I'm putting together an all-day ride for this Saturday. The route will take us into the southern interior, where the weekend forecast is for sunny skies and 25 degrees.
Important note: This ride includes some challenging roads and is for experienced riders only.
Meeting point 1: Flying Swan Coffehouse, 1724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver. We leave at 9:00 AM; arrive earlier if you want breakfast.
Meeting point 2: 232nd & Highway 1 Chevron station, Langley. We will leave here at 9:45 so you should arrive a bit earlier.
We will take Highway 1 to Hope and continue up the Fraser and Thompson canyons to Spences Bridge. From Spences Bridge, we take highway 8 through the Nicola Valley to Merrit where we will stop for lunch.
From Merritt, we take highway 5A to Princeton.
From Princeton we take highway 3 through Manning Park back to Hope.
From Hope we may take highway 1, highway 7, or Zero avenue back to town.
For those of you who have not ridden on these roads, they are like the Sea-to-Sky, only much better: warmer... drier... little traffic... few police...