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Hornby Island Cycling Tour · Fri. Aug. 14th - Mon. Aug. 17th
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Start: Friday, Aug. 14th
End: Monday, Aug. 17th
Pre-trip meeting: Thursday, Aug. 13th, 4:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: In the grass by the UBC clocktower
Let's ride bikes to Hornby island? This is a tentative trip which depends on interest and availability. The ride is between 150 and 200km each way, so I'm thinking we could devote part of two days to riding and two full days plus whatever is left to hanging out and exploring.
The route will be to ride first (bus or bike) to Horseshoe Bay, take the ferry to Nanaimo, ride north up the coast to Buckley Bay, take the ferry to Denman Island, ride across Denman Island, and then take the ferry to Hornby Island. I'm not sure, because I've never done it, but this could take 5 or 10 hours. I'd prefer to get an early start. We can camp *somewhere*.
Highlights will include Helliwell provincial park (second picture), with its very unique coastal ecosystem, and Tribune Bay (first picture), which must be among anyone's selection of the top three most beautiful beaches in BC. When I was there in early June, the water was warm enough to swim all day. In August, it should feel like Cabo.
Any interest? It'll be fun . . . .