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The Martlet’s beginner’s guide to biking

With UVic’s BikeHub reopening this summer, and parking fees at an all-time high, it’s never been a better time to get around Victoria on two wheels. The saying goes, “it's…
The outside of the Uvic Campus Bike Centre

SPOKES bike program reopening and rebranding as the BikeHub under UVic management

After more than two years since the closure of SPOKES, students will once again have access to a bike loan program on campus. The new BikeHub, the rebrand of SPOKES,…
Tim Storm with an abandoned bike

Where do abandoned bikes on campus go?

With SPOKES closed, abandoned bikes on campus find new homes overseas  If you leave your bike on campus for too long, it might end up in Belarus.  Up to 50…
tim storm with bikes

1 200 repaired bikes in two years: Tim Storm brings joy of biking to the world

Retired schoolteacher now rescues bikes and finds them new homes both in the CRD and overseas Tim Storm repaired and donated over 30 bikes to immigrants since the start of…

UVic gets serious traction during Bike to Work Week

In a city divided over bike lanes, members of the UVic community came together from May 28 to June 3 for the annual Bike To Work Week (BTWW), 24 years…

Letters: April 2, 2015

Student activism out of control I am writing to register my surprise at seeing a good-faith effort at promoting green, healthy means of transportation disparaged because it was not sufficiently…

Cycling the Island: Victoria versus Tofino

Every time the skinny tires of my white Apollo hit the rough patches of Tofino’s bike path, I’d grit my teeth, muscles clenching in anticipation of a mouthful of dirt.

Victoria mother petitions for buffered bike lanes

There aren’t many buffered bike lanes in the city, and many streets don’t have bike lanes at all. Lloyd’s petition implores Victoria’s mayor, city councillors, and future municipal leaders to…

Confessions of a commuter cyclist

After screeching into one of UVic’s increasingly rare parking spots, I resolved to trade four wheels for two, and after a year, I have no desire to go back.

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