(Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria/Facebook)

The Tour de Victoria cycling event is happening this Saturday, prompting a series of road closures across Downtown Victoria.

The all-day event features riders of all fitness levels choosing one of eight distances to participate in, with all starting and finishing at Victoria’s Inner Harbour at the BC’s Legislative Buildings.

VicPD officers will be working to help minimize traffic disruptions and keep participants and spectators safe. 

The following roads will be closed: 

  • Belleville Street between Government Street and the Hotel Grand Pacific: 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Menzies Street between Belleville Street and Quebec Street: 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
  • Government Street, between Superior Street and Humboldt Street: Closed in 20 minute intervals between 6:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.
  • Belleville Street, between the Hotel Grand Pacific and Oswego Street: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
  • Belleville Street, between Oswego Street and Pendray Street: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
  • Dallas Road, between Crescent Road and the Hotel Grand Pacific: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Temporary, monitored CCTV cameras will also be deployed with temporary signs up in the area to alert the public to their presence.