Tour de Rock will roll into Saanich next week

Cops for Cancer ride will have a number of stops in Saanich next Thursday and Friday

The Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock is currently winding through dozens of Vancouver Island communities, and the 1,000-kilometre trek will pass through Saanich later next week.

On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2, police officers from all over B.C. will cycle into Saanich, passing by nearly a dozen schools along the way.

Heading from Oak Bay, the 200-some riders will make their first Saanich stop at St. Michael’s University School on Thursday at 10:13 a.m. before zipping over to St. Joseph’s elementary for 10:45 a.m. From there, they’ll head to McKenzie elementary (10:58 a.m.), Pacific Christian school (11:10 a.m.) Glanford middle (11:22) and Claremont secondary.

On the final day, riders will re-enter Saanich from Esquimalt, stopping at the Coast Capital Savings at Tillicum Mall before tearing up the highway to Broadmead Shopping Centre. After that, they’ll make a 40-minute stop at Reynolds secondary at 12:29 p.m., ride past Braefoot elementary at 1:13 p.m. and take a few minutes to see students at Mt. Douglas secondary.

The officers will hit Dawson Heights before heading into Victoria, but will return to Saanich for a bit at 2:43 p.m., stopping at the University of Victoria.

The tour ends Friday around 6 p.m. at Spirit Square in Victoria. For more information, visit tourderock.ca.