1000 km Routes Page

BC Randonneurs Cycling Club

Gold River 1000

This route is a slight modification of Ken Bonner's Eureka 1000 route.
Ride completed by Ken Bonner and Eric Fergusson in 2012.

The 2012 ride organizers were Jim Runkel & Mike Croy.

Route Overview:

Start: Victoria, Jim's house, 829 Tulip Avenue
Finish: Victoria, Mike's house, 3131 Millgrove Street

0 Victoria 28 28 Lands End 51 79 Victoria - Millstream 78 157 Chemainus 28 185 Cedar 27 212 Nanaimo 103 315 Comox 60 375 Campbell River 91 465 Gold River 91 556 Campbell River 58 614 Comox 13 627 Cumberland 75 702 Alberni Hyw (Gas St) 73 775 Nanaimo 88 863 Youbou 102 965 Shawnigan 40 1005 Victoria -
(75 hour limit) Altitude Gain: ~30,000 ft


Detailed Route Sheet



Notes from Jim Runkel (on the forum June 1, 2012):

Come and join our internation rider Yutaka, flying in from Japan to ride this event.
The ride will start from my house at 3a and I will serve you a hearty pancake breakfast at 2a
The route is slightly adjusted, by going up the pennisula to Sidney first, and then up island. Also it will not go all the way to Port Alberni, but turn around at the Gas Station on the Alberni Hwy used on the Lost but not Forgotten Hell Week 400.
In the middle you will visit the nice town of Youbou as per last years 1000
The end brings you into Victoria and finally to the house of Mike Croy.
In Gold River, the Chalet is staffed 24hrs and the Deli is open 530a to 11p according to the phone call made by Mike to these establishments.
Rando Pony is ready to ride...so sign up and tell me your favourite pancake toppings!
Mike and I will be looking after a few controls on Saturday.

If any up island folks want to man a control to cheer on our intrepid riders, just send me an email and we can work out the details.

If not, the ride will proceed as per most 1000's - unsupported in the true spirit of our great sport.

Jim and Mike