Map includes 6.9lm ferry ride, so actual distance is 1004.4km. 

The ride is fully subscribed.  Please contact Gord LItster to be placed on the wait list. Alternatively, consider volunteering for the ride, and joining the pre-ride.  Contact Gord.


The Van Isle 1000km will be a brand-new route. The route includes some majestic vistas and beautiful scenery and 99% of the roads are in good or better condition. Magical sites, great bakeries and coffee stops along the way add to the charm of this ride. The many villages, towns, and small cities we will pass through means hydration and food stops are a plenty.  We will have manned controls at critical points to ensure everyone has what they need.

Manned controls include Malahat Summit, Kinsol Trestle, Genoa Bay, Youbou, Nanaimo (twice),  Willow Point, Waddling Dog Inn (4 times, start, finish and two additional controls Day 3...a convenient crossroad).   As always, we will through in a secret or two for good measure.

We have planned the route for everyone to stop two nights at the Bluebird Motel in Nanaimo. This allows the organizers to provide drop bag service for the 2 nights. It also allows for a more social and controlled ride. Day 3 we make our way to the Mill Bay Ferry Terminal (95 km). We then take the quaint Mill Bay Ferry for a quick 20-minute ride to Brentwood Bay on the Saanich Peninsula.  The last 200 km provide some great riding around Greater Victoria and the beautiful waterfront.