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Announcing the 2024 VanIsle 1200
Ride Dates: June 20-23 2024
by Murray Tough

Plans are underway for the Van Isle 1200.

The Van Isle 1200 will be fully supported, LRM sanctioned, Grand Randonnée covering the length of scenic Vancouver Island from Victoria to Port Hardy and back.

The following details are preliminary and subject to change:

Start/Finish location:
Waddling Dog Inn
2476 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8

Day 1: Saanichton to Comox via Victoria waterfront
Day 2: Comox to Port McNeill via Port Hardy
Day 3: Port McNeill to Comox
Day 4: Comox to Saanichton via Mill Bay Ferry

Registration fee will include:
- breakfast before the start on days 1-4
- dinner days 1-3
- overnight accommodation on a shared room basis for nights 1, 2 and 3
- drop bag
- snacks & liquids at selected controls during the riding days
- food and drink at the end of the ride in Victoria
- finishers medal

Accommodation at the start/finish hotel will be available as an option at registration.

Qualification: You must have finished a 600km brevet, or equivalent, in 2022, 2023, or 2024.

Event Fee: $750 (Canadian Dollars) per rider.

Registration through Race Roster. Click here to register. You must be a member of BC Randonneurs to register.

Full details will be at

We are looking for volunteers and riders. If you are interested in volunteering or helping with organizing, please contact Murray Tough.


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October 12, 2023