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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.

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781553655824
  • Publisher: Greystone Books
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Cousins is the author of Easy Hiking around Vancouver and Nature Walks around Vancouver. She and her husband, Norman, are keen explorers of the natural world. They live in Surrey, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Index Map 1

Introduction 2

How to Use This Book 4

Bicycles and Equipment 8

Touring and Hybrid Bicycles 8

About Bicycle Fitting 8

Bicycle Essentials and Accessories 9

Maintaining Your Bike 13

A Suggested Wardrobe 14

Cycling Safety 16

A Note about Cycling Behaviour 19

Squamish/Vancouver/East of Vancouver

1 Paradise Valley 20

2 Brackendale 24

3 Seymour Valley Trailway 28

4 Burnaby Trails 31

5 Barnet-Inlet Trails 34

6 Sasamat Lake 38

7 Coquitlam River 42

8 Traboulay PoCo Trail 46

9 De Boville Slough 50

South of Vancouver

10 Iona Island 54

11 Terra Nova Circuit 57

12 Richmond South Dyke 60

13 Millennium Trail 64

14 Westham Island 68

15 Ladner Dyke 71

16 Boundary Bay 74

17 Mud Bay 78

18 Semiahmoo Peninsula 81

Pitt Meadows/Maple Ridge/Mission

19 Pitt Polder 86

20 Pitt River Regional Greenway 90

21 Alouette River 94

22 Golden Ears Park 98

23 Whonnock Lake 101

24 Stave Dams 105

Langley/Aldergrove/Abbotsford

25 Barnston Island 108

26 Fort-to-Fort Trail 110

27 Glen Valley 114

28 Campbell River Valley 118

29 Aldergrove 122

Mission to Harrison

30 Miracle Valley 126

31 Nicomen Island 130

32 Harrison-Agassiz 134

33 Seabird Island 138

Abbotsford/Chilliwack

34 Bradner-Mt. Lehman 140

35 Matsqui Prairie 144

36 Sumas River-Barrowtown 148

37 Sumas Prairie 152

38 Vedder River 156

39 Columbia Valley 159

40 Fraser River Islands 162

South of the Border

41 Point Roberts 166

42 Nooksack Valley-Ferndale 170

43 Nooksack Valley-Everson 174

44 Sumas River 178

45 Lower Samish Valley 182

Alphabetical Index 185

Index to Rides by Duration 186

Index to Rides by Distance 187

Acknowledgements 188

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