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Update January 5: Weather forecast is good, so this ride is a go.

The Ride:  This ride follows the shore of Boundary Bay through a major bird habitat and is a nature lover’s dream. Last time we did this ride all manner of wildlife was seen. Ride 18km on gravel into Tsawwassen for a snack, then back to Mud Bay. Yes, it’s ALL gravel, which you secretly love and crave.

Bring tools/spares in case of flats. Keep an eye on the website and Whatsapp for possible cancellation in the event of rain/snow/ice. Ride cancellation will be posted 3 hours before the start of the ride. Let ride leader know if you can provide carpool in your vehicle, for which the participants should compensate you for gas, etc.

Route and distance: click here

Meet: Mud Bay Park at 10AM, address 13030 – 48 Avenue, Surrey BC.

Ride coordinator: RSVP Teresa 

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The Ride:Let’s hope third time lucky.Meet up is at Terra Breads near Science World. We’ll go around Stanley Park, then to West Van and Marine Drive to Horseshoe Bay. After the fish and chips in New Westminster at the start of February, we may choose Troller’s pub for lunch.

 

Meet: At the Olympic Village Terra Breads at 010:00

 

Route:  Click HERE

Distance:  Approx. 65 km. round trip

Ride coordinator:  colin

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I’m hoping for third time lucky. The ride leaves from Terra Breads near Science World  over the  Lions Gate bridge and then along Marine Drive to Horseshoe Bay. Stop for a bite (MMMM! Fish and Chips.) and then return via the same route.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet: At the Olympic Village Terra Breads at 10:00

Route:  Click HERE

Distance:  Approx. 65 km. round trip

Ride coordinator:  colin

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The Ride:The ride goes over the Alex Fraser Bridge and River Rd to Reifel Island Bird Sanctuary. On the way back, we will stop in Ladner for lunch. Pace will be in the low 20km/hr.

 

Meet: 22 Street Skytrain station at 9:00

Route:  Click HERE

Distance:  Approx. 65 km. round trip

Ride coordinator:  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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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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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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