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

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

Trail Lights no longer 'required' (but still a good idea!)

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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  • Gary T

    Great to see such a big group out and the trails and weather made it a great evening. Kudos to Dallas and Paul for dragging their big bikes around too! See you all next week, hopefully with a more suitable bike. >8^)

    1 · May 7, 2013

    • Paul

      It's all I got. Need the exercise anyways haha. Great time.

      May 7, 2013

  • Ana

    I had a great time, thanks Dallas and Gary for organizing.

    May 7, 2013

  • chris

    Just wanted to say thanks again! I was surprised that the trails were that challenging, but I loved it! I look forward to coming out again.

    May 7, 2013

  • Dallas

    Awesome!

    May 7, 2013

  • Paul

    Had a great time. I was a bit slow climbing with my 300lbs of self and bike but I made it haha

    May 6, 2013

  • Gary T

    Re: Raymond's question - I have sent you all an email with my contact number, in case of late changes/delays. Thanks!

    May 6, 2013

  • Raymond. L

    Is there a contact number I can reach in case I can't find the group?

    May 4, 2013

  • Fiona

    Hi all,
    I'm really new to this, but I live right by the park and know it well. If I can't keep up, I'll bow out.

    May 2, 2013

    • Fiona

      Hi Gary,

      May 4, 2013

    • Fiona

      I tried the trails in the park today and I did have to walk a lot of stuff. I'll bow out of the park rides until I get a bit better. Thanks!

      May 4, 2013

  • Raymond. L

    Gonna give it a try, first time!

    1 · May 2, 2013

    • Gary T

      Please see my answer to Fiona, below, as you seem to fall into a similar group. If you're happy with that scenario, we'll see you on Monday!

      May 2, 2013

  • Raymond. L

    where is this location? how do i get there?

    May 2, 2013

    • Gary T

      Hi Raymond - I was going to say that the map shows where but when I checked I found that the gremlins had been at it yet again! I've fixed the map so that it shows the meet point. It should match up with the description, above, now!

      May 2, 2013

  • Tina

    the title says this is a cancelled ride, i am assuming that was left over from last week and that i am not being invited to a cancelled ride this coming monday...! tina

    May 2, 2013

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