Tripleshot Cross Fondo participants will hit the gravel roads and trails Oct. 15 in fundraiser for youth cycling and Island trails. (Submitted photo)

Off-road ride to raise money for Island bike trails

Tripleshot Cross Fondo returns for second year Oct. 15

If you enjoy riding along flowing pine-needle trails, single track hills, making hairpin turns, and travelling over roots, rocks and through mud puddles, there’s a local cycling club that wants your attention.

Tripleshot Cycling is recruiting cyclists of all ages and abilities to explore backcountry trails in Greater Victoria on Sunday Oct. 15. The TripleShot Cross Fondo raises money for youth cycling, and for creating and connecting South Vancouver Island trails.

Cyclocross or mountain bike riders are invited and participants can hit the trails beginning at 9 a.m. at the Vancouver Island Tech Park. They’ll wind through the Highlands, past Hartland Mountain Bike Park, Camosun College, Francis King and Thetis Lake regional parks, and dozens of acres of private property that will be opened up just for this day.

RELATED: Greater Victoria’s School Bike League attracts enthusiastic riders

Last year, the fundraiser won the Cycling BC Event of the Year.

Tripleshot Cycling Club president Martin Farnham said the event, the first of it’s kind in Western Canada, has something for everyone, “from roadies, to cross-riders, to mountain bikers.”

“I rode the course last year and yes, I ended up with a big grin on my face at the end,” Farnham said in a press release. “And since the profits go to support youth riders and trail development, you even get the satisfaction of knowing that while you’re out having fun you’re also helping to grow the local Victoria cycling community.”

Riders have the option of a 20-kilometre ($79) or 40-kilometre ($99) trek. Kids under 16 pay $45 for either route. Registration is available online at RaceRoster.com and closes Oct. 11 at 11:59 p.m.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

Just Posted

West Shore skatepark moves closer to fruition

Company estimates project will cost $600,000

Heat warning issued for Vancouver Island

Temperatures expected to cool down later this week

Short trip to car-free Sidney Spit offers camping, beaches, hikes

Sidney Spit is part of B.C.’s Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, a protected marine ecosystem

Canadian military gains valuable disaster experience at RIMPAC

Naval, air force and army personnel practise war activities, humanitarian relief

Well-versed in national competition, trio heads to B.C. Summer Games

The three will be representing Zone 6 in boys field lacrosse

WATCH: Thousands rock in Colwood over the weekend

Rock the Shores returns after one-year hiatus

Black Press Media journalists win big at Canadian community newspaper awards

Newsrooms earn recognition for editorial and photography excellence

Riptide, CVUSC paved the way for varsity soccer players

Chloe Gummer has become a leader at VIU

HarbourCats giving away funeral/cremation prize pack at Wednesday game

West Coast League club will draw for end-of-life package for one lucky, forward-looking fan

B.C. woman disappointed after family asked for ID at townhouse complex pool

Surrey woman says it’s not the first time she has experienced racial profiling at the complex

Park pipeline protesters say arrest is a ‘declaration of war’

Group behind North Thompson River Provincial Park occupation protest says arrest is ‘declaration of war’

A day of deals at Amazon, and at its rivals

Online retail giant extends annual ‘Prime Day’ promotion to 36 hours

Alert B.C. campers raise alarm and avert potential propane disaster

Salmon Arm camper lodges a complaint with Technical Safety BC after motorhome tank is over-filled.

Non-union construction industry fears exclusion in B.C.

Premier John Horgan announces new Crown corporation for public works

Most Read