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The road cycling opportunities in BC are endless!
Road cycling in British Columbia
Cycling in British Columbia attracts many to the province every year. The long winding highways and backcountry paved loop roads are always connecting back to communities providing endless kilometres of riding enjoyment for cyclists who live in the province of British Columbia and for those who visit.
The amazing wilderness scenery, the raging rivers, the towering mountain ranges, the vast grasslands, Canada's only desert, the many wetlands, the thousands of lakes, the unique communities, the wildlife and the great Pacific Ocean are all part of the British Columbia cycling experience.
Deciding on the length of the ride and the destination will play a big part in the type of scenery, services and accommodations available to you along the way. Some riding, as in any country, involve long distances with big gaps between services. And then in other parts of the province there are short day rides with many possible stops for services. We have it all.
Places like the Okanagan Valley, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast regions enjoy popular British Columbia cycling routes. The services many. The communities are close. The scenery is amazing. The regions are very active for cycling because, both, short day rides between communities and long day rides covering the entire region are possible.
Some of the more wilderness cycle routes with long distances between communities that are explored by cyclist include the Northern BC route from Prince George to Prince Rupert. A wild country following rivers, mountains and full of wildlife. The Western Kootenay route from the community of Nelson to Kaslo to Nakusp is also a very nice long haul ride full of scenery and wildlife.
There are many more British Columbia cycling routes available, as many highways loop and connect. Along many of the highway routes are Provincial and National parks, as well as, recreation sites for camping. Although recreation sites are mostly found on gravel roads and may be too tough on the tires.
When planning a cycle adventure always be aware of large logging trucks and commercial trucks on the highways and roads. Many of us drivers respect your space and will show you respect on the road.
In British Columbia it is wise to wear a helmet. Always carry a spare tube as some roads are mountain roads with sharp rocks and shale. All in all enjoy your ride.
Thank you for planning your cycling adventure with us on our BCeh.com Travel Planning Network!
Be well, Be active, - The EH Team.
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