Victoria, Canada has hundreds of kilometers of bike paths, which cause it to be called the cycling capital of Canada. Not only does Victoria have bicycling paths but you can also find here BMX tracks and mountain biking trails. Victoria even hosts the annual Victoria International Cycling Festival. BikeSense, BC Cycling Rules, and Capital Bike and Walk Society are all interested in educating the public on the bicycling life in Victoria, and recognize these places as some of the best bike rentals and biking areas in the region.
CycleBC.ca Rentals685 Humboldt Street
This popular shop offers bike rentals to visitors in order to enjoy the beauty of Victoria by bike. They are the oldest bike rental in the city and recommend riding through Beach Hill Park with the new Norco bicycles. They also offer a downtown tour by bike, and a seaside & city scooter loop option.
Sports Rent3 – 1950 Government Street
Center for Sports Rental is open all year. Not only can you get bicycles here but they also offer rentals for canoes, surfboards, and skis. Rental options for bikes include tandems, child trailers, and trail-a-bikes, and they will give you bike maps and directions for their top picks, Lockside Trail and the Galloping Goose Trail.
CRD Regional Trails490 Atkins Avenue
CRD Regional Trails also says that locals love the Galloping Goose and Lochside trails. These scenic trails allow bikers to see ocean views, bike through the forest, farmlands, urban and rural paths all in one day.
Another option is Cycle Treks Tours and Rentals on Wharf Street. They will take you on a guided tour for the day through Butchart Gardens and the beautiful artisan town of Sidney, or a tour of the seaside with a winery stop.
Victoria is truly the biking capital of Canada and offers such a variety of views for bikers to enjoy.