The perfect time for a cycling festival is a sunny spring day in Victoria and that’s what we had for the 2012 Saanich Cycling Festival. This festival included all the right ingredients – a family bike ride as well as a kid’s route, entertainment, a bouncy castle, food and a good assortment of displays relating to cycling.
The children were kept busy with a treasure map requiring them to get stickers from various sponsors while adults visited the display booths and listened to music provided by Flat Rabbit and Bijoux du Bayou.
Victoria is one of the most bike friendly cities in Canada with miles of trails including the Galloping Goose which runs for 60km from Sooke to downtown Victoria and the Lochside Trail which continues from downtown Victoria to Swartz Bay – a distance of 29 km.
Victoria also boasts a large number of bicycle shops, bike lanes on city streets and bicycle parking facilities. Our mild climate also means that cycling is a year-round sport. We also host a number of bicycle festivals including the Victoria International Biking Festival being held from June 1st to 24th this year.
The Saanich Cycling Festival perfect was to celebrate Earth Day and Victoria is the perfect city to celebrate cycling year round.
This week we also Kick off Bike to Work Week in BC and Accent Inns is proud to support Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna’s events.
This weekend is even more exciting as the Robert Cameron Law Cycling Series will be happening June 1,2,3. Watch for the Accent Inn’s Classic on June 2nd and the Bastion Square Grand Prix on the 3rd. Make sure to cheer on the RussHays/AccentInns road cycling team!