The Club is heading for the boats again! Our annual tour of the Saanich Peninsula, Salt Spring Island, and the Cowichan Valley is appropriate for all speeds and abilities and takes in quiet roads, great food stops, and gorgeous views.
We will roll out in staggered groups (with the slowest taking the first pull) from Cook Street Starbucks at 7:00am, catching the 9:00am ferry to Salt Spring Island. A designated ride leader for each peloton will purchase the ferry tickets for their entire group and the Club will reimburse them.
This ride is intended to be unsupported, with a stop in Ganges Village for a bite to eat and coffee before rolling out and onto the Vesuvius ferry to Crofton. Please bring any other snacks that you need for the day.
The Vesuvius ferry is at 12:05pm and the Mill Bay sailings to Brentwood Bay are at 3:00pm (or 4:10pm depending on how many ice cream stops your group elects to make). Tickets for the Mill Bay ferry can be purchased at Thrifty Foods in Mill Bay or onboard the ferry (by the designated ride leader for each peloton).
If you haven't done this ride before and you're curious, here's a video from our 2021 Three Ferries Ride: 2021 Tripleshot Three Ferries Ride
Full route and ride details here: https://www.strava.com/activities/5503731229
Spond signups for each peloton will open on Wednesday, 3 May at 8:00pm!
- The Board -
I recall doing 3F a few years ago in a group with Claire Townsend, where we went clockwise. I think I had to turn back in Crofton, so I can't comment on the whole ride, but Claire might recall. Searching old forum posts might turn something up too. Martin
Has the club ever considered doing this route in the opposite direction? In the past I've organized this ride going in the opposite direction and found riding up to Crofton early in the morning to be great from a low traffic perspective. Also, the ferry schedules line up really well with time for a coffee at Crofton and Fulford Harbour. The ferry schedules in this direction also work well to accommodate from A to C level rides, and finishing the last leg by coming in from Swartz Bay is such a nice way to end the day with a flat ride into town. I'd be glad to share the route plan I put together from past rides.
Cheers, Paul Vipond