Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 BC Cycling Coalition Annual Conference Recap

Special thanks to everyone who joined us, either in person or virtually, for our second Annual Conference from October 25th-27th 2013. We are pleased to be able to confirm that we had representatives from 17 organizations from around the province among our delegates. Over the course of the weekend we were able to touch on critical issues related to cycling in BC including education, infrastructure, and a new focus on positive marketing, among others. This conference also kicked off the start of two new BC Cycling Coalition programs including the CycloTouring BC Sector Initiative and the Hazard Reduction Strategy.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Cycle - new Cycling Publication


New Cycle Tourism source of information

Announcing a New Blog for the BCCC’s CycloTouringBC Program

As part of development of a cyclotouring program for BC, there is a need for a social place for cyclotourists where cyclists can seek information; look at maps; ask questions and get responses; leave comments and rate routes, accommodations, and services; relate and share their cyclotouring experiences; and so on.

This blog ( will evolve to that and then be joined by a website ( The blog will be the “daily newspaper” on cycling touring in BC. The website will be the place to get information.

The first cycling touring article has been published. George Forshaw wrote an article on his cycling touring trip on the Princeton Subdivision of the Kettle Valley Railway.

NOTE: You can access this website in our Links Page - look down the left side of the Page for Cycle Tourism

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Exercise 'can be as good as pills'

 A recent study in the British Medical Journal compared exercising to taking medications for conditions like heart disease. It looked at many trials involving over 300,000 patients.

Short, regular bouts of exercise could add years to your life, say experts
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found.
The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.
Physical activity rivalled some heart drugs and outperformed stroke medicine.
The findings suggest exercise should be added to prescriptions, say the researchers.
Experts stressed that patients should not ditch their drugs for exercise - rather, they should use both in tandem.