All ride details will be posted on Twitter @FRFuggitivi or see below. Always check the feed for details and updates.
We are a road cycling (‘roadie’) club, and FRF rides emphasize fun and camaraderie, as well as building group riding skills. We welcome new riders; if you’re not sure that we’re the club for you, come on out and see what we’re about (you will need to sign a waiver, a standard practice for club rides, and drop us a line to let us know you’re going to be joining us). A Cycling BC licence is required for club members. We have some etiquette guidelines that will be useful.
Our regular Sunday rides are typically 70-90 kms at 25 kph average speed. There is always a refreshment stop. They are ‘no drop’ rides with a variety of routes in all directions from New West. The tempo and distance might vary and typically depends on the numbers on the day, and there might be a breakaway group that does a longer loop.
Regular Sunday rides start from River Market in New West at 08:30 (sometimes earlier in the summer, such as 08:00 or 07:30). Saturday rides may sometimes take place as an alternative, and there are also some early ‘dawn patrol’ rides during the week. We also have Tuesday night grimpeur rides in the summer, this year starting on May 1. More here.
What’s new for 2018?
This season we’ll have a new innovation for our ride calendar. Every other week the Sunday ride will be the Club Ride. This will be one of 2-3 fixed and well known routes around 70-80kms and be at a pace that will suit everyone. Likely routes to include Steveston, Langley/Pitt Meadows, and Delta/Ladner. The other Sunday rides will be more in keeping with the ‘exploratory’ rides we’ve done previously, sometimes with A and B options.
2018 Ride Calendar
Fondo or similar events likely to be attended by club members are shown in italics. Otherwise, regular rides are shown as normal.
April 08: Pacific Populaire – traditional season opener. 100km of riding followed by a refreshment stop.
April 15: The Club Ride – Pitt Meadows.
May 6: The Club Ride – Steveston.
May 12 (Saturday): The Club Ride + John Lee memorial ride – Fort Langley and extras with route details TBC, finishing at Dageraad anniversary party. Details now on the ride guide page!
May 26 (Saturday): Golden Ears Gravel Fondo.
May 27: Caps Bicycles century ride – low-cost rando/fondo ride brought to us by sponsor Caps. A group of us rode it last year and it was a fun day out.
June 3: Tri-Cities Cycling Club: Invitational ride running for its second year in Port Moody/Pitt Meadows. A well-organized club ride that some of us attended last year. Finishes at Yellow Dog. Details here and RSVPs are required. Also, separate ride for Run Up For Downs (details on Twitter).
June 10: The Club Ride – Steveston.
June 21 (Thursday): Solstice climbing ride, instead of the regular Tuesday ride – extra metres and a possible sponsor visit afterwards (TBC).
June 24: The Club Ride – Pitt Meadows. Also: Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo.
June 26 (Tuesday): Come out for some Seymour repeats to help Nathan with his Everesting challenge.
July 1: Canada Day Populaire.
July 8: The Club Ride – Bastille Day celebration ride, followed by S&O anniversary party.
July 10 (Tuesday): The New West Grand Prix, part of BC Superweek, is back for its second year. Last year we had an awesome turn out for volunteering and hope to do the same this year. Book your day off now!
July 12 (Thursday): Giro di Burnaby spectating ride in the afternoon/evening.
July 21: Triple Crown for Heart – this is a great event that we’ve supported for the last 2 years. Please register with the club name as: Fraser River Fuggitivi.
July 29: The Club Ride – Pitt Meadows.
August 12: Cypress Challenge – another great event that club members have participated in. Registration is open!
September 2: Annual FRF Fondont – note the new date. Expect an early start around 07:30 with a 125km route through White Rock, Surrey, Fort Langley and Pitt Meadows. Refreshments along the way. All details coming soon!
September 8: The Club Ride –Steveston. (Likely the final Club Ride of the season although ad hoc rides will continue as long as the weather and enthusiasm holds.)
September 22: Kettle Mettle Gravel Fondo (Kelowna/Penticton).
September 29 (Saturday) – annual club BBQ. Family friendly and supported by sponsors. Save the date!
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, which has happened) on the way back, we get on the team bus.
5. If there’s no team bus, we toughen up and ride like Belgians (Flandrien rules).