BIKE Vancouver Arbutus Greenway Loop today. What a great day to be back in the big city, riding off the street almost every moment. We did ‘take the lane’ as a group a few times to get around construction sites.
Our paved rail trail sliced right through town from south to north and put us on the waterfront sea wall. Jon knew about the pedestrian bridge into Granville Island to avoid the cars. Janet stayed with our locked bikes while everyone else ran around to see the many and varied sights, plus find the best pastries. Bike theft is a huge deal at such a popular tourist spot so always bring your biggest lock.
We enjoyed a few miles of shoreline out to UBC and lunched at a stellar beach with a marvelous view back to downtown, the many mountains and dozens of ocean going freighters from all over the world that were anchored in front of us.
Up to UBC then we followed a quiet neighborhood bike pathway zig zagging past beautiful homes with deep shade from trees arching over the street. In time, we made it back to our cars and happily we were early enough not to get bogged down by rush hour traffic through the hwy 99 tunnel, always a marker for a great ride in Vancouver.
This was a much varied, always interesting ride with fabulous views in all directions. 23 miles. 11 club members and two swell bike friends from Whistler who came along for the ride. A good time was had by all.