Kwikwetlem Cycle Journey: Over the Fraser and Pitt Rivers – 50 kms
FraserFEST Group Bike Ride – Trip Details and Registration
Saturday, September 21st: 5-6 hour cycle journey.
This ride starts and ends at Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam. It crosses the Fraser and Pitt Rivers via three recently built cable bridges (Port Mann, Golden Ears and Pitt River Bridges). Connecting the bridges are major greenways and three regional parks.
The route takes you through Tynehead Regional Park, Surrey Bend Regional Park, 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.
What to bring: Be prepared for the weather. A rain shower is always a possibility but it 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. Riders will stop for a break at the coffee shop in Osprey Village. Please bring money or pack a snack.
Logistics: On the day of the ride, registered cyclists will meet in the parking lot at Colony Farm Regional Park at 10:30 am for the pre-ride registration process. Cyclists will be back to Colony Farm Regional Park by 6:00 pm, in time for the FraserFEST Community Dinner (see below).
Registration is required.
FraserFEST Community Dinner: On Saturday evening, September 21st, please join us for the Kwikwetlem Community Dinner at the Kwikwetlem First Nation Community Hall, adjacent to Colony Farm Regional Park and the community gardens. The dinner is only $15 + GST per person, 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.