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Fromme: 7th & Oilcan

It's going to be a hot day so an early start and a not-so-steep (but long) climb seem in order. Please remember lots of water. You may also want to bring some bug spray.

Ride plan: Climb, climb, climb, Seventh Secret, Lower Oilcan.

Skill level: This ride requires average to stronger intermediate skills and fitness. You should be comfortable on all official Burnaby trails and have some experience riding on the North Shore. If you are not sure if this is the ride for you, please message me.

Parking: We'll meet at the first yellow gate on Mountain Highway (location shown on map). Parking restrictions require that you park south of Coleman either on Mountain Highway or side streets. Be mindful of the signs and allow at least 10 minutes to get from where you park to the gate.

Requests: Please call/text me at[masked] if you are going to be late or have a last minute change in plans.

As a courtesy, if the ride is full and you are not signed up or are on the waiting list, please do not come to the ride.


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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  • Steph

    Thanks Dave & Charles! I'm going to ensure I get an appointment with my physio asap and do all that is possible to heal up properly! At least I got in a lot of spring/summer riding - the fall awaits me :) Thanks again Dave for looking after the 9th and brining in more leaders to help out!! You're awesome :)

    August 6, 2012

  • Charles

    Sorry to hear about your injury, 2-6 weeks yikes! That kind of spoils the fun you had planned for the 9 th.

    August 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, sorry to hear about this Steph, injuries suck fo' shu! Thanks to all who helped and glad its not worse than it is.

    August 5, 2012

  • Steph

    Really it should have been a 5 star w/great company, a solid climb

    August 5, 2012


    What to say about this ride???? good climb, actually seemed shorter than usual with a good company going down mostly good but even in bad times Steph was really tough walking in one foot and going down we still have a not too bad day with smiles and jokes, it's great to see how bikers try to help each other even if they don't know you like this dude with the doggy helping us with your bikes, Steph I hope you heal soon and looking forward to seeing You in the trail again.

    August 5, 2012

  • Steph

    OMG Andrea & Manuel!! You guys were amazing!! I can't get the image out of my mind of us on the bottom log one by one all holding on to each other making our way out of the trail without our bikes!! I'm just got out of Ridge Meadow's Hospital, and after looking at the X-rays it looks like just a REALLY bad sprained ankle, thankfully! First for me having to be assisted out of a trail... also my first sprained ankle too!!
    Can't thank you both enough... Off to get crutches now!! 2-6 week recovery time... What am I going to do with myself lol

    1 · August 5, 2012

  • Andrea

    Good cardio and company on way up but only 1 star because injuries suck. Steph, you were a trouper getting out of there - fingers crossed for nothing more than a sprain. Manual, you made an excellent co-crutch. Yeah for team of three walking down the log ride!

    August 5, 2012

  • Kara N.

    Thanks for changing it up - looking forward to seeing some familiar faces on the climb up. So wish I could join you on the climb down. Feeling not bad right now. Ribs area bit better - bruise is a b*tch though.

    August 3, 2012

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