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Stanley Park Ride - Strong Beginner Plus

  • Jul 8, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Let's ride the "2013 Stanley Park Series"!

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, overlooking the beach.  Parking is $3/hr to a max of $10 all night (credit card, loose change, or pay-by-phone only) in the Car Park. Possible free parking available locally if you have time to search and are lucky! Look for Dallas on a black and green Norco Fireball (or rootbeer SC Bullit) and Gary on his rootbeer Trek EX (or black Cove Stiffee). We'll be looking to get the ride started at 6.05pm!

Terrain: The trails themselves are not steep but they do have a lot of technical elements that require some skill: roots, rocks, rolls, some tighter turns, etc.. We will be on 'proper' trails not the wide, flat gravel paths within the Park. Logs and structures do get slippery when damp!

Suitability: Strong (experienced) 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 lot of pedalling.  All stunts have a ride-around or can be walked.  Intermediate and above riders: this ride is geared toward increasing skill and offroad trail comfort for the experienced amateur riders, it has a lot of stop and go and socializing.

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.

Commuting lights may be needed if you intend to ride home after the post ride pub stop.

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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  • Victoria

    whats that energy thing called?

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where I get my lights - DealExtreme. Takes forever to get your order but $43 for a really well built and super bright lift is well worth it.

    http://dx.com/p/t6-xml-t6-3-mode-1200-lumen-white-led-bike-light-with-battery-pack-set-94182

    Kevin

    July 9, 2013

    • Victoria

      Kevin what is the name of that energy thing

      July 13, 2013

  • Gary T

    Quite a few first-timers and a couple of long-lost riders! Great group who were game for everything while the trails are in near-perfect condition too. Would have wanted to ride for longer except the BBQ sounded too good to miss! Cheers, all!

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the ride. Never knew the trails existed in Stanley park. Enjoyed the ride. The Burgers capped off the evening and watching the sun set.

    July 9, 2013

  • Victoria

    someone needs to do more cardio! see you next time :)

    July 8, 2013

  • Dallas

    Heading over.. Am late. Will park at 3rd beach. If you have food to store wait by the metre and I'll find you. Then we can join the ride.

    July 8, 2013

  • sergio

    will try to make it after work.

    July 7, 2013

  • sergio

    i am new to this group: I met Gary today at the Stanley Park trails :) i will try to leave work earlier from north van to get there on time, if not possible: you guys have a great one.

    July 7, 2013

  • Claudio

    Could not get my MTB ready for tomorrow.

    July 7, 2013

  • Claudio

    Hi Folks,
    I could not get my MTB ready so I will not be ablt to attend tomorrow's ride. Hopefully the following week.

    July 7, 2013

  • Oriana

    I will take another week off as I need to be more diligent ! See you next week :)

    July 7, 2013

  • Gary T

    Hi All! Remember that we have the post-ride refuel moved from the pub to the BBQ this week (see meetup list for right after this one). Dallas's delicious home-made burgers, a drink (non-alcoholic, obviously...) and dipping your hot feet in the ocean at the end of a hot, sunny ride make for a great way to close an evening! B-)

    July 7, 2013

  • Claudio

    I will try to make it but have a dependency on getting my MTB ready for it.

    July 5, 2013

  • Beth F.

    I have been mtn biking for years and love xcountry (love to climb) but I have lost a lot of the technical skills. I have never been in Stanley park trails so looking forward to it.

    July 5, 2013

  • nicole

    looking forward to finding the schnauzer trail. perhaps it's kinda like brigadoon. :)

    July 4, 2013

  • Oriana

    Still tending to my shoulder injury. So will stick to the back and enjoy the slow ride :)

    July 4, 2013

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