Creating a cycling adventure and sharing our island community with friends has been a passion for us. However, our growing concern around the COVID-19 pandemic has led us to the sad conclusion that we must cancel Quadra CycloQuest, scheduled for May 16, 2020. Click here to see our Refund policy
Last year, we easily hit our goal of 150 participants and we'll likely cap things again this year. If you're riding in the event, you can also purchase dinner tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To register, follow the instructions and link on the REGISTER page.
Cost for Event:
We're encouraging people to register early this year, as it really helps us with logistics and especially with planning for food. The takeaway? Register Early!!
Here's the breakdown:
Early-Bird Registration through March 15th:
Adult Ride and Dinner - $75 (Major MayhemAggedon)
Youth ride/activities and Pizza Dinner - $40 (Minor MayhemAggedon)
Additional Adult Dinner - $35
Additional Youth Dinner - $15
After March 15th and before April 15th:
Adult Ride and Dinner - $85
April 15th - May 1st:
Adult Ride and Dinner - $100
We recommend getting to Quadra on Friday May 15th, as passport pickup and registration will be available at the Heriot Bay Inn (HBI) from 6-9pm. You can also pick up your passport on the day of the ride, May 16th.
To get to Quadra, drive to Campbell River and make your way to the ferry terminal. The crossing takes 15 minutes.
Be prepared for longer ferry lineups starting in the afternoon on Friday - it’s a busy, busy weekend on Quadra and we highly recommend carpooling with friends or biking over if you can pack light enough for the weekend. Getting to the ferry lineup early will certainly help - we recommend Thursday evening or Friday morning.
Pre and post-ride activities will be hosted at the Heriot Bay Inn. It would be convenient to stay close to Heriot Bay, so that you can walk/ride to afterparty. Checkout the accommodation page for our suggestions.
The CycloQuest Adventure Passport
A team of dedicated Quadra Islanders are picking out their favourite island locations including pubs, beaches, lakes, coffee shops and other important landmarks. They'll be assembled with clues and maps in a passport that we'll hand out to all participants on the day of the ride. Each location in the passport will have an associated number of points and a task that should be completed at each spot. You get to pick how many and which destinations you want to link together. Ride in groups or individually. Stop for drinks at bars, our local winery or grind out 160km at a blistering pace.
Passport Pickup - May 15th, Evening or May 16th at 8am
We will have two options for picking up your passports. Passport pickup will be at the Heriot Bay Inn (HBI).
1. May 15th from 6pm - 9pm. Friday nights are fun at the HBI. Grab a drink or some food at the pub before or after getting your passport.
2. May 16th, starting at 8am. Registration will close at 9:am so that we're all ready for a 9:15am departure.
Mass Rolling Start
We'll leave the Heriot Bay Inn at 9:15am and ride as one large group down some of the most beautiful roads on the south end of Quadra Island. It'll be a fun way to kick off the day at a nice, relaxed pace. Together. There will be lots and lots of time for riding your brains out later.
Make sure you have a big breakfast beforehand and bring water, some cash to spend at local establishments and snacks. We'll make sure to label your passports with places where you'll be able to get water.
Following the mass start, everyone will break up to embark on the adventure of their own choosing. We expect locals with different biking interests to participate - if you'd rather show up and find a group of people with similar interests, that will probably work too! Your passports will include maps and destinations that have been carefully selected by locals to highlight the island. If you feel like hopping from coffee shop to artist studio, to winery to a bar on beautiful, smooth roads, then string together an appropriate adventure. Feel like all-out madness? Then try to collect every checkpoint in the passport by hammering your brains out on road, gravel and maybe even some singletrack!
We want to make this event as inclusive as possible for families. Several local parents are helping coordinate a fantastic day at the Quadra Island Children's Centre and activities will be available to all youth ages 3+. For youth who enjoy riding, there will be several skill-appropriate bicycle rides planned with local guides. The cost for the day, including dinner, will be $40. Please check back here for more information as we approach the weekend of May 16th.
Note - Parents will be responsible for getting children to and from the Children's Centre. Youth are encouraged to attend the post-ride dinner at the HBI. We'll have a room setup with a variety of activities there.
Checkout our Youth Page for more details.
We're stoked to be hosting a post-ride dinner and awards at one of our favourite local establishments, the Heriot Bay Inn (HBI). They will be preparing a Taco buffet for all event participants. Youth will have pizza. Dinner buffet will be open from 6pm-8pm and awards will follow, with the HBI remaining open for us to party into the evening! We'll have a place for youth to hang out and play games, watch a movie etc...
Additional dinner tickets will be available to event registrants on a first-come, first-serve basis - $35/adult or $15/youth. Make sure to follow the instructions in the registration form over at webscorer.
We anticipate great stories, fun awards and good times at the HBI after the ride. Take pictures and prepare to share some of your adventures with the whole group. If the weather is nice, we've got access to the deck as well as the grounds!
Please get in touch with us via the contact page if you have any questions!
Check back frequently, as we'll add additional details in the coming months. Don't postpone registering as we anticipate selling out quickly!