Thank you for all your answers!
I guess I'll give public transportation a try (seabus, Bus) and see how it works out.
@grambo: No, I'm not canadian. But I read that you can also Register for evo with a foreign driving license (but you still have to submit a 2 year driving record to evo - as a "certified" translation..). This could probably be useful to get around irrespective of mountainbiking.