Group Rides in and around Greater Victoria!
Note: Last updated June 10th, 2023.
What’s a cycling resource site without a list of local group rides?
Below is a list of local, open group rides, whether they’re drop-in or sign-up will vary (check their links), and I’ve tried to include some concise details to help you choose which are for you! Of course we all can’t live in a cave, and there are other ‘private’ group rides around as well, but if you’re new to Victoria or cycling in general, this is a good place to start! We’ve also just posted a list of local clubs and teams here!
Also, if they come up, here’s a list of some special group ride opportunities:
- Fort St now alternates road and gravel each week.
- The Last Ride group rides once a month, organized by Rob Britton, June 18th is the next ride. Can be road or gravel.
|Name||Type||When & Where to Meet||Membership or License?||Notes||More Info|
|Tripleshot||Road, CX, MTB||Every day!||Both||All levels||Website|
|Victoria Cycling Adventures Club||Road, Light Trail||Several per week||Membership||Social & casual||Website|
|Fort St Cycle||Road & Gravel||Tuesday, 6pm (during Daylight Savings), Fort St Cycle||Neither||Alternates road/gravel each week, A & B groups, no drop.||Website|
|Russ Hay's Tuesday||Road||Tuesdays, 6pm at Russ Hay's||Recommended||A bit peppy||Website|
|Dirty Girlz Bike Club||MTB||Wed, Thu, Weekends typically||Membership||All levels, No Drop||Website|
|Broad St Cycles Munnday Ride||Road||Thursdays, leaves 5:30pm at Broad St Cycles (Seasonal, Mar - Sep)||Unsure||Peppy sections, but group meets back up||Website|
|Highlands Athletics Club||Gravel||Saturday, 8:30am, varies||Neither||Social||Check Instagram|
|O2 Saturday||Road in summer, Road or Gravel winter.||Saturday, 9am, Switch Bridge (fair weather only)||Sign Waiver||No Drop||Facbook Group|
|Sidney Velo||Road||Sat, Sun & summer weekday rides||License||Social, No Drop||Website|
|Wheelers Saturday||Road||Saturday, 9am, Oak Bay Bikes||Recommended||Typically peppy||Website|
|Wheelers Sunday||Alternates Road & Gravel||Sunday, 9am, Switch Bridge||Recommended||No Drop||Check Instagram|
|O2 Sunday||Road||Sunday, 9am (summer), 10am (winter), Lochside & Royal Oak||Sign Waiver||No Drop||Facbook Group|
|SIMBS||MTB||Periodic MTB rides||Unsure||No Drop||Website|
A Few Extra Notes
Table is sorted by ‘days’, basically Mon – Sun, but you can sort the table by any field.
Note that Tripleshot is a very large club (I believe the largest in BC with around 300 members!), and has a ride range of ride levels and types of rides, but most are early in the morning, starting as early as 5am. There are a handful of later rides as well.
Some group rides are also seasonal, we’ve added a note when this is the issue.
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 listed above, who advocates for mountain bike trails in the CRD.
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If there’s a regular group ride generally open to the public that’s been missed, please let me know and I’ll be happy to add!
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