Cycling Vancouver Island

By (author): John Crouch
ISBN 9781771605618
Softcover | Publication Date: May 31, 2022
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
336 Pages

About the Book

Featuring over 40 routes, each trip includes a map, information on local history, topography, aesthetics, places of interest, type of road, general route condition, level of difficulty, start and end points, checkpoints and colour photographs.

With the understanding that cyclists are not going to cycle the Island all in one go, the book is divided into sections that roughly correspond to the Island’s geographic and population regions:

  • Victoria and area
  • Duncan and Cowichan Valley
  • Nanaimo and area
  • Port Alberni
  • Courtenay and area
  • Campbell River
  • Port Hardy

Complete with detailed information for all travellers, John Crouch’s latest guidebook is the perfect resource for cyclists heading to Vancouver Island.

About the Author(s)

John Crouch has cycled most of his life. As an adult, cycling has become one of his abiding passions. He has toured extensively in Western Canada including riding from Whitehorse in the Yukon to Victoria, BC’s capital; crossing the province in five days and exploring the back roads of Southern Alberta. He has also toured through Western Washington State and rode from Victoria to San Francisco just to attend a friend’s birthday. All the long tours in this book he has completed more than once. As a competitive athlete, John has won both the Canadian Masters’ long distance triathlon and duathlon championships in his age group and won the World Endurance Duathlon championship in the 60 – 64 age group. John lives in Victoria with his wife Lorinda. Besides riding his bike, he enjoys walking in his local neighbourhood and hiking in the hills surrounding the city. He has written five other books: Walk Victoria; Hike Victoria; Bike Victoria; Cycling the Islands and a cycling memoir, Six Highways to Home.