The Best Summer Festivals: Victoria International Cycling Festival

Victoria, British Columbia; June 1-24

Jun 4, 2012
Outside Magazine
Victoria International Cycling

Victoria International Cycling Festival in action    Photo: Victoria International Cycling F

A three-week rolling party with races, rollerjams, bike art, and, of course, thumping outdoor bass and good beer. Road cyclists sign up now for the Victoria Gran Fondo, a 268- kilometer full-day ride around Southern Vancouver Island, following the Pacific Marine Circle Route that’s limited to 85 participants. Tricksters can compete in Jumpship, a free-ride competition set up on a floating barge surrounded by beer gardens in Victoria’s Inner Harbor.

Where to Stay: Splurge at the Brentwood Bay Resort and Spa, a sleek and glassy oceanfront resort 20 minutes north of Victoria. Doubles from $249.