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Tour Disaster is a partnership between the City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition.

2014 Tour Disaster Top Three Finishers

Congratulations to the 23 cyclists who participated in the 2014 Tour Disaster on July 26! Part bike rally, part emergency exercise, the Tour Disaster demonstrates the important role cyclists can play in an emergency response. Kudos to the top three finishers:

1st place: JD Gibbard
2nd place: Gabe Leveque
3rd place: Simon Wigzall

Special thanks to our VEMA volunteers who helped organize and run the event.

Thank you to VeloFix Victoria for assisting with bicycle safety checks and to St. John Ambulance volunteers for providing mobile first aid during the event. 

Placement was based on the following:

  • Finishing order
  • Cargo weight and bulk
  • Methods used to carry equipment (e.g., bags, racks, backpacks, boxes, cargo bikes, trailers, etc.)
  • Successfully transporting two eggs without breaking them
  • Succesfully completing all clue/information hunts
  • Having useful items on-hand in a disaster (e.g., safety equipment, tools, bike repair equipment, relief supplies, etc.)

Inaugural Tour de Disaster Top Three Finishers

The City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition would like to thank all those who participated in the inaugural Tour de Disaster - Cyclist Emergency and Disaster Response Rally on Saturday, July 27, 2013.
 
Congratulations to Bill Lane (first place at 1:48:29), Joanne Thompson (second place at 1:48:30), and Sara Stallard (third place at 1:51:30) for a job well done! Each received a free first aid kit.
 
Thirty-nine cyclists participated in the 2013 Tour de Disaster. Photos of the event are available on the Victoria Emergency Management Agency Facebook page.

Placement was based on the following:
  • Finishing order
  • Cargo weight and bulk
  • Methods used to carry equipment (e.g., bags, racks, backpacks, boxes, cargo bikes, trailers, etc.)
  • Successfully transporting two eggs without breaking them
  • Succesfully completing all clue/information hunts
  • Having useful items on-hand in a disaster (e.g., safety equipment, tools, bike repair equipment, relief supplies, etc.)

Learn more about the 2015 Tour Disaster.