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Local Group Ride Directory

We’re so lucky to have many group rides here in Victoria, but sometimes it’s tough to keep them all straight or know which ones are right for you. This is a directory of all the weekly organized road bike and cyclocross rides here in Victoria. We try to keep this thing up to date, but it is always a good idea to contact the ride organizers to make sure things are still running.

Mondays

6pm  Oak Bay Bicycles Monday Night Women’s Ride. This road ride meets at Oak Bay Bicycles Victoria. It’s ladies only, beginner to intermediate skill level. They stay indoor on trainers in the winter. Email [email protected] or call (250) 598-4111 for more info.

6pm- Stuckylife/Broad Street Bikes Monday Night road ride. Leaving from Broad Street Cycles (1419 Broad St) shortly after 6pm ALMOST EVERY MONDAY, you can expect an amicable 40km group road ride over hilly terrain.  They often throw in a few spirited sprint segments, but keep to a ‘no-drop’ format.

6:15pm – The Gentleman’s Ride will depart from Oak Bay Bikes #yyj at 6:15pm on Monday evenings.  A ride host will lead the pack on the region’s most scenic, flowy, and inspiring routes.  Be prepared for a bit of everything: waterfront views, vistas from altitude, Gary Oak and Arbutus lined roads, some climbing and some descending.  Route specifics will change each week traversing a distance of approximately 40-60k with a no-drop focus.  Post ride festivities will occur at the Fernwood Inn with some tasty grub and refreshing beverages courtesy of our sponsors. Thanks to our sponsors the Fernwood Inn, Rumble Supershake, and Lighthouse Brewing Co.

6:30pm  Alternating Sprints & Pursuits (racing) at the Westshore VelodromeApril-September.

6:30pm Every Second Monday – Tripleshot Intro to Racing Series. Women’s learn to road race, it meets at the Western Speedway every second Monday. March-August.

Tuesdays

6am – Tripleshot Speed Ride. This road ride meets in the Pareto Logic parking lot at Fort & Richmond. They have A, B, and C groups so there’s something for all skill levels.

6:30pm – Sidney Velo Time Trial (races). It’s a 17.4km TT, and the start/finish are at Cy Hampson Park in North Saanich. April-August.

Wednesdays

6am – Tripleshot Hills Ride. This road ride meets in the Pareto Logic parking lot at Fort & Richmond. It’s a bunch of hillclimb repetitions so you’re free to go at your own pace.

5:30pm – Westshore Velodrome Open Track. The track is open for training. April-September.

6pm – Victoria Cycling League Races. Held in various locations, the VCLs are a great series. Check the website for more info, and check other dates for hill climbs, time trials, et cetera. April-July.

6:30pm- Wednesday night BMX Rides run by Onesix Board Shop. The location and duration of the rides will depend on weather and time contraints. It is open to riders of all skill levels, but will include reasonable amounts of downtown riding at night. Lights and protective gear are recommended. To check locations for weekly rides, contact [email protected], or Jeff at OneSix Board Shop at 250-472-1622.

Thursdays

6pm – Cycles West Group Ride. Meet at Cycles West. This is an intermediate level road ride, no drops within reason. Runs only during Daylight Savings Time.

6:30pm – Westshore Velodrome Bunch RacesApril-September.

Fridays

6am – Tripleshot Peninsula Ride. This road ride meets in the Pareto Logic parking lot at Fort & Richmond. Group A averages 32-34 km/h, and Group B averages 28-30 km/h.

Late-O-Clock – Allycats and Sprints. Check StuckylifeYear round-ish.

Saturdays

6am – Tripleshot Hammerfest Ride. Meets at the Cook Street Starbucks. A and B groups going out, but it really is a hammerfest of a road ride.

8:30am – Pro City Sistas Women’s Group Ride. This is a longer, fun road ride, with a stop for coffee. Meets at the Trek Store.

8:30am – Pro City Group Road Ride. Meets at the Trek Store, fast and fun (no drops).

9am – Oak Bay Bicycles Saturday Road Ride. Meets at OBB Victoria in the parking lot, this is an intermediate to advanced ride. 30-35 km/h average for a ~90km ride. Call (250) 598-4111 for more info. *The Westshore OBB Saturday morning road ride is on hiatus from October 2012 until the first Saturday in March of 2013.

9am – TriStars Training Ride. All cycling abilities welcome (ages 19+), it’s a triathlon training ride. Meet at Fort Street Cycle.

9:15am – IRC Group Road Ride. Meets at Straight Up Cycles.

Sundays

7am – Tripleshot Sunday Peninsula Ride. This road ride meets at the Starbucks in Fairfield Plaza. Only an A group goes out, but the pace is slower than the weekly A rides; average speed is 31-33 km/h.

9am – Oak Bay Bicycles Sunday Road Ride meets at OBB Victoria in the parking lot, this is a beginner to intermediate ride. It is both a recovery ride which means slow for fit riders, and an introduction to group riding for those who do not have experience riding in groups.   These rides will run through the winter, but with certain changes. Usually the route will be the one shown below, but dependent upon the weather, it may get shortened up. On wet days, riders must have fenders with extensions.

10am – GVCC Recreational Rides. The GVCC (Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition) does recreational rides most Sundays at 10 am, leaving from Selkirk Station, 80 Regatta Landing in Vic West. They alternate with the GVCC themed rides–like the Architectural Ride. The rec rides are for fun and socializing, slower pace (18-23 km/hr), at a variety of distances. Most of them ride hybrids or commuter bikes. Rides are free, and everyone is welcome.

12:30pm – Westshore Velodrome Open Track for TrainingApril-September.

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