Official Countdown to Scotiabank MS Bike Grape Escape Tour Begins

With just over three weeks to go before the Scotiabank MS Bike Cowichan Valley Grape Escape tour, cycling enthusiasts will be getting ready in earnest as they prepare for one of the most scenic rides B.C. has to offer.

On Saturday July 23rd, MS Bike participants will start riding from the prestigious Shawnigan Lake School and stop at various farms, wineries, and artisans along the way.  As they return from their journey, the afternoon will be spent enjoying the entertainment in Rider Village with appetizers, a gourmet dinner and musical festivities in the evening. On Sunday morning the ride begins again with breakfast before heading out with fellow riders to explore another beautiful region of the Cowichan Valley.


“If riding distances seem daunting, you need not worry. Like our other bike tours, this one is open to all riding levels with a variety of route lengths, including a 100 km. route for the avid cyclist,” says Rowena Veylan, Senior Director, Development, B.C. and Yukon Division. “No matter if you are just starting out or have been riding for a long time, we encourage everyone to participate in one of these bike tours that support an incredibly important cause. Canada continues to have the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. We need to keep raising funds so we can find a cure and advance research efforts.”

“Our Scotiabank MS Bike tours are our most popular fundraising events with many participants telling us that they felt like they were on a world-class cycling vacation in their own backyard. Come out and see why hundreds of cyclists return year after year,” Veylan adds.

All riders for the Scotiabank MS Bike Cowichan Valley Grape Escape must raise a minimum of $400 to participate. If the minimum has not been achieved by event weekend, participants will be asked to cover the difference in order to participate.

It is not too late to sign up with friends and family and join the ride to help cure Canada’s disease. Raise money while taking in the gorgeous scenery of Cowichan and the perks along the way.