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Cycle - 4-Major Bridges Loop via Greenways
• READ ATTENTIVELY! This is a 78k cycle that can be shortened by 20k. • RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Saturday. I will confirm early Saturday evening or soon after a limit of 8 cyclists has been reached. • ROUTE DESCRIPTION The full loop could take 9 hours including lunch break and other breaks. Because darkness sets in by 5:00 p.m. we need to start sharp at 8:00 a.m. It takes in the Pitt River Bridge, the Golden Ears Bridge, the Alex Fraser Bridge followed by the Queensborough Bridge while experiencing greenways in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Surrey, a short bit in Delta and New Westminster. There is a good chance that we will see spawning salmon. • LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY The route is mostly flat with the exception of one fairly long incline and the inclines over the bridges. Some may wish to get on Skytrain in New Westminister at the 58k mark. • WHERE WE MEET AT the Larfarge Lake-Douglas Skytrain Station. There is free skytrain parking on Sundays across Guildford from the Station. • WHAT TO BRING Be prepared for the weather. A shower is always a possibility. We are being promised rather cold weather with sunshine. Take along water, a well serviced bicycle bike (preferably hybrid or mountain bike), tool kit with a spare tube, and a snack. Riders will stop for break after doing 31 km along Tynehead Park with the possiblility of ordering food at a Tim Horton. You may prefer to bring your own lunch. There will be a couple opportunities for coffee breaks. • See A GOOGLE MAP of the route at this link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&hl=en&mid=1wMpxRr-Mt_BXGgTq62x1tEsYBMZIOANt&ll=49.22794333700668%2C-122.84264304381276&z=12 • • Important to know** You, not the trip organizer, Trails BC, or anyone else, are entirely responsible for your own safety. Do not sign up for this trip unless you agree to the full Trails BC and organiser release and waiver of liability below: WAIVER INDEMNITY AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I am aware the leaders or guides of these cycling and walking are volunteers who have knowledge of these cycling, and walking excursions but do not profess to have expertise in guiding and do not hold any formal qualification or certification to do this kind of work. In consideration of my participation in this Trail Society of British Columbia Society activity I hereby for myself, heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE the Trails Society of British Columbia their officers, managers, servants, agents and volunteer leaders, (all of which are referred to as the “Societies”) from any and all lawsuits or actions, claims or demands by reason of any damage, loss, death or injury to myself or to my property arising from my participation in the activities not withstanding that the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the Society and the guide assisting in the activity. I AGREE to save, hold harmless and indemnify the Societies and their volunteer guides, from and against all lawsuits, claims, actions, costs or expenses in respect to any death, injury, loss or damage to myself or my property howsoever caused arising out of or in connection with the activities and whether the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the Societies and the guides. I RECOGNIZE AND ACKNOWLEDGE that there are inherent risks and hazards involved in participating in the activities including, but not exclusively, such hazards as danger from, sudden changes in weather, falls on steep terrain, failure of equipment, and the possibility of becoming lost as well as other risks and hazards associated with hiking, mountaineering, wilderness travel, bicycling, water crafts and the other pursuits promoted by the Societies and I AGREE to assume all such risks and hazards, and I further agree to bear all costs of rescue or medical attention rendered to me personally arising from the activities. Furthermore, I understand that this is a non-competitive activity.

Lafarge Lake-Douglas skytrain station

1205 Pinetree Way · Coquitlam, bc

Respond by: 11/18/2018
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    This meetup is for people who enjoy off-road (allowing for connecting roads) cross country urban and rural cycling and hiking by joining the well defined tours described on the Trails BC website (www.trailsbc.ca). The guided tours will be limited to about 8-10 people/outing. Note: The FraserFEST (Aug 23-26) cycling challenge excursions are included in these tours. Most of the tours are in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley with addtitional offerings on Vancouver Island and other parts of southern B.C. All the tours described are one day excursions. Serveral can be broken down into shorter excursions. The day long excursions are usually 35 to 65 km in length for the cycling and the hiking 15 to 24 kms. The purpose of the tours is to appreciate and explore with stops along the way; It's not a race. Hybrid bikes, mountain bikes and electric assist bikes are the recommended bikes for the cycling trips.

    To be a member of The Trails BC Walking-Hiking-Cycling Meetup Group, you must accept the Meetup Terms of Service, found here, http://www.meetup.com/terms , please pay close attention to the Release found in section 5.2

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