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The Ride:  To continue with a cyclist’s favourite theme, the rolling bellies are touring Burnaby for Korean food this week. This is perfect for family style dining, unless the group states otherwise. Guaranteed to be hearty and warming. The terrain will be mostly road, with unpaved sections of the Central Valley Greenway. The pace and distance will be easy, but there are a few short climbs. There is a short section of riding along North Road, which may require riding on the sidewalk. Road bike tires will be fine. Lunch will be at the 22km mark, at Insadong restaurant.

Bring snacks to tide you over, and tools/spares in case of flats. Keep an eye on the website for possible cancellation in the event of rain/snow/ice.

Route: click here

Meet: At JJ’s Coffee East 6th and Commercial at 1100AM.

Distance: 38 km

Ride coordinator: RSVP Teresa 

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The ride cuts onto Marine Drive in West Vancouver which we then follow to the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay. Riders have been known to turn back here. Keep going, it’s a great ride to Roberts Creek and lunch at the Gumboot Cafe (yum!). The hills are nice and rolling, (OK, some are short and steep) and one long one out of Gibsons. Teresa introduced me to this ride, and I thought it was great. We’ll have an early start in order to try and catch the 9:40 AM ferry.

 

 

 

 

Route: click here, distance 90+km (average speed on flats – low to mid 20km/hr)

Meet: 7:30AM at Terra Breads in the Athlete’s Village

Please RSVP ride leader Colin if you plan to come.

Bring: your BC Ferries Experience card (or so Teresa says), snacks, water, extra tube and basic tools for repairs.

 

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This on Trevor Linden’s top 5 ride list for good reason: good hills, especially in Coquitlam and Port Moody, are combined with great water views. Best suited for road bikes and skinny tires. We will stop in Port Moody on the way back at Pajos. Take your food to a microbrew on Brewery Row and it’s a complete meal. Lunch is at the 45km mark, so bring extra food for energy.

As always, bring a bike in good working order and your repair gear.

Meet: JJ’s coffee on 6th Ave and Commercial, 9AM

Distance: 70km

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderTeresa

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This is a skytrain to skytrain station ride with a slight diversion out past Maple Ridge. We will meet at Lafarge Lake skytrain (end of the Evergreen line) and ride out to Whonnock lake. Lunch will be at the Billy Miner Pub unless someone has a better idea. This is at about 55km. The ride is going to be in the low 20km/hr speed along the flats. Bring extra food for energy. The ride ends at Braid Street Skytrain.

 

 

Meet:  9AM at the Lafarge Skytrain station.

Distance: 86km approximately

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderColin

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billy miner pub

The Ride:  The ride leaves Braid Street Skytrain, winds it way to the Coquitlam river (and up, no paddle), across to the Pitt for a short dyke ride to the Pitt River Bridge. From there we go along bike trails and back roads to the Billy Miner Pub.. After a beverage or two, (and perhaps a bite to eat), We will return via Pitt Meadows Airport, Mary Hill Bypass to United Boulevard to return to Braid. This is a no drop ride, it’s not a speed ride.

Bring tools/spares in case of flats. Keep an eye on the website for possible cancellation in the event of rain/snow/ice.

Route: click here

Meet: Braid St Skytrain station at 9:30.

Distance: 75km

Ride coordinator:  Colin

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It’s time to test your conditioning! The ride cuts onto Marine Drive in West Vancouver which we then follow to the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay. Riders have been known to turn back here. Keep going, it’s a great ride to Roberts Creek and lunch at the Gumboot Cafe (yum!). The hills are nice and rolling, (OK, some are short and steep) and one long one out of Gibsons. Teresa introduced me to this ride, and I thought it was great. We’ll have an early start in order to try and catch the 9:40 AM ferry.

Route: click here, distance 90+km

Meet: 730AM at Terra Breads in the Athlete’s Village

Please RSVP ride leader Colin if you plan to come.

Bring: your BC Ferries Experience card (or so Teresa says), snacks, water, extra tube and basic tools for repairs.

 

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119359This ride starts at the Olympic Village, Stanley Park, UBC, Marine Drive to Kent to Dorothy and Colin’s house for a BBQ (provided). We can pick people up along the way, just let me know before hand. Want a real easy ride, may I suggest meeting at the Skytrain bridge at Cambie and Kent. Want to go a bit further, meet at the SW end of the Burrard bridge. Want to go further yet, ride up Seymour before the start of the ride. Just let me know if you plan on coming so that there will be enough food and drink.

Route: click here,

Meet: 10:00 AM at Terra Breads in the Athlete’s Village

Please RSVP ride leader Colin if you plan to come.

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pitt polder

There are three possible starting points for this ride: 1)JJ’s on Commercial; 2)Braid St Skytrain; 3)East end of the Pitt River Bridge. The ride is fairly flat and the turn around place is Pitt Polder, a bird area at the start of Pitt Lake. We will haved a picnic here (It’s a bring your own.) Sometimes there is a food truck there, but this is not a guarantee. From the picture, you can see it’s a beautiful area. We may stop at the Gillnetter on the way back.   This is a no drop ride.

RSVP the Ride Co-ordinator: Colin

Distance: about 100km return to JJ Bean.  (70km return from Braid, 40km return from Pitt River Bridge)

Route: click here

Meet: jjbean on commercial at 8:30 (Braid about 9:30, Pitt Bridge about 10:30)

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diplomat bakery

Time change! Daylight saving ended.

Don’t for get to set your clocks back one hour.

Revised again, at 8:30 AM.  Not canceled. Meet at Athlete’s Village, Terra Breads, 10:00 AM. C.S.

Get out you’re hybrids or mountain bikes! We’ll take the Canada Line skytrain bridge and then cut over to the Richmond dykes to get to Steveston. Contrary to the route below, we’ll ride back along Railway, Lynas, Russ Baker Way, to the Canada Line Bridge. The ride stops at the Diplomat Bakery for goodies and coffee.

 

Meet:  9AM at the north end 0f the Canada line bridge (South Kent at Ash).

Distance: 35km approximately

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderTeresa

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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.

 

Route: click here

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

Distance: 70km

Ride coordinator:  Colin

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