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Stanley Park 'Into the Dusk' Ride - Strong Beginner +

  • Apr 8, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's kick off the "2013 Stanley Park Series"!

Trail Lights Highly Recommended

Dallas and I took a test ride around the trails on Monday and were pleasantly surprised to see how incredibly dry they were and that the 'trail fairies' have been busy improving some sections too. So we decided to get the 2013 Series party started!

We will ride up and through the Park to enjoy an array of hidden single track. Our pace will allow the slowest rider to keep up, with regular regrouping stops and a 'sweeper' to prevent people becoming separated from the group.

This is a fun group ride, not an instruction ride, however we will offer assistance as we can to ensure the best possible experience for everyone attending.

** Remember your locks, in case we stop for a post-ride refuel! **

Details: Duration: 2-2.5 hrs. Weather: Fair to Light rain. For inclement days we will post a Go/No-Go by 4.30pm on Monday.  Meet at 6:00pm at the covered area beside the roadside Car Park. Look for Dallas on a black and green Norco Fireball and Gary on his rootbeer Trek EX. We'll be looking to get the ride started at 6.05pm!

Terrain: The trails themselves are not steep but they do have technical elements that require some skill (roots, rocks, rolls, some tighter turns, etc). These are 'proper' trails, not just the wide, flat gravel paths within the Park.

Suitability: Strong Beginner and above.  This ride is ideal for riders with some trail experience who would like to improve fitness & skills without the steeps of a mountain trail. A good cardio level is required as there is a fair amount of pedaling.  All stunts have a ride-around or can be walked.

Equipment: A hardtail (front suspension) mountain bike with proper off-road tires is required as a minimum. No commuters, cruisers, road bikes, etc! A quick-release seatpost clamp is recommended, for easy saddle-up/down between sections. A cycling helmet is mandatory. Trail lights are highly recommended (400+ lumens) as it will be darker in the trails from dusk. Also remember your commuting lights if you intend to ride home (especially if you join us for the après-ride drink/food!).

(A commuter light will be insufficient for the trails. Please check the forums for light discussions and information)

Please don't put us in the position of having to tell attendees they cannot join the ride for their own safety. We will be strict about Suitability and Equipment.

Restrictions: All riders must be 19+ years old.  No Pets! (Stanley Park is an official 'On-Leash' area, with a $2000 max penalty).


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Waiver

All organizer(s) are volunteers who do not accept responsibility for rider safety and health state before, during and at anytime after this event.

Your Assumption Of Risk

By agreeing to participate in this ride you acknowledge that mountain biking is considered a high risk activity and injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence of the sport. These risks include and are not limited to equipment failures, weather conditions, collisions with natural and man-made objects, including, but not limited to exposed rock, trees, snow, ice, earth stumps and man made obstacles on or adjacent to the mountain bike terrain, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, animals, et al; becoming lost or separated from the group; failure to ride safely or within your own ability, and you accept these risks and the possibility of personal injury, death or property damage and the loss resulting therefrom due to any cause and without limitation.  In the event of injury or loss, you and/or next of kin waive all future claims against the organizer(s).

Organizer(s) Reservations

The organizer(s) shall reserve the right to turn away any participant who shows up without RSVP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this ride. A helmet, water, lights in working order, a good sense of humour and a sense of fun are required no exceptions. Other required items are appropriate clothing, armour, food and a trail side repair kit.

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  • Dallas

    Guess we have to build a new following!! Keep an eye out for next Monday's ride. We'll post it this Wednesday or Thursday. It'll be another "Begintermediate" ride (aka: strong beginner plus).

    April 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be going anymore! my bike just got stolen today!!!!! =(
    So if someone see a Giant AC1 Full suspension coming b. Please let me know!!!!
    see: http://canadametkjeld.tumblr.com/image/45090337200

    Have fun tomorrow!!!

    April 7, 2013

    • Gary T

      I'm sorry to hear that, Kjeld! Maybe if you give us more details (or post a picture?) and let us know which area you live, we can keep an eye open for you. Hopefully we'll see you in the near future on a ride.

      April 7, 2013

    • Gary T

      @ Kjeld : I'll change your RSVP as you will not be attending this evening. Good luck with the bike and I'll check out other bikes to see if I find an AC1. What colour and distinguishing components?

      April 8, 2013

  • Tina

    i had no idea there was single track there... unfortunately i can't make this ride but hope you do it again sometime... :) t

    April 7, 2013

    • Gary T

      Hi Tina - don't worry, this is the first week of the 2013 Series (our 3rd year!) and we'll be running the Monday evening Stanley ride every week through to November, at least! Hope to see you join us soon?

      April 7, 2013

    • Tina

      would LOVE to! I'll keep an eye out for upcoming rides, thanks!

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh - I have a meeting that night! Next one for sure!

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    the more souls the more fun.

    April 3, 2013

  • ÄŒ§ ¦.

    Nice!! I was wondering when these ride would start up again. Can't make this one but will be out for the next one ;)

    April 3, 2013

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  • Gary T
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Dallas
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host

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