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Triple Crown Bike Climb *date being changed* · Sunday, October 15th
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Start: Sunday, Oct. 15th, 7:00 am
End: Sunday, Oct. 15th, 3:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Friday, Oct. 13th, 5:30 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Outside clubroom
*we are currently trying to decide a different date*
Type 1.5 fun! Attempt to ride up all three North Shore mountains in a single day - that's 15km and about 800m elevation up Cypress, 2km and around 200m up Grouse, and another 12km and 900m up Seymour. There will be options to peel off after each peak if you want a shorter ride - the total will be around 90km (62 miles) for the full ride and around 8 hours in the saddle. Potentially beginner friendly if you just did the first peak.
The route starts in downtown Vancouver, and the climb begins as soon as you exit the Trans-Canada Highway at Cypress Bowl Road. The climbs up Cypress and Grouse are around 5% (we would stop where the pavement ends on Grouse and not go up the gravel to the true summit). There would be a chance to stop for a coffee break at the gondola entrance at the bottom of Grouse, and then make a decision about finishing the last 30km to and up Seymour (7% elevation) or going back through East Van.
This trip would be entirely weather dependent as the risk of falls increases too much on wet roads. You would also need a fairly decent bike to complete the distance. This is a pretty famous road ride and there's a big charity version each July so it's definitely do-able, and should offer some pretty amazing views!