Group Bike Rides

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Up for a cycling adventure? Pedal along the Fraser River or the Burrard Inlet as part of a group. There are two group rides, one from Coquitlam on August 27th, and the other from Vancouver on August 28th.

In Coquitlam, ride along the Fraser River in a loop, crossing the Fraser and Pitt Rivers while paddlers canoe the Fraser from Fort Langley to Coquitlam as part of FraserFEST Coquitlam.

In Vancouver, ride along the waterfront from Vanier Park to the North Shore and back to Vancouver before celebrating at the FraserFEST Vancouver festival. Canoes will also be making the Vancouver – North Shore loop journey as part of FraserFEST.

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The group ride is being organized and led by HUB, with the route designed by TrailsBC. The rides are open to cyclists of all ages. Participants must have their own bicycle, and be capable of cycling 40 kms in 3-4 hours, with breaks.

Online registration is required for the group bike ride. The cost to participate is $10 per adult, or $20 per family (maximum two adults and three children under 16 years of age on the day of the event). The registration deadline is the day before each event. Please arrive at the starting location with properly inflated tires at 8:30 am, to sign in. Ride procedures and more detailed descriptions will be sent to registrants via email closer to the date of the rides.

Coquitlam-Three Bridges Loop: Sat, Aug. 27th, 2016

45 km: 3 to 4 hours (includes time for registration, sight-seeing and lunch stop).
This ride starts and ends at Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam and crosses the Fraser and Pitt Rivers via the Port Mann, Golden Ears and Pitt River Bridges. The route takes you through Tynehead Regional Park, then along the Golden Ears Way bike path, the Pitt River Greenway and the PoCo Trail while the FraserFEST canoes will be traveling on the Fraser River from Fort Langley to Colony Farm Regional Park.

The section from the Golden Ears Bridge in Surrey to the Pitt River Bridge in Pitt Meadows follows the Trans Canada Trail and is also part of the Experience the Fraser project’s route. This section, including a portion of the PoCo Trail to Colony Farm Regional Park, is also part of the Canyon to Coast Trail.

Level of difficulty: This route is basically flat and is made up of dikes and slightly rolling trails. The most difficult grades are over the three bridges.

Logistics: On the day of the ride, cyclists will meet in the parking lot of Coquitlam’s Colony Farm Regional Park (beside the community garden) at 8:30 am for pre-ride registration.

Link to Google Map of route. The bike route is shown in green, the canoe route in blue.

Register for this ride.

Vancouver-North Shore 'Long Loop': Sun, Aug. 28th, 2016

44 km: 4.0 to 4.5 hours (includes time for registration, sight-seeing and lunch stop).
This ride starts at Vanier Park. Leaving the park, you cycle along the False Creek waterfront, passing Granville Island with a stop at the Trans Canada Trail Pavilion, heading towards Science World and Chinatown. Continuing east, you travel via the Adanac Bikeway, turning north at Templeton School to the Portside Bikeway. After a visit to New Brighton Park, you head north over the Iron Workers Memorial/Second Narrows Bridge. On the North Shore, you meander west to the Spirit Trail and Lonsdale Quay, with a visit to the First Nations Theme Pavilion at Waterfront Park. Next stop will be Saint Paul’s Historic Church on the way to Ambleside Park where we will stop for a short lunch break. Afterwards, you make for the iconic Lions Gate Bridge, which takes you south to Stanley Park’s Prospect Point. The ride through the Park trails leads you to English Bay and the Burrard Street Bridge. Once over the bridge, you circle Vanier Park on the shoreline trail to the False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf, where FraserFEST continues until 4:00.

Much of this route is part of the Trans Canada Trail, except for the bridge crossings (the TCT uses the Sea Bus).

Level of difficulty: This route is basically flat, with a few short hills and the slopes on the Lions Gate and Second Narrows Bridges.

Logistics: On the day of the ride, cyclists will meet in the parking lot of Vanier Park (beside the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station) at 8:30 am for pre-ride registration).

Link to Google Map of route. Bike route shown in green.

Register for this ride.

Vancouver-North Shore 'Short Loop': Sun, Aug. 28th, 2016

25 km: 4.0 to 4.5 hours (includes time for registration, sight-seeing and lunch stop).
The ‘short’ ride goes along False Creek, around Science World to Carrall St, north to Alexander, east to Main Street, north over the overpass to Waterfront Road and the lower level entrance to the Seabus, where there’s a bus ticket/Compass machine (pay your way). At Lonsdale Quay, you head east (not stopping at the Quay Market) to Ambleside Beach where you stop for a short lunch break. From Ambleside, you take the Lions Gate Bridge, then up a short, steep path to Prospect Point, downhill through the trails of Stanley Park to Beach Ave., Burrard Street Bridge and back to Vanier Park/Fisherman’s Wharf, where FraserFEST continues until 4:00. The aim is to enjoy a leisurely ride, mostly off-road, with stops at some historic points of interest.

Much of this route is part of the Trans Canada Trail.

Level of difficulty: This route is basically flat, with a few short hills and the slope on the Lions Gate Bridge.

Logistics: On the day of the ride, cyclists will meet in the parking lot of Vanier Park (beside the Kitsilano Coast Guard Station) at 8:30 am for pre-ride registration).

Link to Google Map of route. Bike route shown in green with the “Short Loop” SeaBus route shown in pink.

Register for this ride.

The deadline for registration is the day before each event.

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