Friends of Bicicletta

Cycling Associations

Cycling BC is the provincial governing body for the sport of cycling in British Columbia. They represent the full range of disciplines including Road, Track, Cyclocross, Mountain Biking, BMX and Para-cycling. Cycling BC is a not-for-profit association, which is registered under the BC Societies Act and affiliated with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) through their membership within Cycling Canada.

NSMBA is a volunteer driven non-profit organization dedicated to caring for a sustainable trail network within the community. Their goal is to serve the mountain bike community and create a balanced network that provides challenge and progression for all riders. Much of their work addresses issues on multi-use trails, and the NSMBA is cognizant and respectful of all users, often embarking on work that benefits the wider community.

Coaching, Lessons & Resources

DRKHORSE Cycling is a performance oriented, elite coaching and consulting company. They work with competitive, fit cyclists and teams who aspire to push their limits and redefine their form and fitness. Whether you are aiming to win your national championship or complete an epic century gravel ride in record time, they have all the tools, experience and expertise to help you surpass your goals.

Velosophy is a cycle coaching and personal training entity, who specialize in training for Fondos using a range of modalities; from highly specialized small group cycling classes, to strength training in the gym, online Training Peaks packages and 1:1 coaching. Bicicletta host's educative evenings for Velosophy clients to learn about various other components of training such as nutrition and bike fits.

EmpowerHer Cycling is a community and comprehensive online education resource for female cyclists and triathletes of all ability levels, regardless of the bike(s) they ride, wherever they may be around the globe.

Endless Biking have been providing mountain biking experiences on the North Shore since 2004. They offer adult and youth mountain bike lessons, camps, bike rentals and events.

Community Resources

Helpforme, the Personal Legal Services division of Hammerberg Lawyers LLP, is the Vancouver Personal Injury law firm known for its involvement in the cycling community. The team at Helpforme is passionate about cycling, as well as educating the community on cycling safety and your legal rights as a cyclist. Helpforme is home to one of BC’s largest and most well-respected teams of personal injury lawyers, with 20 years of expertise in complex injury cases. The lawyers at Helpforme are exceptional injury claim litigators with extensive knowledge in specialized areas of medicine and rehabilitation.

On the road, Tammy of TLB Velo has been fortunate enough to shoot major events around the world. She enjoys making all riders look like pros, capturing the effort that they put into their pedals. She loves capturing an event in its totality -- from the macro to the micro. Tammy also loves the beauty found in the interplay between rider and machine. Most importantly, she love finding the beauty in the suffering of every face captured. Being part of the community is incredibly important to Tammy, and she loves doing what she can to support it.

Restaurants and Cafés

At La Taqueria, they thrive on making people feel happy, loved and at home. All of their dishes are made from traditional recipes with local, organic and sustainable products, when possible. From classic tacos, quesadillas, burritos, to new additions; in every dish they are expressing a little bit of México, it's history, and unique flavours. La Taqueria food is vibrant, delicious, fresh and fun.

Travel Resources

France Bike Rentals (FBR) specializes in premium bike rentals. It is a French company owned by Jean-Michel Hurter and the Swiss-based company Musette. It is a very unique company in the bike rental business as it is 100% dedicated to bike rental. Since inception, this decision to be all about rental, has allowed FBR to rapidly expand beyond France and in to Spain, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, among other countries. Their fleet of road bikes has rapidly grown to 500+ mid-range and high-end bikes from TREK and, most recently, PINARELLO and VENTUM.

The aim of the Haute Route is to deliver an unparalleled professional experience both on and off the bike for amateur riders. In partnership with a number of companies who are experts in their field, Haute Route ensures that you enjoy an unparalleled level of safety, security, comfort and premium services over seven or three timed and ranked stages.

Magic Places loves to share their passion of exploring amazing places and cultures on two wheels. They exhaustively research and ride all of their itineraries to ensure the highest standard tours. They show you their appreciation every day through care, respect and attention to detail.