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Sunday, Jul. 7: Horseshoe Bay (Hillybilly Medium) - REROUTED TO IONA ISLAND

UPDATE at 7.50am: The forecast is for clouds but no rain for today. We will try for a quick Iona run with lunch at Ikura Sushi, still meet at Arbutus Coffee, but at 10 instead of 930. This sprinkle we are having now should have stopped - so we were promised.

The Ride:  This popular ride attracts many cyclists and has become a club classic. It's perfect for a fine spring, now summer, day. It boasts spectacular scenery, varied terrain and challenging climbs to work up an appetite.

The Route: We will across Stanley Park, ride over Lion’s Gate Bridge, ride residential roads skirting the ocean, then join the bike route with its many twists, turns and killer climbs and eventually find ourselves in Horseshoe Bay. Lunch will either be at one of several fine dining restaurants or take your picnic to the waterfront park. We will then return along scenic Marine Drive with a cappuccino stop at Delany’s in West Vancouver. Almost any bike with triple rings and good brakes will do.

Route: here

Meet:  930am at  Arbutus Coffee at 6th & Arbutus 

Distance:  Approx. 60 km.

Contact:  Andrea C.

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Saturday June 8 - Seymour Demonstration Forest - Leisure/Medium

For the "MEDIUM" riders, the ride starts at the Olympic Village, for the "LEISURE" riders, it starts at the parking lot just before the Seymour Demonstration Forest. Be prepared for uphill from just after the bridge, past Cap College to the start of the forest. Once in the forest, we will proceed at a leisurely pace along the rolling paved trail to the lookout. (If you want to race to the lookout, feel free, I'll be there at a leisure pace.) Be prepared for some gravel riding (short) as we cross to the other side of Lynn Creek for lunch will be at the Lynn Canyon Cafe.

Meet:  Olympic Village, Terra Breads

Time: 9 AM Olympic village, 10:15 Demonstration Forest

Ride Leaders: Colin

Route: Here

Distance: 65 km


CANADA DAY (still July 1) - everyone welcome ride...AND BBQ

Friends and members only.

This ride starts at the Olympic Village, Stanley Park, UBC, Marine Drive to Kent to Dorothy and Colin's house for a BBQ (provided). We can pick people up along the way, just let me know before hand. Want a real easy ride, may I suggest meeting at the Skytrain bridge at Cambie and Kent. Want to go a bit further, meet at the SW end of the Burrard bridge. Want to go further yet, ride up Seymour before the start of the ride. Just let me know if you plan on coming so that there will be enough food and drink.

Route: click here,

Meet: 10:00 AM at Terra Breads in the Athlete's Village

Please RSVP ride leader Colin if you plan to come.


Saturday May 18 Leisure Ride- A Different Kind of Triathlon

Kitsilano and Second Beach pools open Saturday, the 18th, and my plan to celebrate the first day of outdoor swimming is A Different Kind of Triathlon. We’ll meet at Kits pool to swim a few laps, then ride over to Second Beach pool where we’ll swim a few more laps, warm up the sun on the deck, and, finally, enjoy lunch. The Second Beach pool concession has actual, yummy food this year, so let’s explore. If you aren’t interested in swimming, just keep riding, and we’ll rendezvous over lunch at Second Beach pool. Ride is weather dependent: will cancel by 8AM in the event of bad weather. Check website and Whatsapp.

If you are not a swimmer, but want to ride while Dianna and the Aquapeople swim, but then meet them for lunch, Will will be leading a ride. Hydrophobics can meet with their bikes outside the Kits Pool around 9:45am. We will then agree on a route that will get us to Second Beach by high noon.

Meet: Kits pool, pool deck @10:00. Second Beach pool @11:15. Lunch @high noon.
Dress code: bathing suit

RSVP the Leader: Dianna


Saturday June 29th :: Leisure - Hail to the Honey Donuts

Leave your indoor trainer behind. Put on your finest lycra and join fellow mamils in a leisurely yet refreshing ride exploring the bike paths and bike lanes (ahem… and small repetitious hills!) of North Vancouver. As we leave we ride through downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park. Once we cross the Lion’s Gate bridge we’ll ride along North Vancouver Spirit Trail. Then we follow Dollarton highway head to Deep Cove for some refreshments before we tackle the Mount Seymour Parkway’ short but epic climb followed by a very, very, long descent.

On the way home, we’ll cross into Vancouver via the Iron Workers Memorial bridge. Then ride Trout Lake before heading back to Olympic Village Square.

Date & Time: June 29th, 2019 @ 9:00 am PST
Startup Location: Olympic Village Square @ 9:00 am PST
Pace: Leisure, Difficulty: Medium
RSVP: Yves Chartrand


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