Stanley Park "Labour Day @ Dusk" Ride - Strong Beginner Plus

  • September 2, 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.

         ** Riding lights are now HIGHLY RECOMMENDED **

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 his root-beer Santa Cruz Bullit and Gary on his 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 (but can still be fun!).

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. Trail-riding lights are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.  A cycling helmet is mandatory.

Trail lights may be essential if there are any unforeseen delays and definitely 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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  • Tina

    Hey Matthew, can't ride tonite but thinking about riding saturday, interested? Up for pretty much anything. Gary? Dallas?

    September 5, 2013

    • Tina

      NP. Another time. cheers. t

      September 5, 2013

    • Gary T

      @ Tina - not sure of my weekend yet as sis-in-law (another one!) arrived from UK this week. Will msg you...

      September 5, 2013

  • Matthew

    Hey all -- does anyone want to go for a ride tomorrow in SPark after work? 5:30? My brakes are fixed and I need to ride! [masked]

    September 4, 2013

  • Wayne

    Here is the link I created from the Garmin site. Let me know if you can upload the ride details. http://adventures.garmin.com/by/muddyman/stanley-park-13-09-02/

    1 · September 3, 2013

  • Roseline

    Gary, Be on the look out for my friend Nookba! She will be joining the Meet up and looking to do your rides at Stanely Park! I've told her all wonderful things about you and your rides!

    September 3, 2013

  • Gary T

    Trails pretty dry even after the recent downpours and probably better without the dust. Great group meant lots of varied laps even though darker earlier than ever, despite the bright sunny weather. Thanks to Jack for leading the group through the trail sections so I could sweep and make sure we didn't lose any new SP riders! And I think we might just have our new refuel spot sorted out. Food AND beer for $10? Oh, yes! Thanks Parkees!

    1 · September 3, 2013

  • Tim R

    Superb

    September 3, 2013

  • Wayne

    Brilliant, as usual. Thanks to Gary, cheers.

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • cee

    Glad I could join. Fun ride!

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Paul

    Might just head out and ride fromme if i dont make the list , we'll see how it goes

    September 2, 2013

    • Angela

      How do my chances look do you figure? I need some lead time to get my stuff and get down there.

      September 2, 2013

    • Angela

      I figure they aren't good so I dropped out agian.

      September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A bit last minute but it would be great to join you guys tonight!

    September 2, 2013

  • Matthew

    Anyone have a medium bike I could use? Mine is in the shop. Otherwise I need to drop out (or ride my road bike!)

    August 31, 2013

    • Arturo

      Road bike??? O_o Lol!! XD

      August 31, 2013

    • Tina

      it was great to bump into you yesterday on Fromme Arturo, thanks for guiding the ride + riding pointers :) I definitely need more practice on this type of riding. LOVED it though! tina

      September 1, 2013

  • Agadom

    Hi all, I'm pretty new to this group, I was on the waiting list but just been bumped up onto the confirmed. I have been cycling for a long time, not really done much extreme mountain biking but hoping to fit in with the group and get to meet some new people. Apart from my bike and helmet and lights, anything else i should bring? Hopefully see you all on Monday.

    August 31, 2013

    • Gary T

      Hi Agadom - bike, helmets and lights should be enough gear although some of the group sometimes wear a little extra protection (elbow/knee pads). There's nothing extreme about our ride though. Only other stuff to remember to bring is your sense of fun and your pedalling legs!

      September 1, 2013

  • Dallas

    I'm still in Kelowna. I'm not going to make it to this ride with all I have to take care of upon my return.

    I'm sorry Gary, and everyone else. I'll see you all soon!

    September 1, 2013

  • Nicolas

    Hi I never been riding on the north shore. Is there anybody interested to ride tomorrow (sunday) over there. I want to explore new place. I'm intermediate beginner....

    August 31, 2013

    • Matthew

      Hey Nicolas -- I'd be happy to join you sometime, but my bike is in the shop until Tuesday. Some other time? I can drive.

      August 31, 2013

    • Nicolas

      cool

      August 31, 2013

  • Fiona

    Labour Day already. Sigh.

    August 29, 2013

    • Gary T

      No! Not until Monday... ;-)

      1 · August 29, 2013

    • Matthew

      Any interest in meeting up earlier? Or, if some folks want to earlier, then join the group at 6p?

      August 29, 2013

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