Musqueam Cycle Journey: Point Grey and Vicinity – 55 kms
FraserFEST Group Bike Ride – Trip Details and Registration
Sunday, September 22nd: 6-7 hour cycle journey.
This sensational ride starts at McDonald Beach Park on Sea Island, then takes in the Musqueam Southlands, Pacific Spirit Park, Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Kitsilano and Vanier Parks, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the Arbutus Greenway rail trail corridor. We will also experience the Skytrain, Bridgeport and Arthur Laing Bridges crossing the Fraser River.
Level of difficulty: The ride involves gentle climbs through Pacific Spirit Park and towards Queen Elizabeth Park with one steep downhill section on the Spanish Trail to Spanish Banks. Each of the three bridges over the Fraser has a significant grade to them. You should feel comfortable riding at least 40 kms. Be prepared for up to 7 hours of riding with several brief stops and a stop for lunch.
What to bring: Be prepared for the weather. A rain shower is always a possibility but it could be sunny and you may need to apply sunscreen. Bring water, a well serviced bicycle (preferably a hybrid or mountain bike), helmet, tool kit with a spare tube, and a snack. Riders will stop for lunch along the way where you will be able to buy lunch (or pack your own).
Logistics: On the day of the ride, registered cyclists will meet in McDonald Beach Park on Sea Island in Richmond (3500 McDonald Road) at 10:30 am for the pre-ride registration process and a welcome circle. Cyclists will aim to be back to McDonald Beach Park by 5:40 pm, in time for the arrival of the FraserFEST paddlers and a catered FraserFEST Community Dinner (see below). Those without vehicles can request to be picked up at the Canada Line Templeton Skytrain Station no later than 10:00 am.
Registration is required.
FraserFEST Community Dinner: On Sunday evening, September 22nd, please join us for the Musqueam Community Dinner. Details are still being determined, but the dinner will take place at either MacDonald Beach Park in Richmond, or the at Musqueam Indian Band in South Vancouver. 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.