Wicked Witch of the West Coast GPS Doodles
The Wicked Witch of the West Coast - Photo via gpsdoodles.com

Art and exercise don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but for one Victoria cyclist, those two passions have turned Victoria’s streets into a canvas.

For years, Stephen Lund has been using the GPS app Strava to turn bike rides into “doodles”.

He’s spent hours upon hours creating dozens of images, ranging from the “Wicked Witch of the West Coast” (pictured above) to “The Sea Creature of Saanich Peninsula“. But for the latter half of 2017, the art stopped appearing.

In fact, the Sea Creature – posted on May 22, 2017 – appeared to be his last doodle. But a January 2 post with a simple message has marked Lund’s return:

GPS Doodles
Photo via gpsdoodles.com

“After a way-too-long hiatus, I’m looking forward to getting back into the GPS Doodling groove in 2018,” Lund wrote.

Featured on the BBC, CBC, CBS Evening News, and more, Lund’s doodles have received plenty of attention since their advent in 2015. He even did a TEDx talk on the subject at Royal Roads.


With all that attention, it’ll take some special cycle-art to regain the hype, but given the past intricacy and attention to detail showcased in Lund’s past doodles, there’s no doubt he’ll create some awesome designs this year.


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