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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As the weather turns cooler, I am always inclined to food from warmer places. Dosas at Dosa Corner (8248 Fraser St.) meets this inclination. We will follow Naiden’s favourite route to UBC, continue around Point Grey in a counter-clockwise direction and then follow Kent Avenue to Fraser (route below). We will ride at a leisure pace and wait to regather the group at regular intervals – no one will be left behind.

Ride may be cancelled or modified due to weather with an announcement here and on WhatsApp around 8:30am on the day of the ride.

Meet: 10am at Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus Street at W. 6th Avenue)

Route: see here

Leader: Will (and Naiden). If you want us to know you are coming email here.

 

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This ride is clear weather dependent – I will post by 8:30am on day of ride if not riding.  I just looked at the weather forecast for the weekend and it looks like Colin’s Sunday ride may be in jeopardy, leaving Saturday as the only clear day. What will be have to be thankful for if there is no ride this weekend? Ride proposed is another of my “riders get to pick” ride – I am thinking we meet at Arbutus Coffee and ride to the North Shore and then on to the consensus of either Horseshoe Bay (Marine Drive route both ways) or Deep Cove (over the hills going east and along the water coming back). Are you in?

Meet: 10am at Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus St at W. 6th Ave.)

Leader: Will (email me here, if you want me to know you are planning to ride)

Route: to be determined by those who are riding, either Deep Cove  (approx 22km) or Horseshoe Bay (approx. 26.3km), plus return.

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Let’s see how the other half lives on our ride to Ikura or Milltown via Southlands.  We will ride round UBC clockwise and along the new and improved SW Marine Drive. Enjoy river views and equestrian pastorals with short sections of gravel. Expect to climb hills on the way up to UBC and along SW Marine. We’ll milk the Arbutus Corridor for all it’s worth for the return trip back to the start point. This ride is weather-dependent. Check the website 2 hours prior to the start for possible cancellation.  This is a no-drop ride.

Meet: coffee shop at 6th Ave and Arbutus at 10AM

Route: click here

Pace: leisurely, teens to low 20km/hr on average. Option to hammer on Marine Drive.

RSVP the Leader: Teresa

 

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The Ride:  Come for a ride and enjoy some of Richmond’s longer riverside stretches.  The views are awesome, and traffic is light on weekends.

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 favourite pubs: The Buck & Ear.  Click HERE for the route preview.

Meet:  At Terra Breads at the Olympic Village at 930

Distance:  65 km.

Ride coordinator:  Andrea C.

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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 October 18th if you plan to go, so your name can be put on the attendee list.

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Contribute to your club by coming out to the AGM: vote for the board, spend club money, eat the lunch, drink the Kool-Aid. Meeting is preceded by a leisure ride. Per photo, you are allowed to wear your favourite mom jeans. Sorry groupies, but only members in good standing can vote. If anyone wants to help out by leading the ride, please let Teresa know. Meeting time and location can be adjusted to suit the ride leader’s convenience. 

Meet: Terra Breads at Olympic Village at 1030AM  for the ride.

Meeting: Fraserview branch of the Vancouver Public Library

Please RSVP by Nov 10 so enough food can be ordered: Teresa

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Udon noddle soup

I don’t know about you, but all these VBC food rides are going to give me diabetes. But I love them! You might want to fast before and after, as it’s common to overeat at this popular event. Join us on a ride over to the Japanese Language School for their annual fundraiser bazaar, complete with a variety of homemade Japanese food for sale. Bring a strong lock, tools, spare tube and know how to use them. Ride runs rain or shine in the event of fair to middling weather. No riding in a downpour; I’ll drive to the event instead.

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

Route: less than 30km, goes out to Stanley Park, ends at Alexander and Jackson. Pace is low 20s km/hr, noone is dropped.

RSVP the Leader: Teresa

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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.

 

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.