‘Hell of a Ride’: In conversation with Martin Bauman

UVic Writing alumnus Martin Bauman (MFA ‘21) recently published his debut novel, Hell of a Ride, which reflects on his cross-country bike ride in 2016, with which he raised over…

One year after closing its doors, SPOKES bike centre still denied re-opening

80 street-ready loaner bicycles sit patiently, volunteers — not so patient SPOKES bike upcycling and loan centre, located in the Campus Bike Centre underneath Mystic Market, locked up its repair…

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…

Lock your bike in designated areas, says campus security

UVic students face the threat of having their bikes impounded by campus security if they fail to secure them to designated bicycle racks on campus. With the large amount of…

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…

Cyclists deserve respect, too

Victoria claims itself to be “bike-friendly;” however, being on the roads for about three years now—since becoming a student at the University of Victoria—I have mixed feelings about that claim.

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.

Cyclist enforcement drama

I’m writing about a situation I witnessed on March 12 in the UVic bus exchange, between two police officers and a student on her bike. It was around noon and quite busy…

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