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 View from Grouse Fire RoadYou know when you’re running out of ride ideas when rides start going vertical. This is a classic training ride for roadies near and far. Expect a long, sustained climb. Pace yourself, or expectorate a lung. Break is at Nester’s at the top.

Meet: 9AM at JJ’s on 6th and Commercial Drive

Route: click here

RSVP the leader: Teresa

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Hmmm… time for pie!

Daylight savings time is now in effect.  This means more light at the end of the day, for quality riding.  Pie Rides will be happening again.

See the bottom of the page for details.

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The Victoria Tour is back on! Check out the tours page for details.

 

 

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Enjoy unsurpassed views of the Lions! The ride will meet near the 2nd Narrows bridge then head to Lynn Canyon, across upper North Van to Capilano Park the to West Van and back along the water to 2nd Narrows.  Other than a short section of gravel travelling through Capilano Park, the ride is on paved roads. Our lunch stop will be at Crema Cafe. This ride will be moved or canceled in the event of bad weather.

Route: click here

RSVP the leaders: Marty and Kelly

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lonsdale-quay

This is a classic VBC Leisure Ride.  We’ll break for noshings and coffee in Lonsdale Quay. The ride home will go through Moodyville Park, much more pleasant than the Lower Level road, which is not shown in the route link below. Cross your fingers and hope for good weather. Ride will be canceled in the event of rain. Keep an eye out on the website the morning of the ride for updates.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet: 1:00PM at coffee shop at Arbutus and 6th Ave

Route: click here

RSVP  Will (with Naiden) if you plan to come, and want to get an email if the ride is cancelled.

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dosa
Easy ride out to Queensborough Bridge along south shore of the Fraser River’s north arm, then back on the northern shore to South Indian eats for lunch arotit Dosa Corner located at (8248 Fraser Street).

No one will be left behind in our journey to great dosas and roti cannei. Mild and vegetarian options are available.

Meet:  10:00am at north end of the skytrain bridge (Kent Ave at Ash St).

Route:  From skytrain bridge, follow this route to Fraser St (approximately 30km). Keep in mind, lunch will be at the 30km mark.

Leader: Please RSVP to Teresa.

In case of inclement weather, check website by 8am and WhatsApp for possible cancellation.

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Be sure to check the website the morning of the ride as my smart phone has turned dumb, and cannot access WhatsApp.

Let’s try this again.

I have it on good authority Taqueria Playa Tropical in New West has good food and vibes. Let’s go there for lunch! This restaurant gets crazy busy and does not take reservations. Lunch back up is Tamarind Hill or Wild Thyme.  Pace and terrain will be leisurely, going out on the BC Parkway and back on the Central Valley Greenway with gorgeous views of the Brunette River. All manner of rider and bike is welcome.

Meet: 10AM at JJ’s Cafe on Commercial and 6th Ave

Route: click here. Minus 6km from total distance of 43km since we’re starting further east.

RSVP the ride Leader: Teresa

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We have been having leisure rides every second week, and Naiden and Will have lead most of them. Typical leisure rides are 30-40km, moderate terrain and we ride at moderate pace (~18km/h on the flat); no one is dropped.

Upcoming dates are:

Saturday 23 December

If you are interested in leading a leisure ride and one of these dates suits you, let Will know.  Details for each of the rides will be posted during the week before.

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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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