How about trying a new approach for our major, multi-day, group ride in 2023 like basing ourselves in one location (Victoria), and doing various loops from there?
Starting all our rides in Victoria offers the following benefits:
- support vehicles will not be required
- non-riding spouses can enjoy other activities Victoria offers
- participants can pick the days they want to ride and come and go as they please
- shorter and partial routes are available
Numerous interesting, scenic and diverse routes can be accessed from Victoria. Lawrence Berg has an intimate knowledge of these routes having ridden them many times with his Victoria cycling friends. He has kindly provided us with the following routes for our consideration:
- 2 Ferry Saltspring Island Route
- Oceanfront – Lakeside Route
- Metchosin – William Head – Pedder Bay Route
- Lands End Road Route
Based on the above routes we can have a total of 4 consecutive days of cycling. This event has been scheduled for:
August 24th – August 27th.
Many thanks to Lawrence for providing us with these great routes. He has also indicated that he and some of his riding buddies may be available to lead us.
Rides would start from Beacon Hill Park at 9 AM. Following are some 2 and 3 star hotels located within 1.5 km of the park: James Bay Inn Hotel, Helms Inn, and Quality Inn. These hotels range in cost from approximately $170 to $260 (before taxes) per night. Unfortunately hotels are not cheap in Victoria and block booking for groups is not available.
The maximum number of riders will be 30. A minimum of 20 riders will insure that this event proceeds. In order to register for this event please book your hotel as soon as possible, due to limited availability, and send an email to
indicating the names of riders, email addresses of riders and which hotel you are staying at. When you are booking a room/s please ensure that you are able to cancel for a full refund 48 hrs prior to arrival. Based on the number of registrants we hope to determine by March 1st if this event will proceed or not.
Stay tuned for further information.