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Highlands & Fernwood Discovery Rides!

The fourth Discovery Ride series is posted and ready for your weekend adventure! Ride & share your experience submission with us from June 19th to 30th, 2020 to win prizes!

Highlands Discovery Ride:

Welcome to the Highlands Discovery Ride! Enjoy a trek through rural winding roads beginning on West Saanich Road and ending on the Galloping Goose. 

Note: These roads can be challenging for less experienced cyclists, as they include large hill climbs and winding roads. Ensure your bike, and your brakes especially, are in good working order before taking part in one of our longer Discovery Rides in this rural gem of Greater Victoria.

Fernwood Discovery Ride:

Take a ride along the quiet vibrant streets of Fernwood. This scavenger hunt will have you searching high and low for all sorts of natural, historical and cultural gems in this neighbourhood. The history of Fernwood is rich, don’t miss this one!

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Planning on heading out for a bike ride this weekend but not sure where to go? Love finding hidden pathways and special features on your rides? We’ve got you covered!

To WIN prizes for participating in these two neighbourhood discovery rides. Send us your photos, stories and videos telling us about your ride between June 19th – 30th, 2020 in the form at the bottom of this page. Prize submissions will be due June 30th. However, these activities aren’t going anywhere – so enjoy them anytime this summer!

PDF links to Discovery Rides:

Checklist on How to Win Prizes:

Step 1:

Explore the clues. Download the PDF document with ‘points of interest’ on your phone.

Step 2:

Get the route. Open the route in Google Maps on your phone to view the pins with suggested ‘points of interest’ locations.

Step 3:

Ride the route! Explore the clues outlined in the ride’s PDF document within the neighbourhood. Use the pinned clues on the Google Map as your guide.

Step 4:

Take a photo, story or video at a ‘point of interest’ on your ride and tag us on Facebook or Instagram @biketoworkvic, on Twitter @gvcc or just tag #yyjbike! In this photo, story, or video, tell us about your experience, or something you discovered, on your Scavenger Hunt.

Step 5:

Come back to this page and tell us about your ride! Complete the ride experience form at the bottom of this page to rate the ride and tell us what you enjoyed about it!

With every submission, you will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a gift card for take-out food from a local restaurant or bike shop near you.

Maps with routes:



Sneak peeks…

Poster designed and created by Longkruse Consulting

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Looking for other rides?

The Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition and Bike to Work Society is offering a series of Scavenger HuntsDiscovery Rides, and Ride the Distance rides for neighbourhoods across the Greater Victoria region. These activity series will be happening from May to August 2020. Every two weeks, two new Discovery Rides will be released for two new neighbourhoods.

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