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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diplomat bakery

Get out you’re hybrids! We’ll take the Canada Line skytrain bridge and then cut over to the Richmond dykes to get to Steveston.  The ride stops at the Diplomat Bakery for goodies and coffee.

 

Meet:  10AM at the north end 0f the Canada line bridge (South Kent at Ash).

Distance: 35km approximately

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderColin

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Enjoy this quick burn to the North Shore. The 32km loop is deceptively short; there’s some good climbs in there, steep and longish. Reward your quivering quads with big water views. We’ll take a break by grabbing snacks in the village and soak in the atmosphere by the water.

Meet: 9AM at JJ’s Coffee, located at 6th and Commercial Dr.

Route: click here

RSVP the leader: Teresa

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These rides will be around 30-40km in length with a break in the middle involving food. Average speeds will be in the mid-teens/hr. Everyone’s welcome; noone will be dropped.

Meet: 10AM at the coffee shop at Arbutus and West 6th Ave

Route: to be announced

RSVP: email to Will

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Silver Lake Park, near Sumas, WA

That’s a photo from a club ride in 1992. The bridge is gone, but you can still enjoy the backroads and farms of Washington State. A longer version of last year’s ride, this ride is 15km longer, totalling 97km. Make sure you bring your passport/Nexus card, a bike in good repair, some tools/spares for simple repairs, US dollars/credit card, and enough snacks/water. There is climbing, but it’s very gradual or short spurts. There are nail-biting sections with heavy traffic and minimal shoulder. Pace will be in the low 20kms/hr. I’ll be relying on GPS, so expect wayfinding issues. Many thanks to Justin for the route. Lunch will be at North Fork Brewery.  Open to VBC members only.

If you can take others in a carpool or need a ride, please let Teresa know in your RSVP.

RSVP the leader: Teresa

Route: click here

Meet: 9AM at the Tim Hortons near Sumas/Huntington border crossing. Address is 1255 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8H2

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 View from Grouse Fire RoadYou know when you’re running out of ride ideas when rides start going vertical. This is a classic training ride for roadies near and far. Expect a long, sustained climb. Pace yourself, or expectorate a lung. Break is at Nester’s at the top.

Meet: 9AM at JJ’s on 6th and Commercial Drive

Route: click here

RSVP the leader: Teresa

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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. The following weekends are up in the air and waiting for ride leaders:

August 19/20, September 2/3+9/10

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 5:30 PM at Canada Place (west side).

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.