Easy Cycling Around Vancouver

Easy Cycling Around Vancouver

Fun Day Trips for All Ages

Book - 2011 | Updated ed
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Whether you bicycle for fitness, pleasure, transportation or all of the above, Easy Cycling around Vancouver features dozens of routes to discover across the Lower Mainland and northwestern Washington State. From Squamish to Bellingham, Richmond to Agassiz, Jean and Norman Cousins guide you along winding backroads and quiet country lanes, pointing out the best cafes and swimming holes as well as local flora and historic sites.

This updated and expanded second edition includes:

* forty-five tours (nine all-new ones) ranging from 20 to 45 km long
* concise, easy-to-follow maps and route descriptions
* helpful tips about cycling basics, safety and trip planning

Try a flat, scenic trail with the kids or combine several tours to make up a multi-day trip. Ride right from your front door or take a bus, train or ferry to the starting point. Whatever your cycling interest, Easy Cycling around Vancouver will fit the bill.
Publisher: Vancouver : Greystone Books, ©2011
Edition: Updated ed
ISBN: 9781553655824
Branch Call Number: 796.64 COU 2011
Characteristics: 188 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Cousins, Norman (Norman Francis)

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Dec 07, 2016

While the majority of the routes in this books were too short for my tastes, and too far away, there were a few interesting ones that could be the start or end of a good ride. Or maybe something to do with friends.
In particular I liked the Traboulay Poco Trail, a 25km flat off road loop that takes you around the city of Port Coquitlam. The couple of trails in Pitt Meadows look good but more for a walk rather than a ride, at least for me. The Harrison-Agassiz route is good, I've been out there and taking the back roads (i.e. not Hwy 9) make for a really beautiful and traffic free trip. I'll be trying out parts of the Bradner-Mt.Lehman & Matsqui Prairie ride, those country roads should be nice and I know the Clayburn Village store has great ice cream. Routes 35-40 are all in my current stomping grounds and offer me no surprises, having ridden almost all the roads and trails suggested already. And if I'm ever in the mood to pack my bicycle across the border there are even a few routes in Whatcom and Skagit County.
There were too many out and back trips, I much prefer a loop to keep things different, but all in all, a good guide. Even if you don't follow the routes, it offers some great ideas for locations to ride.

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