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Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

Q & A with the hottest cycling club in Powell River

Posted by on May 30, 2016

Q & A with the hottest cycling club in Powell River

Share this!My Dad, PJ Behan, is a 64-year-old retired mill worker that has lived in Powell River his entire life. He regularly goes to the gym and rides his bike to stay fit, and be social, in his retirement. He rides his bike a few times a week with the same group of guys, most of whom are also retired. A group of them once rode from Powell River all the way to the Mexican border, just for...

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Bike Ride of the Month for April: Edgehill

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016

Bike Ride of the Month for April: Edgehill

Share this! Park at the end of Abbotsford Street in the large parking area just beyond Edgehill School. A multi-use trail begins right there at the tree line, which may be muddy if it has been raining. After a few hundred meters take the left fork, and then again after a few hundred meters the next left fork. A short climb and you reach a spur. Turn right onto it and follow it for several...

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Former Powell Riverite Tristen Chernove wins two gold medals at Para-cycling Track World Championships

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016

Former Powell Riverite Tristen Chernove wins two gold medals at Para-cycling Track World Championships

Share this!Currently a resident of Cranbrook, Tristen Chernove spent many of his formative years in Powell River, and is a graduate of Max Cameron high school. On the weekend, he won two gold medals at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Italy. Not only will he have the medals as a reminder of his accomplishments, but Chernove will also get to proudly wear the World Champion stripes to...

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These two Powell River cyclists will ride 200km in two days in support of lung health

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015

These two Powell River cyclists will ride 200km in two days in support of lung health

Share this!How do you inspire others to donate to a worthy cause like lung health in BC? You put your own lungs to the test with two long, challenging days of cycling. Veteran Trekkers, Powell River’s Hugo and Melissa Sloos are looking forward to participating (for the 8th and 3rd time respectively) in the BC Lung Association’s Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath, an annual fundraiser in support of...

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The Powell River Bike Park, like you’ve never seen it before

Posted by on Aug 18, 2015

The Powell River Bike Park, like you’ve never seen it before

Share this!This young fella named Brandon Semenuk was in Powell River filming, of all things, an underwear commercial, at the Powell River Bike and Skate Park. We think you’ll agree that it turned out amazing: The video also features the ferry arriving in Saltery Bay, and some excellent drone footage of young Mr. Semenuk riding his scooter (is that Eagle River bridge?) into Powell River....

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Only in Powell River: Calgary visitor loses mountain bike on way to ferry, only to have it returned

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015

Only in Powell River: Calgary visitor loses mountain bike on way to ferry, only to have it returned

Share this!“Hi, My name is Sean and I lost my bike in your town somewhere between Duck Lake Road and the Saltery Bay Ferry – can you ask around to see if anyone has found it”? When Sean, a visitor from Calgary noticed on the ferry that his high-end Cannondale mountain bike was missing, he didn’t have much hope of its return. But in case there was a chance, he emailed the Powell River...

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