HarbourCats and Tour de Victoria Promote Bike to the Park

Everyone encouraged to ride their bikes to the park for all HarbourCats games in 2019, but especially on August 11th, our Bike to the Park Day!

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2019, VICTORIA, B.C. — There’s no bigger name in cycling in these parts than Ryder Hesjedal. And there’s no bigger cycling event in Victoria than the Tour de Victoria, which takes place every August.

The Victoria HarbourCats are proud to announce a partnership with Tour de Victoria and Ryder Hesjedal, to highlight the opportunity for people to ride their bikes to Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP all summer long. The big event at the end, leading into the Tour, will be on the final regular season HarbourCats game, Sunday, August 11, when everyone will be encouraged to bike to the park, or bike in combination with BC Transit, for a celebration of the cycling culture that exists in Victoria — and to act as a great lead-in to the mass ride on August 17.

“We know how convenient our location is, for people to walk or cycle to the park — and we also know what Ryder’s name means in this community, so it’s a perfect fit to do this,” said Jim Swanson, GM and Managing Partner of the HarbourCats. “We have nine day games this season, and those in particular are perfect days to ride to the game. Holding this Bike to the Park Day with a 1pm start on that last Sunday is ideal for everyone.”

There will be prizes and riding incentives for those who ride to the game, plus activities for the kids.  Our young riders will even be able to bike on the field prior to the game and get to enjoy the facility at Wilson’s Group Stadium at RAP. This day will be a way to further recognize how fun, friendly and convenient cycling in our region is. The Tour de Victoria, being held on Saturday, August 17, with an anticipated 2000 cyclists, will continue this cycling celebration.

“Tour de Victoria’s website tagline says it all — All Ages, All Abilities, All Bikes. That’s what this game will be about as well, as we say good-bye to the seventh regular season in HarbourCats history,” said Swanson. “This will be part of our season-ending Fan Appreciation Day with Passion Sports, always a great day at the park.”

To learn more about Ryder Hesjedal’s Tour de Victoria, head to their website at

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TYSON HAYS, C, Illinois State — 6-0/201, right-handed hitter from Denver, the 20-year-old sophomore once hit a HR at Coors Field, home of the MLB Rockies, in high school. Has two home runs and 23 RBIs this season while starting 23 games, and has thrown out five would-be base-stealers.

JOE AEILTS, OF/IF, Illinois State — 6-2/198, a junior from Champaign, Illinois, father Rick Aeilts played in the NFL. Aeilts has eight home runs, 32 RBIS, has stolen nine bases, and is hitting .355 with 20 extra-base hits. Can play just about any position.

AIDAN HUGGINS, IF, Illinois State — 5-11/195, right-handed hitter from Edmonton, a redshirt sophomore infielder who played for Edmonton in the WMBL, strong defensive player has two home runs, 15 RBIs and five stolen bases in 35 games.

DEREK SALATA, RHP, Illinois State — 6-3/210, freshman pitcher from Westchester, Ill., has made five appearances in 2019, coming back from an arm injury in 2018, and will be ready to give solid innings this summer.








HarbourCats 2019 Season Tickets, Single Game tickets and 10-game Flex Packs are now on sale!  Book you seats now to avoid disappointment, especially on our popular fireworks nights!

2019 Season Ticket Pricing

(includes 27 league games, all six exhibition games scheduled in 2019, first right of refusal on purchase of playoff tickets)

  • General Admission – $350
  • Premium Reserved (Sections 6-9 and 11-12 along baselines) – $450
  • Grandstand Reserved (Section 10 behind home plate Row E to N) – $500
  • Campbell Real Estate Club Seats (Section 10 Rows A-D) – $650
  • Diamond Club (Field Level) – $725 (Inquire for Availability)

2019 10-game Flex Packs are also on sale at the same prices as 2018 – $120 for 10 General Admission vouchers and $175 for 10 Premium Reserved Vouchers.

To order season tickets or 10-game flex packs, drop in to the office at 1814 Vancouver Street (open 10 AM to 5 PM Monday thru Friday), or give us a call at 778-265-0327.  You can also e-mail Christian J. Stewart, our Assistant General Manager, Ticketing and Media at

SINGLE GAME TICKETS can now be ordered on-line at or by dropping in to the HarbourCats offices.


Our pre-season office hours at 1814 Vancouver Street are now 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday. We are closed (or by appointment only) on  Sunday.

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