Stanley Park 'Pre-BBQ' Ride - Strong Beginner Plus

  • July 22, 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).



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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  • Matt P.

    fun ride and a great group.

    July 23, 2013

  • Fiona

    Great ride! Thanks guys! What a great network of trails so close to downtown!

    July 22, 2013

  • Jack D.

    Hey gang, you guys will ge riding now... But got stuck at a long work day, sorry to take up a spot.

    July 22, 2013

  • Oriana

    Stuck in traffic on lions . Wait if you can

    July 22, 2013

  • Carina H. L.

    Hi there,
    Who can ride with me start from renfrew please?

    July 21, 2013

    • Gary T

      Hi Carina - as we have someone on the waitlist, can you confirm that you have a proper mountain bike for this ride (your message hinted that you did not)? If not, please RSVP as 'No' and give Jack enough time to make the ride as a real MTB is a minimum requirement. Thanks!

      July 22, 2013

    • Carina H. L.


      July 22, 2013

  • Jack B.

    Managed to buy a MTB today so if a spot frees I'm ready!

    July 22, 2013

  • Kristin P.

    Have to bail, 3 days of folk festing has done me in! hope to join for a monday eve ride another week

    July 21, 2013

  • Dallas

    Hey gang! If you're thinking about going to the BBQ, RSVP for it. I'd rather have too much food, than not enough.

    July 19, 2013

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