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 The Bicycle Working Group (BWG) is dedicated to improving cycling on Salt Spring.

A major focus is getting a bikeway through the island—the key reason Island Pathways started in 1988.


GOOD THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CYCLING ON SALT SPRING

  1. Island Pathways Heritage Map with Bike Routes, including elevation profiles.
  2. Share the Road” brochure for cyclists and drivers on Salt Spring, printed by Mainroad Contracting, which maintains Salt Spring’s roads, and carried by BC Ferries.
  3. Bike racks: Salt Spring Island bus service features bike racks on all busses at no extra charge. Bus schedules and information can be found on the transit website.
  4. Article for cycling tourists: “A Salt Spring Gander”, Cycle Therapy magazine, Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition, Fall 2013, pages 8-9.

booklet cover
HOW TO PAVE A BIKEWAY THROUGH SALT SPRING ISLAND

The following 50 slides tell the story of the work done, for decades now, to make cycling safer on island, including the push to widen and pave the shoulders on the main routes. You can make the slides stop by clicking on one, then go forward or backward as suits, using the arrows to the right and left of the slides.

Click here or on the cover above to read the booklet as a PDF.

PEDESTRIAN & CYCLING MASTER PLAN:
SALT SPRING ISLAND EDITION

This ‘bible’ for forwarding the building of a bikeway through Salt Spring is a collaborative effort forwarded and funded by the Capital Regional District, working with Alta Planning+Design and Salt Spring Island stakeholders. Without Island Pathways considerable inputs, it wouldn’t be nearly as solid or produced for a mere $11,000. Yay team!

velo village

Our most ambitious event ever was hosting Velo Village 2012, a solstice weekend gathering to promote rural cycling, while Vancouver hosted Velo City 2012 for city cousins.
A lasting legacy is Velo Village’s “Salish Sea Cycling & Rural Mobility Statements”, which being adopted by governments around the world.
Velo Village weekend summary – handout for visitors Velo Village in a Nut-Shell - 13p summary of a stellar gathering to celebrate & improve rural cycling.

 

sram

SRAM ART SHOW:

23 Salt Spring artists made art pieces from SRAM bicycle parts, which were auctioned to raise $22,000 for World Bicycle Relief in Africa . What invaluable volunteering, magnificent art-making, and vital help providing bicycles to Africans whose lives really open up and turn around with this liberating transportation.

Click here or on the photo to see a slideshow of the pieces.

“Dive II” by Carl Sean McMahan