The eighth annual Tour de Victoria bike ride hits the streets Saturday and organizers say up 1,800 participants will be riding around the capital region.
With the event running from approximately 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the province is advising drivers to expect moderate traffic delays.
The advisory is for delays between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. along Highway 14 at Happy Valley Road and Glen Lake Road, and near the intersection of Highway 17 and Sayward Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
You are advised to give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination, adjust travel plans if possible, use caution by obeying posted speeds and event signs and watch for traffic-control personnel.
Event organizers say the eighth annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria will feature riders from as far away as Spain and Malaysia, which will run through Victoria, the West Shore and Saanich.
The event offers cyclists a chance to complete various routes of length up to 160 kilometres.
Riders will have the chance to head out on the road with Victoria’s Ryder Hesjedal, the Giro d’Italia winner in 2012, as well as Olympic gold medalist Adam Kreek.