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Hi all,

As the title says I just moved here from the east coast. I have not previously spent any time in BC so don't really know anything. Looking for suggestions for a half day or a 1-2 hour ride from vancouver. Somewhere scenic with stops along the way (restaurants, coffee etc...) would be nice.

I've been riding 20+ years so love a spirited ride, but given that any road I take now will be my first time on it, something nice and easy (not a crazy "twisty") will be lovely.

Thank you all in advance. Maybe I will meet some fellow riders in the future for a small group ride. I'm looking to get out sat. morning this weekend.

Thanks!
 

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Sea to Sky hwy to Whistler is always nice but go early in the morning to avoid traffic. You are pretty safe as long as you do not speed excessively. From there you can continue on to the Duffy Lake loop.


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FB group .604 Motorcycles puts on Monday night ride to Starbucks at Squamish on Sea 2 Sky (also known as Squambucks). After the ride, folks usually got to restaurant in North Van for some food and juts to shoot the shit. Be warned, it is called S2Shitshow for a reason. Cops are all over, as they know bikes are coming. Speed limit is 80-90km/h, and here in BC we have lovely law that if you go 40+ km/h over the limit and get caught, you get automatic 1 week impound. After all the fees and such, you are looking at around $2K-$3K in fines. Some folks on that ride go way over their heads and tend to crash as well.

With all that said, if you keep it below impound speed, let white rabbits go in front of you to pick up all the heat, it is short and simple ride after work and good way to meet bunch of people. From time to time there are rides posted on here as well, but this place is ghost town, so dont expect too much from here :(

Edit: Truth be told, odds are that there will always be several people in Squambucks any day of the week, at any time really. As long as weather is nice that is. 1200 Hunter Pl
 

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As far as Mondays “Squambucks” ride, or any other advertised on social media or forum, be aware that police monitor places like this, and will coordinate speed checks on route. The STS is the ultimate fishing hole for speed tax collection, probably in the province.


BTW, best riding locally is in Whatcom county.
 

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Breakfast club 604 usually meets at Chevron on Boundary and Dominion at 6am Saturday & Sunday mornings to ride to Squamish


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1/2 Day Rides (all times include posing for 30mins with a coffee in you hand)

Mt. Baker and back (4-5 hours)
Squamish (3 hours)
Half a Duffy (at least that's what i have been calling it for 20 years). Basically go 75kms past Pemberton and turn around (6-7 hours)
 

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As far as Mondays “Squambucks” ride, or any other advertised on social media or forum, be aware that police monitor places like this, and will coordinate speed checks on route. The STS is the ultimate fishing hole for speed tax collection, probably in the province.


BTW, best riding locally is in Whatcom county.
Some fun roads just on the other side of the border.

Not really 1 to 2 hours, more 1/2 day.
 

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Thank you all Those ideas will keep me busy for a few weeks. Will keep it to our side of the border before going down; but I am already dreaming Oregon...
 

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Stave lake is always nice to ride. It's short but fun
 

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Wow, haven't heard from you in ages. How's things?
Hey CDG, things are good, I'm still living in Quebec. I'm not back in town but I'm back riding, bought a 2002 VFR a few months ago, it was always the best bike I ever owned and couldn't pass a good deal for another one.
 

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Sea to Sky hwy to Whistler is always nice but go early in the morning to avoid traffic. You are pretty safe as long as you do not speed excessively. From there you can continue on to the Duffy Lake loop.
agreed, there is a lake just outside of Pemberton which has gotten very popular over the past few years.

with a small parking lot, you'll find many a car parked on side of road , its a bad and busy scene. Get out of town early,

have an early b-fast and hit Lillooet for Lunch!
 

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Once you tire of the 1/2 day rides from Vancouver, head east via Hwy 20 to Winthrop. Overnight there, head north the next day through Omak, and head home on Hwy 3. It's a pretty nice and not terribly grueling.
 

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Once you tire of the 1/2 day rides from Vancouver, head east via Hwy 20 to Winthrop. Overnight there, head north the next day through Omak, and head home on Hwy 3. It's a pretty nice and not terribly grueling.
this is where I do some of the best riding.. so many options east of Winthrop, heck just getting there is half the fun :D
 
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