Multiple-day cycling tours organized by the VBC.

Helmets are required on all VBC rides and tours.

Flash Tour Opportunity - Seven Days on the Oregon Coast (Aug 11-18)

I was so pleased with the Vancouver to Vancouver ride that David and I completed earlier this month that I have decided to spend another week riding and camping at state parks in the Pacific Northwest. Plan will be to take buses from Vancouver on August 11 to Astoria, Oregon (total cost US$64) then ride south staying at Oregon State Hiker-Biker campsites for 6 nights. Then ride back to Eugene, Oregon (spending the night in a municipal campsite), from which I will catch buses back to Vancouver (total cost US$62) to be back on August 18 around 10pm. Camping costs will be $6-8/night, so the total cost of the trip, before food and tubes should be less than US$200. The pace would not be the scorching pace that David and I suffered, but I expect the days would be something like (I am open to changing the distances and camping locations): August 11 - Astoria to Fort Stevens State Park  (14.3km) August 12 - .. to Nehelem Bay State Park (59.7km, 615m elevation gain) August 13 - .. to Devil's Lake State Recreation Area (118km, 637m) August 14 - .. to Washburne State Park (99.1km, 656m) August 15 - .. to Tugman State Park (73.1km, 779m) August 16 - .. to Honeyman State Park (43.6km, 415m) August 17 - .. to Richardson Park Campground (87.5km, 417m) Augustt 18 - .. to Eugene bus stop (25.4km) Best of all, in the summer the prevailing winds blow south, so (except for August 16) we will be just trying to keep up with the birds. I will be bringing tools and a first aid kit, that I am happy to share. If you are interested, email Will. This tour will be a reconnaissance ride for planning a club tour for summer 2019.

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Tucson in February 2019

I love Tucson in February. Very bike-friendly, 80 mile paved loop around the city, many bike meetups, lots of good eating, museums, etc.
Hard to find winter get-aways because it seems  the snowbirds flock there, and so very little left.
Here is what I came up with: 17922748  in a 55+ community with many more amenities than just pools.
I would like to go from Feb.14-Mar. 14.
Cost for sharing with me (2 BR. 2 Bathrooms): $400 per week. Stay as many weeks as you would like.
Please let me know asap, 'cause will be booked soon. Thanks.
778- 878-1068

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Sorrento Bike Trip - June 25-28

Click on the title to make this post easier to read. This hub-and-spoke bike trip is based out of Sorrento, located near Salmon Arm, on the banks of Shuswap Lake. There will be day rides starting and ending in Sorrento, with ride options available here and here. There are many country roads to explore with minimal traffic. Obviously there are more rides than time available; the plan is to whittle down the choices closer to the date, with longer rides on full days and shorter rides on arrival and departure days.  We will stay at the Sorrento Center in their cabanas, which are rustic cabins with no running water, meaning a traipse to a washhouse nearby for showers/bathrooms/dishwashing. Dishes, cookware, and bedding are NOT provided. There are options for meals to be provided or DIY. Apparently, they can accommodate special diets. If it rains, we ride and/or hang out in the cabana playing full contact Scrabble. Limit is 8 participants. RSVP: by notifying Teresa, providing a $75 deposit before May 20. Let Teresa know if you plan to have your meals provided by the Sorrento Center. Also let her know if you have room in your vehicle to take other passengers Cost: gas $ to get to and from Sorrento. Shared cost of cabana ($85 per cabana per night, divided among total people). Food -there is a local grocery store close by. $ for souvenirs to make your friends jealous, in the form of chainsaw art. Bring: a bike in good working order, bedding (sleeping bag), toiletries, towel, tools and supplies for flats, bike clothing for the weather conditions, food if you plan to cook, and many items recommended here. Meet: 12pm-1pm at the Sorrento Center,1159 Passchendaele Road, Sorrento. It's a 4-5hr drive from Vancouver. Tours are open to members only.  

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