May – August 2014
Victoria’s biggest bike race to kick off 2014 Victoria cycling festival
The 2014 Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series returns as the kickoff event for the Victoria International Cycling Festival. This year’s ominum style racing event follows the same race format as 2012 with a time trial on Dallas Road, a gruelling Road Race in Metchosin, and a fast and furious Circuit race in downtown Victoria around the historical Bastion Square. Kids ages 5-10 also get to take part by riding with some of Canada’s top cyclists in the Tim Horton’s Timbits Challenge.
The Victoria International Cycling Festival is Canada’s biggest cycling party that celebrates, supports, and grows the culture of cycling in Victoria, in Canada, and along the West coast.
For more information, go to www.victoria-cycling.com.
The Hotel Zed Dallas Road Time Trial is a 5km race along Victoria’s scenic oceanfront on Dallas Road. Known as the “Race of Truth”, riders race against the clock along the course at breakneck speeds of up to 60 km/hr.
As site of the BC Elite & Masters Road Cycling Championships, the Accent Inns Cycling Classic Road Race is a relentless course that will challenge all competitors. The riders will be racing multiple laps of a ten kilometer circuit starting at Rocky Point Road, followed by a right turn and steep climb up Liberty Road.
This is the “money” event — where elite riders put everything on the line to claim primes (lap prizes) and cash prizes before a large rowdy crowd, just inches from the action. Located in Downtown Victoria, the Bastion Square Grand Prix. Grand Prix has been a staple in B.C.’s cycling history for over 20 years.
The Victoria Gran Fondo Doppio was created in 2010 to show case the exceptional early season riding found on Southern Vancouver Island. It is a day ride around one of the most scenic destinations in Canada. A classic circle route up the Wild West coast, across the spine of the island and back through wine country; about 270km with 3500 meters of climbing and paved all the way around. This ride really has it all ocean-side views, remote landscapes, epic forested corridors, abundant wildlife, and idyllic wine country vistas.
The fondo starts June 21 6:30 am in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel downtown Victoria BC.
For more information visit: www.victoriagranfondo.com
Jumpship showcases the worlds best freeride mountain bike riders competing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour before a crowd of thousands on August 2nd-3rd 2014.
Jumpship will bring mind blowing skill and fearless competitiveness to a new level as riders will battle for cash and personal pride on a set of technical dirt and wooden features in Canada’s most beautiful city.
The Inner Harbour is the bustling, vibrant, center of the action in Victoria. Filled with tourists all summer long, it presents a competition venue unlike any other. With live music, outdoor lifestyle expo and beer gardens there will be something for everyone, whether a fan of cycling or not.
For more information visit: www.jumpshipcontest.com
Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a supported mass-participation cycling event in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Come and experience the world-class cycling routes and breathtaking scenery Victoria has to offer.
For more information visit: www.tourdevictoria.com