Tripleshot Rides have resumed again under the rules set out in our
COVID Safety Plan
If you would like to join our rides, please send an email to tripleshotcyclingclub (at) gmail (dot) com, so that we can explain how we ride during Covid. Please don’t just show up!
Rides start at times and locations specific to each ride group. Weekday and Saturday morning ride groups depart around 6 am. The Tuesday Women’s ride departs at 6:00 pm. Sunday ride groups depart around 7:30 am.
6:00 am @ Oak Bay High School driveway off Cadboro Bay Road across from Epworth Street (2121 Cadboro Bay Road).
Roll out is no later than 6:05 am sharp.
Ride ends around 7:15 am. Post ride coffee @ Shoal Point Moka House.
This is probably your best “Intro-to-Tripleshot” ride.
There are A, B and C rides.
A-Group Average Speed: 36-42 km/h.
Route: Shelbourne, Blenkinsop, around Mt. Doug, up Ash Road, back along the waterfront. Usually a strong pace line to Beacon then all out for five laps around the circle.
B-Group Average Speed: 29-35 km/h.
Route: Same as the A group. Two up pace line back to Beacon Hill Park, finishing with four laps of the park.
C-Group Average Speed: 26-28 km/h.
Route: Same as A & B ride, except continue straight on Shelbourne, turn right on Ash Road, back along the waterfront. Finish with no drop pace line down Dallas from King George then all out for a couple laps of Beacon Hill Drive. We always ride to the pace of the slowest rider, making this a great ride for an introduction to group riding.
*New riders should always make sure the rider next to them points out all turns. Identify any new riders in your group, and keep them informed of upcoming turns and hazards.
*At Beacon Hill Park be aware of groups approaching you from behind. Keep left (into the bike lane) to allow other groups to pass, and inform members of your group if another group is approaching. If your group is approaching another, be sure to clearly call “Stick!”, “Passing!” or “Riders back!”. Single up to pass if necessary. Single up to allow passing if necessary.
*When done with your ride, be sure to keep out of the way of groups that haven’t finished their ride yet.
*If you stop to chat after the ride, be aware of other groups still on the road as you point your bike towards coffee.