Go Back  Bike Forums > Community Connections > Regional Discussions > Western Canada
Reload this Page >

Anyone have some good road bike routes in Surrey BC?

Notices
Western Canada Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | Northwest Territories | Nunavut | Saskatchewan | Yukon Territory

Anyone have some good road bike routes in Surrey BC?

Old 05-21-10, 03:30 PM
  #1  
a1rabbit
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Anyone have some good road bike routes in Surrey BC?

I've just started riding again and I find Surrey is an extremely boring place to ride so far. I typically get around 13km and get sick of the surroundings. I don't really find traffic a problem, though some of our side streets need to see a sweeper come through on the shoulders.

I have plotted out a 45km ride, give or take, down to Boundary Bay Airport and back up River Road, but if there are more scenic rides within surrey itself that would be great too.

Currently I'm close to king George and 72nd ave.

Thanks!
a1rabbit is offline  
Old 05-21-10, 05:32 PM
  #2  
|3iker
Alfredo Contador
 
|3iker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Where everybody knows my name
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You should ride to Fort Langley. It's nice there.
|3iker is offline  
Old 05-22-10, 11:24 AM
  #3  
a1rabbit
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by |3iker View Post
You should ride to Fort Langley. It's nice there.
Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll ride out there someday, but for a simple ride close to home that one is a bit out of the way.
a1rabbit is offline  
Old 05-22-10, 11:37 AM
  #4  
coffeecake
Blocking your fire exits
 
coffeecake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 641
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Although the website's kind of slow, I've found some good routes on Bikely.
coffeecake is offline  
Old 05-22-10, 11:43 AM
  #5  
|3iker
Alfredo Contador
 
|3iker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Where everybody knows my name
Posts: 431
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by a1rabbit View Post
Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll ride out there someday, but for a simple ride close to home that one is a bit out of the way.
But you're planning a 45km ride anyway. 45km from Surrey can take you right into Vancouver itself! So Ft. Langley is not far.

And if you feel riding around Surrey is boring, you should visit Whalley.
|3iker is offline  
Old 05-22-10, 02:19 PM
  #6  
a1rabbit
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
Although the website's kind of slow, I've found some good routes on Bikely.
I'll go check that out now.

Originally Posted by |3iker View Post
But you're planning a 45km ride anyway. 45km from Surrey can take you right into Vancouver itself! So Ft. Langley is not far.

And if you feel riding around Surrey is boring, you should visit Whalley.
Right, what I'm looking for though is more of a route I can take that's close to home for when I just want to go out for a short ride. I'm going to check out fort Langley for the next "long" ride. I'll probably end up taking the Sky-Train to Vancouver a lot this summer.

Well Whalley is in Surrey, no?
a1rabbit is offline  
Old 05-22-10, 10:23 PM
  #7  
badrad
Senior Member
 
badrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 433
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
here are a couple of maps of bike routes in surrey. there are some nice places to ride, quite close to where you live. Green Timbers is a nice place visit, or go over to the Watershed Park off hwy 10 and 91 for a bit of exploring.

https://www.surrey.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EE...keRouteMap.pdf
https://www.surrey.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EE...rtsandinfo.pdf

as for avoiding Whalley, i've lived here for the past 30 years, seen lot's of changes. there are a few streets to avoid - same as some parts of DTES of Vancouver, but Whalley in general isn't all bad.

Getting to Vancouver via skytrain is great, but if you have a few hours extra, you can explore the Central Valley Greenway (CVG - parallels the Millenium Line), or the BC Parkway (BCP - follows the Expo Line) that will get you all the way downtown from New Westminster. There are some hilly parts, and some parts that bring you along traffic lines, but the ride for much of the travel are on protected paths and majority are paved. on the CVG there are a few stretches that are still under construction and some spots that are gravel pathways, but there is no traffic to contend with.

Connecting to the CVG and BCP from Surrey - you can either bike across the Patullo, or if you want to avoid that, jump on Skytrain and out at Columbia or New Westminster stations. Of course, if you want to avoid hilly parts, skytrain stations closer to your end points won't hurt much either.

Last edited by badrad; 05-22-10 at 10:31 PM.
badrad is offline  
Old 05-28-10, 10:22 AM
  #8  
Trikin'
Senior Member
 
Trikin''s Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vacouver Island B.C. Canada
Posts: 288

Bikes: Catrike Trail/Catrike Expedition

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 6 Posts
Hello a1rabbit....I live in N Surrey near Guildford, I often ride from home to Ft Langley. I've ridden King George to Creasent Beach and White Rock a couple of times, also there's down to River Rd and over the Alex Fraser Bridge, rode that one yesterday up to Central Park, then down to NewWest and back. Drop me a line lets set up a ride
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
1999-12-31 003 003..jpg (97.6 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg
003.jpg (95.8 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg
1999-12-31 001 006.jpg (95.6 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg
1999-12-31 001 001.jpg (100.9 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg
003 (2).jpg (100.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg
1999-12-31 001 018.jpg (96.5 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg
1999-12-31 003 010..jpg (104.9 KB, 5 views)

Last edited by Trikin'; 05-28-10 at 10:52 AM.
Trikin' is offline  
Old 06-21-10, 03:36 PM
  #9  
FuzzyE
wonderling
 
FuzzyE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Delta, BC
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Barnston Island is always a fun easy ride.

https://www.findfamilyfun.com/barnston.htm
FuzzyE is offline  
Old 04-24-11, 10:17 AM
  #10  
The Principal
Newbie
 
The Principal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Surrey, BC, Canada
Posts: 1

Bikes: Trek Madone 3.1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by FuzzyE View Post
Barnston Island is always a fun easy ride.

https://www.findfamilyfun.com/barnston.htm
Highly recommend you avoid this ride on a roadbike. I just rode Barnston yesterday after not having been there for several years. It's a great ride on a mountain bike, beautiful and scenic, but far too bumpy on a road bike. It's aggregate pavement and is broken up from years of erosion.
The Principal is offline  
Old 04-26-11, 02:45 AM
  #11  
katcorot
Senior Member
 
katcorot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 263

Bikes: 2013 Surly Big Dummy, 2008 Giant Rincon, 1980's Raleigh Century, 1970's Apollo Deelite

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
If your're looking to join up with other riders I'd recommend the Vancouver Bicycle Meetup Group:

https://www.meetup.com/cyclists/

We host rides of multiple levels from many area's with usually a destination in mind.
katcorot is offline  
Old 05-05-11, 11:31 AM
  #12  
lhbernhardt
Dharma Dog
 
lhbernhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 2,073

Bikes: Rodriguez Shiftless street fixie with S&S couplers, Kuwahara tandem, Trek carbon, Dolan track

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
If you just want a casual ride in Surrey, there's an off-street bike route that sort of parallels 96th Ave. I also recommend taking one of the quieter streets down past #10 Hwy and finding Station St., that descends to a quiet Colebrook Rd. This is a good way of getting to White Rock.

Luis
lhbernhardt is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
mcjdeftones
Southeast
16
07-27-14 06:33 PM
chikara
Southwest
0
06-27-13 03:27 PM
stayfed
Northeast
9
04-17-13 05:57 PM
mrt10x
Northeast Rides and Events
9
11-25-12 06:45 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.