Cycling

Riley Conner poses with his new bike near Okanagan Lake on April 6. (Aaron Hemens - Capital News)

Paying it forward: Good Samaritan replaces Kelowna cyclist’s stolen bike

‘This was something good that came out of something bad’

 

Due to ongoing restrictions around COVID-19, the Salty Dog Enduro has been rescheduled to 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Salty Dog Enduro mountain bike event pushed to 2022

Challenges around COVID-19 restrictions required rescheduling of 20th anniversary event

 

The North Okanagan Cycling Society is asking riders to think about trail conditions before heading out in order to preserve them for use during the season. (Kara Triance photo)

North Okanagan cyclists asked to check trail conditions before riding

Cycling society says many trails not ready to ride even if they are snow-free

 

The Vernon Outdoors Club has published maps and route descriptions for hikes and cycle rides enjoyed by VOC members as part of the club’s programs. (Facebook photo)

Vernon Outdoors Club publishes trail guides

Information to local hiking and cycling trails can be found on club’s website under resources

The Vernon Outdoors Club has published maps and route descriptions for hikes and cycle rides enjoyed by VOC members as part of the club’s programs. (Facebook photo)
Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)

B.C. woman with 18 fractures has a warning for all drivers, cyclists

Oak Bay woman has been recovering in hospital since morning commute incident in Colwood

Dr. Rachel Staples has been recovering at the Victoria General Hospital since getting struck by a vehicle Dec. 4. (Courtesy of Rachel Staples)
Cyclists are urged to continue using pedal power to get them to school and work, even though Go By Bike Week is over. (City of Vernon photos)

Safety urged as bicyclists still in full force in Vernon

Go by Bike Week may be over, but beautiful weather has kept cyclists out and about

Cyclists are urged to continue using pedal power to get them to school and work, even though Go By Bike Week is over. (City of Vernon photos)
Clubs contribute to Greater Vernon-based cycling program

Clubs contribute to Greater Vernon-based cycling program

Cycling Without Age gives seniors free rides, but not in 2020 due to pandemic

Clubs contribute to Greater Vernon-based cycling program
Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)

Cops For Kids ride wraps in Okanagan

No pomp, no circumstance for end of milestone 20th anniversary fundraising bicycle trip

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Const. Nick Reimann leads a small group of riders between Vernon and Lake Country during the homecoming stretch of the 20th annual Cops For Kids cycling fundraiser which wrapped up Sunday, Sept. 20, in Kelowna. (Cops For Kids photo)
The Vernon BMX Club did not operate in 2020 due to COVID-19. The club hopes to return to regular operations in 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon BMX Club stuck at starting gate in 2020

COVID cancels club activities for first time since inception in 1982; hope for full return in 2021

The Vernon BMX Club did not operate in 2020 due to COVID-19. The club hopes to return to regular operations in 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Vernon cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run

Vehicle allegedly failed to stop after collision; injuries non-life-threatening

Vernon cyclist suffers injuries in alleged hit-and-run
Path improvements push through in south Vernon

Path improvements push through in south Vernon

Multi-use trail on Okanagan Landing Road getting extended

Path improvements push through in south Vernon
Lake Country bylaw officers are giving away helmets to kids to protect them from brain injury. (District of Lake Country photo)

Brain safety top of mind for Lake Country kids

Bylaw officers noticing a number of youth out riding bikes, scooters, skateboards without helmets

Lake Country bylaw officers are giving away helmets to kids to protect them from brain injury. (District of Lake Country photo)
A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)

Cyclist in hospital after being hit by load of lumber hanging from truck on B.C. highway

A man is in hospital with broken ribs, punctured lung and a broken clavicle and scapula

A B.C. cyclist says he is in the hospital with a number of broken bones after getting hit from behind by an unsecured load of lumber on the back of a truck that was driving on Highway 99 on Aug. 3, 2020. (Todd Nickel/Twitter)
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)

Cyclist killed in Maple Ridge was just beginning a cross-Canada ride

Daphné Toumbanakis, 24, was cycling across Canada when hit by a pick-up truck in Maple Ridge, Monday

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Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
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Vernon cyclist Braden Kersey completes one of his 57, 1.6-kilometre-long laps of Beaver Lake Road in Lake Country Sunday, July 21. Kersey and his cycling coach Jordan Cheyne of Kelowna both beat the previous Canadian Everesting record (cycling repeats on a hill of the athlete’s choice equal to the elevation of Mt. Everest (8,848 metres) as fast as possible). (Laura Medcalf photo)

Vernon cyclist betters Canadian event record

Braden Kersey and Kelowna coach both break national mark in event called Everesting

Vernon cyclist Braden Kersey completes one of his 57, 1.6-kilometre-long laps of Beaver Lake Road in Lake Country Sunday, July 21. Kersey and his cycling coach Jordan Cheyne of Kelowna both beat the previous Canadian Everesting record (cycling repeats on a hill of the athlete’s choice equal to the elevation of Mt. Everest (8,848 metres) as fast as possible). (Laura Medcalf photo)
Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)

Vernon Search and Rescue aids injured rail trail cyclist

Group’s Utility Terrain Vehicle proving to be a valuable asset on the popular trail

Vernon Search and Rescue members tend to an injured cyclist on the Okanagan Rail Trail Thursday, July 9. The volunteer group used their Utility Terrain Vehicle to transport the cyclist to a waiting ambulance. (VSAR photo)
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)

North Okanagan Cycling Society to complete Kal Park trail

Middle of Somewhere will be a four-kilometre, blue-level trail; Kal Rotary donates to project

Vernon’s freshest blue flow trail is well underway in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. The North Okanagan Cycling Society has received $22,900 from Kal Rotary to help complete the blue-level trail that will be called Middle of Somewhere. (North Okanagan Cycling Society photo)
The Kelowna RCMP is returning stolen bikes to their rightful owners. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP return $10,000 worth of bikes to rightful owners

On a daily basis, officers are seizing and returning stolen bicycles

The Kelowna RCMP is returning stolen bikes to their rightful owners. (Contributed)