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Saturday October 14 - Leisure Ride in Richmond

Leisurely ride around Richmond ending with a stop for lunch at the group's choice of: Flying Beaver, Doshas or Shanghainese. Terrain is flat and pace will be moderate (~18kmh). All are welcome and no one will be dropped. Meet: 10am at SOUTH end (Richmond side) of Skytrain bridge (this is on River Drive at Van Horne Way). Note this is not the usual meeting spot for recent leisure rides. RSVP: Email to Will if you are coming and we will make sure you are there before we depart. Route: simple circumnavigation of Richmond, about 30km; something like this.

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Saturday, September 30 - Leisure Ride to Iona then Ikura

A classic leisure ride to a familiar destination - Iona Beach. Flat, smooth pavement to ease the way and a beautiful seascape to view at our destination, then we will reverse the route back to Ikura Sushi on Granville near 70th Avenue for everybody's favourite bento box selection. Leisure ride with pace 15-18km/h; no one dropped. Bring the tools and parts you need to keep rolling. RSVP: email to Will Meet: 10:00am Arbutus Coffee (Arbutus St. at W. 6th Avenue), or 10:30am at corner of SW Marine at Milton St (South end of the Arbutus Strollerway). Route: South via the Arbutus Strollerway to Arthur Laing Bridge, then following Ferguson Road to Iona Beach (return on same route). Detailed route map here.

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Saturday August 26 - Whonnock Lake (Medium ride)

This is a skytrain to skytrain station ride with a slight diversion out past Maple Ridge. We will meet at Lafarge Lake skytrain (end of the Evergreen line) and ride out to Whonnock lake. Lunch will be at the Billy Miner Pub unless someone has a better idea. This is at about 55km. The ride is going to be in the low 20km/hr speed along the flats. Bring extra food for energy. The ride ends at Braid Street Skytrain.     Meet:  9AM at the Lafarge Skytrain station. Distance: 86km approximately Route: view here RSVP the leaderColin

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Saturday, July 15 UBC Richmond Loop (Medium)

This is a mostly flat ride with some climb in the beginning and end. There will be  peaceful pastoral and awesome river views. The long open stretches will call to the inner roadie in us all. We will take a break at Tugboat Annie's.   Meet:   Terra Breads at the Olympic Village Time:   8:00 AM Route:  distance is approx 100 km here Bring:  Snacks and bike maintenance tools Leader:  Faye

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July 8 - Saturday...Roberts Creek (Sunshine Coast) - medium

The ride cuts onto Marine Drive in West Vancouver which we then follow to the ferry terminal at Horseshoe Bay. Riders have been known to turn back here. Keep going, it's a great ride to Roberts Creek and lunch at the Gumboot Cafe (yum!). The hills are nice and rolling, (OK, some are short and steep) and one long one out of Gibsons. Teresa introduced me to this ride, and I thought it was great. We'll have an early start in order to try and catch the 9:40 AM ferry.         Route: click here, distance 90+km (average speed on flats - low to mid 20km/hr) Meet: 7:30AM at Terra Breads in the Athlete's Village Please RSVP ride leader Colin if you plan to come. Bring: your BC Ferries Experience card (or so Teresa says), snacks, water, extra tube and basic tools for repairs.  

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