Cross on the Commons Qualicum Oct 22

The only new event for #COTR2017 takes place in little, old Qualicum Beach at the Community Civic Centre. The course is centered around the various playing fields adjacent to the Civic Centre. Expect lots of grass (probably wet and slippery), not much elevation, sections of single track, a BMX track (ridden backwards) and some sand pits. The Ravensong Swimming Pool is only a hop-skip- and-jump away so a great family location.  Click to go to the website.

Very spectator friendly race lots of action, come out and watch.

Racing starts at 10:00am and each heat will take about an hour.

Tri-conic Challenge in Port Alberni July Long Weekend

New event type. Bike racing on the logging roads between Port Alberni and Bamfield while trying to arrive in Bamfield before the MV Frances Barkley.

Great route for Marin’s Gestalt bikes.

gravel road bike
Marin Gestalt 3 beyond the paved road bike with hydro brakes and 1 X 11 drivetrain

There are actually 4 distances to choose from for this event 3km, 16km, 90km, or 180km.

Of course with the “Tri” in the name there are two other event types that you could opt into as well. Running against a steam train or swimming around the water bombers.

Check it all out at

Easter Bunny Populaire in Nanaimo March 26 2016

This fun event, organized by the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, is for everyone. Your options are a 25, 50 or 75 kilometer bike route starting and finishing from Diana Krall Plaza in downtown Nanaimo.

The Easter Bunny Populaire is, in the randonneur spirit, a ride – not a race. The 75 kilometer route includes several inclines and is mainly on country roads while the 25 and 50 kilometer routes stays closer to the city centre.

Please note that pre-registration entry fee payment is mandatory to take part in this event, and all participants must sign a waiver.

Click here for more info and to register

Hammerfest XC March 13th

The first 2016 Island Cup cross country race is on March 13th on the Hammerfest Trails. Registration and start will be in Englishman River Falls Park parking lot. With registration opening at 10am for a 12pm start.

Expert – 3 laps
Intermediate – 2 laps
Beginner – 1 lap

Cost is $30.00 plus $10.00 one day license if you are not a Cycling BC member.

For more info check the Race website

The 2016 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Race Series, is BC’s premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs.

2016 Victoria Populaire 50 or 100k ride April 2


A fun, scenic ride around Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula put on by the BC Randonneurs cycling club. Choose either the 50k or 100k route and enjoy post-ride refreshments and draw prizes

The Victoria Populaire (VicPop) is a fun ride, not a race. The routes all make their way to ‘control stops’ where riders must have their control cards stamped and signed by a ride official. At the end of the ride, riders turn in their control cards and are awarded a finisher’s pin.

Participation is capped at 200 cyclists.

For more info click here


Snow to Surf relay race April 24, 2016

The Snow to Surf relay race goes from the top of Mt. Washington to Comox, traversing through Cumberland and Courtenay. It starts with a downhill ski, then a snowshoe, cross country ski, 2 run legs, mountain bike, kayak, road bike and finishing with a canoe. Teams can consist of 9 to 10 participants and there will be 160+ teams. Lots of fun to be had by all.


For more info check the website at Snow to Surf