Category Archives: Initiatives

23 Sep
Local and National Initiatives Supported Through Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria

Victoria, BC – September 22, 2013 At the third annual Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria, Ryders Cycling Society of Canada awarded a total of $10,000 to several organizations that promote cycling and active living across Canada, and a local up and coming cyclist. McGrath and Hesjedal, directors of the Society, awarded cheques to the GoodLife

11 Aug
City Unveils New “Ryder” Racks to Honour Hesjedal’s Historic Achievement

Original article posted on City of Victoria website, August 10, 2012 At an event to celebrate and honour the achievements of Giro d’Italia Champion Ryder Hesjedal, Mayor Dean Fortin proclaimed August 10th “Ryder Hesjedal Day” and unveiled specially designed bike racks—pink “Ryder” racks to permanently mark his achievement in and around the city. “These bike racks

10 Aug
Vic News: Athletes’ legacy with community

Originally published August 10, 2012 on  It’s been a tough year for a few of Victoria’s high-profile athletes. After winning the Giro D’Italia and solidifying his place as Canada’s premier cyclist, Ryder Hesjedal crashed out of the Tour de France, and middle-of-the pack outcomes in the Olympic road race and time trial, and no

02 Jul
Cycling Display in Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

SOFMC Panel: Cycling History of Greater Victoria In 2012, Media One Multimedia donated design time on behalf of RCSC to plan and produce an installation, titled Cycling History of Greater Victoria for the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame. The display contrasts the early bicycle ridden by champion Victoria cyclist Torchy Peden in the 1930s

28 Jun
Autographed pink jersey from Giro d’Italia up for Auction

If you don’t mind a bit of wear and a few champagne marks, Ryder Hesjedal’s pink jersey — the first one ever won by a Canadian in the Giro d’Italia — could be yours. The autographed jersey is for sale on eBay, with all proceeds going to support up-and-coming cyclists in Canada through Ryders Cycling