Group Rides

Greater Victoria Group Rides

Group Rides in and around Greater Victoria!

Note: Last updated March 24th, 2024.

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:

The List

NameTypeWhen & Where to MeetMembership or License?NotesMore Info
TripleshotRoad, CX, MTBEvery day!BothAll levelsWebsite
Victoria Cycling Adventures ClubRoad, Light TrailSeveral per weekMembershipSocial & casualWebsite
Fort St CycleRoad & GravelTuesday, 6pm (during Daylight Savings), Fort St CycleNeitherAlternates road/gravel each week, A & B groups, no drop.Website
Russ Hay's TuesdayRoadTuesdays, 6pm at Russ Hay'sRecommendedA bit peppyWebsite
Dirty Girlz Bike ClubMTBWed, Thu, Weekends typicallyMembershipAll levels, No DropWebsite
Broad St Cycles Munnday RideRoadThursdays, leaves 5:30pm at Broad St Cycles (Seasonal, Mar - Sep)UnsurePeppy sections, but group meets back upWebsite
Highlands Athletics ClubGravelSaturday, 8:30am, variesNeitherSocialCheck Instagram
O2 SaturdayRoad in summer, Road or Gravel winter.Saturday, 9am, Switch Bridge (fair weather only)Sign WaiverNo DropFacbook Group
Sidney VeloRoadSat, Sun & summer weekday ridesLicenseSocial, No DropWebsite
Wheelers SaturdayRoadSaturday, 9am, Oak Bay BikesRecommendedTypically peppyWebsite
Wheelers SundayAlternates Road & GravelSunday, 9am, Switch BridgeRecommendedNo DropCheck Instagram
O2 SundayRoadSunday, 9am (summer), 10am (winter), Lochside & Royal OakSign WaiverNo DropFacbook Group
SIMBSMTBPeriodic MTB ridesUnsureNo DropWebsite
UVic Cycling ClubAlternates Road & GravelSaturday, 9:30am, Carsa building @ UVic, open to non-studentsNeitherNo DropInstagram

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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