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GNCC Memberships elects new directors on the board. We are looking at a productive year with many programs and initiatives going in high gear.

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Trail Habits

Share the Trail

Keep right except to pass.

Alert Others

When passing, alert others and control your speed.

Yield to Others

Cyclists yield to all other trail users. Hikers yield to equestrians.

Respect the Trail

Do not remove or disturb animals or plants, such as wildflowers.

Be Alert and Visible

Wear reflective gear and use caution at road crossings.

Pet Etiquette

Dogs must be on the right hand side of the trail. On most multi-use such as the E&N trails dogs must be leashed.

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Cycling Route Planning Tool
Need to find the best route by bike? Check out the Cycling Route Planner, developed by a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia in cooperation with TransLink. This handy tool helps cyclists find bike routes anywhere in Metro Vancouver based on options such as designated cycling routes, distance, elevation gain and air quality. For more details, please visit UBC's Cycling in Cities website, or check out the cycling information on Google Maps.

Press Releases

pdf Bike to Work and School Week Winners
Media Release June 2, 2017

And we have 3 winners! The 2017 Bike to Work and School Week has been a roaring success and now that the results are in, we can announce the winners. The City of Nanaimo has won the top prize by setting a new all-time record in the number of participants in Bike to Work Week, and with help with the Nanaimo Ladysmith school district, Bike to School expanded to more than 20 participating elementary and secondary schools ...

pdf Bike to Work Week in full swing
Media Release June 2, 2017

During Bike to Work Week, from Monday May 29 to Friday June 2nd, 12 Celebration Stations were located on the E & N Trail and other strategic bicycle routes, offering refreshments, free bike tune-ups, loads of prizes, and valuable tips and resources. Celebration hosts included Island Health, Vancouver Island University, Cobs Breads, TD Bank, Country Grocer, CMHA, Madman McKay, PowerPlant, VéloFix and City of Nanaimo ...

pdf The Economic Impact of Cycling Events
Media Release March 29, 2016

During the month of March, as part of Festival Nanaimo, the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition held three (3) additional cycling events in Nanaimo. The GNCC organizes regular weekly bike rides open to all through all neighbourhoods in Nanaimo and in addition holds special events and themed cycling events every month. Here is some data on what these events mean in the way of business ...

pdf Bike Summit successful in bringing cycling advocacy forward
Media Release January 25, 2016

The 2016 Bike Summit in Nanaimo. Over 95 people - including bicycle enthusiasts, bicycling advocates, transportation, public health, sports and environmental professionals and leaders from the bicycle retail industry -- came together to listen to the work that has been done by the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, other cycling organizations, the city of Nanaimo, the Regional District and the Nanaimo Regional Rail Trail Partnership. Read more...

pdf The 2016 Nanaimo Bike Summit takes its message to Council
Media Release January 17, 2016

The 2016 Bike Summit, being held this Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Beban Park Social Centre in Nanaimo, will bring together several hundred people interested in cycling to coordinate their efforts to bring forward important cycling legislation, create a safer cycling atmosphere in our city and the regional district, and make Nanaimo a premier cycling-friendly city. Read more...

pdf Millions in Tourism Dollars Brought in By Bike
Media Release August 9, 2015

Research shows that cycling tourism is gaining traction as a vacation option for adventure-seeking and recreation-oriented adults. Recent studies commissioned by Travel Oregon and Vélo Québec demonstrate that cycle-tourists represent a new and untapped revenue stream that could bring hundreds of millions of new tourism dollars to British Columbia. ...

pdf Cycling Popular, Province-Wide Support for Cycling Investment
Media Release June 9, 2015

A new province-wide poll confirms that cycling is a popular mode of transportation among British Columbians and that there is wide support for increased investments in cycling infrastructure, education & promotion across BC. Almost 70% of adults in BC cycle at least once a year, 42% cycle at least once a month and 25% ride at least once a week. The poll results show 42% of respondents would support $75 million per year in provincial funding for bicycle paths and lanes, and other investments to increase cycling in BC communities ...

pdf Women on Wheels program launched May 4th 2015
Media Release May 14, 2015

The Women on Wheels cycling program, focuses on giving women the appropriate avenues to develop their cycling skills. Every Monday night from May to September, WOW focuses on a number of cycling skills such as group riding, riding in traffic, hills, cornering, descending, and more. Read more...

pdf Bike To Work Week Kick-off Event - Commuter Challenge
Media Release April 26, 2015

The 2015 Commuter Challenge rocked the streets once again Friday morning, April 24th in Nanaimo during the Kick-Off Lunch & Launch event for Bike To Work Week! Three cyclist/driver duos took to the road seeing who could get bread from Cobs Bakery and coffee from Starbucks at Terminal Park to the finish line in Bowen Park following all of the rules of the road and parking legally. Read more...

pdf Nanaimo Mayor opens a new bike lane along Bruce Ave
Media Release November 26, 2014

Cyclists from the SlowSpokes bicycle group, Mid Island Velo Association and Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition rode their bikes with councillor Anderson and senior engineering staffers Amir Freund and Gordon Foy, during the official opening of bikelanes along Bruce Avenue in Nanaimo. Read more...

GNCC launching new web site

The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is launching a brand new website on April 9th 2014. After several months of working on the project the GNCC board of directors is glad to provide a wide range of bicycling information for their members and the general public. Read more...

Nanaimo Regional Rail Trail Partnership

The Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition is a partner of the Nanaimo Regional Rail Trail Partnership