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MEC Great Rides take you to Pitt Meadows on Sat Aug 15!

A dike on the Pitt Meadows Great Ride route! Just imagine riding through there!

A dike on the Pitt Meadows Great Ride route! Just imagine riding through there!

MEC, TransLink and the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition have teamed up to offer some Great Rides this summer—four fun bike tours that let you explore the festivals, city centres, and lovely country lanes of Metro Vancouver.

The second ride is this Saturday through beautiful farmland in Pitt Meadows, along the dikes near the Fraser and Pitt Rivers and surrounded by the Golden Ears mountains. Plus, taste local honey, see a bee beard, and enjoy some music at Honeyland‘s Blueberries and Bees honey festival!

Almost all the route is off-road, on the flat, well-maintained dike paths, and if you get tired, there is a nice bike path halfway around the dike that will take you back to the starting point in central Pitt Meadows.

You can start any time from 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and there’s a cost of $15 per adult (16 and under are free!). The fee gives you free entry into the festival, a bag of goodies, maps of the route, and access to refreshment stations along the way—plus bike valet parking and help from bike mechanics to tune up or fix your bike.

Check out the event page for all the details! Register online now if you’re interested; it costs $20 to register on the day!

Here’s the post about the first Great Ride in July, btw, which took riders over the Golden Ears Bridge between Langley and Maple Ridge.

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