Weekly Rides

We are lucky to have so many road enthusiasts in Victoria, that there are weekly road rides that run all year long! 

Here's what you need to know before heading out on any of our awesome weekly group rides:

1) You have a Victoria Wheelers Club membership; Cycling BC license; or a UCI license; or

2) If you don't have any of the above, please come a little early and ask for the Ride Leader. Before leaving the Ride Leader will give you our really interesting 2-ride waiver to read and sign, which allows you join 2 group rides. After you've experienced 2 group rides and discover that you want to get involved more, you need to go back to #1 and get a UCI license and/or Club membership.

3) You've checked out our Wheeler Rules of the Road.  We pride ourselves on being safe and supportive riders. 

 

Monday Women's Ride

Lead by Victoria Wheelers Ambassadors, the Monday Night Women’s Ride leaves from the Oak Bay Bikes parking lot (1990 Oak Bay Ave) at 6:00pm.

This mildly undulating 30km route is both an introduction to group riding and a moderately paced recovery ride. For women new to group riding, experienced ride leaders will coach you on group etiquette and safety. For the experienced rider, this a great social ride.

The overall average speed is 25-27km/hr. If you’re unable to maintain this speed for the entire 30kms, join us for as long as you are able. Increase the distance you ride with us as your fitness improves each week.

IMPORTANT:
Your Cycling BC Insurance has to be current. Ensure your bike is ride-ready and bring a spare tube, pump and tire levers. Also, please bring adequate front & rear lights to ensure a safe ride home.

If there are no updates by 4pm, assume the ride is good to go! For updates/cancellations check our facebook page and/or twitter.

If you have any questions or are looking for further information, please contact Kim via email: kim@oakbaybikes.com

Check out Women's ride on Strava.

During the winter the Women’s Ride becomes an indoor spin class. First Women’s Ride of 2017 will be on MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017.

 

Monday Gentleman’s Ride

The Gentleman’s Ride will depart from Oak Bay Bikes (Oak Bay Avenue) at 6:15pm on Monday evenings.

A ride host will lead the pack on the region’s most scenic, flowy, and inspiring routes. Be prepared for a bit of everything: waterfront views, vistas from altitude, Gary Oak and Arbutus lined roads, some climbing and some descending and an exhilarating sprint or two.

Route specifics will change each week traversing a distance of approximately 40-60k with a no-drop focus – you should be comfortable maintaining a 25-28km/h average pace. Riders should be prepared with appropriate front & rear lights to ensure a safe ride home.

Post ride festivities will occur at the Fernwood Inn with some tasty grub and refreshing beverages.

Please Note: This ride will not go on Statutory Holidays or if the roads are wet – updates will be posted to Facebook and Twitter by 4pm if the ride is cancelled.

 

Saturday Road Ride

The Victoria Wheeler's Saturday Ride is usually led by a rotating mix of OBB Staff Members and Wheeler Ambassadors. It begins at 9 am sharp in the OBB Victoria parking lot, and is designed to be an intermediate to advanced ride.

For this ride, riders should be able to achieve 30-35km/hr average on flats, and the ride is typically 80km to 100 km.

Riders should know how to ride within a group, and must have own tools/extra tubes.

In the rainy season, and/or road conditions anywhere along the route can be expected to be wet, fenders with extensions are manditory.

 

Sunday Road Ride

Departs OBB Victoria @ 9:00

This 80 km ride is STEADY and SOCIAL. Overall average speed ranges between 28-30 kms per hr. Our focus is respecting the rules of the road and safety in a group.

We welcome cyclists without group riding experience..  provided you have the fitness to maintain thespeed of the group. Experienced ride leaders will coach you on group ride etiquetteand safety. If you are unable to maintain thespeed for the entire ride, stay with us as long as you can, keep working onyour fitness, and join us again the following week.

*April-September there is an optional ride “extension” of approx 30kms.See map below.

 IMPORTANT:

·       Cycling BC Insurance must be current.

·       Ensure your bike is ride-ready. Bring a sparetube, pump and tire levers.

·       Fenders (and fender extensions) are mandatory onrainy days.

For more information please contact Ride Leader Joe: joe.gard1957@gmail.com


For more group rides around Victoria click here for a full directory. 

And please remember to check out our Wheeler Rules of the Road.  We pride ourselves on being safe and supportive riders. 

Have fun, be safe, and be awesome!