Here are some organized road rides regularly happening in Nanaimo:
Check out the FAQs and rules on the MIVA site, which is a good reference for any group riding.
Mondays@6:30-8pm–Mid Island Velo Association beginner/friendly ride. Must have MIVA membership. Check the events page on the MIVA calendar for start location. Alternates between Oak Bay Bikes and Aquatic Centre.
Tuesday@7-8:15pm-Boxwood Criterium-Registration is at the Purolator Parking Lot on Boxwood Road. Registration at 6:30pm, start time 7:00pm. 40-55 laps of the Boxwood Crit Course. Club Membership ($15) is required for participation in all MIVA races.
Thursdays@3:45pm-Meet at Investors Group parking lot, 5070 Uplands Dr. Training group.
Saturday@9am-All riders must belong to a cycling club like The Mid Island Velo Associtation. This is a road ride, so you will need a road bike and helmet. The ride pace will be moderate, if we have enough people will split into two groups, with one for beginners. The ride will leave from Oak Bay Bikes.
Single Speed Nanaimo-If you’re a fixie or single speed rider looking for a group, there is a following in Nanaimo that uses google groups to organize rides.
If you’re looking for a ride of a different type or time, take a look at our forum and feel free to make a post.