annual Farm Cycle Tour

Fall GoByBike BC Weeks

  • Oct 15-29, 2018
  • Bonus Incentive is a chance to win a trip
  • Register Today at GoByBikeBC - Search for the Comox Valley Cycling Coalition Team


September Newsletter

Click on the picture to read your September Newsletter.

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.