Welcome to the 2020 #ridelocal challenge!

We are hosting 8 weeks of challenges to help keep our Tour de Victoria community engaged and on their bikes this summer. Each week, we’ll have a new Challenge! Some weeks we'll have a “fun” challenge, and a “pro” challenge, so we welcome everyone to take part.

A big part of these challenges is to promote the beauty of cycling. We want to see you out on your bike and exploring your backyard and supporting local businesses in your community.

You can ride any kind of bike for these challenges.

Have fun!

Each week on Monday we will release the challenge of the week along with the prize incentives for participating. So stay tuned to your email and our social media for all the details.

How to take part.

  1. Follow us on social media.
  2. subscribe to our newsletter.
  3. You will need to sign up to Race Roster to be eligible for certain prizes.
  4. Go ride using your favourite tracking app.
  5. Post your result via your RR participant dashboard or send them to ridelocal@tourdevictoria.com
  6. Post on your social media tag @tourdevictoria and use the hashtag #ridelocal.


Week Five Challenge

Scotiabank Branch Challenge

August 3 to August 9

Our presenting sponsor, Scotiabank, has a fun challenge for you this week. Ride to your local Scotiabank branch and take a photo of yourself in front of the building. You must show your bike, bike helmet and the Scotiabank branch sign to be eligible. Complete this challenge and be eligible for a free entry into our next Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank. Please follow all federal and provincial regulations while exercising.

Use the hashtags #ridelocal #tourdevictoria #tdvscotiabankchallenge and don't forget to tag us and Scotiabank.

You can also send your photos to ridelocal@tourdevictoria.com

Don't forget any Scotiabank counts, not just Victoria!!

PRIZE: We will be drawing 3 random winners for a free entry into our next Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria presented by Scotiabank!

Week Four Challenge


July 27 to August 2


Week Four Winners announced in our newsletter!

Week Three Challenge


July 20 to July 26

Fun Challenge - Get on your Bike!

Pro Challenge - Gravel/off Road Challenge!

Week Three Winners announced in our newsletter!

Week Two Challenge


July 13 to July 19

Fun Challenge - #SHOPLOCAL while you #ridelocal

Pro Challenge - Hill Repeat!

Week Two Winners announced in our newsletter!

Week One Challenge


July 6 to July 12


Fun Challenge - Beauty Shot

Pro Challenge - Most Mileage


Week One Winners announced in our newsletter!