Bryna Hallam is the Times Colonist's digital news editor. Before joining the paper in 2011, Bryna was an arts editor at a cycling magazine, a copy editor at the Globe and Mail and a journalism trainer in Sierra Leone. She attended the University of Victoria, where she studied linguistics and professional writing and publishing.
A Victoria cyclist was injured this week when she ran into a van door that opened in front her — a situation sometimes referred to as a “door prize.” (Read about the crash here.) Running into a door. . .
A round-up of bike-related ephemera that caught my eye recently. This week: bad crashes, pedal-less bikes, learning with Lego. Collision sends bike flying Yes, it was a month ago, but I still can’t . . .
Does it get any better than riding a bike around Victoria in August? While an impromptu ride and picnic are an excellent way to spend a summer day, there are plenty of events going on if you prefer . . .
Happy Bike to Work Week! Whether you ride every day or are a fair-weather cyclist, a longtime pedaler or just testing the bike paths, BTWW is a good time to celebrate all the reasons to ride. Here . . .
Everyone, I have an announcement! I have a superpower: I can call the wind. But it only works when I get on my bike, and it's ALWAYS A HEADWIND. So maybe more a curse than a power. The discovery has. . .
With all the talk about how Victoria is in for a cold winter — temperatures this week are forecast to hover around zero during the day, then dip as low as -7 at night — every cyclist I know has had . . .
We weren’t even a third of the way through our hike, but I was trying not to let my legs know. Then P spoke up. “Aren’t you glad you ride a Dutch bike?” he chirped, referring to my bike’s 50-pound . . .
All I could think last week as I stopped on the side of Fernwood Road to pull on my rain pants was too soon, too soon, TOO SOON! I’m not ready to wear rubber boats and to arrive everywhere with wet . . .
I consider occasional indulgences to be one of the joys of cycling every day. Which is to say: I ate a cronut, and I loved it. I know many food cultures have their own version of fried dough treats,. . .
I've said it before, but here it is again: Theatre Skam's Bike Ride is my favourite summer event. What's not to love? Twelve mini performances – including spoken word poetry, music, dance and drama . . .
I suspect that David Suzuki and I agree on a great many things. His criticism of cyclists – OK, scofflaw cyclists – is not one of them. A lot of criticism of the growing number of cyclists in cities. . .
If you're still working out who to vote for in Tuesday's B.C. election, and you'd like to consider parties' stance on pedal-powered transportation, check out the B.C. Cycling Coalition, which gives . . .
I don't care what the calendar says - spring is here when (1) I can ride my bike without my gloves, (2) I refuse to let a torrential downpour little bit of rain keep me from riding, and (3) I pack . . .
I spend most of my transportation time biking, walking or riding the bus around town, so I end up thinking a lot about how those things could be improved. That's because, in general, things aren't . . .