• Pace 2: Sunday Two Plus Rides

    Cafe Fantastico

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31330448 This series of rides was started with the intention of encouraging pace two riders to expand their riding horizons from the Goose and Lochside trails. Different routes each week of about 30 to 50 Km and 2 or 3 hours duration. We will try and avoid busy roads and steeper hills (THERE WILL BE HILLS!) and (if you usually ride pace 2) expect to push yourself a bit more than you are used to, to get a bit of a workout and improve your cycling range and ability. This is the "Plus" in "Two Plus". We will depart at 10.00am *PACE 3 RIDERS YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THESE RIDES, BUT! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNTIL 24hrs BEFORE RSVP,S CLOSE. THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS SERIES IS TO ENCOURAGE PACE 2S! Pace: 2to3 / 5 Distance: 30 to 60 Km Hilliness: 2 or 3 out of 5 Terrain: Mostly paved roads plus the usual Lochside/Galloping Goose/E&N trails No one will be left behind. We'll also take a few minutes here and there to learn and practice basic group safe cycling procedures. First timers welcome but note this is Pace 2+, not Pace 1 - you are expected to have above basic cycling skills and fitness levels. (please check to make sure you are able to ride at this level) That said, these will be fun rides, with a park or scenic viewpoint as a destination longer rides may include a lunch/coffee stop for a break before the return. Requires a minimum of 4 participants to go ahead. Occasional showers won't deter us but torrential downpours, gale force winds and snow will! IMPORTANT FOR ALL RIDERS WITH Victoria Cycling Adventures: By attending this ride, I declare that I have read, understood and agree to the following ride procedures and policies: http://vcac.net/Documents/StandardStuff.pdf

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  • Pace 3 Ride out to Sidney

    Cafe Fantastico

    Let's ride out to the Saanich Peninsula, heading out on the West side behind Elk Lake and returning on the Lochside. We can stop for coffee in the sun in Sidney or at the Roost.

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  • pace 2ish ride to Pedder bay for coffee

    Bike stop

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30458462 I have been doing this regular ride for a while now, but the person who was organising it has stopped doing it, so I am going to continue! the route is 50 kms round trip, start and finish at Atkins road and GG bike stop, with another meeting point on the goose at Luxton Rd fair grounds at 10.00am, we can always schedule other points in between. out and back on the goose but we can always vary the route a bit. the ride will be a minimum of pace 2, with average speeds around 18 km h please make sure your bike is roadworthy, and you and the bike are capable of completing the ride. please carry a spare tube or repair kit. This ride will be cross posted with Club Tread, please only sign up on one sign up by 9.20am for a 9.30 departure.

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  • Pace 2: Sunday Two Plus Rides

    Cafe Fantastico

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31291599 This series of rides was started with the intention of encouraging pace two riders to expand their riding horizons from the Goose and Lochside trails. Different routes each week of about 30 to 50 Km and 2 or 3 hours duration. We will try and avoid busy roads and steeper hills (THERE WILL BE HILLS!) and (if you usually ride pace 2) expect to push yourself a bit more than you are used to, to get a bit of a workout and improve your cycling range and ability. This is the "Plus" in "Two Plus". We will depart at 10.00am *PACE 3 RIDERS YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THESE RIDES, BUT! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNTIL 24hrs BEFORE RSVP,S CLOSE. THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS SERIES IS TO ENCOURAGE PACE 2S! Pace: 2to3 / 5 Distance: 30 to 60 Km Hilliness: 2 or 3 out of 5 Terrain: Mostly paved roads plus the usual Lochside/Galloping Goose/E&N trails No one will be left behind. We'll also take a few minutes here and there to learn and practice basic group safe cycling procedures. First timers welcome but note this is Pace 2+, not Pace 1 - you are expected to have basic cycling skills and fitness levels. (please check to make sure you are able to ride at this level) That said, these will be fun rides, with a park or scenic viewpoint as a destination longer rides may include a lunch/coffee stop for a break before the return. Requires a minimum of 4 participants to go ahead. Occasional showers won't deter us but torrential downpours, gale force winds and snow will! IMPORTANT FOR ALL RIDERS WITH Victoria Cycling Adventures: By attending this ride, I declare that I have read, understood and agree to the following ride procedures and policies: http://vcac.net/Documents/StandardStuff.pdf

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  • Pace 3 Afterwork Mt Tolmie climb

    Needs a location

    If the weather is nice, I would like to ride seaside to Mt. Tolmie to see the red sky. If it is wet or really cold, I will cancel. It looks like it will be cool so dress warmly and bring bike lights. The sky is a beautiful orange around 6:30 on Mt Tolmie. We can meet at the Johnson St. Bridge on the North West side in front of the cafe.

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  • Pace 2: Sunday Two Plus Rides

    Cafe Fantastico

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31255845 This series of rides was started with the intention of encouraging pace two riders to expand their riding horizons from the Goose and Lochside trails. Different routes each week of about 30 to 50 Km and 2 or 3 hours duration. We will try and avoid busy roads and steeper hills (THERE WILL BE HILLS!) and (if you usually ride pace 2) expect to push yourself a bit more than you are used to, to get a bit of a workout and improve your cycling range and ability. This is the "Plus" in "Two Plus". We will depart at 10.00am *PACE 3 RIDERS YOU ARE WELCOME TO JOIN THESE RIDES, BUT! PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP UNTIL 24hrs BEFORE RSVP,S CLOSE. THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS SERIES IS TO ENCOURAGE PACE 2S! Pace: 2to3 / 5 Distance: 30 to 60 Km Hilliness: 2 or 3 out of 5 Terrain: Mostly paved roads plus the usual Lochside/Galloping Goose/E&N trails No one will be left behind. We'll also take a few minutes here and there to learn and practice basic group safe cycling procedures. First timers welcome but note this is Pace 2+, not Pace 1 - you are expected to have basic cycling skills and fitness levels. (please check to make sure you are able to ride at this level) That said, these will be fun rides, with a park or scenic viewpoint as a destination longer rides may include a lunch/coffee stop for a break before the return. Requires a minimum of 4 participants to go ahead. Occasional showers won't deter us but torrential downpours, gale force winds and snow will! IMPORTANT FOR ALL RIDERS WITH Victoria Cycling Adventures: By attending this ride, I declare that I have read, understood and agree to the following ride procedures and policies: http://vcac.net/Documents/StandardStuff.pdf

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  • Pace 3 Metchosin Big Hill Ride

    Cafe Fantastico

    This will be a fast trip out to Metchosin, up and over a few big hills (Liberty, Labonne then down Kangaroo)! Roughly 50-60K depending on the will of the group (we may take in the Lagoon which adds a brute of a hill). We will plan to stop for coffee at MyChosin Cafe once the hills are done then take Happy Valley for an easy ride back.