Cycling: Vancouver Waterfront & Burnt Bridge Creek Trail

Portland/Vancouver Sierra Club Outings & Events
Portland/Vancouver Sierra Club Outings & Events
Public group

Clark Public Utilities

1200 Fort Vancouver Way · Vancouver, WA

How to find us

Exit 1C off I-5 north, turn R, then R again on Ft Vancouver Way and a quick R into PUD.

Location image of event venue

Details

Read outing details closely. We'll cross the Land Bridge at Ft. Vancouver to the new Vancouver Waterfront, then ride north to the Burnt Bridge Creek Trailhead. Total riding distance about 23 miles. If you rsvp for this outing, email your full name and cell number to the outing leader ([masked]), in case he needs to contact you on short notice before the outing. If you bring a guest, leader will also need your guest's full name and cell number. Note that this is a "group" ride -- no one is left behind. We'll stop as necessary to allow slower riders to rejoin the group. Our average riding speed is 10-12 mph ("social pace").

Waiver: Sierra Club outings policy requires all participants to sign a waiver of liability before starting the ride.

Outing donation: Sierra Club members $2, non-members $4.

Pets: This outing is not suitable for pets, including service animals.

Weather: Note that we do not ride if it's raining. You'll receive a forecast/outing reminder on Friday before the outing.

Coffee and conversation: We'll stop for coffee and conversation near the end of the ride. If you want to join us, bring extra cash or a credit/debit card.

Driver's license: Bicycles are legal vehicles, so be sure and carry your driver's license with you.

Medical: If you have a medical condition which might affect your participation in this outing, please email the leader privately.

What to bring and wear:
* bike (any bike is okay, but should be in good condition: check tires, brakes, cables, derailleur, etc. If you find something you can't repair yourself, consider taking your bike to a bike shop. Note that bike shops can be busy in summer, and may not be able to make your repair on the same day, so allow time for the fix.
* Helmet (REQUIRED!). Recommended: sunglasses (with tether) and sunscreen.
* Clothing to suit weather. Bike-specific clothing is great, but is not required.
* Footwear: bike shoes or running shoes.
* Bike gloves (can prevent blisters and protect your hands in the event of a spill).
* carry on bike, or in a small daypack you can wear: Spare tube that fits your bike's tire (or patch kit); at least one FULL water bottle (or hydration pack, such as a Camelbak); a couple of energy bars or snacks.

Cancelling: Don't be a no-show -- you may prevent someone else from taking part. if you must cancel after your rsvp, it's easy to do on Meetup. On the day of the outing, call the leader's cell (360)[masked], so we won't wait for you at the start point.