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Announcing the Tour de Disaster!

Announcing the Tour de Disaster!

The GVCC and the City of Victoria are proud to join forces and bring you Victoria’s first ever Tour de Disaster – Cyclist Emergency and Disaster Response Rally

Saturday, July 27, 2013, from 9 am – Noon
Start point: Topaz Park Parking Lot, off Glasgow St., Victoria, BC

7:45am Check-in and inspection start time

After an earthquake in Victoria, cyclists may be able to access roads, pathways and bridges that vehicles can’t, to help move people, information and materials from one location to another. To demonstrate the important role cyclists can play in a disaster response, the City of Victoria and the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition are partnering to present the Inaugural Tour de Disaster — Cyclist Emergency and Disaster Response Rally on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9 a.m. – noon in Victoria.

After the catastrophic April, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan motor-vehicle travel was futile. Bicycles became key for transportation, disaster relief and search and rescue.

After the catastrophic April, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan motor-vehicle travel was futile. Bicycles became key for transportation, disaster relief and search and rescue.

 

Disaster Relief Time Trials, from bikeportland.org

Disaster Relief Time Trials, from bikeportland.org

Part cycling rally, part emergency exercise, the Tour de Disaster will include up to 40 cyclists working their way through a series of tasks that could be required following a community-wide emergency. Tasks will include moving supplies and information, searching for lost individuals, and conducting damage assessments within a local neighbourhood – all while navigating through a simulated damaged or congested transportation system.

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