Cycling Festival

The District of Saanich has partnered with a number of Community Organisations to present the Saanich Cycling Festival on Sunday, June 19 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  The event features a Family Bike Ride escorted by the Saanich Police.

“Bling” your Bike and Ride with DAD on Father’s Day!

Family Bike Ride starts at 10:00 am.  

There will be a 4.1 km Festival route and a 1.2 km Family route for the smallest cycling enthusiasts.  Stage entertainment, bike demonstrations, interactive games and activities, information displays, the bike rodeo, concessions and fun for the entire family.

The Ride:

Depart at 10:00 am
Return at 11:00 am

Cycle from the University of Victoria
to Shelbourne Street and return
down McKenzie Avenue  (view route)

  • Slow pace suitable for families, children
  • Police will provide a rolling road closure 
  • Bicycle parking provided, please bring locks
  • School participation bike rack prizes 
  • A chance to win a variety Draw Prizes


  • Level Ground Coffee 
  • Royal Oak Rotary Club
    (full concession)
  • Gordon Head Lions
    (Snocones & Cotton Candy)
  • Sydney Rotary Club
    (Mini Donuts)
The Event:

Time:  11:00 am – 2:00 pm
University of Victoria (Lot #10)

Your chance to provide input to the Vision for the Shelbourne Corridor

  • Saanich Corridor Study & Community Mapping
  • Shelbourne Corridor Action Plan
  • Shelbourne Walkability Committee.
  • Climate Action Planning 
  • Friends of Mount Doug Community Association 
  • Tour de Rock participants
  • Regional Parks Youth Volunteer Trail Ambassadors
  • CRD 
  • Saanich Environmental Committee 
  • Bowker Creek Initiative
  • Mt. Tolmie Community Association
  • Atlantis Programs and Pedalheads
  • BCAA
  • BC Hydro
  • Bike Rodeo 
  • Saanich Parks & Recreation 
  • Saanich Fire 
  • Saanich Emergency Preparedness 
  • University of Victoria Sustainability Program

Video Footage of the 2010 Event

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