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Bicycling in the city of Vancouver


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There are many reasons for mounting that smooth saddle, taking those bright silver handlebars and setting off down the road on a bicycle. Recreational riders cycle not only for fitness reason but for pure enjoyment. By riding a bike, you can feel as if you're 'getting away from it all'. Whether you're just taking a bike out on a leisure drive or taking up the challenge of a mountain bike trail, Vancouver has some of the best natural haunts that will take your breath away.

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and exciting) A few rules you should know about...

Cycling in Vancouver is easy and what's more, it is cheap. There are a few rules you have to observe while on the road. Under Canadian road laws, a bicycle (horses/motorbikes) is considered a vehicle and should share the same responsibility as any normal cars. You should drive with the traffic and not against it to minimized accidents. Do not try to cycle in the middle of the road, even though you have as much right as a car as most car drivers are unsure whether to pass you by or wait for you. As most of them will probably overtake you, ride far enough to the left to avoid tempting drivers to pass where there isn't enough space. Also watch out for car doors and pedestrians.

What you should take on day/night trip

If you are going on a day trip, be sure to wear have the right safety gear, which means wear a standard approved helmet and a light reflective vest. Bring a tool kit, suitable clothing (for example; wind or rain wear and walking shoes), some food and drink that is easily stored in a backpack, first aid supplies (bandages, disinfectant, pain reliever etc), suntan lotion, insect repellent and hygiene products. It is always a good idea to bring along maps, guidebooks and ferry schedules. And of course, a camera so you can take pictures.

Caution: Always inform somebody of your plans. It is not only common sense but a good general rule that all experienced bikers follow.

Locations of Bicycle Trails

The following are a few biking trails scattered throughout Vancuver. Some of them will be easy track riding and some will prove challenging. Whatever your choice may be, you will not be disappointed with the sights these trails provide.

For more information, visit the Vancouver Bicycle Club

Seawall
Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 10.1km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike
  • Location: Stanley Park
  • False Creek
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 8.1km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike
  • Location: False Creek, Granville Island
  • Waterfront
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 17.6
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike
  • Location: Commercial Drive, Main Street
  • Capilano River Regional Park
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 13.8km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Gears recommended
  • Location: North Vancouver
  • Richmond Nature Park
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 25.9km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike that can handle little gravel
  • Location: Westminister Highway
  • Burnaby Lake
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 15.6km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike that can handle good gravel tracks
  • Location: Burnaby and Brunette River
  • Pacific Spirit Regional Park
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 16.6km
  • Difficulty: Average to difficult
  • Bicycle Requirement: Mountain bike recommended
  • Location: Pacific Spirit Regional Park
  • Old Buck Trail
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 4.5km
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Bicycle Requirement: Mountain bike with low gears, good brakes and fat knobbly tires
  • Location: Mount Seymour
  • Deep Cove
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 17.5km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Gears are recommended
  • Location: Dollarton Highway
  • Westham Island
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 27.3km
  • Difficulty: Easy to average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Knobby tires recommended
  • Location: Westham Island, Delta's Western Dyke
  • Ladner Waterfront
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 7.8
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike
  • Location: River Road, Ladner
  • Another Dam Ride
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 35.4
  • Difficulty: Average to difficult
  • Bicycle Requirement: Mountain bike recommended
  • Location: Seymour Provincial Park
  • Lynn Canyon Park
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 17.4km
  • Difficulty: Easy to average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Any bike with good climbing ability and brakes
  • Location: Lynn Canyon Park
  • Around the Bog
    Statistics:

  • Distance and Elevation Gain: 33.8km
  • Difficulty: Average
  • Bicycle Requirement: Gears recommended
  • Location: Burns Bog
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