This is the organizing page for the Fraser River Fuggitivi (FRF), an informal riding group that starts from the River Market in New Westminster, BC. See below for the Twitter feed for specific ride details. We should be back underway for 2013 in the spring. We also have a club on Strava for the GPS crowd (see stats below, although we don’t have many members at present); you can get the details by ‘Following’ on Twitter then tweeting and/or direct messaging.
Rides are around 3 hours on a Sunday, with a 0830 or 0900 roll out from Tre Galli cafe in River Market. Around 25-30 kph easy to moderate pace with routes including variations on River Road/Iona, Burnaby Mountain/Port Moody, Steveston and return, UBC loops, and farther afield when we get the chance. The emphasis is on the pleasure of riding, and an excuse to drink espresso and get out and ride with other local roadies. There are some chances for sprints and hill climb hammering if you need them.
Feel free to join us on a Sunday. This page will be updated from time-to-time as things proceed and arrangements change. Specific ride details and confirmations, or weather and other cancellations, will be advised via Twitter. As for weather, we follow the ‘Italian rules’ (see below).
Questions? Email: guy[at]le-grimpeur[dot]net
Fuggitivi is the Italian expression for breakaway riders; the translation, perhaps unsurprisingly, is ‘fugitives’. It seemed like an appropriate choice for a name as sometimes escaping one’s other commitments to go for a ride can feel like being a fugitive.
Italian rules for the weather
1. If the sky is blue, the ride is on.
2. If the roads are wet, the ride is off (unless rule no.1 applies).
3. If it rains on the way out, we head for a cafe.
4. If it rains (or snows) on the way back, we get on the team bus.
5. If there’s no team bus, we toughen up and ride like Belgians.