We know parks are a popular place to visit — that’s why we shared five Metro Vancouver Regional Parks to explore this summer by transit. We’re back to share with you how you can take a cycling adventure to Green Timbers Urban Forest in Surrey!
Ride the SkyTrain with your bike to King George Station
Bikes can ride transit too! You can bring them onboard bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus and West Coast Express, but please note there are some restrictions.
Of note, bikes are not allowed during busy times and directions (i.e. Expo and Millennium Lines towards Vancouver in the mornings and away from Vancouver in the afternoons). In other words, if you’re planning to take this trip in the morning or early afternoon, you’re all good.
Once you arrive, park your bike inside the Bike Parkade where you can lock up your bike for $1 a day (fees capped at $8 a month) while you grab breakfast or lunch.
Breakfast or lunch near King George Station
There’s a Starbucks, A&W and Freshslice Pizza and Tim Hortons right at King George Station. Walk a little further north along King George Boulevard, there’s myriad options — ranging from Indian and Greek cuisine, to Taiwanese and Vietnamese. Check out the options on Google Maps!
Ride along 100 Avenue
This is a treat to ride — and it’s new! There are raised, separated bike lanes on both sides of 100 Avenue. The lanes feature an asphalt surface, between 2 to 2.2 metres wide, that allows side‐by‐side passing. Cyclists are raised to sidewalk elevation (curb height) and are physically separated from pedestrians by a boulevard and from traffic by a street buff (stamped and colourized concrete).
The new raised, separated bike lanes were funded through the TransLink Walking, Cycling, and Roads Program under Bicycle Infrastructure Capital Cost Sharing (BICCS). TransLink and the City of Surrey cost-shared upgrades along 100 Avenue, between King George Boulevard and 148 Street, to create these raised, separated bike lanes on both sides.
Municipalities can request for cost-share funding to build cycling infrastructure that is comfortable for cyclists of all levels.
As Metro Vancouver’s transportation authority, TransLink’s here to help provide a suite of options for you to get around no matter whether you’re taking transit, walking, cycling or even driving. The goal of this program is to catalyze investment in regional cycling infrastructure.
Visit Green Timbers Urban Forest
Green Timbers Urban Forest is one of Surrey’s largest parks and home to over 10 kilometres of nature trails, a regularly stocked fishing lake, picnic areas and the Surrey Nature Centre all nestled in a scenic second-growth forest.
Here are some resources for what to do while you’re there!
You may also take a quick detour to ride the Quibble Creek Greenway before heading to Green Timbers Urban Forest.
Ride back to King George Station
Not ready to call it quits? At King George Station, you meet up with the BC Parkway! The route is a mostly flat 25-kilometre ride with scenic park views, murals and local destinations across Metro Vancouver. It extends to New Westminster, Burnaby and all the way to Vancouver.
Check out our BC Parkway guide!