Category Archive: cycling

Travel, cycling, and common sense lead to a new job at Norco Bicycles

Cycling and career change in Globe and Mail Business What do you want to do when you grow up? If you’re like me, maybe you want to to get paid to read, write,… Continue reading

Cycling to Vancouver over the Fraser River using the Port Mann bridge

Can I cycle across the new Port Mann bridge to get to Vancouver? Yes and no. Yes, you will be able to cycle across the Port Mann  bridge in the year 2015. But… Continue reading

How I can afford to own a condo in Vancouver (it’s all about the bike)

Cycling and real estate in Westcoast Homes magazine Earlier this month, media reported that Vancouver is the world’s second least-affordable city to live in. It reminded me that Steven Threndyle of Westcoast Homes… Continue reading

Little 100 bike race photo gallery

100 laps, 50-year-old bikes: Vancouver’s annual vintage cruiser cycle race Bike culture in Vancouver continues to thrive and grow. I’ve been involved with the vintage cruiser scene for almost 20 years, led by… Continue reading

3 cycling adventures in BC

A sampler of British Columbia bicycle trips What do you want from a BC bike trip? Rolling island hills, century-old forests, abandoned mining towns, sun-warmed wineries? I’ve cycled all these routes and they… Continue reading

The cycling community in Vancouver

5 things you didn’t know about our cycling community Is there a doctrine, a standard, a secret handshake?  Is there a place where all cyclists meet, or a holiday that all cyclists observe?… Continue reading

How to ride a bicycle in Vancouver

Tips, tricks, facts, and jabs from Vancouver’s cycling community by Ulrike Rodrigues Vancouver cyclists are everywhere. If you’re in traffic, we swirl around you. If you’re on the seawall, we glide past you.… Continue reading

A train and folding bicycle adventure in Western Canada

“Is that a FOLDING bike?” In autumn 2007, I did a one-month train and bike journey around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba with fellow bike adventurer, Michelle Eisele. I was on assignment… Continue reading

How To Job Search by Bicycle

A cyclist’s checklist for pounding the pavement I’m looking for work—a place where I can be smart, passionate, persuasive, and unapologetically car-free. But as I freshen up my career website and surf the… Continue reading

Adventure Lite: books, music, links

Mitey Miss suggestions from An Introduction to Adventure Lite Thanks for coming in out of the rain and sharing the world of Adventure Lite with me this past weekend at Seattle Bike Expo!… Continue reading

Paul Bogaert: the Bike Doctor will see you now

Vancouver bike shop owner and activist puts fun first By Ulrike Rodrigues Larry Ruble is considered a bike industry guru who knows a good thing when he sees it. In 1982, the Mountain… Continue reading

What I know for sure

Can we share an Oprah moment? I ask because a hefty issue of O Magazine kept me company on a recent bike trip in September and one of its topics kept bouncing around… Continue reading

Why ride a bicycle? For abuse and for tea

A typical cyclist muses on a typical day “You cyclists,” spat a driver as I caught up to his beat-up hatchback at a red light, “You ride around like you own the streets,… Continue reading

A Biased Bike Travel Packing List

A gal’s guide to packing panniers for a cycling trip People fuss over bike travelers and how brave, adventurous and fit they are. But really, a bike traveler is just someone who wonders,… Continue reading

Does Cycling Make Me Sick?

Published in the January/February 2010 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people. Life on the edge (of traffic) has its pros and cons Last spring I shared My Dirty Little Secret that… Continue reading

Good drivers, bad cyclists and a new kind of traffic

Published in the November/December 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people. Do bicycles change the way we communicate? I was really looking forward to my dental appointment – the adjustment to… Continue reading

Willie Weir: confessions of an adventure cyclist

[Published in the September/October 2009 issue of Momentum: the magazine for self-propelled people.] Bicycle traveler’s new book describes experiences, not logistics “I am not an avid cyclist,” admits Willie Weir in his new… Continue reading

Cycling Goa, India with Hostelling International

[Published in the August 2009 issue of Goa Today Magazine] Backroads “Slow Goa” tour targets cyclists and activists Visitors have toured Goa by car, motorbike, bus, boat and train; but now – thanks… Continue reading

Social media sprout a social cycle club in Goa, India

Published in the July/August 2009 issue of Momentum Magazine. How an average cyclist became an accidental activist in India Here in Vancouver, Canada, I consider myself just another person in the city who… Continue reading

Cycling Culture in Vancouver

Published in the Spring 2009 issue of Vancouver Review, a nationally distributed quarterly magazine that focuses on ideas, culture and arts from Canada’s West Coast.  A collaboration with Museum of Vancouver‘s June –… Continue reading

Bike-Friendly Guelph Initiative on Earth Day

Bicycling in Guelph something to celebrate Published in the April 21, 2009 feature section of Canada’s Guelph Tribune, a Metroland Media Group Ltd. publication. Guelph, Ontario — I blame it all on Guelph.… Continue reading

Live and cycle in Goa?

Sure, read all about it on my blog  Girl Gone Goa: travel, sex, magic and cycling in an Indian State. I wrote over 60 stories on life in Goa as a single woman… Continue reading

“Slow Food” bike tour in Pemberton, B.C.

Sample locally-grown produce and West Coast scenery by bicycle Slow Food Cycle Sunday is a free one-day tour organized by the community of Pemberton (north of Whistler, Canada) to increase awareness and appreciation… Continue reading

Cycling Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail and Iron Horse Trail

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Klunkerz: Billy Savage’s MTB flick goes DVD

Now on film: the bikes, parties and people that made mountain bike history It’s not something you should watch by yourself, Klunkerz. The independently written and produced DVD by fat-tire aficionado Billy Savage… Continue reading

A “gonzo” rail and bike trip around Western Canada

Being on a train is like riding a bicycle: it’s slow, social, historic, and rebellious What is it about trains? And what was it about a train journey into western Canada that yanked… Continue reading

Dahon’s Speed TR and MU XL fold for bus and rail travel

Folding bikes lead to greener pastures “Hey!” bellowed a voice across the Jasper train platform, “Is that one of those collapsible bikes?” Michelle and I had just gotten off VIA Rail’s westbound line… Continue reading

Gary Fisher: down from the mountain

Mountain biking scenester sees fun and profit in city cycling trend It’s not unusual for a few of us at Momentum to gather around a table at Gastown’s Irish Heather, order some meat… Continue reading

Joe Breeze: on naked bikes and self-propelling prophecies

MTB pioneer admits trail biking was a “diversion” from his real passion It’s not even lunch time yet and Joe Breeze has already blown my mind. Breeze ~ who with Gary Fisher, Tom… Continue reading

Cycling Belize’s temple-to-temple tour

Tour d’Afrique founder takes bike travelers on a 7-day, 750-km race through the jungle Caracol, Belize — Eight cyclists scrambled up the moonlit stone steps of Caana, Caracol’s tallest temple, to assemble under… Continue reading