Health & Fitness: Outdoor
For a complete listing of what’s happening each month see the Outdoor Sports schedule.
Outdoor Programs – General Questions
Contact Caroline for more information and before signing up if you are new to the program.
Hikers – Tuesday
The annual registration for hikers will begin in January 2021. Are you active and in good physical shape? Hike on Tuesdays throughout the year! Tuesday hikes are 4 to 5 hours in duration and 8-14 km in distance. Bus trips once a month. You must carry your own food, water and wear hiking boots. Bring spare clothes and something to sit on. Please note registration for Tuesday and Thursday hiking is separate this year.
Hikers – Advanced
Hike with advance group on Thursday’s throughout the year! The Thursday Hikes (year-round) are 6 to 9 hours and 12-25 km. Hikes are posted on rec schedules and list the elevation gain and details of the hike. You must carry your own food, water and wear hiking boots. Bring spare clothes and something to sit on.
Ramblers 2021 Annual Registration
Hike with us! Hike an average of 8-10 km every Monday regardless of the weather. If you are new, contact the leader or Caroline before your first hike. Bus trips on the last Monday of the month. You must have appropriate footwear, clothing for any weather, food and water.
Coast Riders explore safe group cycling while enjoying the beautiful North Shore and Greater Vancouver sights on regular Wednesday mornings rides April-October and optional winter rides (weather dependent). Rides are generally 35-40 km with speed 14-16 km/hr and last 3 to 4 hours with a coffee break. Anticipate some shared roadways with traffic, bike paths, bridges, and some gravel. E-bikes are welcome. Join us for opportunities to learn new skills in biking, leadership and safety while keeping fit and making new friends outdoors in the “new cycling group.”
Easy Riders 2021 Annual Registration
Stay fit, have fun and ride safely. We schedule rides from April to the end of October. Off season we meet for coffee; when weather permits there may be a ride. Rides range from 30 - 40 km at an average pace of 15 - 18 km/hr. We require members to keep their bikes maintained. Bikes must be equipped with a mirror, a bell, front and back lights, spare tube, repair kit and pump. Helmets are mandatory. Ride details are emailed out the weekend before (i.e. time, location to meet, whether to pack a lunch etc.).
Norwest Cycle 2021 Annual Registration
This group of experienced, fit cyclists ride year round on Wednesday and Friday. Rides average 50 - 80 km. Riders must be able to maintain a pace of 22 km/hr or faster and be comfortable riding in traffic and over bridges. Rides start at 9 a.m. April 1 to October 31 and 10 a.m. (November 1 to March 31). No drop-ins. Some changes to group size and ride frequency are being implemented to respect Covid-19 restrictions. This group is currently at maximum registration.
Silver Wheels Cycling 2021 Annual Registration
The Silver Wheels Cycling Club rides year-round in two groups at an intermediate skill level. Ride routes vary by season and experience level ranging from 3 - 5 hours (with coffee stops) averaging 17-19 km/hr at a pace of up to 25 km/h (Scenic group) and averaging 19-22 km/h at a pace of up to 30 km/h (Espresso group). Rides are social with emphasis on safe cycling on roads, bike paths and gravel including bridge crossings. Route details are published on the club website. Helmets, spare tube and pump are mandatory; lights, bell and mirror recommended.
Turtles 2021 Annual Registration
The Turtles is composed of people in their 70s and 80s who enjoy a relaxing social ride. We ride Tuesday and Thursday mornings and almost all our rides are in metro Vancouver and the North Shore. They usually have a short (15-25 km) and a long (35-50 km) riding option. We ride at between 16-18 km/hr and we welcome new members.