Breathtaking scenery, world-class cycling routes and a former Olympian and Tour de France cyclist joining cyclists of all abilities along the way … sounds like a must-ride event, and a great way to explore the Garden City!
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria returns to the streets of Greater Victoria Saturday, Aug. 20 – a celebration of cycling and Southern Vancouver Island for locals and visitors alike.
Presented by Scotiabank, the mass-participation ride features eight options, ranging from a 15-kilometre route from Fairfield to downtown Victoria, to a full, 160km tour that takes riders through the city, out to the Saanich Peninsula, and to the West Shore before finishing at the Inner Harbour. For pint-sized pedallers, there’s even a kids’ ride – trikes and run bikes encouraged!
No matter the route you choose, the quality of the ride, with its views and varied terrain, is second to none.
“The ride really celebrates the beauty of the south Island – we have some of the best cycling in Canada. It’s truly a cyclist’s dream,” says Seamus McGrath, Director of the Tour de Victoria.
And with so many ride lengths to choose from, the event really does appeal to riders of all abilities.
“It’s not an elite event – all ages and all abilities of cyclists are welcome,” McGrath emphasizes.After all, “cycling is a sport that’s inherently social, it’s a good activity for our physical and mental well-being and it’s eco-powered!” The mass-participation ride features eight routes, from a kids’ ride to a full, 160km tour that […]