Cycling

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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)