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

Pedaler Tips on Winter Cycling

The winter season is upon us but here in Victoria we are lucky to have very mild winters. We are one of the few places in Canada where we can cycle all year around. It may be a bit chilly BUT the neighborhoods are still green, the cafes are cozy, and it is extra special to be able to cycle in the winter in Canada. Here at The Pedaler we have put together some great winter cycling tips for all you visitors coming to Victoria to escape the winter blues back home.   Stay warm! Make sure you are wearing … Continued

Got a bike lover on your Christmas list?

    Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? The Pedaler is selling off our gently used city tour bikes. We have both male and female city bikes for sale. Only used for one season, and primarily only on our guided tours, these 8 speed bikes are in great condition. These retail for over $500 when new, and we are selling them at only $290 plus GST. These bikes make for comfortable riding while looking stylish too. Come to our shop for a test drive. This is a great deal for your special someone on Christmas day. Happy Pedaling and Happy Holidays!  

Pedaler Partners – Olive the Senses

At The Pedaler we are fortunate 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 to these different vendors, we want to share their stories with you!   Victoria is an incredibly fun place to shop since it seems like we have a specialty store for just about everything! Hudson Public Market is a great place to observe this phenomenon, where the space is dedicated to hosting local artisans, farmers, and the like! Olive the Senses, a specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar … Continued

Re-Opening December 1st!

Our shop hours for December, January and February will be 9:30am to 4:30pm every day. We have 4 BIG DEALS to encourage people to ride a bike this winter – details below! We will be closed on December 25 and January 1. Our popular 2 hour guided city tour (CASTLES, HOODS & LEGENDS) will run once per day only AT 1:30PM in December, January and February. Our self-guided tours to Butchart Gardens and Sidney will resume March 1, 2017. BIG DEAL #1 2 for 1 ALL-DAY BIKE RENTAL On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from December to February, all-day pedal bike rentals will be … Continued

Fall and Winter Update!

We are CLOSED for the month of November and we re-open on December 1st operating from 9:30am to 4:30pm. We have 4 BIG DEALS to offer customers starting December 1st until the end of February … just in case anyone needs a little extra encouragement to get on a bicycle. Our guided tours continue to be intimate group sizes of 2-8 people and, based on the feedback from our enthusiastic customers – we are the top bike tour company in town on Trip Advisor – we will just keep on doing what we do, all year long.   CLOSURES and CHANGES We are closed for the … Continued

Victoria By Bike with Seattle Refined

Check out this video by Seattle Refined which showcases Victoria in the Fall. The recent Royal visit in September 2016 is featured along with other local businesses and attractions!   Our neighbours and friends, Inn at Laurel Point are featured, and the best walking tour in Canada, and of course craft beer by bike with a chocolate truffle and beer tasting at Spinnakers (just like we do on our Hoppy Hour bike tour!), and other top attractions accessible by bicycle.   #HoppyHour     #VictoriaByBike      #CastlesHoodsandLegends

Seattle to Victoria via Clipper Ferry

Clipper Vacations put together a great video (click to view) that makes us want to be a tourist in our own town! They focus on Fall being a great time of year to visit and we agree … but any time of year is great in our humble opinion. The Fall season typically means a quieter time for visitors and the weather is still amazing for getting outside to explore Victoria By Bike.   The video features Butchart Gardens which is accessible from our shop via the Lochside Trail. We provide maps and cue sheets for your self-guided tour on any one … Continued

From the cradle of the craft beer revolution…

Victoria is the cradle of the “craft beer revolution” as this beautiful video explains. Victoria is also the cycling capital of Canada. It was this unique combination of tag lines that inspired The Pedaler’s Hoppy Hour Tour, the first craft beer tasting tour by bicycle in all of Canada. Victoria is home to Canada’s first brewpub and some of British Columbia’s most popular breweries. Visionary trailblazers nurtured craft beer here in Victoria alongside the local food movement, and today BC’s capital city is home to some of the country’s best restaurants and breweries. Sip, savour, experience and explore everything Victoria has to offer. Arrive thirsty. … Continued