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Urban Bike Ride in Lower Mainland · Sat. May. 20th - Mon. May. 22nd
Warning: This is an old trip - it already happened
Warning: This is a tentative trip : Not enough stoke
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Start: Saturday, May. 20th, 7:00 am
End: Monday, May. 22nd, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, May. 17th, 5:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
This trip should show what Lower Mainland has to offer in terms of urban bike touring. Going to Vancouver Island with a large group is extremely faffy with all the ferries. Going East to Okanagan requires a car, which I don’t have. A three day loop around the Lower Mainland is a lay back route in our backyard with not a lot of elevation gain but with a lot of interesting natural and urban destinations. See the map in the link bellow.
Some statistics for you to estimate if this trip is right for you:Day 1: 80 km, 100 m elevation gainDay 2: 75 km, 500 m elevation gainDay3: 55 km, 700 m elevation gain
I plan to stay overnight in tents or in some urban style shelters like under the bridges or in tunnels to fully appreciate the spirit of metropolis.
Since the area is packed with destinations I would prefer having a list of destinations that we want to visit on our way. It would be cool to make emphasis on urban theme when choosing the destinations (i.e. famous graffiti walls, street art, architecture, microbreweries, etc).
Here is a tentative list:Iona BeachMicrobreweries in RichmondFamous Fish and Chips in Richmond (Garry Point Park)Delta Airpark (a chance to see air show)Surrey UniversitySFUIndian ArmStanley Park