That is part of my favorite loop. I like doing it counterclockwise using Trans canada trail in North burnaby to Iron workers bridge ( there is a 1km infrastructure gap which is currently being addressed on the north side of the bridge heading west so use a few sidewalks until you get to Mountain equipment Co-op ) then contiinue up to the new Spirit trail overpass on your right up the hill just after MEC, it crosses back and passes Lonsdale Quay and goes all the way to Lions gate Bridge ,then turn right into Stanley Park and steeply up to Prospect point ... continue west along the road or take the first trail on the right ( Merilees trail ) all the way to 2nd beach then past English bay then right over Burrard bridge , choosing to either turn right to Kits point or cross Cornwall to the York ave bike route and along the many beaches such as Spanish banks. Then climb up to UBC. Stop for lunch or coffee at Beans around the World on Thunderbird Blvd and Main mall. Begin the return by choosing either Marine drive or through Pacific Spirit park ( head east on Thunderbird Blvd and turn right on Osoyoos court and catch the Heron trail entrance at Acadia , then cross 16th at Blanca and head east a hundred metres and enter Nature trail to Hemlock trail to Sasamat trail to St Georges trail to the exit at 37 ave.) This is about 4 km of easy trails.Take 37th bike route east and turn left on the Arbutus line bike route all the way to Granville island , then east along the south side of False creek past the Science World down to the Union/ Adanac bike route and east to North Burnaby again. If you do this trip ,let me know how you like it.Vancouver has alot of nice rides and you locals take advantage of it, thanks for sharing the scenery.
The Second Narrows / Lions Gate loop with random trail selection in Stanley Park each time through was fun- I like the view from high bridges.
While on a regular bike last August I met a guy from North Vancouver on Second Narrows riding a Bosch powered Trek after he passed me. I'm jealous of the rides he said got in everyday, but from the bike I don't think he was one of the posters here.
I didn't end up going on the ferry. Probably should have since I don't remember seeing it. But... had to get back home. Was a good ride, and I hadn't done that greenway before.Yeah Dave Barnston Island is great for kids to bike around because it is perfectly flat.
Happy Birthday MarcL!I added the klickFix (oversized) mount, and quadlock out front mount (for my phone). The bag is the Ortlieb Ultimate Six Pro.
Still trying to determine best alternative for a water bottle. Not much room up front and under the back rack didn’t work because there is not enough clearance due to body weight.