Western Canada - Flat-ish bike trails in the Lower Mainland
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Matsqui/Robert Taylor (Abbotsford)
Derby Reach ( Fort to Fort in Fort Langley)
Boundry Bay ( Delta, Going back to complete, I ended up at the place that had 4 km trail) :eek:
Kanaka Creek, Maple Ridge (toooooooooo short!)
Next on my list is the Richmond Dikes
I prefer places that aren't too busy and crowded and NO biking on the road. Also as mentioned above, flat-ish trails for now since I'm still newbish and I sometimes take my kids along with me.
the richmond dikes are really flat. not a bad ride but the gravel slows you down a lot. good workout though.
08-10-10, 09:27 AM
You should try the...
Central Valley Greenway. Mostly flat. Starts from New West that circles around Burnaby that eventually lead you right into Science World. From there you can proceed along False Creek and maybe into Stanley Park! Pretty neat!
Pitt Meadows dike system & surrounding farm area. Especially by Aloutte Lake.
PoCo Trail. It's a loop actually.
Have you ridden on Barnston Island? Heard it's quite nice.
08-20-10, 01:10 PM
Barnston is entirely on the road, but there are very, very few cars. You take a ferry to get on the island, but it's free. The road around the island is about 10 km around, as I recall...
Central Valley Greenway (we call it the CVG) combines off-street with roadway. Offstreet sections are Hume Park (hilly), Brunette River between North Road and Cariboo (gravel), Still Creek between the bicycle overpass on Winston and Douglas, followed by a short section thru the Recycling Depot out to Costco, then from Home Depot on Gilmore all the way to Nanaimo St. in Vancouver. There is also an offroad paved section on Great Northern Way, but it's not a good idea to go eastbound on this section, because it passes a number of driveways and intersections, and you are equivalent to a wrong-way cyclist here, so quite likely to get hit as you blindside a motorist pulling out. Also, eastbound there is a very, very steep climb just before Clark.
Pitt Meadows and Poco dikes are mostly gravel but quite popular amongst trail-riders.
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