Richmond RCMP Cpl. Stephanie Ashton said residents in the 4400 block of No. 5 Road, near McNeely Drive, called police at 3:25 a.m. PT after finding the cyclist unresponsive on the sidewalk.
He could not be revived.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the cyclist was nowhere to be found, but police found a licence plate at the crash scene.
A 26-year-old Richmond man was arrested near his home Monday morning.
His vehicle has been seized, police said. No charges have been laid.
The victim has not been identified pending notification of his next-of-kin.