Christmas Ideas

It’s that time of year again! It’s hard to believe that there is only 38 more days left till Christmas. If you are stuck for an xmas gift idea, gift certificates are always a hit. We are offering 10% off all Gift Certificates for the holiday season. Just add the promotion code GCSPECIAL when you are checking out with a gift certificate online to receive your discount. Happy Pedaling!

Win a $5500 custom bicycle AND support a wonderful organization!

Providence Farm in the Cowichan Valley is a working organic farm dedicated to restoring the spirit and skills of those with physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Recently, they were given a custom built Kona touring bike (est. worth $5,500) and to raise funds for the Farm they are selling $10 raffle tickets for a chance to win the bike when tickets are drawn on 25 September 2017. Click here for more details and to buy your raffle ticket. #GiveWhereYouLive    #EatDrinkPedal     #VictoriaByBike

Why do people take guided bike tours when travelling?

  Why do people take guided bike tours when travelling? – it is an easy way to experience a new city in an intimate and authentic way – local guides will always provide more information about local activities, restaurants, and attractions – great way to get “the lay of the land” – for those who like to rent a bike, after a guided tour you have a much better sense of the town and the best places to cycle … making the rest of your time more relaxing and enjoyable   Why take a guided bike tour with The Pedaler? … Continued

Canada Day Celebrations!

Canada Day is Saturday July 1st this year. 150 years ago, On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act – formerly known as the British North America Act.   Starting June 21st, an eleven-day commemoration of Canada’s 150th birthday runs until July 1, 2017! Starting on Wednesday, June 21st at Ship’s Point in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and culminating on Saturday, July 1st on the Legislature Lawn, Spirit of 150 Victoria, City of Victoria, and the Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation are proud to present eleven days of multicultural artistry, diverse food and … Continued

Father’s Day Contest!

The Pedaler has a Father’s Day cycling activity and contest! Get your Father, grab your bikes (or rent ours … Dad’s rental is free), and bicycle around town solving puzzles following our smart-phone enabled Puzzle Hunt. Stop for a beer and/or burger in Cook Street Village to bond with Dad. The team with the best time solving the puzzles wins a fabulous prize for Dad … and bragging rights. Our Puzzle Hunt is like a scavenger hunt except you are solving puzzles at various locations you pedal to around town. Experience Victoria in a unique way all the while spending some … Continued

Harbour to Farm Self-Guided Tour

If you are looking for fresh ideas for a bicycle ride of the Victoria area, and you love a food destination, this may be the perfect option for you! Victoria does not lack for unique dining options and right along our beautiful Lochside Trail is a fabulous new Farm To Table Food Truck! Harvest Rd Food Truck is about 20km/12mi from our shop. The route is the wonderful and mostly car-free Lochside Trail. It is mostly flat, and includes 2 trestle crossings. Locals make this a destination or a stop along the ride to Sidney. Harvest Rd. sources many of their … Continued

Victoria Day Long Weekend is Here!

Summer officially arrives on June 21, but the Victoria Day long weekend is often pegged as the unofficial start of summer. While some people will head to the cottage, others will be in town hanging out on the patio or enjoying local events. Here in Victoria, B.C. there are festivities all weekend. If you love bands and drums check out these free events here! Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia’s capital city at the 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade on Monday, May 22nd!  This is Victoria’s largest parade, attracting well over 100,000 people.  It features Canadian and American marching bands, community and commercial floats, cultural … Continued

Mother’s Day Activity and Contest!

The Pedaler is hosting a Mother’s Day activity and contest! If you enjoy games, puzzles, and a casual bicycle ride, then our unique activity will make Mother’s Day weekend with your Mom/Daughter/Wife/GrandMother/Aunt a memorable one. … and for the competitive groups, you could win Afternoon Tea For Two! The activity is a Puzzle Hunt developed specifically for Victoria and The Pedaler. It is similar to a scavenger hunt except with puzzles to solve at various locations. It provides a great way to have fun and explore your surroundings in a new and exciting way! Click here for full details on our “Victoria … Continued

Shop Mavens Wanted!

The Pedaler Cycling Tours is the premiere provider of lighthearted, urban bicycle tours in Victoria. Our website lists our creative menu of guided bicycle tours that our customers have come to love. The work environment at our funky downtown shop is fast paced with a focus on providing amazing customer service. If you love riding a bicycle (with or without lycra), sharing your love of Victoria, and meeting new people, we would love to hear from you!   The Pedaler is currently seeking intelligent, organized and friendly personnel to join our team for the 2017 season. Our Shop Mavens work with … Continued

The Pedaler Partners with Simcoe Bicycles

These Canadian-made bicycles are the perfect new addition to our ever growing fleet of bicycles at The Pedaler. Simcoe is a Toronto-based company with the main goal of creating the best city bike for North America riding. Erik Kamphof, Stave Tam, Michael Bennington, and Dustin McMurphy are the masterminds behind the Simcoe brand. The name Simcoe derives from a Canadian community in the province of Ontario. Simcoe took the classic European dutch style bike and made their own tweaks to it to represent something for North America riding. Some of these creative but much-needed tweaks are their leather washers to minimize fender rattle, … Continued

Cruise Ship Season Commences

    The cruise ship season is just around the corner and for most businesses, in Victoria, that means the busy season has arrived. Victorian’s love visitors and we thrive at showcasing how beautiful our city is. For all those lucky cruisers out there, we are waiting in anticipation for your arrival! If you still have not experienced our amazing city and are wondering what exactly your stopover in Victoria might be like, here are some great tips and a bit of local history of our home we call Victoria. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and we … Continued

Calling all Bicycle Tour Guides!

Seeking enthusiastic bicycle tour guides. The Pedaler Cycling Tours is the premiere provider of lighthearted, urban bicycle tours. Our website lists our creative menu of guided bicycle tours that our customers have come to love. The work environment at our funky downtown shop is fast paced with a focus on providing amazing customer service. If you love riding a bicycle (with or without lycra), sharing your love of Victoria, and meeting new people, this may be the perfect job for you! Training is provided so you learn how to lead our carefully designed guided bicycle tours. You must be a … Continued

Pedaler Partners-Moon Under Water Brewpub

At The Pedaler we have been fortunate enough to work in partnership with some amazing local businesses that offer fantastic, unique products to the city of Victoria. Since we love to eat, drink and pedal around to these different vendors, we wanted to share their stories with you!     Moon Under Water Brewpub is one of the fantastic brewpubs that we ride our bicycles to as part of our Hoppy Hour Tour here in Victoria. Moon Under Water Brewpub is a family business run by mother Anne, stepfather Steve, son Clay and their dog Brew. The birth of Moon … Continued

Valentine’s Day Ideas

Did you know that Victoria is rated the most romantic city in all of Canada? We have held this romantic title for the last five years but with Valentines Day just around the corner, expectations are running high. Many of us opt for chocolates and flowers but what about doing something more interactive this year? Not everyone is excited about bland dinner dates and stuffed teddy bears. What about sharing a bike ride around Victoria and stopping at Moss Rock for a beautiful sunset, or tackling the tandem together out to Sea Cider for a romantic cider tasting and cheese plate? … Continued

Add Bike Commuting to your New Year’s Resolutions

For all of us here at The Pedaler, commuting by bike in Victoria is second nature to us. We pick up groceries on our bikes, ride to work and even drop our kids off at school. Some of us are even car free and solely rely on our bicycles. There are many reasons why we choose to commute by bike in Victoria and here are some of the reasons why we think you should too!   With a new year ahead, our environment and how we take care of it will be a topic in the spotlight. Many of us … Continued