Touring - Riding out of Vancouver
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06-28-08, 09:44 PM
I will soon be arriving in Vancouver for a 2 week ride to Calgary.
Leaving Vancouver will be a challange.
From one of the airport hotels i was thinking of using SouthEAST Marine DR. / Marine Way / Brunette Ave to get to Hwy 1 and using The Trans Canada (1) to get out of town on my way to Mission.
Is this a good route???
Is the Lougheed Highway (7) a better alternative????
Thanks for any help.
06-28-08, 10:24 PM
Hope this helps. Have a great Western Canada ride.
06-29-08, 12:57 AM
You can't ride on Hwy #1 until way out of town. Your best bet is to use Hwy#7(lougheed) to Hope and then you can ride your choice of the three highways.
Dan The Man
06-29-08, 02:57 AM
You are allowed to ride Highway 1 between Abbotsford and Hope. I rode the Fraser Highway to get to Abbotsford.
06-29-08, 06:26 AM
If you decide to take the #7 (Lougheed), go one step more and take the #7A (Barnett). It is much quieter, if only for a while, and it connects back up with the #7 at Poco.
Which way are you going to Calgary? Trans-Cananda, Crows Nest, or a combination including lesser traveled roads?
This page has 6 links to information about bike touring in and out of Vancouver (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Canada&state=British%20Columbia&place=Vancouver&id=&subtopic=). One of the links includes the article mentioned in response #2.
06-30-08, 12:55 PM
Thanks for the great advice and web links.
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