Visit the historic Kinsol Trestle, recently refurbished and open to the public. We'll take the ferry from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay. You can meet us at Brentwood Bay or ride with us the 20 Km from Victoria. We'll have a picnic lunch and paddle or swim in the creek below the trestle.(We discovered last year that just a hundred yards up the creek the water is deep enough for swimming.)
We'll stop at Merridale Cidery on the way back.
Full ride: 84 Km.
Take 40 Km off that if you get to Brentwood Bay by other means.
N.B. The early start time of 8 am is so we can catch the 9:50 ferry from Brentwood Bay to Mill Bay...
Route at RideWithGPS.com (The 96Km on the map includes the12Km of the ferry ride, hence the discrepancy.)
I'll buy the tickets in advance so be prepared at the cafe with $10 for return tickets. (If I buy them in advance it is $5 each way, buy them at the ferry and it is $9.50).
Challenge Rating: 8/10 (5/5 for Distance, 3/5 for Hills)
Terrain Rating: 2
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In case of bad weather, we will reschedule this ride and substitute an Embrace The Rain Ride in its place. Hey - we live in a rain forest, its gonna rain! Let's learn to enjoy it. This will be a short ride in town with a stop to warm up and dry out.
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