What we're about
*pls read the fine print below*
Join us for a fun positive inclusive supportive road cycle ride within central Vancouver on Wed evenings. We meet at 6:15 at a variety of different venues who so generously host us, where the East and West sides of Vancouver meet, within the Mt Pleasant - Strathcona - Chinatown - False Creek neighbourhoods. We welcome women and all WTF-identifying folks.
We ride because we love it and because we believe it makes us better and happier people. More of us riding means more happy people in the world, doing what they love.
Whether you are newer to road riding and looking to meet others to ride with at your pace and learn a bit more about the sport from those more experienced, or you have been riding for years and think you've already met all the awesome bike-folk there are in YVR, we guarantee you'll have loads of fun and find something of value for yourself. This a great way to tap into the vibrant local community and expand your circle of bike-nerd friends and ride buddies on a ride that focuses more on connecting with our peers, making new friends, getting great ride photos and having loads of laughs than it does on numbers. The truth is, road riding can get serious and very performance focused, but you really just gotta ride for fun sometimes so we remember why fell in love with it - for the sheer pure joy that is riding, regardless of whether we're as fast as the other riders we know. So even if you ride with an organised club or race team, coming out to ride w us on Wednesdays will enrich your life on a bike, we promise.
*What we mean when we say 'road ride':
BICYCLE: To join the ride you must be equipped with a road helmet, a road bike complete w drop bars, and road tires that can accommodate high pressure air fill from 70-100 psi.
LIGHTS: it is wise to have both front & rear lights (fully charged) to stay safe on your trip home (esp if you decide to join for post-ride drinks/snax at one of our fine local establishments) and *MANDATORY* to have them for rides when the days are shorter, Sept thru April.
OTHER SUPPLIES: Flat-fixing kit w spare tube, pump or CO2 cartridge, tire levers, and minimal tool is mandatory.
If you have any questions about any details above, *please do not hesitate* to reach out to us with those, we'll be happy to help! email@example.com
Please note that, while no properly equipped rider will be left behind, this is not a cruise but a ride w a fitness-focused pace on the city streets and bike routes, and we will ride in pace line formation when conditions allow.
The ride takes 2-2.5h, covers about 45km and stays very much within the city so if you are concerned about duration/distance/endurance you are welcome to join for the first half only and depart on your own midway thru - just be sure to let a ride leader know you'll be peeling away from the group so we don't turn back to go looking for you when we notice you're missing.
SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY!!