Milltown Marina

Milltown Marina

This ride will run, rain or shine! Weather forecast at this time is for showers. Bring your rain gear.

Come and raise a glass of cheer to the memory of one of the VBC’s main benefactors, John Hathaway.

You can read about John’s lifeHERE.

The Ride: This ride will take us from the Olympic Village and eventually end at for lunch at the newly opened Milltown Bar & Grill at the also newly opened Milltown Marina in Marpole. Actually, the place is officially in Richmond, but it suffers from a rare case of Pt. Roberts syndrome (those geographically challenged can keep wondering).

The plan is to south on Heather, to West 10th Ave, and make our way around UBC to Milltown Pub.  However, how we reach the pub will mostly depend on the current conditions – we might take a longer route if it’s really nice, or shorten it if it’s crappy.

Meet: At Terra Breads at the Olympic Village at 10:30am

Distance: about 30 km.

Ride coordinator: Cam S.

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Summer is coming! Weather is good. Let’s ride!

The Ride:   We’ll take Canada Line Bridge to River Rd, then taking No. 7 Rd, Cambie, Sidaway and Dike to Steveston. Return via Railway/Russ Baker/River Road. Route Map

Distance: 30 km or so to the pub.

Meet: JJ’s Coffee, East 6th Ave. and Commercial at 10:00 AM.

Ride coordinator: Cam_S

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Come join a ride from Mission to Harrison along the north side of the Fraser. The ride follows the Lougheed which has a nice wide shoulder the whole way. Leaving Mission, it’s a flat spin till Deroche, from there a gentle rolling terrain to Harrison with the exception of one hill (both ways). Usually on a Sunday the road is fairly quiet. We will stop at a pub in Harrison for lunch before returning. No, the photo does not depict the location of the lunch spot.

Meet: 10AM at the Dairy Queen in Mission, address 32753 Lougheed Highway, V2V 1A7

Distance: approx. 100k

Leader and RSVP: Colin by email if you plan to come. He accepts payment in beer.

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Flying Beaver

The Ride:  

I would  like to lead a Richmond ride on the above date starting a 9 AM from Terra Breads at the Olympic Village site. I will be taking the following route: Ontario, 45th, Heather, Jacomb, Sidaway, No. 5, Dyke Rd, …. Railway, No. 2 bridge, Flying Beaver. I may be averaging around 21 to 23 km per hr. (I probably will be leading from behind at times!) I will print out a few waiver forms for any newbies. It should be a fun and doable ride for everyone.

 

Meet : 9:00AM at Terra Breads 1605 Manitoba Street, Van, BC

Distance: 40 km.

Contact: Faye

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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 is a mostly flat ride with some climb in the beginning and end. There will be  peaceful pastoral and awesome river views. The long open stretches will call to the inner roadie in us all. We will take a break at Tugboat Annie’s.

 

Meet:   Terra Breads at the Olympic Village

Time:   8:00 AM

Route:  distance is approx 100 km here

Bring:  Snacks and bike maintenance tools

Leader:  Faye

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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 ride ventures into sleepy but charming Dundarave in West Vancouver where I used to frequent the Bakehouse, but then was introduced to Crema in Ambleside that crushes the coffee and baked goods.  This place is pretty packed, so we can take our goodies to the water for noshing. There’s one hill in Stanley Park and the bridge to overcome, otherwise it’s pretty level. This will be a no-drop ride.

Please keep an eye on the website Saturday morning for possible cancellation in the event of rain. All riders are expected to have basic tools/supplies to repair flats and know how to use them.

Route: click here

RSVP the Leader: Teresa

Meet: Arbutus and 6th Ave coffee shop at 9AM

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It wouldn’t be summer if there wasn’t a ride up one of the 3 local mountains. Some rides include all three. This one is a cardio lover’s dream. Just be sure to dust off the lightest bike you own with the climbing gears, because you’ll need it. There’s big views to reward those willing to brave the switchbacks up to the parking lot of Mount Seymour. There’s drinks at the top, and a food stop at the mini mall at Mt. Seymour Parkway & Mt. Seymour Rd. Make sure you carry enough water and food to get you to the top, as there will be no stops for these essentials on the way up. But wait! The ride doesn’t end at the bottom – it continues over to Seymour Demonstration Forest afterwards. Tommy, ride leader extraordinaire, has recently returned from the Pyrenees and doesn’t want to lose his cardio crown. Ask him all about it…

Bring: a completed membership form/waiver if you’re not a member, tools for simple repairs, water, snacks

Meet: 9AM at JJ’s coffee on 6th Ave and Commercial Dr.

Route: click here

RSVP:Tommy

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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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