Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming Celebration and Parade

The Ryders Cycling Society of Canada and City of Victoria are proud to welcome home Giro d'Italia champion, Ryder Hesjedal, for his first public appearance on Canadian soil at a homecoming event in Victoria on Friday, August 10, 2012. The community is encouraged to come down to Centennial Square and join us as we celebrate Ryder's historic achievement.  

Victoria residents and cycling enthusiasts will have a chance to congratulate their hometown champion on his historic Giro d'Italia win in May and hear about his experiences at the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and representing Canada in the London Olympics.

A Homecoming Parade will begin at the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour at 3:30 p.m. and will continue down Humboldt to Government Street and finishing at Centennial Square, where Ryder will walk the red carpet and be recognised by the City of Victoria for his outstanding accomplishment. Please note, there will be rolling road closures along the parade route.

  • What: Ryder Hesjedal Homecoming Celebration and Parade
  • Where: Centennial Square
  • When: Friday, August 10, 2012
    Parade starts at 3:30 p.m.
    Arrival at Centennial Square red carpet at approximately 3:50 p.m.
    Events in Centennial Square from 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The cycling celebration will benefit Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, who will have commemorative shirts and memorabilia for sale and autographed by Ryder. Event festivities will feature on stage conversations with Ryder, his coach and family, cycling
info booths and bike demos, autograph table, food vendors, DJs and a refreshment area.