Cycling in Richmond

News & Events

Find out about upcoming bike events or browse through past newspaper articles on various cycling topics written by the Richmond Community Cycling Committee.

Community Bike Events
Island City Bike Tour
In 2001, the City of Richmond and the Richmond Community Cycling Committee jointly staged the inaugural "Island City, by Bike" tour -- a free community event that offers guided cycling tours of some of the City's bike routes. The annual event occurs each June during Bike Month. The 13th annual event will occur Sunday, June 9, 2013 at Woodwards Landing (11551 Dyke Road). Register on-line or contact the Call Centre at 604-276-4300 (Course Number = 262281).

Bike to Work Week
Bike to Work Week is a regional intiative inaugurated in 2007. Now expanded to May and November, the event aims to reward existing cyclists and encourage new cyclists to try cycling to work and to continue cycling after the event.

A highlight of the event are commuter stations that are gathering places for cyclists. In May-June 2013, four commuter stations will be set up in Richmond along cycling routes that will feature free food, bike mechanics, bike maps and other information. Come visit us on your bike at:

Bike to Work Week 2007 - City Hall
  • City Hall (fronting Granville Ave at No. 3 Road): Tue, May 28th from 7:00 am to 9:00 am;
  • Canada Line Bridge (River Dr at Van Horne Way): Tue, May 28th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm;
  • Thompson Community Centre (fronting Granville Ave at Lynas Lane): Thu, May 30th from 6:30 am to 9:00 am; and
  • Flight Path Park (Russ Baker Way at Airport Road): Thu, May 30th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Commuter Challenge
The Commuter Challenge is an annual competition held during Environment Week (1st week of June) between Canadian cities to see which one can cut its air pollution the most by using active and/or sustainable modes of transportation such as walking, jogging, cycling, in-line skating, teleworking and/or taking the bus or carpooling. Visit the national Commuter Challenge web site to find out how you can participate locally and be counted.

Newspaper Articles
Over the past few years, members of the Richmond Community Cycling Committee have contributed a number of articles to local papers on various cycling topics.

  • Surfing for Cyclists (December 2002) provides advice for winter riding and identifies a number of Internet web sites related to cycling.
  • Drive Right, Cycle Right (June 2002) this City Notice Board bulletin appeared during Bike Month and provides safety tips for both motorists and cyclists on how to share the road safely.
  • Happy New Year's Cycling (January 2002) provides safety tips for riding at night and during wet winter conditions, including advice on reflective clothing and lighting, and identifies practical accessories to make cycling more fun year-round.
  • New Sign Being Unveiled for Cyclists and Motorists (December 2001) describes a new traffic sign installed for westbound traffic on Granville Avenue approaching No. 3 Road, which illustrates the appropriate merge left movement for cyclists proceeding through the intersection.
  • Cycle Commuting -- A Very Timely Topic (July 2001) provides safety tips and practical advice for commuting by bicycle.
  • Committee Works with City and Citizens (May 2001) introduces the role and purpose of the Richmond Community Cycling Committee.
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