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Belleville St block gets a new plaza & bike lane

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Advocacy, Biketoria, Featured, News | 1 comment

The 400 block of Belleville St right in front of the old Steamship building is getting a new plaza and wider sidewalks, which is fantastic. The city is also going to be installing an unprotected bike lane in this block, something we had hoped the city would reconsider protecting when they debated it last week but sadly they did not.

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More BikeBC Funding Needed

Posted by on Apr 7, 2017 in Biketoria, Featured, News | Comments Off on More BikeBC Funding Needed

The GVCC is disappointed that the recent 2017 BikeBC grants did not include funding for any projects in the Capital Regional District (CRD). At least two municipalities submitted applications for BikeBC funding in 2017: the City of Victoria for the Fort St protected bike lane and the District of Saanich for the McKenzie bike lane between Cedar Hill Rd and Shelbourne St.

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Come say goodbye to Vic Derman

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Featured, News | Comments Off on Come say goodbye to Vic Derman

Vic Derman was a lot of things in his long career of public service: councillor, CRD director, community advocate, but he was also a tireless advocate for bikes as transportation in the region. The GVCC is deeply saddened by his loss and hopes you can come out to his celebration of life on April 2nd, 2pm at the Victoria Conference Centre. Vic Derman’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the TLC, SPCA’s WildArc, or the...

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Come ride with us in Saanich on Saturday

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Featured, Themed Rides | Comments Off on Come ride with us in Saanich on Saturday

This Saturday at 10am, come join us for a ride around south-western Saanich to explore bikeways old and new. We start from Saanich municipal hall and head up the Douglas Connector, before returning south via Royal Oak & Colquitz River Trails to Saanich Municipal Hall. EDIT: We have shortened the route – Check out the full 14 km ride route (PDF). Please bring lunch and your own CRD Bike Map. RSVP on Facebook at These rides are part of a series sponsored by the District of Saanich as they prepare their new Active Transportation...

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Saanich Cycling Festival is coming again

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured | Comments Off on Saanich Cycling Festival is coming again

Two short months away will be Saanich Cycling Festival again. Ride along the trails & streets of Saanich to a dozen stations and celebrate all things biking in Saanich! Always a great ride, last year’s new format meant there enough riding for everybody – from the smallest child to the near-randonneur. Read more on the Saanich event page. Want to volunteer with us at the event and help spread the word? Drop us an...

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Design for Fort St two-way protected bike lane released!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Advocacy, Biketoria, Featured, More People Cycling, New Faces, News | Comments Off on Design for Fort St two-way protected bike lane released!

The City of Victoria has released the design for the next street to get the Biketoria treatment – Fort St. A second east-west two-way protected bike lane, the Fort St lane will run from Wharf to Cook streets.

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