THE RIDE

There are two routes to choose from, the 50km route or the 20km route.

Both routes start and finish in Central Park, Burnaby (1 minute from the Patterson Sky Train Station). All riders are expected to wear a helmet, follow the rules of the road and ride safely along the roads.

The 50K Ride begins at: 9:30am and travels around Vancouver and Burnaby neighbourhoods. This is a longer ride and a bit more challenging with many changes in gradient. The average rider-estimated time is 2 -2.5 hours.

The 20K Ride begins at 10:00am and this fun and scenic route travels along Vancouver and Burnaby Bike Routes. The average rider- estimated time is approximately 1.5 hours.

These maps were created with the support of the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (www.vacc.bc.ca).

Routes

50km ride begins at 9:30AM
50km route (via www.bikely.com)

20km ride begins at 10:00AM
20km route (via www.bikely.com)

Training Tips

There are great training tips and bike safety information available on many web sites, including “Bike Sense” The British Columbia Bicycle Operator’s Manual www.bikesense.bc.ca/Bike_Sense-Nov05.pdf. Maintain your bicycle and keep it in good working order.

Remember the 5 Basic principles:
Maintain your bicycle in good working order.
Be as visible as possible to others.
Learn the skills needed to control your bike.
Cycle in traffic safely and predictably.
Know and obey the rules of the road.

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And here's some great advice from a new rider:

Safety - Here are some basic safety tips for bike riding. Wear a helmet and be sure you have the right size, one that fits snugly so that when you adjust the straps, it won't slide around on your head. If you haven’t ridden a bike in a while, take it easy at the beginning and keep your rides short initially to let your body adjust to your riding. Always stay to the right but don't hug the curb as garbage and road debris collects there, so keep 2 to 3 feet from the curb side. Allow enough room on your left to let cars to pass and always use hand signals when turning. Be sure your bike has reflectors and a light; both front and back, if you ride at night or in low-light conditions. Have your bicycle serviced every year to increase performance and extend your bicycle's lifespan.

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