Want to post a last-minute impromptu ride? Want to be updated about impromptu rides? We’re starting a WhatsApp group for just this purpose. We’re calling these rides “Flash Rides” because they’re so spur-of-the-moment. It’s wonderful because a text can be sent out once and everyone gets it instantaneously. If a ride is cancelled, a text can be sent out to notify the group.

Everyone who wants to be part of this group need to download WhatsApp (it’s free) to their phone. Once this is done, they can email Faye their phone # and be added to the group. WhatsApp, once loaded, can be access through WiFi or data.

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Update February 8, 2019 – Check out the Tours page for a hub-and-spoke tour in La Conner, Washington, USA this July.

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Note: This ride is cancelled due to inclement weather forecast.

The Ride:  The ride leaves Braid Street Skytrain travelling to the Golden Ears Bridge before heading south going by the Campbell Valley park before turning west to White Rock. We will stop in White Rock or Crescent Beach for lunch. The ride will end at King George Skytrain. This is a no drop ride, speed on the flats is mid twenties.

Bring tools/spares in case of flats. Keep an eye on the website for possible cancellation 2 hours prior to ride start.

Route: click here

Meet: Braid St Skytrain station at 9:30.

Distance: about 95km

Ride coordinator:  Colin (I am not on WhatsApp so email me)

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The Ride: Weather permitting… join us on this impromptu ride around Richmond.

The Route: The route will take us on 10th, south on Heather, across the Canada Line bridge, east on River Road, then south on 7 and Sidaway, then ride west on Dyke Road to Steveston for a yummy lunch at one of the VBC’s favorite pubs: The Buck & Ear. Click HERE for the route preview.

Meet:  At Terra Breads at the Olympic Village at 1000

Distance: approx. 60km.

Ride coordinator:Andrea C.

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Update April 12: Forecast is for rain on Saturday, so this ride has been rescheduled for Sunday. Dessert waits for noone.

This tower of ice cream power is the latest Asian dessert fad, bingsoo. Composed of shaved ice, ice cream, fruit, red bean and mochi, it’s a meal in itself and best shared. Which is why I’m leading my posse of rolling bellies to Cafe Sweets and Beans to try out this ridiculously large and caloric intrigue. The warm weather certainly justifies it. There are savory options for those not into sweets.

Meet: 930AM Arbutus and 6th Coffee Shop

Route: click here

RSVP the Leader: Teresa

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A nice sunny day ride with a few hills. Cruise down the Barnett Highway (nice wide shoulders) around beautiful Burrard inlet, before enjoying the rolling hills to Belcarra. We will be stopping on the way back in Port Moody for a bite to eat.

Meet: 9:00am at JJ Bean (Commercial Drive at E. 6th Ave).

RSVP: Colin

Route: click here

This ride is dependent on decent weather, so check this post on the ride morning by 8am for notification if cancelled.

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MEC Club NightNot a ride, but a bike event nonetheless.
Relieve your shopping itch. Receive 10% off all regular priced items purchased that evening – including bikes and boats!

  • Does not apply to package discounts; BlundstoneBirkenstock, and Glerups products.
  • Does not apply to previous purchases, no exceptions.

Returns and exchanges cannot be processed that evening.  Club members can put items on hold up to 48 hours before the event, and they must be picked up by 7 pm.  Items that have been purchased before the event cannot be returned and re-purchased at the discounted rate. 

Participants must be a member of Mountain Equipment Co-op in order to make a purchase.  If you are not yet a member, you may purchase a $5.00 membership that evening.

Time:  7-9pm
Location
: MEC Vancouver, 130 West Broadway

RSVP to Teresa by Thursday May 8th if you plan to go, so your name can be put on the attendee list.

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Don’t let someone else dictate where you ride. Here’s your chance to give back to your club, grant respite to existing ride leaders, AND go where to want. It’s the biking triple bottom line!

If you don’t see a ride posted, it means that weekend is waiting for ride leaders.

Email Teresa to have your ride posted.

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Regular Weekly Rides

Wednesday Night Pie Rides

 

The ride: We zip around the edges of Vancouver. Starting from Canada Place we climb to Prospect Point in Stanley Park, then along Beach to Science World, across to Kits, and out to UBC and back home along the bike routes of Kits.

A fast, but friendly ride with several stops to collect everyone.

Meet: EVERY Wednesday at 4:30 PM at Canada Place (west side). (Ride depends on the weather.)

Distance: About 20 to 50 km, depending on how far you ride.

Pace: Multi-paced – please wait at pre-determined spots for others.

Contact: Henry H. at hulbert AT vcn.bc.ca

 

Helmets are required on all VBC rides and tours.