British Columbia Motorcycle News

Thursday, 12 May 2016 12:14

BC cracking down on distracted driving

BC crackingBritish Columbia is increasing the fines for distracted driving, and introducing the possibility of other penalties as well. Currently, if convicted of distracted driving in BC, you get a $167 penalty for your first offense.

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news feeds icon 150A downhill mountain bike legend from Vancouver Island has died following a motorcycle accident. Former world cup champion Steve Smith passed away Tuesday morning in hospital after he suffered massive head trauma from a motocross crash near his home in Nanaimo over the weekend.

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Honda's off-roadVICTORIA, B.C. — As bikers love to pontificate – sometimes a little too much for polite dinner parties – riding any motorcycle is an adventure. Deeming an entire segment of two-wheelers as adventure tourers, therefore, would seem redundant. One doesn’t, for instance, bother to distinguish a Ferrari as “fast.”

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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 16:21

Motorcyclist killed in Nanaimo identified

nanaimoThe BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a motorcyclist killed in a collision yesterday in Nanaimo.

 

 

 


Andre Leon Blignaut, aged 54, of Duncan was travelling northbound on Nicol Street and collided with a southbound Honda Prelude just before 6:00 a.m. READ ON

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Nicol StreetRCMP say a motorcycle was travelling northbound on Nicol Street and collided with a  southbound Honda Prelude just before 6:00 a.m.

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Art GalleryLooking for something to do on Monday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 10 events happening in or around Vancouver on Monday, April 25.

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Round-world motorcyclist Steph Jeavons is on a ride around the world raising money for Rally4Life, a Kelowna charity that aims to relieve poverty through the provision of safe water, sanitation, education, sustenance and shelter to families in need. Two years ago, Jeavons started the journey on her Honda CRF 250 R motorcycle, which she named Rhonda, in London, England.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016 12:06

Motorcycle adventurer makes stop in Kelowna

British ColumbiaSteph Jeavons, a round the world motorcycle adventurer, will appear at several local events during his visit to Kelowna on April 22, 23 and 27. Jeavons will be looking to raise funds for her ongoing global journey and in support of her chosen charity, Rally4Life based out of Kelowna.

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Friday, 15 April 2016 12:16

Motorcycles Riding Side by Side

Motorcycles RidingMotorcycles riding side by side in the same lane in British Columbia is not illegal. Confusion surrounding amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act have riders believing they are not permitted to ride two abreast as was allowed under earlier legislation.

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canada accidentA stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway was shut down following a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a truck near Goldstream Park. West Shore RCMP say a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle was heading north on the highway just before noon when it allegedly crossed the centre line and collided head-on with a 2015 Dodge truck.

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