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Scenic Cycling in North Vancouver

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Organizer: Renee

Cycling in Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve

This event will be cancelled if it RAINS.

Cycling Event Information
Location: Lower Seymour Conservation Seymour Valley Trailway, North Vancouver
Distance: 22.5 km (20 km on asphalt and the last 2.5km on gravel trail)
Time: 2 hours
Elevation Gain: Rolling Hills with Some Steep Inclines
Pace: Moderate

How to find us: We will meet at the Lower Seymour parking lot. I will be wearing a red jacket.
Map: http://www.metrovanco... (

What to bring:
- Bicycle & Helmet
- Light Layered Clothing (Recommend change of clothing for after cycling)
- Light Wind-Breaker
- Plenty of Water
- Snack and/or Light Lunch (Sandwich, fruit, trail mix, nutrition bars)
- Sunscreen
- Camera

Lunch after Bike:
Seymour Pub in Holiday Inn North Vancouver, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver

Description of the event:
The path consists of rolling hills, with some steep inclines and declines, and flat roadway. There are picnic tables along the way, with a fish hatchery and nice areas to have snacks by the river.
The Seymour Valley Trailway is a paved path that winds through a beautiful diverse forest and crosses scenic creeks and streams. The last section (2.5 km) of the road is unpaved. If you decide to continue with us on the last section, you will need a hybrid bicycle. You do not need a mountain bike but city bikes with narrow wheels are not good for this section even though the trail is not steep. If your bike is not good for gravel, you could wait for us in the picnic area, and we will cycle the last 2.5km and join you in the picnic area for a snack break.

Trail begins from the parking lot gatehouse where we'll meet. Please refer to directions.
How to get to Lower Conservation Reserve:
Map: http://www.metrovanco... (

By Car:
The Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is located on the North Shore of the Lower Mainland, at the north end of Lillooet Road. Take exit 22A from Hwy 1 at the north end of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge (Second Narrows). A large green GVRD sign at the intersection of the parkway and Lillooet Road points straight ahead on Lillooet to the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (Seymour Demonstration Forest). We will meet at the parking lot.

By Public Transit:
Take the #228 Lynn Valley bus starting from the Lonsdale Quay Seabus terminal to Lynn
Valley Road and Dempsey Road
Or take the #210 Upper Lynn Valley from downtown Vancouver to Underwood Avenue.

Disclaimer: We are a group composed of volunteers. We are not a professional organization. By RSVPing "yes", you acknowledge that you are responsible for your own safety and well-being. However, as a group of friends, we look out for each other.
The organizer reserves the right to turn away any member who shows up without RSVP, unprepared and/or ill-equipped to handle this event. Please read the instructions carefully and come to each event prepared.

Please note: To create a successful event, it is crucial for the organizer of the event to be able to spot you. In addition, in case of an emergency, i.e. someone getting lost or injured, it is important for the organizer to know who that person was. As a result, those who RSVP for this event must have a proper name and photo. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

While the group does not endorse any formal policy, it is typically suggested that passengers offer the driver $5.00 per half hour of driving. However, private arrangements between passenger(s) and driver may be made ahead of time. Please note in your RSVP whether you can offer a ride or need a ride, and where you will be coming from. Passengers, please ensure you show up on time and bring an extra bag for muddy footwear and clothing.