The Powtown Post

Stories and photos from Powell River, BC.

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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Bike ride of the month in Powell River: Twisted Sister

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

Bike ride of the month in Powell River: Twisted Sister

Share this!“Twisted Sister” – Start at the Farmer’s Market A heart pounder, leg emptier, smile producing sweat infested ride and bring a beer from TSB for after-ride celebrations! This is a fun, local-knowledge-only ride and we are sharing it with you! Inspired by the Wild Women Cycling Club’s infamous ride called “Twisted Sister” but with some variation all just for fun of course. Meeting...

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A bike ride to the end of Highway 101 for brunch

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

A bike ride to the end of Highway 101 for brunch

Share this!This weekend, my brother Jordan and I strapped our road bikes on the back of my little Volkswagen, and hopped the two ferries to get to Powell River from Vancouver. We were in town for a few days, and knew we wanted to get a big bike ride in. Thursday evening, we had decided that our destination in the morning was to be Lund, and to grab some coffee and brunch at Nancy’s Bakery....

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Bike ride of the month in Powell River: Suicide Creek and Aloha Trails

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015

Bike ride of the month in Powell River: Suicide Creek and Aloha Trails

Share this! Park at the Suicide Creek Trail head with a plan to ride counter-clockwise. (Check out the map) The options here are to ride just Suicide Creek, which is mostly flat with only slight technical challenges and a “Blue Square”rating/level (based because of exposed roots). When you complete this lovely lasso shaped loop, you can turn left as you come out of Suicide and be back at your...

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Video: Ride the “Circle Tour” through the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island by bicycle in just 90 seconds

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

Video: Ride the “Circle Tour” through the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island by bicycle in just 90 seconds

Share this!Last summer two Vancouverites, Andrew Pressault and Justin Turcotte, spent several days touring Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast by bicycle, camping along the way. They rode 330km, including 3700m of elevation, with their tent, sleeping bag, coffee pot–all the gear you might need for a weekend of bike camping–in tow. The video below was put together by Justin, giving us a...

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Best free ticket in town: New Bike and Skate Park Grand Opening on Saturday

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Best free ticket in town: New Bike and Skate Park Grand Opening on Saturday

Share this!Powtown Post is even more ecstatic than the dude in the photo below, because we get to introduce another new contributor. He’s PR Cycling Association President and 20-year health care industry professional Brendan Behan.  New bike park jumps, pump track and skate park Years of negotiation, meetings and applications. Then at last, after the approval, came designing, digging and...

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