Cycle BC Rentals & Tours sends adventurers on two-wheeled explorations of British Columbia. Riders saddle up their preferred bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle before shooting down the open asphalt as they visit mountains, gardens, beaches, and castles. Over the years, Cycle BC has compiled their favourite routes—complete with distances, notable sights, and celebrities most likely to be caught hitchhiking—into one extensive online database. Riders can rent adventure, sport touring, or cruiser motorcycles, two types of scooters, as well as electronic-hybrid bicycles that give an extra umph when pedaling up daunting hills.
During the warmer months, Victoria's streets teem with Big Bus Victoria's fleet, making their daily stops around the city's sites. Customers hop aboard for 90-minute hop-on-hop-off tours that trek down a route that wends past Victoria's most compelling attractions, enabling guests to create flexible sightseeing outings that proceed at a convenient pace. Tour captains take passengers past city landmarks such as Empress Hotel, Legislative Building, and Craigdarroch Castle, letting passengers spring out of their seats before picking up ticket-holders and tumbleweeds eager to make their way across the city.
Though Fountain Tire specializes in tire sales and installation, the centre’s technicians are also aptly trained in a variety of repair and maintenance services. They right wobbly cars with new Goodyear and Dunlop tires, kick engines into high gear with Quaker State motor oils, and replace anything from transmissions to belts and hoses with Napa auto parts. The techs also take a similarly restorative approach to cosmetics with detailing services for cars as well as more obscure equipment such as farm, mining, and industrial machinery.
Ken Messerschmidt's family has been keeping car windows smooth and clear since the 1920s, when his grandfather opened one of Victoria's first auto glass companies. Having expanded to such advanced procedures as sunroof installation, the company continues to repair windshield nicks with lifetime-guaranteed efficacy. Upholstery services keep the insides of cars equally pristine, patching over threadbare spots or erasing the effects of nailing the baby's carseat down in back.
Owner Gary Preston has been taking care of local drivers for over twenty years. At Pennzoil EZ Lube, Gary and his staff treat travelers to their signature full service oil change while also managing fluids, filters, and fleet services. The speedy shop—winner of the WestShore Chamber of Commerce 2010 Environmental Leadership award—also primps roadsters using eco-friendly soaps, polishes, and a water-reclaiming, touchless car wash.