The Toronto-Niagara Bike Train

The Toronto-Niagara Bike Train
... The trains to Niagara run several times a day on the weekends, and the full schedule can be viewed here. Both Niagara and Toronto have some great cycling trails, so the Bike Train offers a great opportunity for residents of both cities (as well as tourists), to experience some outdoor fun in Ontario. Some great cycling routes are available for download on the cycling in Niagara website. This website also has some great cycling itineraries available for people, and there are itineraries available...
May 3rd, 2010 | Megan Pasche | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Bike Train, cycling, featuredarticle, Toronto

Cycling Around Vancouver

Cycling Around Vancouver
... cyclist as I used to be,  but I still enjoy the occasional spin around the Sea-wall or along False Creek and Coal Harbour.  There are lots of safe cycling paths in Vancouver, if you aren’t (like me) inclined to enjoy riding in traffic. During the 2010 Olympics people were asked to consider taking their bikes, walking or using public transit instead of bringing their cars into the city.  The suggestion was well received, and many people discovered the joys of cycling in Vancouver. So during...
April 18th, 2010 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: cycling, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, top-feature

Get On Your Bike in Manly

Get On Your Bike in Manly
cycling is one of the best ways to see a city. While it may seem daunting to get on your bike amidst the Sydney traffic, consider a cycling tour around the more relaxed beachside suburb of Manly. After all, as the Port Jackson & Manly Steamship Company once famously said, Manly is “seven miles from Sydney, a thousand miles from care”! Manly has 20 kilometres of cycling paths connecting landmarks like North Head, Shelly Beach, and Manly Lagoon. Manly Bike Tours will take you there on their...
March 11th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling, featuredarticle, guided tours

Sydney Opens New Cycleways as Part of Sustainable City Plans

Sydney Opens New Cycleways as Part of Sustainable City Plans
... $1.79M,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP. It’s good news for Alexandria residents, who have one of the highest percentages of residents cycling to work in Sydney. The council hopes the new paths will boost bike-riding commuters even further. After all, on a bike you can save the planet and lose a couple of kilos at the same time! Image source: Sydney Media ...
March 1st, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling, News

City of Sydney Council Helps You Achieve Your Green New Year’s Resolutions

City of Sydney Council Helps You Achieve Your Green New Year’s Resolutions
... collecting garden waste and real Christmas trees (no plastic ones please) on January 27. Call 9265 9333 to make sure they stop by your house. Start cycling: we all enjoy a bike ride, but many folks get a little nervous about getting out on the city streets. Thankfully the City of Sydney is running free cycling courses through February and March designed to improve your confidence. There are also bike maintenance courses to help keep your ride in tip-top condition. You can sign up for the riding...
January 13th, 2010 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling, eco-friendly, free, green, recycling, workshops

The Jewel of the Gulf Islands: Galiano

Like many of the Gulf Island in Georgia Straight, off the B.C. Coast,  Galiano Island is known as an artist’s and writer’s island. It’s easy to understand how creative people have made their homes there. Galiano  has a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers. It’s a romantic island, with pretty sunsets, dramatic sandstone cliffs and lush forests of arbutus, cedar and Garry oak.  The island has several eco sensitive areas that will be protected and kept as forests. ...
July 29th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: beaches, camping, cycling, Family Friendly, fishing, hiking, island, kayaking, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, whale-watching

Cycling for fun and adventure

Do you enjoy cycling?  The Vancouver Area cycling Coalition offers a number of fun bike outings around the Lower Mainland.  The rides take place once a month from July to October.  Cycle beautiful country lanes, city bike paths, and attend fun local festivals.  The rides range from 25 km to 50 km along quiet roads or dedicated city bike routes.  These rides are family friendly. Join the first MEC  Great Ride on Sunday July 12 Route: From Golden Ears - Maple Ridge to Old Fort Langley.  (see...
July 2nd, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: adventure, Announcements, bike routes, cycling, Events, Family Friendly, Outdoors & Recreation, sports, The Arts, Tours

Progress Continues on the Edinburgh Waterfront Promenade

I’m happy to report that progress continues to complete the walking/cycling path along the North edge of Edinburgh, allowing pedestrians and cyclist to travel unencumbered from Crammond Beach in the west of the city all the way into Leith Harbour. The latest news is that the path has been completed between Silverknowes and Granton (pictured above), and progress will continue this summer with the Granton Harbour and subquent connections into Newhaven and Leith. Given the slow progress of construction...
June 26th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, cramond, cycling, firth of forth, granton, hiking, walking

Visit Beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia

My city, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is blessed witha spectacular setting where the mountains meet the sea, and a mild climate that allows it to e a year-round paradise for outdoor activities.  Vancouver is sometimes known as “Lotus Land”.  Surrounded by lush forests and recreational facilities of every description: beaches, bike paths, hiking trails, parks, golf courses,  Vancouverites never let a little inconvenience like rain, dampen their enthusiasm for the outdoors. ...
April 26th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, beaches, culture, cycling, Family Friendly, hiking, history, History & Information, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, recreation, shops, The Arts, walking

With the Family in Tow

... Los Angeles Zoo, Griffith Park Observatory, playing fields for all types of sports, golf courses, playgrounds, and miles and miles of open space for cycling, horse riding, or just kicking back with a book in a shady fern grove. Pasadena. Closer than ever, with the addition of the Gold Line subway from downtown L.A., Pasadena offers eclectic shopping areas, wonderful restaurants, the famous Rose Bowl, Craftsman-era architectural masterpieces, and such world-class cultural institutions as the Norton...
March 21st, 2009 | M. L. Johnson | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: amusements, Attractions, beaches, children, cycling, Family Friendly, gardens, hiking, kids, observatory, Outdoors & Recreation, surfing, teens, travel, vacation

Sydney Council Plans Cycleway on Kent Street

... lanes has dramatically increased their number of cyclists. The people of Sydney told us they wanted a city with connected networks for walking and cycling. The new Kent Street cycleway will be one more step forward toward an integrated cycle network that is vital for encouraging the switch to sustainable transport,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP. The cycleway designs, which will be subject to public consultation and RTA approval, are expected to be ready in late 2009. Construction on the...
February 24th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bikes, cycleway, cycling, Kent Street, News

Interactive Cycling Game Rider Spoke Hits The Rocks

When was the last time you played a game of hide and seek on two wheels. Probably never, right? Well you can in Sydney with Rider Spoke, a unique interactive experience where game meets theatre meets art. It works like this. For 75 minutes you’ll cycle through the streets of The Rocks, guided by a computer console, searching for an undiscovered hiding place. Along the way you’ll reflect on the topics raised through a headset and record your thoughts. As you move around your console will reveal...
February 4th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cycling, game, Rider Spoke, Sports & Recreation, The-Rocks