23 July 2023|
Big Loop Ride!
Looking for a big day in the saddle? The Big Loop Ride is a 260km loop, with 2950 meters of elevation gain on beautiful Southern Vancouver Island. Lets do this!
Time & Location
23 July 2023
Victoria, 3180 Douglas Street
About the event
For those of you who are wondering what the heck the Big Loop Ride is, it’s a 260km loop, with 2950 meters of elevation gain that goes from Victoria to Port Renfrew to Lake Cowichan and back to Victoria via the Mill Bay ferry. A designated ride leader for each peloton will purchase the ferry tickets for their entire group and the Club will reimburse them. It is a supported ride and an awesome day in the saddle!
The support vehicle will have food and refreshments supplied by the Club with the following stops:
1st stop - Sooke River Store (corner of Sooke Road and Sooke River Road);
2nd Stop - Jordan River (left hand side of road just as you come to the ocean side);
3rd Stop - Port Renfrew (left hand side opposite Denning Road);
4th Stop - Lake Cowichan Centennial Park (left hand side of the park); and
5th Stop - Mill Bay Shopping Centre (Thriftys) to get ferry tickets from the designated ride leader for each peloton.
Riders should consider brining the following items with them (which can be kept in the support vehicle if desired): any tools, tubes, cartridges, etc… to effect repairs; arm warmers; vest and/or light jacket; sunscreen; light snack for in between support vehicle stops; and anything else you may need!
We will roll out in staggered groups from the Alpha/Douglas Street Starbucks at 6:00am. Ferries back to Victoria depart from Mill Bay at 4:10 and 5:20. From the Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal, follow your nose home.
Full route and ride details here: https://www.strava.com/routes/2981636102878111046
Keep an eye out for Spond signups!