CHEF on a BIKE Series

The Comox Valley is bursting with energy, ideas, partnerships, and delicious bites that will satisfy the simplest and the most discerning palettes. Offering a new spin on culinary tourism, our Chef on a Bike Series celebrates local food, active lifestyles, and connections with people and places.

We offered 3 CHEF on a BIKES this summer...

Chef on a Bike: Route Beer with White Whale Restaurant - completed!

Chef on a Bike: Forage & Feast - completed!

And for our final culinary experience...

CHEF on a BIKE: Vegan & Vino

We present our first vegan-focused Chef on a Bike on Saturday, August 11, featuring the culinary talents of Miriam St Pierre, a front-of-house server/ bartender/hostess and vegan daughter of the owners of Locals Restaurant and the award-winning Beaufort Winery. Mix & mingle with local food growers and producers at our Comox Valley Farmers' Market and then cycle through Courtenay’s charming downtown streets, sampling vegan treats along the way. Your tour ends with a gourmet vegan lunch paired with some of Beaufort Winery’s best wines under the willow tree in front of Locals Restaurant.


  • Chef tour of Farmers’ Market
  • Samples and sips
  • Private 4-course gourmet lunch at Locals Restaurant
  • Scenic cycling
  • Use of our hybrid bikes, helmet, handlebar bags for wallet, camera, etc.
  • Island Joy Rides water bottle
  • A whole lot of joy!


  • Tour Date: Saturday, August 11
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 am
  • Finish Time: Approximately 2:30 pm
  • Cost: $129 pp plus GST