Kwantlen Cycle Journey: Dewdney to Glen Valley – 60 kms
FraserFEST Group Bike Ride – Trip Details and Registration
Sunday, September 15th: 7-8 hour cycle journey.
This route follows dikes on both sides of the Fraser River, taking in Hatzic Lake from Neilson Regional Park, Westminster Abbey Lookout, the Fraser River Heritage Park, the Mission Bridge to the Matsqui Trail on the south side. We follow the Matsqui Trail, part of the Trans Canada Trail, to Douglas Taylor Regional Park in the Mt. Lehman area. From there we make our way past farmlands to Glen Valley Regional Park. Expect great bottom valley views of surrounding mountain peaks.
Level of difficulty: This is the most difficult of the four FraserFEST rides and is great for those looking for a challenge. Hard, the change of elevation can be as much as 192m/630′. Cyclists should have experience cycling 40 km with some ease to attempt this trip.
What to bring: Be prepared for the weather. A rain shower is always a possibility but may be sunny and you may need to apply sunscreen. Bring water, a well serviced bicycle (preferably hybrid or mountain bike), helmet, tool kit with a spare tube, and a snack. A stop for lunch is planned at an eatery in Mission during the ride.
Logistics: On the day of the ride, registered cyclists will meet at the Cheam Fishing Village (campground) at the end of Appel Road, Agassiz, near the sandy banks of the Fraser River, at 10:00 am for the pre-ride registration process. Afterward, cyclists will be shuttled to the Othello Tunnels to start the ride.
Price: $15 + GST
Since this ride requires the use of a shuttle, we require each rider to pay $15 + GST to cover the cost of the shuttle.
FraserFEST Community Dinner: On Sunday evening, September 15th, please join us for the Kwantlen Community Dinner at Glen Valley Regional Park. The dinner is only $15 + GST per person, and will be catered by Sto:lo Bannock. Advanced registration required.
Register for this Group Ride
Open to cyclists 19 years of age and older. Participants must have their own bicycle and be capable of cycling 40 kms in 3-4 hours, with breaks. Parking is available at the ride’s start location, but we strongly encourage you to take transit or arrange to carpool.