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South Surrey "Dark is the New Light" Ride

  • South Surrey Bike Park

    2199 - 148 Street, Surrey, BC (map)

    49.042030 -122.812386

  • Ask for the Vancouver Mountain Bike Meetup
  • Riding level: Begintermediate*

     

    You will need bike lights that are 500 lumens or higher for this ride - they are COMPULSORY!

     

    We will do a lap or two of BLT: a fun, flowy, turny, smooth singletrack trail that encircles the forest.  Then we can step it up and do a lap of Junk Yard Dog: a blue trail that intertwines the different areas of the park and contains some technical features such as log rolls and small drops. It contains roots and a couple optional wooden structures.  The park is on a gentle slope and so there is nothing steep but is always going up and down so you definitely get a workout.

    We will meet in the parking area by the water tower/tennis courts/dirt jumps. To get there from southbound 148th Street, turn right into the Softball City/Bike Park entrance (south of 24th Ave).  Take your second left into the parking lot, then head to the right looking for the water tower and people on bikes.   If you are running late, are lost or have a last minute change of plans, I can be reached at [masked].


    Weather plan: I will ride in case of drizzle but not in a monsoon.  Will make a call at 4pm on the day of the ride and post here if cancelled.

     

    *Begintermediates

    You’ve been mountain biking for at least one year or have decent general riding skills and good fitness.

    You're capable of controlling bike speed and direction on moderate (green and blue) single-track.

    You can handle terrain that is slightly technical, with smaller rocks,  roots,  and some drops. You may get off your bike and walk when the terrain gets technical.

    You can climb on single-track as long as it is not too technical.


    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, 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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  • Colin Gilbert

    I've never been to this area and don't know where the trails even start, so I guess I won't go and try to solo ride it in the dark for the first time... Next time then!

    October 1

    • Pat

      Sorry to bail - just a bit too wet and cold

      October 1

  • Pat

    Andrea/Jeff - I am going to bail. Too wet. 4 me

    October 1

  • Andrea

    Between weather and traffic, I'm not gonna make it. Sorry guys. If you're braver than me, I wish you a fun and safe ride.

    October 1

  • Jeff B

    Aaaaand now the weather has turned to shit...

    October 1

  • Jeff B

    Andrea says she is still on. The weather is dry here at the moment.

    October 1

  • Denis

    Its ice pelleting in new west!

    October 1

  • Greg

    Sorry Andrea, I'm out. Stretching, elevation, etc isn't helping. Going to have to skip this one.

    October 1

    • Andrea

      No worrie, Greg. Hope it gets better soon. You could make it up to me by leading in the watershed next week. ;)

      October 1

  • Denis

    I'm in New Westminster today and its coming,down in buckets. Was the same in Richmond on my way here this morning

    October 1

  • Greg

    It's pretty bright in Delta right now, but I'm on the fence. It's noy because of weather though, it's more about aches and pains. My ankle is acting up so I was goingto see how it felt and make my final call around noon.

    October 1

  • Andrea

    My optimism is getting washed away ...

    October 1

  • Andrea

    Although 7pm is ideal for me, I'm also open to a 6:30 or 6:45pm meeting time if that works better for others.

    September 27

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