Cycling

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)

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  • Jun 6, 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)

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

 

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

 

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)
Maggie Coles-Lyster leads the pack during the annual racing of Jeremy’s Roubaix on Sunday.

After long break due to pandemic, bike racing returns to BC

Rock the Ridge brings racing back to Pitt Meadows Sunday

Maggie Coles-Lyster leads the pack during the annual racing of Jeremy’s Roubaix on Sunday.
Maple Meadows Station’s new Bike Parkade. TransLink photo

TransLink to remove abandoned or discarded bicycles from Bike Parkades

Rules at Maple Ridge’s Maple Meadows Station ask customers to use facilities for single day use only

Maple Meadows Station’s new Bike Parkade. TransLink photo
Jeremy’s Roubaix racing on the dikes of Pitt Meadows in 2016. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)

Longtime bike racing events return to Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Jeremy’s Roubaix and Rock the Ridge first bunch races since COVID-19 outbreak

Jeremy’s Roubaix racing on the dikes of Pitt Meadows in 2016. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)
Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley, during one of his Great Cycling Challenge trips this month, captured the sun rising from the bridge deck, and share that and a few other bridge images as he completed a 2.5 hour loop around three area bridges. (Special to The News)

SHARE: Sunrise from the bridge deck

Fundraising cyclist Ron Paley shares a variety of pictures from almost daily treks through the area

  • Aug 31, 2020
Maple Ridge’s Ron Paley, during one of his Great Cycling Challenge trips this month, captured the sun rising from the bridge deck, and share that and a few other bridge images as he completed a 2.5 hour loop around three area bridges. (Special to The News)
Cancer patient Paul Stanley of Whonnock rode his bike to the hospital Wednesday, where he was to undergo his third surgery in the past two years. He said little could stop him from participating in the Great Cycling Challenge to help sick kids. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge cyclist fundraises all the way to hospital for cancer surgery

A retired Whonnock teacher bikes each year to raise money for Canada’s sick children

Cancer patient Paul Stanley of Whonnock rode his bike to the hospital Wednesday, where he was to undergo his third surgery in the past two years. He said little could stop him from participating in the Great Cycling Challenge to help sick kids. (Special to The News)
RCMP were called around 4:30 a.m Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 after a cyclist collided with a car in Maple Ridge. Police blocked off Abernethy Way between 227th Street and 228th Street where the incident took place. (Google Maps)

Cyclist not wearing helmet sent to hospital after collision in Maple Ridge

Police blocked off Abernethy Way between 227th Street and 228th Street Tuesday

RCMP were called around 4:30 a.m Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 after a cyclist collided with a car in Maple Ridge. Police blocked off Abernethy Way between 227th Street and 228th Street where the incident took place. (Google Maps)
Gareth Reardon, 39, (left) was killed while cycling in Pitt Meadows on the evening of Aug. 4, 2020 after he was struck by a Ford Flex truck. Friends of the Reardon family have organized an online fundraising campaign to support his wife Natalia and children Eliana, Kylan and Asher. (GoFundMe)
Gareth Reardon, 39, (left) was killed while cycling in Pitt Meadows on the evening of Aug. 4, 2020 after he was struck by a Ford Flex truck. Friends of the Reardon family have organized an online fundraising campaign to support his wife Natalia and children Eliana, Kylan and Asher. (GoFundMe)
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 remembered as experienced rider, kind friend

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

  • Jul 24, 2020
Daphne Toumbanakis had almost 10,000 km of cycling experience. (Contributed photo)
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Traffic was halted both ways on Dewdney Trunk Road on the morning of Friday July 17, as RCMP officers investigated a deadly bicycle crash. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)

Cyclist dies in Maple Ridge crash

RCMP say man in his 50s passed away after crashing on Dewdney Trunk Rd and 256 St Friday

  • Jul 20, 2020
Traffic was halted both ways on Dewdney Trunk Road on the morning of Friday July 17, as RCMP officers investigated a deadly bicycle crash. (Ronan O’Doherty/ THE NEWS)
RCMP were redirecting traffic around an accident scene in the 26000-block of Dewdney Trunk Road Friday morning, after reports a cyclist was struck by an automobile. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

Cyclist struck along major rural Maple Ridge thoroughfare

VIDEO: Air ambulance deployed to Webster’s Corners neighbourhood, then called off

  • Jul 17, 2020
RCMP were redirecting traffic around an accident scene in the 26000-block of Dewdney Trunk Road Friday morning, after reports a cyclist was struck by an automobile. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)