To all the Police lurking on this tour: this is a responsible, civilized cruise, don't need to stalk us
Ninja 250s: urban tour will burn half a tank, Squam will burn half a tank.
Time: 11AM, leave at 11:20
Meet: Queen Elizabeth Park (Cambie @ 37th) just outside mini putt golf & tennis court. There is active construction on various sections of Cambie, I suggest taking Granville or Oak to get here.
..Start off with the infamous Airport Loop(PoPo radar, we should be fine)
..Either Pho(viet noodles, bring cash) on #3 road, or Fish & Chips at bottom of #1 road
..Reverse Airport loop, check out big planes
..Marine drive to UBC to Spanish banks for some view
..Stanley Park for more view
..Lynn suspension bridge (free) and headwaters slow & sketch twistie
..Cypress picture sesh (gravel warning, possible PoPo)
..Horseshoe bay then Marine Drive slow twisties
..If the spirit is high after all of the above: SQUAMISH!
..Taco del Mar in Squamish!!! (couldn't find it lol...)
Finish: We'll finish at Starbucks @ Park Royal mall on the North Shore
4-5 hours inc lunch w/o squamish
~6 hours inc squamish
~7 hours inc tacos for dinner and starbucks and avoid most of rush hour
Pace: noob to cruise to speed limit, highly dependent on group spirit. non-intimidating, lots of checkpoints in case anyone gets lost.
Water & Gas & Pee: lots of checkpoints, including gas station, 7-11
-It's highly recommended that you memorize the general route in case you need to head home half way through
-Dangerous behaviours such as slalom in traffic, wheelies on the road, will be looked down upon and kicked out of the group. There will be huge private parking lots for you to practice wheelies and pictures taken.
-Bigger bikes are of course more than welcome, it's an urban ride and there are lots of checkpoints, you may out-accelerate us but you can't loose us however, I won't be leading big bikes on the optional Squamish ride
-A test drive (urban section) made me pretty sore, I may or may not lead the Squam ride.
-Ride your own ride/pace, don't push yourself on the streets, there are track days for a reason!
-For newbies or new to group rides, please read this post for your own safety and everyone else's.
Click Map for Google Maps (pretty much the exact route)
All the gas stations are on right side of the street.
1B: breath some salty air in the park
2GP: Chevron, Oak @ 67th (Northbound)
3B: parking lot on left
4GP: PetroCan, 4th @ Cypress (Eastbound)
5P: parking lot next to big grass field
6GP: PetroCan, Capilano @ Marine (Northbound)
7P: Lynn Canyon suspension bridge
8B: Cypress viewpoint and parking lot
9B: U-Turn Route, a small lot right after U turn, before highway
10F: First entrance to Park Royal village (past Safeway, past Ambleside beach)
My cell phone is 604.417.0956, won't answer but will call you back.