Want to post a last-minute impromptu ride? Want to be updated about impromptu rides? We’re starting a WhatsApp group for just this purpose. We’re calling these rides “Flash Rides” because they’re so spur-of-the-moment. It’s wonderful because a text can be sent out once and everyone gets it instantaneously. If a ride is cancelled, a text can be sent out to notify the group.

Everyone who wants to be part of this group need to download WhatsApp (it’s free) to their phone. Once this is done, they can email Faye their phone # and be added to the group. WhatsApp, once loaded, can be access through WiFi or data.

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Our traditional ride north on the Lions Gate and south on the Ironworkers Memorial. We will take the Spirit Trail between the bridges, stopping for some treats at the Lonsdale Quay. There is a short but steep part to get up to Moodyville Park, but we will not leave anyone behind. This ride is weather dependent check for an update to this posting (and message on WhatsApp) if cancelled or adjusted about 90 minutes before the ride start time. THIS RIDE CANCELLED DUE FORECAST FOR CONSTANT RAIN.

Meet: 11am Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus Street at W. 6th Avenue)

Route: see here, but modified to follow this on the North Shore between the bridges (I am not planning to continue to Deep Cove as the modification ride shows)

Leader: Will you can email him if you are planning to come.

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Bike wheels in snowIs the lack of Vitamin D getting you down? Let’s combat the darkness with a festive Christmas lights ride around town. Maintain your cardio while everyone else is swilling eggnog. The ride will wend its way from Canada Place to the West Side, hitting all the highlights before ending at the mother of all light displays at Van Dusen Gardens. Dinner at Van Dusen or pho at Main and 29th for those needing to defrost with a hot beverage. Dress for the weather, erring on the side of warmth, as there may be some stopping to ooh and ah. This year, we’ll go mid-week to avoid the crowds. 

When: meet at 430pm

Where: meet at Canada Place flagpoles

Who: RSVP Teresa

How long: Click Here for route, omitting the East Van section; 20ish km at leisure pace

What: Ride goes in good weather only. Canceled in the event of rain, snow, other events of Biblical proportions

Cost: $20 to enter Van Dusen, $18.50 if bought online. Other lights are free to view. $10-15 for dinner.

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Zero Avenue

Photo:Empty road calling your name. 

Here’s your chance to lead the ride you’ve always wanted to try.

If you don’t see a ride posted, it means that weekend is waiting for ride leaders.

 

Email Teresa to have your ride posted.

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Regular Weekly Rides

Wednesday Night Pie Rides

 

The ride: We zip around the edges of Vancouver. Starting from Canada Place we climb to Prospect Point in Stanley Park, then along Beach to Science World, across to Kits, and out to UBC and back home along the bike routes of Kits.

A fast, but friendly ride with several stops to collect everyone.

Meet: EVERY Wednesday at 4:30 PM at Canada Place (west side). (Ride depends on the weather.)

Distance: About 20 to 50 km, depending on how far you ride.

Pace: Multi-paced – please wait at pre-determined spots for others.

Contact: Henry H. at hulbert AT vcn.bc.ca

 

Helmets are required on all VBC rides and tours.