Cycling is a great way to get exercise, clear your mind after work, help the environment, and see the little things in Whistler that you may miss otherwise.
Here are some tips to help make your ride as smooth as possible.
- Pack your bag the night before to reduce preparation time in the morning, plan your route, and find a friend. Commuting can be more fun if you have someone to share the experience with. You can also encourage each other to continue riding on days when you’d rather not.
- Consider light for both the front and rear of your bike. Not all parts of the Valley Trail are lit at night. And your mother was right; you should wear a helmet.
- Come to Municipal Hall (4325 Blackcomb Way) Customer Service desk to get a free LED front white bike light.
Consider the weather
- Whistler is a mountain town and weather can be unpredictable. Leave an extra change of clothes at work, just in case you get caught in the rain or snow.
- If you plan to ride over the winter, consider getting studded tires for your bike. Even though the Valley Trail is cleared, compact snow and ice can be very slippery.
Bike parking around Whistler
There are bike racks located at all Whistler parks and around the Village to accommodate active transportation. The Library Underground parking lot has covered bike parking year round.
Free secure attended bike parking is available in Whistler Village and select parks Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays from July 1 through Labour Day, at the Whistler Presents Outdoor Concert Series.
Secure Bike Parking in Whistler Village in the Library underground parking lot is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Learn more and sign up to use the Bike Parking here.