We're hoping for a nice sunny day so that more people may consider trying out a tour by bike this year. If it rains (i.e. more than just a drizzle), we may cancel. If you're not sure, check this blog (rmcyclist.info). We'll post any cancelation on the morning of the ride by 8 am.
This year we're planning to do two routes, one that's mostly flat (#1), and a hillier route (#2). If we don't have enough participants, we may just end up doing route #1.
Both groups will be leaving at 10:00 am from Memorial Peace Park in Maple Ridge. Please arrive at about 9:45 am to give us a little time to get everyone to sign a waiver. Insurance for these group rides is covered by HUB at no cost to participants.
Pre-registration is appreciated, but not necessary. We just like to have an idea of the number of people that we can expect. E-mail Jackie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the art studios may offer some refreshments, but it would be a good idea to bring some lunch along.
Of course you can also try one of the routes on your own in your own time. Just click on the map, save the image and print it in landscape format. Also bring a copy of the list of studios with addresses to help guide you along.
Route #1 is a flat one in central and west Maple Ridge, with one studio in Osprey Village in Pitt Meadows:
This route is about 21.5 kms.
Artists on route #1:
Win Seaton - winseaton.ca
in alley behind Subway on 224th Ave., Maple Ridge
Diane Wooldridge - The Mud Room / Creations By Sisters
Barb Barringer - Spiritbear Designs / Creations by Sisters
21652 121 Ave., Maple Ridge
Kerry McLaren - Red Dog Studio - kclay.ca
Donnae Bell - donnae.ca
21536 River Road, Maple Ridge
Rebecca Fisher - Osprey Village Artist in Residence - divasniche.ca
#102 - 10973 Barnstonview Rd., Pitt Meadows
Kristin Krimmel - kristinkrimmel.com
12343 - 216 St., Maple Ridge
This route is about 20 kms.
Artists on route #2:
Kat Wahamaa - Port Haney Artist in Residence - shinyb.ca
11630 - 224 Street, Maple Ridge
Suzette Fram - suzettefram.ca
Lori Shook - lorishook.com
22610A - 116 Ave., Maple Ridge
Alexandra Lanzarotta - LXandra Jewellery - lxandra.com
11019 - 237 Street, Maple Ridge
Elizabeth Hancock - Holly Tree Studio
12122 - 244 Street, Maple Ridge
Craig Speirs - Wind Dancers - facebook: WhisperingWind, Wind Dancers
Diane Speirs - Alouette Mountain Studio
23386 - 124 Ave., Maple Ridge