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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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The ride starts at the Braid street skytrain station, we will then go through  to the Pitt Bridge, Golden Ears Bridge to Langley where we will have lunch (at 39km)

 

 

 

 

 

or go on to Whiterock (at 62km). I’m sure the weather will  be sunny and warm like all of my rides (this year!!) The pace will  be in the low to mid 20’s along the flat. (I’ll try and have a new speedometer by then.)

 

 

 

 

 

The ride ends at the King George Skytrain station, or perhaps at Central City Brew Pub.

 

Meet:  9AM at theBraid station.

Distance: 94km approximately

Route: view here

RSVP the leaderColin

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The first part of the ride goes for a leisurely (mid teen km/hr) from Patterson station down to Kent, up to the BC Parkway (skytrain trail) looping east and then back to Patterson. For those on the leisure part of the ride, Dorothy will lead you down for goodies and refreshments and give you and your bike a ride back up to the skytrain. For those who continue, the pace will increase to a medium ride where we will look at the rest of Burnaby; SFU, Barnett Marine park, etc. A lunch spot will be decided somewhere along the way. (Sushi? Middle Eastern? Dry bread and water?) The ride will end at Steamworks. In case of  iffy weather, the ride can be shortened.

 

Meet:  9:30AM at the Patterson Skytrain station.

Distance: Leisure ride approx 30km, full ride approx 86km.

Route: view here

RSVP the leader:  Dorothy and Colin

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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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