7:00 am for pre-ride coffee @ Fairfield Plaza Starbucks (across from Ross Bay Cemetery).
Roll out is 7:35 am sharp.
End: 10:00 am Café Fantastico, Dockside Green.
Average Speed: 28-30 km/h.
Traditionally known as Social Sundays, this ride is a more relaxed pace. The route goes from Fairfield Road to Beach Drive, along the waterfront, down Ash Road, right on Cordova Bay Road to Mattick’s Farm.
From Cordova Bay Road to Mattick’s Farm it’s a sprint and a chance for you to blow your brains out. Regroup at Mattick’s.
The ride continues behind the golf course onto Hunt Road, Welch Road, Martindale Road, and Lochside Drive to Island View. Out to Island View Beach and back up the hill. Regroup at the top of the hill.
From there down Island View to East Saanich, Mt. Newton and back in along Wallace, West Saanich, Interurban. A ride up to the observatory is not uncommon. Finish with coffee at Café Fantastico.
Sunday Alternative: Long, slow distance . See forum (Ride Planning) for details.
Route: Waterfront to Islandview to Wallace/West Saanich/Interurban.