2017 Victoria Gran Fondo

Final Year of the Doppio:

The 2017 VGF Doppio is approaching and there are a few things you need to know and perhaps do: 

This will be the last running of the Doppio in its current format. Anyone who has waffled should step up. This classic challenge is a rare opportunity to test your limits in style. From the beginning this was always about the route, hence, was first held the year the road was paved from Port Renfrew to Cowichan. The Circle Route, as it has become known, was born and so was the Doppio. Without divulging too much, let me say that an alternate route will be available in 2018. That will be the catalyst for the change.

The Route:

This video was submitted by Robin Willard, one of only 3 athletes to have done every edition of this epic event. Unfortunately Robin has a schedule conflict this year and won't be able to attend on the 17th. In tribute to his streak he headed out with a few groupies and did the loop on May 14th. The start and finish do not mirror the event precisely but all the stuff that matters is there. Its a great perspective of this beautiful ride.

Thanks for your participation over the years Robin, it's been a pleasure serving you!

Fondo Kit:


  • Check out the kit for 2017.  $100 for either bib shorts or jersey. Men’s or Women’s sizes XS- XXXL. RACE FIT.
  • Place your order before May 23 at kim@oakbaybikes.com .  
  • If you have a bag from a previous edition of the Doppio bring it to registration and receive a $25 credit toward your purchase.

Registration is live: Click here to register

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