Cycling in Victoria BC where mild west coast climate affords the opportunity for people of all ages to use their bikes year round whether it is for work or pleasure. Biking trails and designated bike lanes on many of the roads through out the region provide easy access to local areas of interest, tours of the city, leisurely country trips, or simply ride along the seaside roads.
The Galloping Goose & Lockside Trail
The Galloping Goose Trail is a 55 kilometer multi-use trail where you can cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse from Victoria, Sooke or Sidney. The Galloping Goose Trail intersects with the Lochside Trail, a 29-kilometre former rail line that travels through urban, rural and wilderness scenery. Whether you're commuting to work, meandering on a weekend afternoon or pacing yourself from Victoria, Sidney to Sooke, the trail is yours to enjoy and yours to protect.
There are places to rest while you enjoy that well deserved picnic, or stop at a variety of coffee shops, restaurants, fast foods and local neighbourhood pubs. The Galloping Goose Trail offers some of the finest in outdoor, all weather, recreation and adventure for all ages and abilities.
Easy access points to the Galloping Goose and Lochside Regional Trails are available as the trails are close to regular transportation routes.
Share the trail and keep right to pass
When passing, alert other trail visitors and use caution, around horses
Respect the trail environment and neighbouring lands
Yield to farm equipment
Control your speed and yield to pedestrians and horse riders
Cycling benefits the Province's environment, its economy, the health of its people and society at large. It is the goal of the Ministry to integrate bicycling by providing safe, accessible and convenient bicycle facilities and encourage cycling.
Bike & Ride Victoria Regional Transit's bike rack service is designed to assist longer commutes on a first-come first-served basis. Most accessible buses in Victoria Transit's fleet are equipped with racks that can carry up to two bikes at a time, but trips are not guaranteed to have a rack.
BikeSense has been written and reviewed by professional cycling skills instructors, cycling advocacy organizations, bicycle trained police officers and provincial authorities responsible for making and interpreting our traffic laws.
The Esquimalt and Nanaimo (E&N) Rail Trail connecting downtown Victoria with the West Shore. Built within the existing E&N rail corridor allowing rail service to continue on the rail line itself and connecting with the popular Galloping Goose Regional Trail.
Victoria Regional Transit provides stops along the Trails. Victoria Regional Transit's offers bike rack service that is designed to assist longer commutes. The racks are available on low-floor buses and double decker buses. Most accessible buses in Victoria Transit's fleet are equipped with racks that carry up to two bikes at a time, trips are not guaranteed to have a rack.