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Galloping Goose trail bike trip (March 25-26) · Fri. Mar. 25th - Sat. Mar. 26th
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Start: Friday, Mar. 25th
End: Saturday, Mar. 26th
The trip is inspired by this voc-wiki page: http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Sooke_potholes.
The route of this trip can be seen here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12564609
The route is about 150 km long (2 days, 85 and 65 km). On the first day we will follow Gallopping Goose trail from its beginning at Swartz bay till its end in Leachtown - an interesting and spooky ghost town left from gold-rush times. I think that the whole trail is paved, although I am not sure about the last part of the trail closer to the Leachtown.
The second day will be a bit more interesting because this is where exploration starts! The plan is to confirm that the road to the north of Leactown is closed and to try find an alternative road that leads to Highway 1. The tentative sketch of an alternative plan is provided in the link above. If by some reasons we will not be able to ride on that road, we will return back to ferry by the same route as came to the Leachtown.
A significant part of the second day's route will be off-road (logging roads) so mountain bike or robust touring bike with front suspension is required for this trip! Altough, if you don't have one, you can return back using Galloping Goose Trail, which is totally doable on a road bike. We can meet at Langford, a town where 2 routs come close.
Getting to the start of the route (Swartz Bay) is the trickiest part which will require some discussion on the message board (or via e-mail) to assign everyone with a spot on the bus if a lot of people will sign up for this trip. The signup is required for this trip! The seats on the bus will be assigned based on the signup list. I think that the bus spots are limited to 8.
I also invite everyone to pair up with your food and tent buddies!
I will begin email faff with more details closer to the trip.