Riders wanted for Tour de Rock Spin-a-thon & BBQ: September 14

Indulge at Esquimalt Ribfest and burn it off at the Cops for Cancer – Tour de Rock Spin-a-thon! The public are invited to sign up to spin for 30 minutes or 3+ hours, whatever their desire; donations will be accepted during the event.

The goal is to have at least 2 bikes going for 17 hours, 5:30am-10:30pm (Rec Centre Hours of Operation). Sign up for 30 minutes or 3+ hours, whatever duration you are comfortable with); invite friends to donate at the event and/or enjoy a BBQ presented in partnership with Country Grocer.

If interested in signing up, please contact the Esquimalt Recreation Centre Reception in person or by phone 250.412.8500.

The Township of Esquimalt are hoping to raise $3000 from this event!


Get a great workout and support a great cause! Sign up for your preferred time, slots available every 30 minutes on the half hour!  Sign up for 30 minutes or 3 plus hours, you decide. Collect pledges in support of your ride. Those collecting pledges will receive Esquimalt Recreation admissions and water bottle in appreciation.  To register as a rider in our spin-a-thon, please contact Reception by email or phone 250.412.8500.

Would you like to spin but prefer to be a part of a class setting? Enjoy these SPIN CLASSES. Please pre-register through reception at 250.412.8500 for:

Spin for Mom & Babe (with Kindergym)
Kindergym portion 10am-11am; Spin portion: 11am-11:45am

Spin, 3 in 1 Workout: 5:30pm-6:45pm
3 awesome 25 minute sessions combined for one awesome class: spin bike intervals, strength exercises & yoga/flexibility.


Drop boxes will be available at Reception and at the BBQ.

BBQ Menu

A minimum $5/person donation includes:

  • Hot Dog
  • Salad
  • Drink

The Riders will arrive at the Esquimalt Plaza, 1151 Esquimalt Road on Friday, October 2nd at approximately 9:20 a.m. (subject to change). Please arrive early to enjoy a breakfast bunwhich and coffee prepared by Country Grocer’s, Chef Michael (minimum $5 donation) and music by the Naden Band. After the Riders arrive, Councillor Meagan Brame will be participating in a head shave; to support her fundraising efforts please click here.

The Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is a two-week bicycle journey in which a team of police officers rides 1,000 kilometres from the north end of Vancouver Island to the south, raising money to fight childhood cancer. Since 1998, the Tour has raised more than $20 million for the Canadian Cancer Society, which uses the money to fund pediatric cancer research and programs that help children with cancer and their families. Public are invited to participate the Township’s fundraising efforts for this worthy cause on Monday, September 14th and also to welcome the riders when they arrive in Esquimalt on Friday, October 2nd.