Cancelled: Stanley Park 'Into the Dusk' Ride - Strong Beginner Plus

  • April 29, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's ride the "2013 Stanley Park Series"!

Trail Lights Recommended

Dallas and I will take you for a 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, for our 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 picnic area near the Car Park.  Parking is $3/hr to a max of $10 all night (credit card, loose change, or pay-by-phone only). Look for Dallas on a black and green Norco Fireball (or rootbeer SC Bullit) 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. Logs and structures do get slippery when damp!

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 still recommended (400+ lumens) as it will get dark in the trails near 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 is insufficient for trail riding. 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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  • Tina

    Alex, i trust you made it out of the trails and home safely?

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes I did, thanks for asking!

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    At least I had a pleasant ride from Richmond to Stanley park :P Maybe catch you guys next week, windy dangerous trails here I come!

    April 29, 2013

    • Dallas

      Have a great time Alex! It'll be exciting I'm sure.

      April 29, 2013

  • Dallas

    Hey gang... Normally I wouldn't be bothered by wind. But as Stanley Park seems to fair worse than other areas (as evidenced by the massive blown-down tree blocking one of our trails) I am weary of this weather. Gusts are making it up to 50kph... For safety's sake, I am calling off this meetup ride. We'll be back next week!

    April 29, 2013

    • Gary T

      I'd have to disagree about your wind... >P^)

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • Tina

    ...was wondering about the wind, it was supposed to die down but hasn't. Catch up with you next week. cheers. t

    April 29, 2013

  • Gary T

    I bashed up my leg pretty badly last Thursday so will have to miss this week. I'll be back next week though! Have a good 'un!

    April 29, 2013

  • Raymond. L

    do you need body armor for this ride?

    April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Helmet/gloves and you should be set.

      April 29, 2013

  • Vitor B.

    Hey guys, is this a mountain bike ride?

    April 29, 2013

    • Dallas

      Hello Vitor, If you sign up, you are committing yourself to attending the ride. That's how this Meetup thing works. If you're bringing a friend, you need to indicate that on your RSVP.

      April 29, 2013

    • Vitor B.

      Hey Dallas. Fair enough. Thanks for the heads up. Since I won't know whether i'll be able to come or not til the last minute, I'll pass. Hopefully I'll be able to join you guys next week. Enjoy!

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exploded fork, but might find something kicking around. Stoked.

    April 29, 2013

  • Raymond. L

    just wondering, what does strong beginner plus mean?

    April 27, 2013

    • Dallas

      Aka: begintermediate. Aka: above beginner level, crossing into intermediate.
      As the description states, you should have some experience on proper MT bike trails.

      April 28, 2013

  • Walter

    Do we really need lights for this one?

    April 25, 2013

    • Dallas

      Also, if you don't have lights and you're concerned about daylight. it's possible for you to step out of the ride early.
      We should be able to finish up before sundown easily.

      April 26, 2013

    • Gary T

      Hopefully we'll be in the pub* watching the sunset! [* drinking water, obviously!]

      April 26, 2013

  • Tina

    looking forward to it!

    t

    April 25, 2013

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