Tour de Victoria returns as a private occasion in October

After a year-long hiatus, Ryder Hesjedals Tour de Victoria returns in October as a personal cycling event.

The event, sponsored by Scotiabank, took place last year as an individual challenge.

In light of the ongoing easing of the gathering restrictions, organizers decided to move the fundraiser date from the usual August to October 2nd.

It’s the 10th anniversary of the mass cycling event that features scenic bike paths.

Drivers of all fitness levels can choose one of eight distances – from 15 to 160 kilometers. There’s also a Ryder’s Kid Ride.

Riders have the opportunity to ride in a peloton with some of the world’s best cyclists, including local cycling icon Hesjedal, who won the Giro d’Italia in 2012.

As in previous years, all cruises start and end before the BC Legislature at the Inner Harbor.

In 2019, the ride attracted 2,300 cyclists.

The event is organized by the Ryders Cycling Society of Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting cycling across Canada.

• More information or registration at tourdevictoria.com.

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