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Old 05-20-09, 05:47 PM   #1
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The Goldon Ears Bridge

WOW...its almost finished. Very soon another crossing over the Fraser River, Langley to PittMeadows. Rode down to the entrance to the bridge, locating the bike lanes, very generous access. This is going to open up a huge area for riding. Previously unaccessable, except by driving and going from there. Here's some pics from my ride.
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Old 05-28-09, 05:22 PM   #2
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Awesome. I hope the railings will be high enough. Cross winds on that bridge would be quite significant.
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How would someone get there from downtown Vancouver?
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Google is your uncle.
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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.
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so what's there to do once you cross the bridge to Langley? Bike to Ft. Langley? How far is it from the bridge to Ft. Langley? Am thinking of making a day trip. Maybe start in the morning. Stop at a place to eat and rest. Then sight see abit before heading across Northbound.
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so what's there to do once you cross the bridge to Langley? Bike to Ft. Langley? How far is it from the bridge to Ft. Langley? Am thinking of making a day trip. Maybe start in the morning. Stop at a place to eat and rest. Then sight see abit before heading across Northbound.
When you get over the bridge on the Langley side you'll be on 201st heading south. As soon as you're off the bridge turn around and head north on 201st and a few hundred meters later you'll come to 102B avenue. Make that right and it will take you a nice quiet and scenic road to Fort Langley about 10km away. There's a park near the middle where you can stop and chill out if you so desire.
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This sounds awesome.
Going to get on a trip in order to celebrate it.
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When you get over the bridge on the Langley side you'll be on 201st heading south. As soon as you're off the bridge turn around and head north on 201st and a few hundred meters later you'll come to 102B avenue. Make that right and it will take you a nice quiet and scenic road to Fort Langley about 10km away. There's a park near the middle where you can stop and chill out if you so desire.
According to Google Map, 102b is a dead end. How about that Allard Cres?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.109863&z=14
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According to Google Map, 102b is a dead end. How about that Allard Cres?

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.109863&z=14
Not at 208 it ain't. You turn left at 208, then right at Allard Crescent. Allard is one of the nicest back roads in the Valley. There are restrooms at Derby Reach Park, about the middle of Allard. When you get to the end of Allard (at the T), you turn left and ride past a golf course and then to the intersection with 96th Ave. Turn left at 96th and it will take you right into Fort Langley.

From Fort Langley, you can get onto some really nice roads that most of the racers train on. If you take River Road to the east, you can get onto moderate climbing at 240th, (Lance) Armstrong Crescent, or 256th. Keep going east and there's a stiff climb at 264th and another at 272nd - this climb winds a bit and reminds me of the climbs in the California coast hills. Keep going and there's an even stiffer climb at Lefeuvre. And if you ride to the end of River Rd, there's an impossible super-steep gravel (last time I was there years ago) climb at Pemberton. However, there's also a nice road around there where you can loop back part of the way. And these are just the roads off of River Road.

If you want lots of quiet country roads, this area is about the closest to Vancouver you'll get.

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How would someone get there from downtown Vancouver?
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Take lougheed hwy east into pitt meadows. Turn right (south) on harris road. Turn left (east) on hammond rd. to the bridge. Take the bike path on the east side of bridge entrance to the foot of the bridge use the crosswalk to get to the west side of the bridge and proceed over. As a bonus if you turn right (west) on 92nd. You will come to a nice tudor style pub to have lunch, dinner whatever. A very nice cycle. Note. there is a bike path on the south side of the lougheed hwy. just after you cross the pitt river bridge (which must be crossed using the pedestrian walkway on the north side of the bridge) a paved bike path takes you out to a road that leads to harris. Turn right and follow above directions. Enjoy

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