We're hosting a community ride in May to show off some bike routes for getting around Maple Ridge. Not everyone is a seasoned cyclist and/or knowledgeable about our local network of bike paths, lanes, and routes. For newer cyclists, the routes you might take using a motorized vehicle probably aren't appropriate for use with a bike. It can also be intimidating to ride a bike in traffic. This ride is about sharing routes you may not know about to get from your neighbourhood to shopping, restaurants, and recreation, and to give you a chance to try out the routes as part of a guided tour.
Our route takes in downtown Maple Ridge and areas to the west. We call it "Maple Ridge 101" as it uses some of our most-used paths and goes near a lot of popular destinations. We'll meet at the Bandstand at Memorial Peace Park, cycle through downtown, head past the hospital toward Hammond, then head north past Westgate, turn east, and head back into downtown, finishing at the Witch Craft Pub for refueling and socializing.
The ride is Sunday, May 20, 2-4 PM. This is an inclusive, casually paced ride. For legal reasons, we must ride in groups with a maximum size, so it is important to register and not just turn up at the event so we know how many riders to expect. To register, visit the event page and sign in or sign up.