Biking

Alexis Hovenkamp, a Penticton community policing coordinator, registers a bicycle into the Project 529 system. The owner of the bike can now report if it’s stolen through the app and the location can be tracked using its serial number.

Penticton residents urged to register bikes following spike in thefts

More than 7,500 bikes in the area already registered on the 529 Garage app

 

Enjoy the dog days of summer in the Okanagan (File)

Dog ambassadors are paw-trolling the Central Okanagan

Regional District of Central Okanagan Dog Ambassadors are out to keep people safe and educated

 

Penticton is planning a GoByBike Week from May 30 to June 3 (Citizen file)

Penticton hosting event filled GoByBike Week

A whole week of celebration stations and rides are planned

 

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)

E-bike restriction on Okanagan Rail Trail to be reviewed, following complaints

A petition has been launched opposing a bylaw banning two classes of e-bikes on the trail

The Greater Vernon Advisory Committee will review a bylaw that bans class two and three e-bikes on the Okanagan Rail Trail at its next meeting on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. (Contributed)
Penticton’s Bike Valet program proved to be popular among cyclists in its three years of operation. Saturday, May 7, brings the program back to the Penticton Farmers Market. (Western News file)

Popular bike valet service back at Penticton Farmers Market

Cyclists can park their bikes in the staffed bike parking area for free

Penticton’s Bike Valet program proved to be popular among cyclists in its three years of operation. Saturday, May 7, brings the program back to the Penticton Farmers Market. (Western News file)
The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)
The Town of Osoyoos is asking people to inquire about unclaimed bikes the town has accumulated over the past year. (Carl Neazen Loven Unsplash)
More than 200 kids and their bikes came through the Safety Village for the first Cycle Path Halloween put on by Kiwanis Club. (Facebook)

Sweet success at inaugural Penticton Trick or Treat Cycle Path

Kiwanis Club event saw five bags of food donated to Keep the Cold Off Penticton

More than 200 kids and their bikes came through the Safety Village for the first Cycle Path Halloween put on by Kiwanis Club. (Facebook)
Tena McKenzie leads riders around Wood Lake on the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, Oct. 4 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, where she adapted the event to a Ride for the Cure. (J.P. Squire photo)

Okanagan breast cancer survivor marks 10 years at Ride for the Cure

Sporting her pink Pedego electric bike, Tena and her team circled Wood Lake Oct. 4

Tena McKenzie leads riders around Wood Lake on the Okanagan Rail Trail Sunday, Oct. 4 for the CIBC Run for the Cure, where she adapted the event to a Ride for the Cure. (J.P. Squire photo)
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy plans to add a bike park and trail upgrades to Ellison Provincial Park, with a request for proposals open until May 18, 2021. (BC Parks photo)

Hoped-for expansion of Vernon provincial park falls through, but upgrades on the way

Meanwhile, MLA Sandhu says the province is working to enhance public parks, including Ellison Park

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy plans to add a bike park and trail upgrades to Ellison Provincial Park, with a request for proposals open until May 18, 2021. (BC Parks photo)
Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

B.C. city set to become home of the largest pump track facility in North America

Custom designed pump track with crossover tunnel will be geared to riders of all abilities

Construction is underway on Chilliwack’s new pump track, seen here on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 beside the Chilliwack Curling Club. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Predator Ridge warned the North Okanagan Cycling Society Monday, June 1, 2020, that someone has placed a rock on a blind corner which could have resulted in unavoidable injury. (Instagram)

Suspicious activity on North Okanagan bike trails

A rock deliberately placed on a hazardous corner results in bolstered security, cameras

Predator Ridge warned the North Okanagan Cycling Society Monday, June 1, 2020, that someone has placed a rock on a blind corner which could have resulted in unavoidable injury. (Instagram)
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Pete Lilly of Sweet Pete’s Bike Shop poses in front of his store in Toronto on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn