Greater Victoria Clubs & Teams

Cycling Clubs & Teams in Greater Victoria!

Note: Last updated Mar 4th, 2024.

Cycling is fun as a group activity, so here’s your guide to the wide range of cycling clubs and teams in and around the CRD.

Are you looking to ride or race? There ought to be a group for you! Some are more ride-oriented, and others are focused on racing, I’ve tried to identify these details. Also be sure to check out our collection of local group rides!

The List

Broad St. Cycles

Type: Riding  & Racing Club
Disciplines: Road, cyclocross and gravel, MTB
Website: https://broadstcycles.ca (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Group Rides, Organizes Events

The shop-based team is all about riding and racing, offering group rides and races in the VCL series.

Capital City Cycling Team

Type: Riding  & Racing Club
Disciplines: Primarily Track & Road
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CapitalCityCyclingTeam
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Organizes Events

Formerly Team Dr. Walker, Wayne still sponsors the team, but they now feature a more independent name. The team welcomes local para athletes, focuses on track racing, have their own club rides, and organize events.

Cycles West Race Team

Type: Racing Team
Disciplines: Primarily cyclocross
Website: https://www.cycleswest.ca/ (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit

This shop-based team primarily races cyclocross, but you’ll see their riders out racing road, track and MTB as well.

Dirty Girlz Bike Club

Type: Women’s Riding Club
Disciplines: Primarily mountain biking
Website: https://dirtygirlzbikeclubvictoria.ca/
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Group Rides

An all-women’s club since 2001, Dirty Girlz is a membership based organization supporting women’s riding, and features several off-road group rides each week.

Element Race Team

Type: Women’s Racing & Riding Club
Disciplines: Primarily road, some gravel and cyclocross
Website: https://www.elementsportscoaching.com/about.html
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Registered CyclingBC Team, Coached Group Rides, Organize Events

One of the few women’s teams in Victoria, encouraging women in racing, the team accepts applications each December to join for the year. The club features coached group rides, and they race on the island and lower mainland. Organizes an annual International Women’s Day Ride, March 11 & 12 for 2023.

Fort St. Cycles Club

Type: Riding Club (some racing)
Disciplines: Primarily road
Website: https://fortstreetcycle.ca/ (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Group Rides

The shop-based team is focused on road riding and organizes a weekly group ride and a few members do some racing as well.

O2 Cycling Club

Type: Social Riding Club
Disciplines: Road, Cyclocross/Gravel
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/O2.cycling (Facebook Group)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Registered CyclingBC Club, Group Rides

Formerly the Schwalbe team, O2 Cycling Club is keeping some of their group rides going, and also organizes some destination trips. Join their Facebook group for more info.

Oak Bay Bikes Club & Racing

Type: Riding & Racing Club
Disciplines: Road riding, MTB racing
Website: https://okabaybikes.com/ (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Group Rides, CyclingBC Registered Team

The shop-based club has a wide audience with a long history of supporting road and MTB racing. The Victoria Wheelers group rides often start at the shop, they organize the Windsor Park crit, and feature an MTB race team as well (Instagram page).

Russ Hay’s Cycling Club

Type: Riding Club (some racing)
Disciplines: Primarily road
Website:  https://www.russhays.com/ (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit, Group Rides

The shop-based team is focused on road riding and organizes a weekly group ride and a few members do some racing as well.

Sidney Velo Cycling Club

Type: Riding Club
Disciplines: Primarily road, some cyclocross/gravel
Website: https://sidneyvelo.ca/
Other Info: Registered CyclingBC Club, Club/Team Kit, Group Rides

Sidney Velo might be the second oldest club in town, and fitting as they’re also a Masters-oriented club. They offer group rides throughout the year as well, staging from the Sidney area.

Tripleshot Cycling

Type: Riding Club (some racing, primarily the junior team)
Disciplines: Primarily road, cyclocross/gravel, some MTB
Website: https://www.tripleshot-cycling.ca/
Other Info: Registered CyclingBC Club, Club/Team Kit, Group Rides, Organizes Races, Junior Team

Tripleshot is the largest cycling club in BC, and likely Canada, with well over 300 members. Their main focus is a huge range of weekly early morning group rides (and a few later ones as well), and also organize clinics, some of the racing series, and their annual Cross Fondo. Another highlight is their coached junior team, who we find racing road, CX and MTB.

UVic Cycling Club

Type: Riding & Racing Club
Disciplines: Road, cyclocross & gravel
Website: https://www.instagram.com/uviccycling
Other Info: Group Rides, Organizes Events

UVic Cycling is dedicated to fostering a vibrant cycling community among students at the University of Victoria. Whether you’re a seasoned racer or a novice enthusiast, our club welcomes riders of all skill levels. Our focus is on road cycling, cyclocross and gravel riding.

Victoria Breakaway Cycling Club

Type: Masters Racing Team & Riding Club
Disciplines: Primarily road, but others as well
Website: ?
Other Info: Registered CyclingBC Team, Club/Team Kit, Group Rides, Organizes Races

The VBCC is a Masters (35+) racing team, focused on road, but you might find them at other races as well. Now affiliated and partnered with Broad St Cycles.

Victoria Wheelers

Type: Racing Team & Riding Club
Disciplines: Primarily road, but others as well
Website: https://victoriawheelers.ca/
Other Info: Registered CyclingBC Team, Club/Team Kit, Group Rides, Organizes Races

The Victoria Wheelers is Victoria’s oldest club, with over 50yrs of history! They focus mainly on road riding and racing, but members ride and race other disciplines, and they have a few weekly rides as well.

For 2024, are working on developing a ‘B’ men’s race team, and women’s club rides.

Westshore Bicycles Club

Type: Riding Club & Racing Team
Disciplines: Primarily MTB, but others as well
Website: https://www.westshorebikes.com/ (contact the shop)
Other Info: Club/Team Kit

The shop team for Westshore Bicycles, focuses more on offroad riding.

A Few Extra Notes

A Few More Odd’n’Ends

A few items of interest that don’t fall directly under ‘Cycling Club’, but are group-oriented.

  • We’ve collected teams and clubs that are focused on cycling, but there are other cycling-related clubs in town, including triathlon teams like Saskia Says and TriNerds.
  • It’s worth highlighting there are a couple advocacy organizations as well! Check out the Capital Bike Society (formerly the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and I believe Bike To Work Society, who merged), who advocates for cycling in general, and SIMBS, who advocates for mountain bike trails in the CRD.
  • If you’re into cycling trips, the Bicycle Sportive Travel Club non-profit group might be for you!
  • The BC Randonneurs organize some rides on the island as well for those who like to go long.

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