Join a Ride
Up for a cycling adventure? Pedal along the Fraser River as part of a large group of cyclists, following the FraserFEST canoes as they journey the Lower Fraser from Hope to the Salish Sea. There are four group rides available, as outlined below.
The group ride is being organized and led by Trails BC, and is 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 through the Trails BC website is required for the group bike ride. The rides are free. The registration deadline is two days before each event. Ride procedures and more detailed descriptions will be sent to registrants via email closer to the date of the rides.
For more information about each ride, click the blue “+” symbol.
Hope to Agassiz: Wed, Aug. 9th, 2017
35 km: 4 hours
This cycle route features mountain views of the Cheam Peak, Foley, Four Brothers, Sowerby, Ludwig and others. It is close to the shores of the Fraser River and features the former KVR crossing of the Fraser in Hope, and the location of its terminal train station at Odlum.
Level of difficulty: TBA
Abbotsford Loop: Thurs, Aug. 10th, 2017
69 km: 6 to 7 hours
The main views featured on this ride are the coastal mountains including Mt. Baker, the Fishtrap Creek/Ellwood Park wetlands, the Discovery Trail pathway, views of farmland and the Fraser River, the Clayburn Creek Park Trail, Clayburn heritage site, the forest approaching Douglas Taylor Park, and much more.
Level of difficulty: Challenging, with a 150m elevation change twice. Cyclists shoudl have experience cycling 40 km with some ease to attempt this trip.
Coquitlam-Three Bridges Loop: Fri, Aug. 11th, 2017
45 km: 4 to 5 hours
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.
Musqueam Loop: Sat, Aug. 12th, 2017
42 km: 4 to 5 hours
This ride takes in the Musqueam Southlands, Pacific Spirit Park, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Kitsilano and Vanier Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the new Arbutus Greenway rail trail corridor. Note that the Canada Line Skytrain Station at Marine Drive is right on the route.
Level of difficulty: TBD
The deadline for registration is two days before each event.