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June 25/10 19:17 pm - 2010 Nanaimo 2 Victoria Cycling Challenge

Posted by Editoress on 06/25/10

What? Nanaimo2Victoria is a 120 km, one day cycling trip from Nanaimo, BC to Victoria BC in order to raise awareness and funds for Cancer Research through the Canadian Cancer Society. There is also a 20 km route for those who would like something shorter.

When?  Sunday, August 15th, 2010!

Why? Why take the N2V Challenge? Because you can! Because you will be helping support the BC Cancer Agency. Because you get to "own the road" with a full police escort and rolling road closures. Because cancer sucks! Because it's going to be a blast! Because you get to spend the day with a bunch of fellow cyclists also up for the challenge! Because you get to ride not just up the Malahat but to fly down it as part of the peleton.

Really the question shouldn't be "why do the N2V?" but "why on earth wouldn't you?"

About: "This unique Vancouver Island experience enables cyclists to experience the camaraderie and support enjoyed by the Tour de Rock while helping the fight against cancer," says Sgt Ian Craib of the Oak Bay Police Department, 2001 Tour de Rock rider and member of the Organizing Committee. "The Nanaimo2Victoria Cycling Challenge promises to be a great event for the active cyclists and recreational rider who can choose to do one of two distances most suited to their level." With closed roads, a full police escort, and sag support the 2010 event looks to be the highlight event of 2010 for many cyclists!

Funds raised will come from registration fees and pledges. Registration is $100 for the 120km route and $20 for the 20km Route. Beyond the registration fee the goal is for individual riders or teams of riders to fundraise so that collectively we can raise $50,000 to go to the fight against cancer. The 120 km "Nanaimo2Victoria" is for fit, experienced riders; the 20 km "Zip to Zero" leaves Langford alongside the Nanaimo2Victoria riders and everyone finishes together at Clover Point along Dallas Rd.

Those who want to support the event but can't ride this year can still make a pledge via the Canadian Cancer Society website in honour of the rider of your choice

Where? *6:00 a.m. everyone who requires transportation meets @ Oak Bay Police Department to load bikes and get ready. The bus to Nanaimo leaves from there at 7:00am. This transportation is available for a $20 fee, and you have to specify that you require it during Registration.

• 9:00 a.m. everyone meets at Oak Bay Bikes Nanaimo, and then the peleton departs from there at 10:00 a.m

• The shorter 20km route will depart at approximately 3:00pm from Oak Bay Bikes Westshore.

• 4:30-5:00pm everyone arrives at Clover Point. The bus back to Nanaimo will leave shortly after that.

• And then from 5:00pm onward we'll all be celebrating at the Fernwood Inn!

Full details and registration information may be found at


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