Bike wheels in snow

Update December 19: Ride is a go. See you there. 

Is 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.

One Response to “Wednesday December 19 – Christmas Lights – Leisure Ride- RESCHEDULED DUE TO BAD WEATHER”
  1. teresaot says:

    I don’t think there could have been better December conditions for the foursome that attended this ride. It was all about the pretty lights. We visited some big displays downtown and on the west side where all was aglitter. The ride was topped off with Vietnamese eats, although drinks with little umbrellas would not have been out of order, given the near tropical conditions. And after 3 years, we finally checked out the Van Dusen light show! Quite the spectacle and highly recommended.

    Sorry for people receiving late notices about this ride. I suspect I encountered a wifi coldspot at work, which explains the late text. Next time I’ll make sure to post on the website and Whatsapp both.

    For photos of our bedazzled selves:

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