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Matheson Lake Via Metchosin/Rocky Point Roads

A 62 Km ride to a picnic on the cliffs of Matheson Lake with a couple of hills thrown in to keep it interesting. Return on the Galloping Goose Trail.

The preliminary route can be found at http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1215687

Challenge Rating: 6.5/10 (3.5/5 for Distance, 3/5 for Hills) 

Terrain Rating: 2

Ride Challenge and Terrain Ratings Explained

CHANGE TO PROCEDURES! Victoria Cycling Adventures Club (VCAC) has been created as an umbrella society for this meetup group in order that we be able to provide you with ride insurance. You are covered by this insurance on your first ride with us, but for subsequent rides, you must join the VCAC. The annual fee is $5, payable at your next ride. Visit the new VCAC website to find out all about it and to become a member: VCAC.net 

Standard Stuff. PLEASE VISIT THE LINKS!

Before attending a ride with Victoria Cycling Adventures please complete the general Cycling Safety Quiz and the Meetup Procedures Quiz.

By attending this ride, I declare that I have read, understood and agree to the contents of Victoria Cycling Adventures Waiver. If this is your first ride with us, please print, sign and bring with you a copy of the Waiver.

In case of bad weather, we will reschedule this ride and substitute an Embrace The Rain Ride in its place. Hey - we live in a rain forest, its gonna rain! Let's learn to enjoy it. This will be a short ride in town with a stop to warm up and dry out.

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  • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

    That was a fun outing. Thanks to all 16 people who made it. The hills on the way out were a good workout. We didn't get much sun but then neither did it rain and it wasn't too cold. A fine day for riding. We are such city people - we spent far too long admiring a field full of ewes and lambs on the way back.

    April 21, 2014

  • Barrie

    Excellent route and great group...really enjoyed my first time out although I'm sorry I had to cut out early...next time I'll plan better!

    April 20, 2014

  • Denise F.

    So great to do this ride after all the tries...and no rain!!

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Karen

    Awesome ride - Great conversations - great people!

    April 20, 2014

  • Karen

    Awesome ride and great place for Lunch - YAY - no rain!!

    April 20, 2014

  • Bill R

    Great ride! Thankx for organising!

    April 20, 2014

  • Norman

    Rain or shine this time... right?

    April 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had hoped my knee would be feeling better this morning, but sadly not and I don't want to chance it. Enjoy the ride.

    April 20, 2014

  • Karen

    I'd like to meet the group at the Switch Bridge. What's the approximate time you anticipate being at that point? Thanks.

    April 18, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      10:15? We might be a titch late leaving, with such a big group, but just hang tight and we will get there!

      1 · April 18, 2014

    • Karen

      Thanks a bunch!

      April 19, 2014

  • Judy B.

    Hi :) As it's Easter Sunday and have some family dinner plans, I will join the group again at the firehall at Metchosin and Wishart

    April 16, 2014

    • Bill R

      Will do the same - firehall not far from my front door

      April 18, 2014

  • Barrie

    Thanks for the info...see you on Sunday

    April 18, 2014

  • Barrie

    Just looking for a little direction as this will be my first ride with the group. Where is a good place to park close to Cafe Fantastico? Thanks in advance and I'm looking forward to the ride...rain or shine!

    April 18, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      Tyee or Wilson or the mall bounded by Tyee. Wilson and Bay. If you look at the route map in the ride notice and zoom in at the start point, you'll see all these streets just west and north. Some parking on Harbour just South.

      April 18, 2014

  • Wendy

    Quit making it rain with posting this ride already!!!! Lol Don't care, love living in a rain forest:) and it's warm rain now

    April 17, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      Yeah, this is about the sixth time for this one. Perhaps we should just do it no matter the weather and get it over with so it quits jinxing us.

      April 17, 2014

    • Wendy

      We could always bring a tarp or umbrellas and jinx the weather in the opposite direction!! Call it the Umbrella ride lol

      April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi There
    I am new to the group and have no idea if I can make it or not. I used to bike to Sidney on a weekly basis last summer but I don't know what is the difficulty of Lochside trail.

    April 13, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      Take a look at the map of the route, there is a link to it in the ride story above. There are alternates to the first two big hills and the third one doesn't really exist! (bad map data). And the route back is pretty flat, we do the hilly parts on the way out. You never know till you try - try!

      April 16, 2014

  • Norman

    Dang! Won't be able to make the new date. But wouldn't have enjoyed a picnic in the rain much either!

    March 28, 2014

    • Tom H.

      Norman. I think he ride has changed but the date has not

      1 · March 28, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      Not sure what you mean Tom! The ride is the same but the date has changed.

      March 28, 2014

  • Denise Beauvillain de M.

    Hope the weather co-operates this time…sorry I can't join you. My dad is not doing so well so going to the Okanogan to visit.

    March 24, 2014

  • Seongrock J.

    finally!! i put the drive train to my bike
    but i'm not sure i can ride 62 Km...

    March 4, 2014

  • Luc J.

    Need to be back earlier

    February 15, 2014

  • Luc J.

    What time would you expect to get back to point A?

    January 19, 2014

    • Victoria Cycling Adventures C.

      Hard to say. We let rides develop their own ambiance and evolve depending on the participants and the circumstances. Probably no earlier than 3, no later than 5, if I have to guess.

      1 · January 20, 2014

  • Denise Beauvillain de M.

    Er…7 PM?

    January 19, 2014

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