Best Vancouver Bike Rides to Enjoy the Fall Colours

Biking in past fall leaves in Vancouver's Kitislano neighbourhood

Biking near Kits Beach. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Hubert Kang

Each autumn, Vancouver’s tree-lined streets explode into yellows, golds, and reds. Why not enjoy it by bike? There are plenty of great fall photo ops as you cruise along quiet bike paths. If the weather gets too chilly, stop for a pumpkin spice latte break.

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Best Vancouver Bike Rides to Enjoy the Fall Colours

Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

A group of cyclists on the seawall in Vancouver's Stanley Park.

Cycling on the Seawall in Stanley Park. Photo credit: Tourism Vancouver / Coast Mountain Photography

One of the best ways to see Vancouver is from the seat of a bike. Vancouver is a very bike-friendly city with kilometers of dedicated cycling paths and lanes. As a long-time Vancouver resident and cyclist, here are some of my favourite local bike routes. You can ride beside the ocean, through the forest or explore one of Vancouver’s unique neighbourhoods.

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Easy Bike Rides Around Vancouver

Could Cycling be the New Golf? Vancouver’s love affair with the bike.

Flickr: Benjamin Lewis

Flickr: Benjamin Lewis

At the risk of offending golf purists everywhere, I must ask, could cycling be the new golf. It’s early Saturday morning and rain or shine you notice them everywhere! Road Warriors – hardy folk, dressed from head to toe in lycra, clipped in to sleek racing machines, going FAST! Saturday morning, once the preferred time slot to hit the links and tee off has now become the preferred time to spin, mash, grind and attack. And if you look closely, you will notice that a growing number of cyclists are middle aged men, once the key demographic for golf.

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Could Cycling be the New Golf? Vancouver’s love affair with the bike.

Tugboats Guaranteed – Fraser River Bike Paths

Fraser River Bike Paths

Photo: R. Weiss

When you hear the words “Fraser River” are you immediately transported back in time to a High School Social Studies classroom? Do visions of voyageur canoes and the fur trade come to mind? The mighty Fraser River is one of the world’s greatest waterways, a place of industry and commerce. From cedar canoes to paddle wheelers and tugboats the river is an important part of our history. Today, the river is more vibrant than ever and there is no better way to see it than from the saddle of your bike.

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Tugboats Guaranteed – Fraser River Bike Paths

Dating in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant

Main Street Patio action at Burgoo Photo credit: Burgoo

Main Street Patio action at Burgoo Photo credit: Burgoo

Dating in Vancouver can be tough. I get it.

Our city is brimming with awesome activities and taste bud tickling food. Besides finding a date – which I’ll leave to other websites like this one – the difficult part of dating, for some, is choosing where to go and what to do.

Last month I passed along some date night ideas from Vancouver’s west-side. This month I’ll focus on our city’s oh-so-hip middle earth: Mount Pleasant.  So, grab a friend, lover or partner-in-life-to-be, get off your tuchas, and explore.

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Dating in Vancouver: Mount Pleasant