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UPDATE: Given the forecast for morning rain, I have postponed the start to 12:30pm. Also, if you want to just come for the food, drinks and poetry, you are welcome to come directly to my home around 2pm (address provided by email – please do not post here or on WhatsApp). An easy ride of about 20km, subject to abridgement, but not cancellation due to weather; traditional liquids on offer; spoke’n’words (a toast to bicycles); and warmth following ride. To be clear, there will be food and whisky for all and this is NOT a potluck (please bring only bike, helmet, tube and tools, drink for yourself, and a poem or other written thoughts about bicycles and the undying love of them). I mean love of bikes, not love of drinks; no need for us to fall into cliches. As 25 January will be the happy coincidence of lunar new year’s day and the 261st anniversary of the birth of Scotland’s most famous son, it is ever better if poems and writings also have rat theme. We will ride at a gentle pace and no one will be left behind.

Route: 18.9km see here
RSVP: Will (so we have enough for all to eat)
Location: Arbutus Coffee (W. 6th Avenue at Arbutus Street)
Revised Time: 10am 12:30pm

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Dov is coming back to visit Vancouver and agreed to lead a ride to re-live the good times. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate, but if things are too messy the route may be abbreviated. No drop ride; bring the equipment and tools you will need.

Meet: 10am Terra Breads at Olympic Village (Manitoba at Athlete’s Way)
Approximate Route: here (Not sure if Dov will take a different route to Stanley Park, but I trust he will advise the sweeper).
Leader: Dov (or Will, if you need a local contact)

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The Ride:  The weather is supposed to be good, so I figured I’d go for a quick ride before the Christmas Lights ride and invite anyone who would like to join me. The ride meets down outside Terra Breads near Science World and tours the North Shore. We should arrive at JJ Bean on Commercial to meet up with Teresa’s Christmas Light ride at 4PM.

Route: click here

Meet: 1:15PM at Terra Breads (near Science World) on Manitoba

Distance: about 45km

Ride coordinator:  Colin (I am not on WhatsApp so email me)

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Join me for a shot of nostalgia on this ride to a turn of the century pioneer village. It will make you long for the days of outhouses, working by candlelight, and outbreaks of typhoid fever. Not that we’ll encounter any on this ride. Instead, have serious fun with the 12 Days of Christmas Scavenger Hunt or ride the 1912 carousel. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate in the cafe before heading back. Or we could go for food around the corner. Pace is escargot, minus the slime. Noone is left behind. Bring lights, as it will be dark for the duration of the ride.

Ride is weather permitting. Check the website at 2pm or Whatsapp for updates.

Meet: 4pm at JJ’s Coffee Shop at 6th and Commercial Drive

Route: click here

RSVP the leader :Teresa

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