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Rides

One of the most important aspects of Tripleshot is that post ride coffee is almost mandatory.  This gives us a chance to get to know each other better and to sort out club/ride issues in an informal setting.  Please make time to join us after the ride, have a coffee, and get to know your fellow Tripleshot members.  For this reason, most weekday rides end at 7:15am so that riders have time to get together for coffee.

Group Riding Tips

We're so glad you're joining us for rides; but be sure to keep yourself and other riders safe on the roads and trails, so you can also join us for post-ride coffee!

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Monday Explorations

Exploring different routes around Greater Victoria each week.

Pace: B

Distance: 60km-80km

 

Gonzales Coffee at Fairfield Plaza

Tuesday Sprints

This is a popular Tripleshot ride and once you have confidence in your basic road bike body position, how to shift, descend, corner and draft it’s time to increase the speed!  Learning how to sprint on a road bike will help you catch up to the group, become a more confident bike handler, and develop your winning sprint! 

 

Pace: A, B, and C

Distance: 29km-41km

 

Oak Bay High School

* The C ride is the same route as the A and B groups, except continue through the Uplands to UVIC for five laps of the Ring Road before back along the waterfront.  Finish with no drop pace line down Dallas from King George Terrace then all out for one lap of Circle Drive. 

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Tuesday Women's Evening Ride

This is a great group to practice the skills that you learn in the women’s clinic but is also open to women that have not participated in the clinic.

 

A different route each week, including the Galloping Goose / Lochside Regional Trails, hills, and residential areas.

Pace: C

Distance: 30km-35km

Galloping Goose Switch Bridge Water Fountain

*   This ride only happens during the Spring, Summer, and early Fall months (if the weather is good) 

Wednesday Hills

There is not generally a group rollout for this ride.  Riders do the hills at their own pace.  

The standard workout is 4 repeats of Cadboro Bay Road Hill, 3 repeats of Sinclair Road Hill, and 2 repeats of Mt Tolmie, riding down the backside of Tolmie between repeats.  Riders often regroup at the top of Sinclair Road before riding over to Mt. Tolmie.

Pace: own

Distance: 17km

Cadboro Bay and Sinclair Road Intersection

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Wednesday Munn Road

'Hills Pay the Bills'!  Ride Munn Road, Durrance Road, and Willis Point Road with your friends!  Riders will normally re-group after the major climbs. 

Pace: A, B, and C

Distance: 40km

Galloping Goose Switch Bridge Water Fountain

*   This ride only happens during the late Spring and early Fall months (if the weather is good) 

Thursday Team Time Trial

Riders complete three sets of 5 laps with a recovery lap after each set. Each paceline hugs the left-hand curb with front riders peeling away to the right, passing groups do so on the right while staying in the left lane.  If it is your first time out, just ask for assistance and a group will be found for you.  We sometimes juggle the groups after the first set to fit in late-comers or find more appropriate groups for faster/slower riders.

Pace: A, B, and C

Distance: 35km

University Drive and Ring Road Intersection

* Team Time Trials are not recommended for new members who have not first ridden a C or B3 road ride. 

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Thursday Women's Morning Ride

The route drops to the waterfront on Cranmore Road, heads out to Gordon Head via Arbutus Road, Ferndale Road, and Torquay Road, before returning along the water (same route).  It’s friendly, happy and we throw in a rotating paceline to practice what many have learned in the women’s clinics over the years.

Riders of many abilities are welcome! 

Pace: C

Distance: 31km

Oak Bay High School

Friday Waterfront

This is your best 'Intro-to-Tripleshot' ride.  Come on out, introduce yourself and enjoy a beautiful ride along some of Victoria's most iconic waterfront vistas.

Pace: A, B, and C

Distance: 32km-42km

Oak Bay High School

* The C ride is the same route as the A and B groups, except continue straight on Shelbourne Road, turn right on Ash Road, back along the waterfront.  Finish with no drop pace line down Dallas from King George Terrace then all out for two laps of Circle Drive. 

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Saturday Explorations

Adventurous, variable routes that change every week!

 

Generally hilly routes with 900m-1500m of climbing.  It’s intended to be a ‘no drop’ ride but we rely on riders to self-select.  There are no attacks, and we tend to keep the group together and wait up within reason on hill tops.

 

Come join the adventure and get a great workout to boot!

Pace: A/B

Distance: 100km

 

Starbucks Coffee at Cook Street

Saturday Mountain Biking Mt. Tzouhalem

For all riding abilities!  Casual, friendly, non-competitive, and no-drop rides.

Pace: own

Distance: varies

 

Kaspa Road Parking Lot

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Saturday Sufferfest

This ride goes at as fast a pace as they can manage.  It is technically a drop ride, though it has been known to wait up for people, especially over the top of Panorama Hill.

The route varies; but typically, it is waterfront to Mattick’s Farm.  Then head up the east side of the Saanich Peninsula to Land’s End Road and around to the west side and back down the Saanich Peninsula via West Saanich Road, Interurban Road, and the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. 

 

Sometimes the group will ride to Metchosin or the Highlands for a change of pace.

Pace: A

Distance: 100km

 

Starbucks Coffee at Cook Street

Sunday Social

Sunday rides are social rides and Tripleshot’s strength lies in our ‘socialness’.  Sunday is our chance to mix, catch up with our other friends in the club, and offer to ride with people we don’t usually meet during the week.  So please consider breaking out of your usual weekday riding group(s) and mingling with the masses on your Sunday ride. If you’re a fast rider, use it as a chance to practice your bridging and lead-outs as you help slower riders hang in on the sprints. 

Pace: B

Distance: 65km-70km

 

Gonzales Coffee at Fairfield Plaza

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Sunday Winter Endurance

A weekly Winter ride dedicated to building endurance with long-slow-distances (LSD).  This ride option commences in late fall with 65km rides and slowly builds distance over the course of the winter up to 140km.  The ultimate goal of this reoccurring weekly ride is to prepare riders for those long distance summer adventure rides such as Tripleshot's annual Big Loop ride.

Pace: welcoming

Distance: 65km-140km

 

Starbucks Coffee at Uptown

*   This ride only happens during the late Fall to Early Spring months

CX

Exploring different routes around Greater Victoria each week.

We have compiled a set of trail/gravel routes around the Victoria region and a map of areas/trails that have been identified as restricted to cycling.

Pace: CX_1/2/3

Distance: 20km-80km​​

 

Oak Bay High School

Galloping Goose Switch Bridge Water Fountain

* Tripleshot Cycling Club and its members make no representation regarding the safety or legal status of riding a bicycle on the routes indicated. Use at your own risk, and always check local conditions. Trail permissions can change — always obey local bylaws and signs. 

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