Helpful Information About Cycling in Metro Vancouver
Buying a Bike
Bike Safety Tips
The Metro Vancouver Cyclist's Handbook available in five languages, reaching new communities with mobility choices.
Protect Yourself Against Bike Theft
Watch our bike theft prevention video to learn how to prevent bike theft. The Canadian Police Information Centre maintains a list of stolen bike serial numbers; if you buy a bike privately, check to make sure it hasn't been listed as stolen.
Recreational Cycling Groups
Maps & Route Planning
Regional Links & Connections
Getting through the George Massey Tunnel
The George Massey tunnel runs under the Fraser River to connect Richmond and Delta. Many people use this route to reach the Tsawwassen ferry terminal for Victoria. However, bicycles are not permitted in the tunnel. Cyclists have two alternatives:
Going over the Golden Ears Bridge
The Golden Ears bridge connects Langley to Pitt Meadows. Select link below for a cycling map of the new Golden Ears Bridge facility. Please note that the Golden Ears Bridge is part of a long term concession agreement which includes the ongoing operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the bridge (for the next 30 years). The bridge is being maintained by Capilano Highway Services on behalf of the Golden Crossing General Partnership. Matters related to the operations or maintenance of the facility should be forwarded to Capilano Highway Services 604.983.2411.
Getting to the ferries
There are two ferry terminals out of Vancouver: Horseshoe Bay (to the north) and Tsawwassen (to the south). Bikes are allowed on ferries, and it's a great way to see southwestern B.C. including Vancouver Island. Plus, you can take your bike on the bus to get to them. From downtown Vancouver, bus #250 or #257 will take you to the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal, and Canada Line Skytrain to Bridgeport station, with a transfer to #620, will take you to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal.
If you want to ride all the way to the ferry, your best bet is to pick up a copy of the Greater Vancouver Cycling Map and Guide (but note the George Massey Tunnel above if you're going to Tsawwassen).
Getting to the airport
From downtown Vancouver, take the Ontario Bike Route and then the new Canada Line Pedestrian Bike Bridge to and from Vancouver International Airport.
Local Government Contacts
Links to pages of cycling information hosted by municipal, regional and provincial governments.Click here to report a problem on a local bike route.
Local Elected Officials
It's important that your elected officials understand what you care about; they're in office to represent your needs, and you don't need to be an expert to contact them. Writing emails or letters to officials makes an impact.
Mayor & Councils
Provincial Government Transportation Elected Officials
Cycling & Active Transportation Groups
Newspapers & Periodicals
Show your support for cycling by writing a letter to the editor or an opinion editorial. Sharing your personal stories and opinions in local media is a powerful way to shape the conversation about cycling in our cities.
Province Wide Newspapers
Lower Mainland Community Papers
Community Bike Shops
Have a used bike to donate? Want a space to do your own repairs? Check out the following community cycling resources:
Kickstand Bikes is a cycling resource centre promoting bike advocacy though education, mechanics and creativity - 1739 Venables Street at Commercial Drive.
Our Community Bikes is one of the original community bike shop projects in North America, where you can learn about bicycle mechanics, source new and used parts, and buy refurbished bikes - 2429 Main Street at Broadway.
Bike Facility Design
Bike Research & Data
Public Bike Courses & Workshops
Public Bike Events
Local HUB Committee Meetings