Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria Takes to the Streets on Sunday, August 23

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is a supported mass-participation cycling event on Sunday, August 23, where riders of all fitness levels can take part in the ride by choosing one of three distances in and around Greater Victoria:

  • Harbour Air Epic – 140km for the experienced cyclist
  • Legend – 85km for the cycling enthusiast
  • Challenge – 45km for the entry-level cyclist

Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria is produced by the Ryder’s Cycling Society of Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting cycling across the country.

For detailed information, visit Tour de Victoria.

What You Need to Know:

Road Closures for Sunday, August 23, 2015:

  • 4 a.m. - 6 p.m. Belleville Street between Government Street and the Coho Ferry Driveway, and Menzies Street from Belleville Street to Quebec Street
  • 6:30 a.m. - 7:15 a.m. Government Street between Belleville Street and Gorge Road
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Belleville Street between Coho Ferry Driveway and Pendray Street. Government Street will re-open after riders have left the area (approximately 7:15 a.m.).
  • Belleville Street is expected to re-open no later than 6 p.m.
  • Road closure signage will be posted for businesses and residents
  • Police will direct traffic where necessary

Detailed information regarding the race route is available here.

About Ryders Cycling Society of Canada

The purpose of the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, spearheaded and supported by Canadian professional cyclist, Ryder Hesjedal, is to create and sustain opportunities for young Canadians to ride bicycles. By doing so RCSC will support and expand the social benefits of cycling and the cyclist’s lifestyle. Those benefits include, but are not limited to: better individual health and fitness; enhanced environmental awareness and ecological impact; improved community cohesion; and greater economic sustainability.