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Pender Pedal Party (Bike touring) · Sat. Jun. 10th - Sun. Jun. 11th
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Start: Saturday, Jun. 10th
End: Sunday, Jun. 11th
Pre-trip meeting: Wednesday, Jun. 7th, 6:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: VOC June BBQ - see trip agenda for exact location
Let's go ride our bikes on Pender Island!
More details to come but for now:
- We'll take a very early ferry from Tsawwassen on Sat am (could consider Friday pm if people are keen), and back Sunday night.
- I'm interested in checking out Shingle Bay campground, part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - $4.90 per person. It's very close to the ferry terminal, so we can cycle there, set up camp, and then explore the island(s) without the weight.
- We will be sticking to quiet roads as much as possible. The pace will not be too strenuous, but the gulf islands are known for their steep rolling hills. Consider yourself warned!
- This is a beginner-friendly trip. You don't need experience bike touring but you should be comfortable with camping, and you should be fit enough to ride your bike on rolling hills for several hours. (If you are comfortable with an all-day hike, you're probably fine).
- In addition to overnight camping gear, you need a bike in good working order (especially brakes and gears), a spare inner tube that fits your tire/wheel, and a patch kit. I have very limited mechanic skills but I'm trying to convince my personal mechanic to join the trip. :-)
- You need a mechanism to carry your camping gear on your bike (such as panniers).
- It will be close to my birthday so I hope we can have a yummy dessert potluck.
* Drivers: Although we don't need cars for this trip, if we do have some drivers who can fit a bunch of bikes in their car (while the bike owners take the bus), this will save some stress of getting to Tsawwassen. Please indicate how many bikes could fit in your car if you don't take any passengers.