What we're about

We are distinctly “Mountain Bikers” of beginner to intermediate skill level who enjoy Cross Country trail riding for fun and exercise. We are not trying to “get air,” except into our lungs. We are an inclusive group of riders of all age levels and encourage families to ride together. All participants must have bikes with thick, stubbly tires, either Hardtails (Hybrids) or Dual-Suspension Bikes, must ride with a helmet and stay on the trails or grass. Rides are entirely within Pacific Spirit Park, on the sea wall, on designated bike lanes or in Stanley Park. No skinny-tired bikes allowed.

All participants are encouraged to have a Cycling BC Provincial Ride License ($60 annually) which includes insurance and requires a waiver of liability. See: https://cyclingbc.net/membership/registration/ However, these rides are not "sanctioned events." Children must have a parent or guardian along for the ride. Everyone is responsible for their own health and safety and that of their children. The Organizer is simply an enthusiastic mountain biker willing to show others the network of trails accessible to everyone and demonstrate basic riding techniques, cycling etiquette and bike maintenance. The selected trails are all relatively easy trails which everyone should be able to ride.

DISCLAIMER: Pacific Spirit Park and Stanley Park have trees that sometimes fall. It is possible to be injured or killed by a falling tree. It's common sense. Don't ride during or immediately after a violent storm without acknowledging that risk. Likewise, mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity. You are the best judge of your own coordination and agility. Do not attempt maneuvers which you cannot confidently complete. You will be asked to sign a liability waiver acknowledging these risks before participating in rides.

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Daily Exercise

St. Anselm's Anglican Church

Ideal, Socially-Distant, Outdoor Exercise

Do you like to ride the Pacific Spirit Park trails and along the sea wall? I’m a lawyer, 56, who likes to ride for[masked] minutes almost everyday, for exercise, rain or shine, sometimes at night, (but of course sunny days are best). I'm happy to adjust my time or my route to suit other riders. I prefer riding around dusk, since dog walkers are mostly done by then and Vancouver sunsets are gorgeous. Let’s motivate each other to ride harder.

Meet at the parking lot of St. Anselm's Church, across from UBC Golf Club. From here, it's easy to pick up a fun trail going south (easier, flowy, cross-country trails) or north (steeper downhill to Spanish Banks and then along the sea wall towards kits beach and back up Marine Drive to UBC). On weekends, with more time to ride, I tend to continue along the sea wall to Stanley Park via the Burrard Street Bridge and English Bay. If you want to get a better sense of who I am and the kinds of rides I enjoy, I post my rides with pictures on Strava.com (Greg Samuels MTB).

iMessage or whatsapp me directly at[masked] if you want to ride. I won't necessarily start my ride from the Meetup spot unless I hear that others are coming.

COVID note—it’s easy to maintain social distance on the trails, but since I breathe heavily while exercising, and lots of Covid-cautious folks use the trails, I often wear a mask while riding. No judgment if you choose to or not.

Daily Exercise

St. Anselm's Anglican Church

Ideal, Socially-Distant, Outdoor Exercise

Do you like to ride the Pacific Spirit Park trails and along the sea wall? I’m a lawyer, 56, who likes to ride for[masked] minutes almost everyday, for exercise, rain or shine, sometimes at night, (but of course sunny days are best). I'm happy to adjust my time or my route to suit other riders. I prefer riding around dusk, since dog walkers are mostly done by then and Vancouver sunsets are gorgeous. Let’s motivate each other to ride harder.

Meet at the parking lot of St. Anselm's Church, across from UBC Golf Club. From here, it's easy to pick up a fun trail going south (easier, flowy, cross-country trails) or north (steeper downhill to Spanish Banks and then along the sea wall towards kits beach and back up Marine Drive to UBC). On weekends, with more time to ride, I tend to continue along the sea wall to Stanley Park via the Burrard Street Bridge and English Bay. If you want to get a better sense of who I am and the kinds of rides I enjoy, I post my rides with pictures on Strava.com (Greg Samuels MTB).

iMessage or whatsapp me directly at[masked] if you want to ride. I won't necessarily start my ride from the Meetup spot unless I hear that others are coming.

COVID note—it’s easy to maintain social distance on the trails, but since I breathe heavily while exercising, and lots of Covid-cautious folks use the trails, I often wear a mask while riding. No judgment if you choose to or not.

Daily Exercise

St. Anselm's Anglican Church

Ideal, Socially-Distant, Outdoor Exercise

Do you like to ride the Pacific Spirit Park trails and along the sea wall? I’m a lawyer, 56, who likes to ride for[masked] minutes almost everyday, for exercise, rain or shine, sometimes at night, (but of course sunny days are best). I'm happy to adjust my time or my route to suit other riders. I prefer riding around dusk, since dog walkers are mostly done by then and Vancouver sunsets are gorgeous. Let’s motivate each other to ride harder.

Meet at the parking lot of St. Anselm's Church, across from UBC Golf Club. From here, it's easy to pick up a fun trail going south (easier, flowy, cross-country trails) or north (steeper downhill to Spanish Banks and then along the sea wall towards kits beach and back up Marine Drive to UBC). On weekends, with more time to ride, I tend to continue along the sea wall to Stanley Park via the Burrard Street Bridge and English Bay. If you want to get a better sense of who I am and the kinds of rides I enjoy, I post my rides with pictures on Strava.com (Greg Samuels MTB).

iMessage or whatsapp me directly at[masked] if you want to ride. I won't necessarily start my ride from the Meetup spot unless I hear that others are coming.

COVID note—it’s easy to maintain social distance on the trails, but since I breathe heavily while exercising, and lots of Covid-cautious folks use the trails, I often wear a mask while riding. No judgment if you choose to or not.

Daily Exercise

St. Anselm's Anglican Church

Ideal, Socially-Distant, Outdoor Exercise

Do you like to ride the Pacific Spirit Park trails and along the sea wall? I’m a lawyer, 56, who likes to ride for[masked] minutes almost everyday, for exercise, rain or shine, sometimes at night, (but of course sunny days are best). I'm happy to adjust my time or my route to suit other riders. I prefer riding around dusk, since dog walkers are mostly done by then and Vancouver sunsets are gorgeous. Let’s motivate each other to ride harder.

Meet at the parking lot of St. Anselm's Church, across from UBC Golf Club. From here, it's easy to pick up a fun trail going south (easier, flowy, cross-country trails) or north (steeper downhill to Spanish Banks and then along the sea wall towards kits beach and back up Marine Drive to UBC). On weekends, with more time to ride, I tend to continue along the sea wall to Stanley Park via the Burrard Street Bridge and English Bay. If you want to get a better sense of who I am and the kinds of rides I enjoy, I post my rides with pictures on Strava.com (Greg Samuels MTB).

iMessage or whatsapp me directly at[masked] if you want to ride. I won't necessarily start my ride from the Meetup spot unless I hear that others are coming.

COVID note—it’s easy to maintain social distance on the trails, but since I breathe heavily while exercising, and lots of Covid-cautious folks use the trails, I often wear a mask while riding. No judgment if you choose to or not.

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Daily Exercise

St. Anselm's Anglican Church

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