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

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

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

The Pedaler on ShawTV go! Island

This week The Pedaler was featured on ShawTV go! South Vancouver Island! Presenter Lisa Pysmenny was decked out in a team t-shirt and joined Pedaler co-owner Rose on our Pedaler Puzzle Hunt around the city, answering clues and touring Victoria in style on one of our blue Evo City Step-throughs (complete with a basket!). The videos can be found on the Shaw TV South Vancouver Island YouTube channel as well as on their website. For your viewing pleasure, check out the links below. Thank you for featuring our business, ShawTV!   The Pedaler Part 1  The Pedaler Part 2 The Pedaler Part … Continued

The Pedaler Puzzle Hunt!

The Pedaler has designed a smart-phone enabled self-guided tour of Victoria to allow visitors and locals who like games and puzzles a unique experience. Our Victoria By Bike “Puzzle Hunt” is an independent, self-guided tour with a twist! The Puzzle Hunt is similar to a scavenger hunt, taking participants all around the city for a fun and informative bike ride, with puzzles to solve at various locations. This digital puzzle-driven “hunt by bicycle” around Victoria is the first ClueKeeper hunt in Canada, and the first cycling-specific hunt of its kind in the world on the ClueKeeper platform. Think of Cluekeeper like iTunes and instead … Continued

Craft Beer Tasting is the NEW Wine Tasting!

If you think a guided bike tour that includes craft beer tastings is just for the boys, think again. While beer may be thought of as a man’s drink of choice, the growth in modern craft beer flavours has allowed many women to discover a new love for beer. Historically, it was the women who made beer for their families Victoria is a craft beer town. Canada’s first purpose-built gastro brewpub, Spinnakers, was built right here in Victoria in 1984. Today we are home to a number of award winning local craft breweries. Victoria is also the Cycling Capital of Canada thanks … Continued

Bicycles, Beer and Butchart Gardens

Want to experience 3 of our favourite local things: bicycles, beer and Butchart Gardens? Our Self-Guided tours to Butchart Gardens provides detailed maps and cue sheets for you to enjoy a beautiful bike ride to the gardens either using an eBike or our frisky All Road bikes. After you have finished wandering the property you pedal back into town on your bicycle following our maps at your own pace. How does the beer fit into this you ask? As you may know, we are crazy about craft beer in the Pacific Northwest and Butchart Gardens is a part of our local … Continued

Self-Guided Bicycle Tours

Our self-guided bicycle tours help people experience Butchart Gardens, Sidney, and The Lochside Trail. When we travel we typically do a combination of guided and self-guided bicycle tours. We will take a guided theme tour initially to learn about the city, and to gather information about where to eat, drink and must-see local attractions from our guide. Then we enjoy self-guided experiences so we have the flexibility to move at our own pace with the security of following a trusted route. The self-guided exploration is always more relaxing with a little help from a local. Our self-guided bicycle tours at The Pedaler … Continued