Quadra CycloQuest

ThE MAYhem EdiTioN
May 18th, 2019

Quadra CycloQuest at a glance...

When is it?

Saturday May 18th, 2019

We recommend you arrive on Friday, May 17th and make a long-weekend of it. There's so much fun stuff to do on Quadra!

What is it?

A CycloQuest Adventure Ride

We'll give you a passport with a list of awesome places on Quadra Island. You decide on where and how hard you'd like to ride! 

For some, this may mean imbibing and rolling between bars and coffee shops.

For others, it may be an epic, 160km alley-cat-like-gravel-grind. You decide!

Who's it for?


We'll have activities for youth of parents who're riding in the main event. We'll also help recommend ride strategies for all ages and abilities. There truly will be something for everyone. No grouches allowed.

Will there be a party?


The party will be at our favourite watering hole, the Heriot Bay Inn. We'll have dinner, awards and lots of stories after an epic day of riding together. 

Kids are welcome to the party too - we'll have a movie and space for them to play.

What's the cost?

All profits to local cycling

Adult registration includes a mass start, your ride passport as well as dinner afterwards at the HBI for $75.

A full day of events is also planned for our younger riders. $40 gets you a full day of activities and pizza for dinner.

What bike should I bring?

A gravel capable bike

We recommend a gravel/cross bike, as we've got lots of great gravel roads on the northern half of the island. 

If you plan to stick to paved roads, a road bike will work great too.

What this ride's about...

Historically, a group of keen Quadra Islanders have hosted off-island friends on New Year's Eve for an epically brutal sufferfest, which visited all corners of the island. We love having our friends from all over join us for this ride.

This year we're planning an epic day of riding in May instead, hence MAYhem. And, to spice things up, we're making it the FIRST EVER CycloQuest. Imagine it as the lovechild of an Alley Cat and a Choose your own Adventure novel. You get to define just how epic you'd like it to be!

We'll provide each rider with a passport that includes a bunch of destinations. Points will be assigned to each destination and it's up to you to choose just how many you'd like to string together. We'll begin with a mass start at the Heriot Bay Inn on Saturday morning before breaking apart into smaller groups. It's up to you to choose a route and select which destinations you want to hit. Destinations will include epic hills and gravel roads, historical sites, beautiful landscapes and many of our favourite watering holes.

For example, you could make your adventure a tour of local drinking establishments. Or, you could brutally hammer your body on 160km of road and trail trying to unlock each of the destinations. At the end of the day, we'll host a wrap up party and awards and exchange stories over beers at the Heriot Bay Inn.

Space will be limited to 150 riders, so get registered soon. We have childcare available for the day which will include age-appropriate biking related activities for kids too. Checkout the accommodation page to organize where you'll be staying once you've registered. Book soon as it's a super busy weekend here!


Keep Up to Date!

check our ride details and registration pages for more details.