THE PILGRIMAGE RIDE
 

Honour The Land

 
 
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Please note, there will be no more ticket transfers as of July 18, 2019.


WHAT IS THE PILGRIMAGE?

The pilgrimage is a two-day mindful motorcycle ride on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada.

It has been consciously curated to travel one of the most exciting roads in B.C that leaves Victoria and ends in the Cowichan Valley. While traversing the stunning forests, mountains, and oceanside route, the rider will pause at four intentionally chosen locations of natural beauty called refugios. The idea for this motorcycle ride has been influenced by the notable pilgrimage, Camino de Santiago in Spain.

The pilgrimage is also like most riding events: we will ride, make new friends, play, swim, camp and celebrate into the starry night. It is our wish that the riders will be nurtured by this land, honoured by their fellow riders and feel a little more freedom in their soul for having taken this quest into nature.

All proceeds benefit Women In Need Community Cooperative and we have partnered with some generous local businesses who care about where we live, work and ride.


If you are a female-identified person, a trans woman or consider yourself gender-fluid/non-binary - you are welcome!


The pilgrimage does not have any religious or spiritual affiliations.


HOW DOES THE PILGRIMAGE WORK? 

We meet in the morning at Island Motorcycle Co. just outside of Victoria, BC. on July 27, 2019. (see Schedule of Events for more details on timing).

The morning of the ride is where you pick up a map that leads you to the sanctuary, where we will camp for the night. Get your map stamped along the route at each refugio in exchange for a 2019 Pilgrimage Ride embroidered patch at the end of the day.

A light continental breakfast (yogurt, fruit, bars & coffee) will be available.

Upon arrival at the sanctuary, the riders will be served a catered bbq meal (for all dietary needs) and cold adult beverages will be available. Riders are invited to swim in the river (pending conditions), sit by the fire, pitch their tent and enjoy night time entertainment. The sanctuary is a private campground surrounded by ancient trees with a crystal clear river running through it. Please bring your own tent/hammock/etc to camp in!

* SOLD OUT * Additional Accommodations @ Campsite - Bunkhouse

You can add on $20/person for a space in the bunkhouse (instead of tent camping). This building has 2 showers & private bathrooms. 22 beds: 11 up, 11 down. First come, first served. You MUST BRING YOUR OWN FOAMIE/THERMAREST.

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Additional Accommodations @ Campsite - Group Tent

Can fit 2 people very comfortably & 4 people more cozy like. It has a wooden platform with latrines nearby. You MUST BRING YOUR OWN FOAMIE/THERMAREST. One person in the party will pay the $40 cost for the group, splitting the cost among yourselves.

Please note:

  • There is a cash bar (no credit/debit).

  • Outside alcohol is not permitted due to the liquor licensing & rules for this site.

  • Only ticket-holders allowed on site.

  • Unfortunately, there are no pets allowed on site and is strictly enforced.

The next morning coffee & pastries will be available at the camp. There will be a map to Red Arrow Brewery in Duncan, where breakfast will be available. There will also be maps to the ferry locations.

All riders must leave the property by 11:00 am on Sunday morning.


The pilgrimage is a long day of riding. Please pay close attention to the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS and the HOW TO GET HERE to ensure you arrive on time on the morning of July 27. You must attend in person to receive your map either on the 26th at the Kick-Off Party at Wheelies or on the morning of the July 27th at Island Motorcycle Co.


COST

CDN$85.00 includes:

  • entry to the pilgrimage ride

  • overnight camping for our exclusive use at a private campground

  • catered bbq dinner at the sanctuary

  • embroidered patch

  • local craft beer at the sanctuary until it runs out

  • first 25 riders will receive Honda sunglasses compliments of Modern Motorcycle in Vancouver

  • door prizes including a leather SHIFT riding jacket (value: $400), helmet, clothing, gift cards, etc.

    *All proceeds go to Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative*

BUYING TICKETS

  • tickets on sale now until June 10, 2019 or until it sells out.

  • go to the eventbrite page to buy your tickets.

  • you will be given the option to buy your tickets, t-shirts and additional bunkhouse accommodations

  • tickets are non-refundable but you can transfer them to another rider until June 10, 2019

FRIENDS IN CARS JOINING US

Although we would love to welcome friends & family, unfortunately we can not accommodate anyone beyond the maximum ticketed riders at this time.

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