Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track
I rode from Burnaby to Fort Langley using the GE Bridge last weekend. A much flatter route than taking the Patullo Bridge and having to climb the hill to 108th.
For those relatively familiar with the roads around Ridge Meadows, heading east, you ride over the Pitt River Bridge, then you can take the Ridge Meadows back road route that gets you onto Ford Road next to the Pitt Meadows airstrip. At the stop sign, if you turn right and follow the edge of the airstrip (towards the dikes), you get to a newly-paved road just before (and parallel to) the dike. You turn left onto this new road, and it takes you right to the bridge onramp to the bike lane. Right now, motorists haven't found it, so it's still a very quiet route.
You ride over the bridge (yes, the fences are quite high, no worries about getting blown off by the wind), and at the south end, you go down a spiral ramp, sort of like at a parkade. You come out on 201st, and if you head north, you'll quickly find the road that runs past the lime plant, and that will take you to Allard Crescent.