More than 400 riders made their way through rural parts of Greater Victoria during the eighth annual Tripleshot CrossFondo.
The event held Sunday (Oct. 15) raises money for the TripleShot Cycling Club youth program and local trail community societies.
Participants took part in two different races, which began at the Vancouver Island Technology Park.
Cody Canning finished in first place in the 45-kilometre race with a time of 2:18:01.12.
Brett Swindells completed the 25-kilometre race first on an e-bike with a time of 2:02:03.77
The event is mainly held on private property and off-road trails.
The Tripleshot CrossFondo was made possible thanks to around 140 volunteers and over 70 landowners opening their properties.
Certified traffic controllers briefly stopped traffic to let cyclists cross roads, but emergency vehicles had priority.
Affected areas included Veyaness Road, Central Saanich Road, Keating Cross Road, Benvenuto Avenue and West Saanich Road.