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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Check out the Tours page for a tour in Sorrento, BC. (not Italy).

Update April 18/18: There is a trip to Spain in the fall.

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This ride is a hill-climber’s favourite and great workout. The proposed ride is Belcarra Park via Central Valley, back on Barnet, but subject to change.

Meet: 830am at Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus Street at W. 6th Avenue) and at 900am at JJ Bean (Commercial Drive at E. 6th Ave).

RSVP: Will 

Route: click here

 

This ride is dependent on decent weather, so check this post (and WhatsApp) on the ride morning by 8am for notification if cancelled.

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A chance to ride both sides of Howe Sound on the same weekend! We will get an early start to get snacks in Deep Cove village, enjoy the water views from the other side, and be home in time to complete your spring cleaning in the afternoon…

Sure there will be a few hills, but none of them compare with the climb over the Coquitlam hill or the Belcarra killers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet: Either 8:30am at Arbutus Coffee (W. 6th Avenue at Arbutus Street) or 9am at JJ Beans (E. 6th Avenue at Commercial Drive). No need to RSVP, but we will leave at 5 minutes after the time noted above. Use WhatsApp if you are delayed en route and would like us to wait for you.

Route: here

Leader: Will

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The ride goes from JJ Bean on Commercial  along the Greenway to New Westminster (be prepared for bits of gravel road, especially along Brunette Creek).  There will be no stopping to observe the salmon here, as that is a fall thing. We continue through New Westminster, and then back along to Burnaby where we will stop for ice cream (yum!!) at Avalon Dairy. (Food is also available here, but when there’s ice cream….) The ride continues to the Marine Drive skytrain (Cambie at Marine Drive).

Meet:  10:00am at JJ Bean (Commercial Drive at E. 6th Ave).

RSVP: Dorothy

Route: click here

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The Ride:  This popular ride attracts many cyclists and has become a club classic. It’s perfect for a fine spring day. It boasts spectacular scenery, varied terrain and challenging climbs to work up an appetite.

We will across Stanley Park, ride over Lion’s Gate Bridge, ride residential roads skirting the ocean, then join the bike route with its many twists, turns and killer climbs and eventually find ourselves in Horseshoe Bay. Lunch will either be at one of several fine dining restaurants or take your picnic to the waterfront park. We will then return along scenic Marine Drive with a caffè latte stop at Delany’s in West Vancouver. Almost any bike with triple rings and good brakes will do.

Route: here

Meet: 9:30am at  Arbutus Coffee at 6th & Arbutus

Distance:  Approx. 60 km.

Contact:  Andrea C. 

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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! 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 April 26th if you plan to go, so your name can be put on the attendee list.

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In honour of May Day (well almost), bring your streamers and we can dance around Ladner. Lunch will be in Ladner at about the 50km mark. Speed will be low to mid 20’s on the flats.owl on boundary bay

 

 

Meet:  9AM at the King George Skytrain station.

Distance: 70km approximately

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderColin

 

 

 

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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.