Tackling the Tandem – What You Should Know

Tackling the Tandem – What You Should Know

Recently, after years of dreaming, my accomplice and I have finally ridden a tandem bike from The Pedaler. From what we’d gathered over years of watching people rent, there are two basic schools of thought regarding the ever-coveted “bicycle built for two” – it’s...
Victoria Tweed Ride

Victoria Tweed Ride

When you think about what is missing in the modern-day cycling world, naturally the first thought that comes to mind is the need for a “cosmopolitan ride with a bit of style.” To fill this void, a group in London started The Tweed Run London, riding their bikes...
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival

From Friday August 12th to Sunday 14th, join Victoria in celebrating yet another truly unique festival experience: The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival. This is the 22nd annual Dragon Boat Festival here in Victoria, and is the only one of its kind to take place in a...
Victoria Symphony Splash

Victoria Symphony Splash

This coming Sunday, July 31st, make sure you stick around Victoria’ Inner Harbour for a truly unique musical experience! The Victoria Symphony will be hosting its 27th Symphony Splash this summer over the August Long Weekend. Every year the Victoria Symphony puts on a...
Victoria International Buskers Festival

Victoria International Buskers Festival

From July 15th to 24th, Victoria will be welcoming British Columbia’s largest street performance festival – the Victoria International Buskers Festival! Entertainers from around the world will hit the streets of Victoria, presenting over 100 hours of music, dancing,...
Victoria Pride Parade and Festival

Victoria Pride Parade and Festival

From July 1st to July 10th, Victoria will be celebrating our vibrant LGBTQ community during Pride Week! The big event is the Victoria Pride Parade and Festival, taking place on July 10th. The parade begins at 12 pm and marches down Government Street to MacDonald Park,...
Car Free Day!

Car Free Day!

Last year, for one glorious day in June, six blocks of downtown Victoria were closed to traffic. That’s right. Over 7000 square feet free from busses, trucks and cars. Instead, visitors found a beer garden, three stages for live music, over 200 vendors, a half-pipe in...
End of Bike to Work Week!

End of Bike to Work Week!

This past week The Pedaler participated in Greater Victoria’s Bike to Work Week! From May 30th to June 5th, riders and commuters from across the Greater Victoria Area celebrated cycling as a form of commuting. As a particularly competitive group, we decided to take...
The Pedaler Puzzle Hunt!

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...
So You Got a Flat Tire…

So You Got a Flat Tire…

Let me paint you a word-picture. It’s a beautiful, clear morning. You’re biking down the Galloping Goose, about to cross the Selkirk Trestle. Sea birds fly overhead, searching the water for fish. Small, idyllic boats float peacefully on the calm water, rocking almost...
Back in the Saddle!

Back in the Saddle!

Victoria is a great city to cycle around for a bunch of reasons – low traffic, quiet residential areas, bike lanes– but most importantly, the mild climate makes it feasible to cycle all year. That said, some days it can be difficult to convince yourself to get...