MEC Victoria Fall Century Ride 2018

  • Date
    Sunday, 23 September, 2018
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 03:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
  • Address
    Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
    2487 Mt. St. Michael Road
    Saanich, BC



Every year, cyclists gather at the Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse to partake in our annual MEC Victoria Century Ride. Come and experience the beauty that lower Vancouver Island has to offer, and finish the ride off with amazing food and drink, as well as the company of your fellow riders.


Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, September 21.

In-store registration closes at 4:00pm SHARP on Saturday, September 22.


Early Bird

(until August 1)

Regular Price Ride day
50K $35 $40 $50
100K $35 $40 $50

Note: event day registration is cash only, and is available from 7:30-8:30am on September 23 at Sea Cider.

Registration includes: 

  • Cider tasting and food following the ride at the picturesque Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
  • Post-ride massage (by donation)
  • Aid stations along the course (w/ snacks, water, and basic mechanical assistance)
  • First Aid attendance along route
  • Chase vehicle to assist with any major mechanical issues

Register now


To minimize day of waits and to get the most benefit our of your registration, we ask that you pick-up your rider number and route information in advance. For those who are unable, kit pick-up will be available on ride-day morning at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse.

In store

Saturday, September 22 from 10am–4pm, MEC Victoria

Package pick up deal: Get 10% off purchases you make in store when pick up your race package. Discount applies to in-stock, regular priced product in-store (Blundstone footwear is exempt) and may not be combined with any other package deal or existing discount.

Event day

Sunday, September 23 from 7:30am–8:45am at event site


Start times

9:00am: 100K start

9:15am: 50K start


Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Victoria BC

The event site is located at Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (2487 Mt St Michael Rd) just off the Patricia Bay Hwy, about a 25min drive/ just over 1hr bike ride from downtown Victoria.  

Getting there

Parking is available at Sea Cider, but is somewhat limited - please consider carpooling or using alternative modes of transportation if available. There are multiple bus stops nearby; consult BC Transit schedules for arrival and departure times. For more information on getting there, please reference the Sea Cider Website.

Gear Check

We will have a bag check on site race morning for your convenience. Feel free to leave a small bag there while you ride. Bag check will open at 7:30am in the main lobby.


All Event Day photos are available on the Wednesday following the ride on our MEC Victoria Flickr account for your viewing pleasure. Download and share your ride with friends and family!


Help us keep our events green by bringing your own water bottle. (Compostable cups and on-site recycling and composting will also be provided.)


Please note: All routes have been updated as of 21/09/2018 (minor changes to Sidney portion).



  • All riders will be provided with a turn by turn route card for the ride.
  • GPS data download is available through the RideWithGPS maps.
  • Routes will be marked with arrows and pylons prior to ride day.


Road Closures

There are no road closures on this ride. The route will be open to other users, so we advise that you use caution while out on the road and on Regional Trails.  You are expected to obey traffic laws, and share the road.  Please use common sense when necessary. 

Rider Aid

Riders will need to be self-sufficient along the ride: pack appropriate clothing for the day, a spare tube, pump and patch kit (in case you get a flat between aid stations), and food and water if you feel you'll need extra nourishment. There will be Aid Stations along the route to assist you with any mechanical issues as well as provide some snacks and water if you are in need of a top-up.

This is a RIDE, not a race.

This event is not timed, nor are there places or awards. We hope you enjoy meeting and riding with other cyclists, and hope you go home at the end of the day feeling accomplished!


Know someone who wants to come cheer you on and give out high-fives? Volunteering with the MEC events team is a blast. Find out more or register as a volunteer here.

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