Bicycling Infrastructure

The City plans and maintains approximately 85 km of bike routes. Some of these routes are separated bike paths (along South Dogwood); some are bike lanes (Highway 19A from Erickson to Rockland); and some bike routes are regular roads shared with vehicle traffic.  Click on the links below for additional information.

For additional information on City trails and parks, please visit the Parks Department.

Bicycling Safety

Five Basic Principles of Cycling

  1. Maintain your bicycle in good working order: be sure brakes, headset (steering) and general bike maintenance is maintained.
  2. Be as visible as possible to others: ride with lights in winter, dark or in poor conditions and wear bright reflective clothing at all times.  Avoid stopping on corners or in poor visibility areas on hills. If you do stop, pull as far off the road as possible.
  3. Learn the skills needed to control your bike: brake evenly and steadily, stay in a straight line, manage speeds on downhill and be aware of bumps and obstacles on the road.
  4. Cycle in traffic safely and predictably: shoulder check and stay straight on the far right side of the road.
  5. Know and obey the rules of the road: use hand signals and understand the road rules for both cyclists and motorists.  Don't ride on the sidewalk.

For additional information about safe cycling, see the Bike Sense Manual (1,220 KB)

Bicycling Events

Bike to Work Week

Since 2008, the City has been part of organizing a Bike to Work Week, in late May / early June. Participation has increased each year, and in 2013, there were 319 cyclists, including 61 new cyclists and 84 teams. Over 12,000 kilometres were cycled during the week, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2,815 kg!  Bike to Work Week hosts a number of breakfast celebration stations, a BBQ and other events to entice people to commute by bike. Biking to work supports a cleaner environment, a healthier population and reduced green-house gas emissions.  Click on the links below for additional information.

Bike to Work Week 2014: May 26 to June 1

Congratulations Campbell River, we have just completed our 7th Bike to Work Week!  As with previous years, this event was a tremendous success.  We had a fantastic turnout, including all ages and stages of people.  There were lots of smile to be had at the five events, including three breakfasts, one BBQ and one movie night.

We had 419 total cyclists, 72 teams, 130 new riders, 15,600 total kilometres cycled, resulting in 467,300 calories burned and 3,400 kg of greenhouse gases saved!  Good job Campbell River!

More Information:

See the website: Bike to Work Week Website

Download the 2014 Yearbook: BTWW 2014 Yearbook FINAL  (8,210 KB)

BC Bike Race

Campbell River has excellent mountain bike trails.  The BC Bike Race made a stop in Campbell River from 2011 to 2013.  It is a seven day mountain bike stage race, taking 500 international competitors from Vancouver to Whistler via Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Sea to Sky Corridor. Each day, riders complete up to 70 km of biking trails, then spend the night in tents at a Base Camp in each host community. 2011 marked the first year that the BC Bike Race has raced in Campbell River; it took place July 4th. Click on the links below for additional information.

Contact Information

For additional information about bicycling, please contact:

City of Campbell River Transportation Department at:
250-286-5700 or
Mailing address: 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7

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