Nanaimo is a great place to discover by bicycle! A number of the city playgrounds feature paved training routes for little ones who are new to two wheels (Altrusa and Forest Drive for example).
While we certainly have some challenging hills here in the harbour city, commuting by bike is worth considering. With both the Parkway Trail and the E&N Trail connecting various points of the community and the ability to rack you bike on RDN busses getting to and from downtown by bike is easier than you think. Check out our Cycling and Transit Brochure. We partnered with the Regional District of Nanaimo transit team to create this dual purpose brochure to help you get around town.
Each spring Nanaimo participates in the Ride to Work celebration and in the fall with the help of some community parnters a Bike to School week. Watch for updates on these two cycling celebrations in the Community Events section of this site.
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