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Okay everyone,

Its time to tighten it up a bit. I'd like some feedback on what everyone thinks about setting up standard meeting places for group rides. As you know, BCSB doesn't orginize group rides but lets see if we can't make it easier for alot of you.....

1) List your desired meeting point. (Note: Meet points should be Gas Stations in areas that are easily accessable from major roadways/highways. This allows all riders to get fuel prior to the ride.)

2) Ride times. There should be a limit to the amount of time that the group waits for an individual. Should the posted time be the ride time? ie.) If it is agreed that the meeting time is 12pm, then the ride should commence @ 12pm. Its then up to the rider to be there on time.

Please note that these are only suggestions. This board is used as a portal for what we hope will be hundreds of local riders. BCSB cannot make you meet anywhere but we can ask that we standardize the processes.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

thanks everyone....

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i agree....

i heard of the chevron off the 232nd st. exit as a popular spot to meet. the bcsb group always seem to end up/hang out @ the sandpiper pub... i dont know if that such a good spot. metro also seems to be another popular gathering place.... ill come anywhere.

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My suggestion for

1) Meeting point :

Richmond - Chevron : SW corner of No5 + Steveson Hwy.

Vancouver West - Shell (?) : NW corner of West 41st + Gransville St.

West/North Van - Chevron : NW corner of 23rd St E + Lonsdale Ave North (South of Hwy 1: Lonsdale exit)

Burnaby - Chevron : NW corner of Kingsway + Marborough Ave (between Nelson and Royal Oak)


2) Ride time : As Almost40 suggested, posted time = departure time. so anyone want to hangout come early, anyone that came later than the posted time, expected not to see the group (and better head towards the next meeting point quick if there are any for that ride).
 

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Meeting places:

1: Chevron: 1 block South of Boundary Road and Grandview Hwy

2: Shell: Annacis Island.

3: Chevron: 232nd / Hwy 1 Langley
 
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1) 41st and granville has always been popular - for good reason

2) Shell at willingdon and canada way
 
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Best meeting spot for me is...(below)
although i've never gone for a ride with bcsb... I'm sure ill see alot of you guys this summer :)

Richmond - Chevron : SW corner of No5 + Steveson Hwy.
 

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May I suggest my garage? :D It makes it really easy for me because I don't have to go anywhere. Plus my garage has lots of stuff in it...except for a fuel pump. I'll make coffee for everyone! :laughing
 
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Chevron, 232nd St Exit,... they got good fuel, and good food (whitespot) not to mention i won't have to ride all the way into vancouver or burnaby for a meet :)
 
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I think it will depend on the turnout for these rides. I mean a gas station is ok if you have 10-15 bikes, but what will happen if you have 25-35?

Just getting in and out of some gas stations, especially in town, are a pain!

What about larger parking lot areas? Such as malls, or park & rides? Just a thought.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone. What we're exploring is having 3 or 4 typicial meeting points. The member base is growing and alot of the riders are from different areas. We're trying to get a picture as to where everyone can meet before "suggesting" to the member base on meet points.

Please keep the suggestions coming, we'd like to hear from you and your opinions.

Thanks


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Ick - Richmond

I'll tell you guys right now, I get soooooooo lost in Richmond. If you have a meeting point out there, count me out.

Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, East Vancouver, Downtown all good for me. I like the Chevron at 232 and no. 1 freeway. Easy to find, close to the freeway, easy for anyone to get there and a big parking area for the zillions of bikes that will be showing up for rides in the summertime.

Oh, the mall in front of my place Scott Road and between 80th and 82nd in Surrey is always totally empty. We could meet at the Tim Hortons there sometimes? Just a short rip from the 91 freeway.
 

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don't forget that the meeting place is also dictated by the ride destination. and then are the meeting times staggered so that all riders meet up before the final ride.

example: 232 and hwy 1 meet at 12:00 for a ride to Squamish, do we then make a stop in burnaby at 12:30 to meet up with other riders, and then stop again in North Van for other riders, or do we just ride to Squamish and meet everyone there. It really is hard but I agree that if you 4 or 5 places and then when whoever is planning the ride can schedule meeting times so that if I do show up 5 mins late, I know that I can make it to the next meeting spot in 20 mins to catch the group.

Just as a side note, even though you say that BCSB doesn't organize rides the fact that you offer a medium for people to organize rides, makes you liable for any injuries that may occur on any said ride. Trust me on this I know. That is why the BMW club now has director insurance so that if anything happens on any of our rides we are covered.
 
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Digi168 said:

Just as a side note, even though you say that BCSB doesn't organize rides the fact that you offer a medium for people to organize rides, makes you liable for any injuries that may occur on any said ride. Trust me on this I know. That is why the BMW club now has director insurance so that if anything happens on any of our rides we are covered.
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Hey I Live in abbotsford... I just got a CBR 600 94.. okay for a begginer bike.. i would like to go ridin with you.. a good place to meet would be Langly 232 exit chevoron... anyways.. thats my 2 cents
 

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langly

hey langly would be a great place to meed up.. the 232 exit.. i just got my bike.. and im looking for people to ride with....
 

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Re: Ick - Richmond

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I'll tell you guys right now, I get soooooooo lost in Richmond. If you have a meeting point out there, count me out.

Surrey, Langley, Burnaby, East Vancouver, Downtown all good for me. I like the Chevron at 232 and no. 1 freeway. Easy to find, close to the freeway, easy for anyone to get there and a big parking area for the zillions of bikes that will be showing up for rides in the summertime.

Oh, the mall in front of my place Scott Road and between 80th and 82nd in Surrey is always totally empty. We could meet at the Tim Hortons there sometimes? Just a short rip from the 91 freeway.
you serious?
richmond is all flat..
3 major bridges, perpendicular/parallel streets. even <b>I</b> don't get lost here.
Richmond is easy to find :D
 

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West Van = Ambleside

North Van = Automall

Richmond = Chevron on Steveston, Richmond Motorsports

Surrey = Truck Scales on Highway

Langley = Chevron off exit 232

Delta/New West = Annacis Island Shell Station, Richmond Motorsports

Burnaby = Accross from BCIT

Metrotown = The shoppnig center somewhere

Downtown = Starbucks (Robson) The Indy race track strip

*Any local bike dealership!!!
 

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Re: Re: Ick - Richmond

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you serious?
richmond is all flat..
3 major bridges, perpendicular/parallel streets. even <b>I</b> don't get lost here.
Richmond is easy to find :D
Says the guy who lives in Richmond, no wonder you know your way around. :rolleyes
 
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