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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Let’s ride out to the Milltown Pub in Richmond but it’s actually in Vancouver. We will go out along York to UBC and then onto  SW Marine which is a roadie’s dream stretch. Wear something green or ride a green bike to honour St. Patrick! On our return journey, to work off the pint or two, we will go along 59th to Nanaimo/Slocan. The home stretch back to the Village will be on the CVG.

Meet:  Terra Breads on Manitoba, Olympic Village

Time:  10 AM

Pace:  Rolling speed low 20’s

Ride Co-ordinator: Faye

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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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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, and will involve a steep but short climb. 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: 9AM at coffee shop at Arbutus and 6th Ave

Route: click here

RSVP Teresa if you plan to come.


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Time to get together to kick off the cycling season. Enjoy a leisure ride to the usual lunch spot to celebrate spring and better cycling weather.  If you can’t come on the ride, meet the gang at the Fraserview library at 12pm. MEC has generously donated gift cards again for our draw. Come for the social, stay for the swag.

Meet: Olympic Village Terra Breads at 10AM

Bring: a bike in good working order, your completed membership form and fee if you plan to re-join.

RSVP by April 7Teresa so we know how much food to order

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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! 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
: MEC Vancouver, 130 West Broadway

RSVP to Teresa by Thursday April 26th if you plan to go, so your name can be put on the attendee list.

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Zero Avenue

Photo:Empty road calling your name. 

Here’s your chance to lead the ride you’ve always wanted to try.

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

Note: Ride posts by Teresa may show up last minute as she plans to ski if conditions are right.

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.