Cycling

Maggie Coles-Lyster is in second place in the series standings. (The News files)

Maple Ridge cyclist on the podium in Lithuania

Coles-Lyster follows up gold in Spain earlier this month with a silver medal

 

Active transportation choices are seen as healthier for people and the planet. The City of Maple Ridge has a draft strategic transportation plan aimed at helping address this issue, and they’re seeking public input before Dec. 8. (Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

GOING GREEN: Setting the future of transportation in Maple Ridge

We have to dramatically shift dependency on cars to use transit, walk, or cycle as alternatives

  • Nov 27, 2021

 

Maggie Coles-Lyster (UCI Track Champions League/Special to The News)

Pro Maple Ridge cyclist brings home win in Spain

Maggie Coles-Lyster pedals to victory in women’s endurance race on indoor track

 

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Canada’s Mitchell earns track cycling bronze at world championship

The 27-year-old is also the reigning Pan American Games champion in women’s sprint

Emma Hinze of Germany, center, shows her gold medal with Kelsey Mitchell of Canada in bronze, right, and Lea Sophie Friedrich of germany, silver, after the women’s sprint race at the UCI Track Cycling World Championship in Roubaix, north of France, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Maggie Coles-Lyster, Erin Attwell, Miriam Brouwer and Laurie Jussaume compete in the women’s team pursuit qualification at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. (Dave Holland/COC)

Maple Ridge cyclist heads to France for track cycling world championships

Maggie Coles-Lyster is one of 16 athletes on the track squad

Maggie Coles-Lyster, Erin Attwell, Miriam Brouwer and Laurie Jussaume compete in the women’s team pursuit qualification at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. (Dave Holland/COC)
The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor

1,000 km route opens northern Vancouver Island to bikepackers

Bikepacking combines ultralight backpacking and bicycle touring

The Tree to Sea loop is a 1,000 km bikepacking route around the north end of Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Miles Arbor
Ryan Tougas topped the podium at the Canadian BMX Championships, with his brother Alex right beside him in second place. (John Pohl/Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows brothers top the podium at BMX championships

Ryan Tougas wins his first national title, brother Alex finishes second

Ryan Tougas topped the podium at the Canadian BMX Championships, with his brother Alex right beside him in second place. (John Pohl/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Ryan Tougas took the provincial first place title at UCI BMX Championships on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in Surrey. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)

Maple Ridge rider takes top spot at BMX provincials

Up against racers from six to 50+, a local rookie pro brings home gold

  • Aug 16, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Ryan Tougas took the provincial first place title at UCI BMX Championships on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 in Surrey. (Rob Wilton/RJMedia.tech)
Adam Muys with the Canadian BMX team in Tokyo. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge coach back from Tokyo after third Olympics

Olympians visiting Pitt Meadows on Tuesday

Adam Muys with the Canadian BMX team in Tokyo. (Special to The News)
Cyclists race the Thornhill circuit in Maple Ridge on Sunday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Local Ride hosts Thornhill cycling race

Red Truck Racing runs over the competition in rural Maple Ridge course

  • Aug 4, 2021
Cyclists race the Thornhill circuit in Maple Ridge on Sunday. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)

Jeremy’s Roubaix races through Pitt Meadows

Race a tribute to a Canadian cycling team manager, national level track and road racing coach, who lost his life to depression

  • Jul 20, 2021
From left: Sam Harris (Team Mighty on the Rivet) placed first, Kyle Buckosky (Team Red Truck Bear) took second, and Jackon Bocksnick (Tag Race Team) rounded out the top three. (Rob Wilton/Special to The News)
Michael Woods of Canada, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183.7 kilometers (114.1 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Quillan, France, Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

Canadian Michael Woods earns King of the Mountain honours at Tour de France

Woods finished fifth on the 183.7-kilometre stage and sits 26th in the overall classification

Michael Woods of Canada, wearing the best climber's dotted jersey, celebrates on the podium after the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 183.7 kilometers (114.1 miles) with start in Carcassonne and finish in Quillan, France, Saturday, July 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Maple Ridge’s Antoinette deWit suggests people check out the sights and sounds of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows from the seat of a bicycle. She dressed up for Go By Bike Week, which wraps up today (June 6). (Special to The News)

SHARE: Check out this community from the seat of a bike

Send us your photo showing how you view Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows, and it could be featured soon

  • Jun 6, 2021
Maple Ridge’s Antoinette deWit suggests people check out the sights and sounds of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows from the seat of a bicycle. She dressed up for Go By Bike Week, which wraps up today (June 6). (Special to The News)
Sadly, stats show that cycling in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in recent years has actually decreased. Hopefully this last year plus, during COVID, has helped motivate more people to use their bike to get around. Some food for thought during Go By Bike Week. (Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

CYCLING: Deadline today for input into Maple Ridge transportation plan

Fitting kickoff to Go By Bike Week, the municipality is seeking input on a 10-year plan

  • May 31, 2021
Sadly, stats show that cycling in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows in recent years has actually decreased. Hopefully this last year plus, during COVID, has helped motivate more people to use their bike to get around. Some food for thought during Go By Bike Week. (Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)
Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

2-year-old B.C. bike rider already attracting cycle sponsors

Nanaimo’s Kashius Weme has a knack for extreme cycle sports

Two-year-old Kashius Weme rides at the Steve Smith Memorial Bike Park in Nanaimo on Tuesday, May 11. The youngster’s precocious bike-riding ability is already attracting cycle sponsors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)

BC Bike Race bringing two events to South Okanagan

The mountain race will be joined by a gravel course race

Justin Jack-Thomas congratulates a competitor in the BC Bike Race for finishing the first part of the Cowichan Valley stage in 2018. (Black Press Media file)
There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)

CYCLING: Increasing use of dikes and trails sparks quick review of trail etiquette

Long-time cycling advocate speaks of new bike maps, HUB website, and resources available this spring

  • Apr 5, 2021
There’s room for all users on the dikes and trails in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Everyone just has to be aware and courteous of one and other. (HUB’s Janet Dwillies/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)

Our View: Cycling needs big boost to reach its potential

$400 million for bike lanes in Canada is a good start

  • Mar 26, 2021
Maple Ridge has banned cycling on sidewalks. (THE NEWS/files)
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)
Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)

Pitt Meadows BMX racer gets national nod

Cycling Canada has named Ryan Tougas one of its 2021 NextGen athletes

Tougas is a seven-time Canadian National Amateur BMX champion. (Special to The News)