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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Meet at the end of  the  skytrain (Lafarge Lake/Douglas) for  a ride in the sun  to beautiful Alouette Lake. The lunch spot is tentatively set for the Black Sheep on the way back, but if I’m open to suggestions. Pace: low to mid 20’s on the flats.

 

Route: click here

Meet: Lafarge Lake/Douglas Skytrain station at 9:30.

Distance: 70km

Ride coordinator:  Colin

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This is a classic VBC Leisure Ride. We’ll break for treats and coffee in Lonsdale Quay. The ride home will go through the Spirit Trail in North Vancouver and the now completed bike path on the Ironworkers’ Bridge (both completed since the route was mapped), which are not shown in the route link below, and will involve a steep but short climb. Cross your fingers and hope for good weather. Ride will be canceled in the event of rain. Keep an eye on WhatsApp on the morning of the ride for updates.

Meet: Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus Street at W. 6th Ave) at 9:30am

Route: click here

RSVP: Dov if you plan to come

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It’s been a while since I’ve led a ride to Surrey and Langley, which offers more than we expect. Hopefully there will be lots of pastoral beauty to behold. After some tweaking, I will omit the Fraser Hwy section but it means more twists and turns. And as much as I enjoy wet shoes from creek-crossings, I will omit that too. If you smell smoke, that’s my brain burning. Lunch will be at JD Farms. If people are open to it, we can also stop at Kraus Berry Farm for dessert, as it’s on the way. We return via the swooping descent across the Port Mann bridge into Coquitlam, where the ride ends at Braid Skytrain. Make sure you bring enough warm clothes/snacks/water/tools/spare tubes to get you through the ride. Expect pauses for wayfinding. Mostly paved road with the ever-hopeful possibility of gravel. NB: I repeat, the start and end points are not the same! Click on the route link for details. Ride is weather dependent.

Meet: 10AM King George Skytrain station, eastern terminus of the Expo line

Route: click here

RSVP the leader: Teresa

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Meet at King George Skytrain at 9:00. The ride takes us to Fort Langley along the Fraser River and then on to Abbotsford. We will cross the Mission Bridge and stop in Mission for lunch. Continuing on to Braid Street Skytrain station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Route: click here

Meet: King George Skytrain at 9:00.

Distance: 105km

Ride coordinator:  Colin

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MEC Club NightNot a ride, but a bike event nonetheless.
Relieve your shopping itch. Receive 10% off all regular priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats!

  • Does not apply to package discounts; BlundstoneBirkenstock, and Glerups products.
  • Does not apply to previous purchases, no exceptions.

Returns and exchanges cannot be processed that evening.  Club members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event, and they must be picked up by 7 pm.  Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate. 

Participants must be a member of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase.  If you are not yet a member, you may purchase a $5.00 membership that evening.

Time:  7-9pm
Location
: MEC Vancouver, 130 West Broadway

RSVP to Teresa by Thursday October 18th if you plan to go, so your name can be put on the attendee list.

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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.