Rally Information

Centrally located on Vancouver Island, the August 12 – 16, 2024 Ryde the Rock is based in Duncan, British Columbia. For decades the Cowichan Valley has been producing amazing artisanal foods and drink from the region’s burgeoning farms, wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries.

Duncan is the “City of Totems” and all around the city you will find a collection of 40 colourful totem poles created by Indigenous master carvers.

Other things you can’t miss in and around Duncan are the world’s largest hockey stick and the BC Forest Discovery Centre, where you can ride on a working steam train.

For more information about the Cowichan Valley, check out this link to the Tourism Cowichan website.


The August 12 – 16, 2024 Ryde the Rock event will be held at the Duncan Community Lodge, located in Duncan, BC

Camping spots available. Sorry, no showers are available. Please contact us to get more information.

RV Rental sites:

Group Rydes

Monday (August 12) – Registration and an ice cream social

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday (August 13 – 16) – Guided rides planned

Thursday Night (August 16) – Banquet dinner

We will be supplying the specific ride details to the riders when they show up to registration night

Routes may include Salt Springs Island, Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, Cowichan Bay, Shawingan Lake, Chemainus, and more!

What you need to know about the ferries

From the United States

If arriving directly from the United States, you will be traveling on the Black Ball Ferry Line. This ferry travels between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC.

Advance bookings are recommended for Spyders on this ferry. Please review the website for information regarding arrival times.

Customs & immigrations

Departing from Port Angeles you will go through Canada Customs after you disembark the ship in Victoria.

Departing from Victoria you will go through US Immigration before boarding the ship. After you disembark the ship in Port Angeles, you will go through a US Customs check.

Black Ball Ferry Line (COHO)

Fees & Schedules

From Canada

If traveling from mainland British Columbia, you will be traveling on BC Ferries. This ferry travels between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Your options include:

  • Horseshoe Bay in Vancouver to Departure Bay on Vancouver Island.
  • Tsawwassen in Vancouver to either Swartz Bay near Victoria or Duke Point near Nanaimo.

Advance booking is not required for Spyders on BC Ferries. Please review the website for information regarding arrival times.

BC Ferries

Routes & Schedule

Motorcycle Fares

Questions about customs?

Please refer to the following links for answers about crossing the international border.

Canadian Customs

United States Customs

In Memoriam

On July 4, 2022, Daniel (Dan) Thompson passed from a rare form of cancer and he will always be remembered in the Spyder community as the founder of the Ryde the Rock Rally.

Dan’s vision for Ryde the Rock started in 2018 and his dream was to bring like minded people to ride and introduce them to this wonderful island. Along with Sebastien Asselin at Ladysmith Motorsports, Dan hosted the very first Ryde The Rock in 2019 in Campbell River with around 70 people in attendance.

He was your first contact when you joined the Ryde the Rock Facebook page, and he never left a parking lot with a Sypder in it that he didn’t know so he could meet the new owners and invite them on our rides. Dan invited Dee and myself out for our first Sunday group ride and we were hooked.

He will be missed.

~ Terry Durant