The roads surrounding the B.C. legislature in Victoria will be closed on Sunday to accommodate the Victoria Grand Prix bike race.
The four roads surrounding the legislature – Belleville Street, Government Street, Menzies Street and Superior Street – will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the high-speed race.
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The bike race usually brings in hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators, according to organizers.
This year marks the 21st year the race is taking place in Victoria, with the first event taking place in 1992.
In addition to the race, there will also be an antique bike show on the front lawn of the Fairmont Empress Hotel from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a bike polo area open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the corner of Menzies and Belleville streets, and a kids bike zone operating in the same area from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“With strong partnerships with the City of Victoria, Victoria Sport Tourism Commission, and the Government of BC, we have been able to keep this pillar event going for so long.” said race director Jon Watkin in a release in June.
“We want to continue to use it as a platform to celebrate the sport and jumpstart the sporting careers of the next generation of professional cyclists,” he said.