A friend of mine did this race last year and had good things to say. I'm trying to get some information on the Ryder Hesjedal Tour de Victoria. I've ridden in Victoria before and it's a pretty beautiful place to visit. They're going to have 1500 riders and a 90km and 140km circuit. I followed Ryder Hesjedal pretty intently in the Tour de France in 2010 so it would be a fun event to ride in. Registration doesn't begin until 2011 but I'm curious to see if anyone else is thinking about this mass participation race. Victoria BC, Gran Fondo.