victoria wheelers

50 years Victoria WheelersThe Victoria Wheelers Cycling Club is a non-profit society that is based on the southern region of Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is the oldest running club in Victoria, with 50 years of community activity. Currently, the club has been newly rejuvenated with new club rides, club events and community support. The Victoria Wheelers aim to promote, assist and carry out the use and appreciation of bicycles for sport, recreation, and transportation for cyclists of all skill levels and age groups. They aspire to support all levels of cycling, healthy lifestyles, and community interaction. The Victoria Wheelers host several rides and races throughout the season, so be sure to check them out and join this great group of people.

For more information including how to become a member, purchase Victoria Wheelers kits, or details on supported rides head to their website.

GROUP RIDES

 

Your Victoria Wheelers’ club membership and Cycling BC Insurance has to be current. Last minute changes regarding rides will be posted to the Victoria Wheelers’ website, on facebook or twitter.

Saturday Road Ride
– 9am at OBB

 

The Victoria Wheeler’s Saturday Ride is usually led by a rotating mix of OBB staff members and Wheeler ambassadors. It begins at 9 am sharp in the OBB Victoria parking lot, and is designed to be an intermediate to advanced ride.

For this ride, riders should be able to achieve 30-35km/hr average on flats, and the ride is typically 80km to 100km.

THIS IS A DROP-RIDE.

Sunday Road Ride
– 9am at OBB

 

This 80 km ride is STEADY and SOCIAL. Overall average speed ranges between 28-30 km/hr.

Cyclists without group riding experience are welcome – provided you have the fitness to maintain the speed of the group. Experienced ride leaders will coach you on group ride etiquette and safety. If you are unable to maintain the speed for the entire ride, stay with us as long as you can, keep working on your fitness, and join us again the following week.

Monday Night Gentlemen’s Ride
– 6pm at OBB

 

These rides are designed to be a social spin – and riders should be able to maintain a 24-27km/hr average yet “conversational” pace. The route will vary from week to week, but a 40-60kms ride can be expected.

Some group riding experience is good, but not mandatory. The Victoria Wheelers adhere to no-drop policy with the occasional “sprint”, hill climb or short gravel/dirt section followed by a re-grouping point.

The rides are meant to showcase some of Victoria’s best roads – waterfront, deep forest, farmland and urban areas. Hopefully, our riders will learn some new routes to keep the riding fresh!

The Fernwood Inn has once again graciously offered up some patio space for post ride beverages, snacks and meals – bring along a few dollars and enjoy the best chicken wings in town! Please bring adequate front & rear lights to ensure a safe ride home.

Monday Night Women’s Ride

 

Led by Victoria Wheelers Ambassadors, the Monday Night Women’s Ride usually leaves from the Oak Bay Bikes parking lot at 6:00pm.

And as a mildly undulating 30km route is both an introduction to group riding and a moderately paced recovery ride.

 

PLEASE NOTE: THE VICTORIA WHEELERS ARE RE-STRUCTURING THE FORMAT OF THE RIDE AND IS CURRENTLY “RE-GROUPING”.
PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEWS AND UPDATES.

Riders should know how to ride within a group, and must have own tools/extra tubes.

In the rainy season, and/or if road conditions anywhere along the route can be expected to be wet, fenders with extensions are mandatory.

Victoria Wheelers 2013

Please remember to respect others and ride safely.

The Victoria Wheelers pride themselves in being safe and supportive riders. 

Have fun, be safe, and be awesome!