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Vancouver Island Cycling Trip · Thu. Apr. 25th - Sun. Apr. 28th
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Start: Thursday, Apr. 25th, 6:00 am
End: Sunday, Apr. 28th, 9:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting: Monday, Apr. 22nd, 7:00 pm
Pre-trip meeting location: Clubroom
So I want to visit my granny - she lives in Oak Bay. But I want a cool story to tell her when I get there (she's 95 and doesn't get out much anymore). How about a cycling trip!
Nanaimo -> Victoria, via Duncan, Lake Cowichan, and Port Renfew. 2 nights and finishing in Victoria. (First night near Lake Cowichan and the second near Jordan River. Probably another night in Victoria before taking the ferrry back to Van).
285km or there abouts, roughly 3000m up, and 3000m down. We're looking at about 100km/day carrying most of our food and all of our gear.
There are several route options to get from Nanaimo to Duncan; we'll discuss those at the pretrip. The route is *mostly* on nice roads, but if we choose, there could be some gentle gravel/crushed limestone involved (particularly on the Galloping Goose from Sooke to Esquimalt).
Also, this is my first cycling trip! So frame the trip in a way that you are coming along for the adventure with me, rather than acting as a participant on a trip I am leading. You must be self sufficient!
It'll be an adventure and I hope you can join me!