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

Victoria Day Long Weekend is Coming Soon!

Summer officially arrives on June 21, but the Victoria Day long weekend (May 19-21)  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. See a calendar of events for 2018 here ! Celebrate Victoria Day in British Columbia’s capital city at the 119th Island Farms Victoria Day Parade on Monday, May 21nd!  This is Victoria’s largest parade, attracting well over 100,000 people.  It features Canadian and American marching bands, community and commercial floats, … 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

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

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!  

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