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Stanley Park Night Ride

  • Nov 26, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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The 2012 Stanley Park Series!

Trail Lights Required

We will 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, in case we stop for a 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 benches near the grass. Look for Dallas on a black and green Norco Fireball and Gary on his rootbeer Trek EX. We'll be looking to get the ride started at 6.05pm!

Terrain: The trails themselves are not steep but they do have technical elements that require some skill (roots, rocks, rolls, some tighter turns, etc). These are 'proper' trails, not just the wide, flat gravel paths within the Park.

Suitability: Intermediate XC.  This ride is ideal for Intermediate riders who would like to try riding at night. With the night riding element and the higher pace, this ride is no longer suitable for beginners. A good cardio level is required as there is a fair amount of pedaling.  All stunts have a ride-around or can be walked.

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. Trail lights are required, 400 advertised lumens minimum!!!

(A commuter light will be insufficient. Check the forums for light discussions and information)

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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  • Gary T

    Another dry evening, with mostly dry trails (except for Mudguards living up to it's name). Good group kept the pace up so the cold didn't bite. Quite a few trees down since the last ride kept all of us honest on the twists and turns, too!

    November 27, 2012


    Nice day and nice ride

    November 27, 2012

  • Dallas

    Awesome!!! For the year I think we're at 95% not raining on ride day.

    November 26, 2012

  • Erik L.

    Might not finish work on time...
    I might have to meet u....on the trail

    November 26, 2012

    • Dallas

      Text me and we'll coordinate meeting you, if you don't make the start time.

      November 26, 2012

    • Erik L.

      Cool thanks D

      November 26, 2012

  • Erik L.

    Might not finish work on time...
    I might have to meet u....on the trail

    November 26, 2012

  • Dallas

    Looks like the weather is setting up to be great, but cold. Wear your extra layers. It's going to be a good ride!

    November 24, 2012

  • Steve

    Damn!! Working AGAIN!!:(

    November 22, 2012

  • Darcy

    GARY!! I have your pedals. I should get them back to you.

    November 22, 2012

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