Bike Tours

We have 3 amazing local bike tours planned for conference attendees. The Victoria area is home to around 13 passive house projects, our tours are covering 11 of them.

Each bike tour includes your bike rental and helmet. We recommend wearing closed-toe comfortable footwear and dressing in light layers for the weather. A small backpack with waterbottle is also recommended.

All tours begin and end at:

The Pedaler Cycling Tours
321 Belleville St
Victoria, BC V8V 1W3
Google Map
Pedaler Website

Tour 1 – Trail Ride (34.7 km)

This tour is the longest one, but takes you through the outer communities via commuter bike paths and some street bike lanes. Some parts are paved, some are crushed stone. It’s a long steady ride with minimal hills and roads.

Bike Type: Electric Bike
Project: Charter Telecom Head Office (2614 Sooke Road)
Guides: Mark Ashby, Caroline Thibault


1:00 – 1:30pm Sign in at The Pedaler
1:30pm Begin ride out
19 km (approx 1 hour, 15 mins)
3:00pm Arrive at Charter Telecom Head Office
Presenter: Mark Bernhardt, Principle, Bernhardt Contracting Ltd.
4:00pm Depart Charter Telecom Head Office
4:15pm Optional extra stop if time permits
Victoria Housing Society
330 Goldstream Avenue
5:30pm Arrive back at The Pedaler

Tour 2 – UVic (16.6 km)

This tour takes you through the city to the University of Victoria. There are some hills and the route is paved, utilizing street bike lanes. For a close-up map of the Campus including meeting spot, parking and bike racks: Click Here to Download PDF

Bike Type: Electric Bike
Project: University of Victoria – Student Housing & Dining Project (3800 Finnerty Road)
Guides: Markus Pirker, Hayden Morin


1:00 – 1:30pm Sign in at The Pedaler
1:30pm Begin ride out
8.5-11 km (approx 40 mins)
2:30pm Arrive at University of Victoria – Meet in Parking Lot C
3:00pm Start tour of the Student Housing & Dining Project, followed by Q&A
Presenters: Edward Bonney, Ellis Don Kinetic and Mike Wilson, Director, Office of Campus Planning & Sustainability
4:00pm Depart University of Victoria
5:00pm Arrive back at The Pedaler

Tour 3 – Downtown (20.3 km)

This tour takes you through the city on paved roads with some bike lanes. There are some hills at the beginning. This is a guided tour with commentary, but you have the option to self-guide and follow the route on your own.

Bike Type: Standard Bike
Projects: Multiple locations
Guide: Rob Bernhardt


1:30 – 2:00pm Sign in at The Pedaler
2:00pm Begin ride out
2:30pm Stop 1 & 2 – 408 Wilson Street / 732 Mary Street
Presenter: Rob Bernhardt
3:00pm Stop 3 – Raynor Avenue Passive House – 1060 Alston Street
Presenter: Russ Barry / Heather Redrow
3:45pm Stop 4 – Duplex – 2740 & 2742 Fifth Street
Presenter: Reed Cassidy (Owner)
4:30pm Stop 5 – North Park Passive House – 860 Queens Avenue
Presenter: Rob Bernhardt
Time permitting Stop 6 – 1068 Chamberlain Street
Presenter: Christy Love
Time permitting Stop 7 – 954 Byng Street
Presenter: Rob Bernhardt
5:30pm Arrive back at The Pedaler