Midtown / Ridgeway Bike Route
Starts at Yew Street in the west, Vancouver, BC
On this urban trail you’ll have great views of the City and the North Shore Mountains.
|Getting There |||This route intersects the SW Marine, Cypress, Heather, Ontario, Sunrise and BC Parkway Bikeways. This route starts at Yew Street in the west of the City. Vancouver, BC|
Profile Last Updated: February 27, 2008
The Midtown and Ridgeway Bikeways run east to west along the spine of the Vancouver peninsula and while there are two officially designated routes, they are in effect one continuous trail that runs chiefly along 37th Avenue. The Ridgeway Bikeway runs from Yew Street in the west to Nanaimo in the east along the Ridgeway Greenway.
Public Art & Enhanced Landscaping
Now the route changes, you’ll find a very pedestrian and cycle friendly area with public art structures, central landscaped medians, plazas, street segments closed to motor vehicle traffic and enhanced landscaping. This portion of the trail passes both the Van Dusen Gardens and Queen Elizabeth Park. While there is a fee for admission to Van Dusen, QE Park is free and offers great views, duck-feeding opportunities and both pitch-n-putt and Frisbee golf. Further along, it passes through another peaceful green space, the Mountain View Cemetery, which has a number of exceedingly quiet roads running through it, suitable for gentle cycling and contemplation. At Nanaimo Street the Greenway and the Bikeway diverge, with the cycle route continuing east to Earles Street, where it turns north to 29th and then east once more to its terminus at Boundary Road and Moscrop.
14 km of Fresh Air
The Midtown Bikeway runs from Yew Street westwards along 37th Avenue to Collingwood street, where it heads south for a couple of blocks before going west on 39th Avenue. On Camosun Street, on the border of Pacific Spirit Park, it heads briefly north again to end at the wide highway leading to the University of British Columbia. The western half of the Bikeway has fewer obvious attractions than the eastern, but it is still a pleasant ride and the trails of Pacific Spirit Park, some of which are open to cyclists, are a great reward for the effort expended in getting there.
More Info: City of Vancouver