Community Cycling Resources

Metro Vancouver has numerous cycling resources and groups that provide advocacy, tips and training for cycling enthusiasts.

 

Associations

HUB (formerly the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition) is a volunteer-run non-profit society, whose members work to improve conditions for cycling in the Lower Mainland.

http://www.bikehub.ca

BEST strives to make our communities healthier places to live by promoting sustainable transportation and land use planning, and supporting pedestrian, cycling, and transit-oriented neighbourhoods.

http://www.best.bc.ca

British Columbia Cycling Coalition (BCCC) represent the interests of cyclists provincially and to secure their recognition in policy and programs affecting transportational cycling.

http://www.bccc.bc.ca

PEDAL is a non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of pedal-powered technology.

http://www.pedalpower.org

Cycling BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia representing the full range of disciplines, including Road, Track & Cyclo-cross, Mountain Biking, and BMX.

http://www.cyclingbc.net

 

Training & Safety

This fun, practical, and hands-on course is for anyone who can already ride a bike, and would like to get comfortable riding on city streets.

Through classroom and on-road training, you'll learn about the safest place on the road to ride, how to maneuver your bike effectively, how to communicate with other road users, safety tips, and more. You'll gain the skills and confidence you need to enjoy riding in the city!

https://bikehub.ca/bike-education/ride-the-road

A beginner course for grades 2 to 5, HUB Learn2Ride is an introductory cycling skills and safety course.

In Learn2Ride, students are taught how to negotiate different types of road safety situations in a simulated environment free from traffic.

https://bikehub.ca/bike-to-school/learn2ride

BikeMaps's goal is to capture cycling incidents (collisions, near misses, and road hazards) that are otherwise missed in ICBC and hospital reports. More incident reporting in Metro Vancouver will allow researchers to identify areas with cycling safety issues. These results can be used by municipalities to prioritize infrastructure investments, resulting in safer streets for cycling.

https://bikemaps.org/

The Bike Sense operators' manual provides information on traffic laws and riding strategies to help cyclists understand their rights, responsibilities, and how best to protect their own safety in traffic.

http://www.bikesense.bc.ca

After School Bikes! is an after school program for students in Vancouver elementary schools that works to break down the barriers keeping youth from enjoying the benefits of bicycles and cycling.

http://www.pedalpower.org/?q=afterschoolbikes

 

Events

Bike Valet is convenient and secure bicycle parking offered for free to cyclists at a number of festivals and special events in Vancouver during the summer months.

http://www.best.bc.ca

 

Other Interesting Links

Cycling is a key component of the Province's strategy for encouraging healthy living and addressing climate change, in conjunction with the Climate Action Plan and the Provincial Transit Plan.

http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/BikeBC

Free shuttle service for bicycles and their riders through the George Massey Tunnel.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/driving-and-cycling/cycling/cycling-regulations-restrictions-rules/george-massey-shuttle

    Bike Parking

    Photo of inside of bike parkade

    Keep your bike safe while riding transit. Register to use our indoor bike parking facilities.

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