Registration is open (until July 26, 2024, noon)

A new route tying together the Lower Mainland, Sunshine Coast, and some great roads on Vancouver Island. Starts in Tsawwassen and ends at the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on the Island.

Regarding the logistics, there are two "must do's" in order to get this Brevet done in the required cut-off - the good news is that they both happen early - so you will be fresh!

"Must Do #1" - Segment 1: Start to the HS Bay Ferry - 79km - MUST make the 7:30 AM departure to Langdale

In order to provide some flexibility on "Segment 1", there will be 2 start options - One at 2:30 AM and one at 4:00 AM.  This is to allow anyone who wants to do this ride to start and make the 7:30 AM ferry from HS Bay comfortably. If you miss the 7:30 ferry, there is a zero percent chance of making the finish in time.

"Must Do #2" - Segment 2: Langdale to Earl's Cove - 81km - MUST make the 12:55 PM Earls Cove Ferry to Saltery Bay.

This segment is just under 81km and has about 1250 meters of total climbing in the form of continuous rollers. Based on the 8:10 AM arrival in Langdale you have 4:45 to "get 'er done" implying a required MINIMUM pace of 17.1 km/h. Once you make the 12:55 ferry, it is smooth sailing..... but if you miss it, then game over.... you wont make it to Powell River in time for the 5:15 PM Powell River Ferry to Comox.

Start Time #1 - 2:30 AM - Use the 2:30 AM control Card 

Start Time #2 - 4:00 AM - Use the 4:00 AM control Card

Note regarding the cue sheet (for anyone using these):The distance travelled on the ferry does not count towards the total KM - for the purpose of the Cue Sheet, the cumulative distance at the ferry ramp entrance isthe same as the cumulative distance at the ferry exit.

Other Notes: The West sidewalk / bike path on the Alex Fraser bridge is currently closed (as of July 14th) for construction - please use the East sidewalk to cross the Alex Fraser (this is the route in the GPX file). If they close the East sidewalk, you are free to use the West sidewalk to cross (one side is always open).