Ride Safety & Annual Mount Baker Registration

President's Message

Hello Club Members,

It’s wonderful to see so many new and returning club riders participating on our regular Saturday club rides. Our club rides are a great opportunity for members, new and old, to reconnect and enjoy a ride through the Lower Mainland.

As spring turns to summer, it remains important to maintain the safety of all our rides; use hand signals, pay attention, communicate, and announce your presence (i.e “group passing on your left”) as you pass others in your group or other groups (and not on the right or inside).

Over the past month there have been several minor incidents and as such, we would like to remind all riders that it remains their responsibility to ensure the overall safety of each ride.

  • Make sure you self-seed yourself in the correct group ride (Don’t feel the need to exceed your capabilities. Remember the goal of each ride is to have fun and ride safe);  
  • Speak to a ride leader if you have any questions about the route, pacelines, or ride etiquette;
  • Know and understand GS ride policy and essential group riding skills and signals. Click here for a quick review;
  • Listen to your Ride Leader. They are there to provide advice and support;

GS takes rider safety seriously and as a leading club in the lower mainland it remains vital that all GS riders lead by example, whether on a club ride, alone or guest riding with other clubs. So remember to arrive early, engage with the ride ambassadors, ride safe and have fun!

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Annual GS Mount Baker Canada Day Ride

Date: July 1st, 2018
Time: 8:00AM departure
Where: Sumas Canada / USA border

The annual GS Canada Day Mt. Baker ride will begin at the Sumas Canada / USA border at 8 AM on Sunday, July 1st. The ride is approximately 145km in length, split into 36km segments. 

See route. Pre-registration is required to attend this ride. All individuals that register will receive follow-up communications confirming ride details. If you have any questions about this ride, or would be willing to volunteer vehicle support, please complete the form to contact us.

Itinerary

Sunday, July 1: Arrive at 7:30 AM. Ride leaves at 8 AM from Canada at Huntington / Sumas Border.

  • Parking is available on 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave. adjacent to the border. Do not park in the mall parking lots for risk of towing.
  • Cost: $20USD or $25CDN/person.

Requirements

  • Passport and US dollars.
  • Insurance coverage

Each rider must bring their own bag across the border. Riders should bring their own clothing, food and equipment for the ride. Support vehicles will carry bags to and from Mt. Baker.
There will be ride support to carry your extra food, clothing, etc. 

As always the ride end at Bob’s Burger at the Sumas border so make sure you bring some USD.

If you have any questions, please email Edwin Cho at edwincho@outlook.com

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Jersey Pickup Dates

Date: June 27
Time: 5:00-5:45 PM
Where: West Point Cycles (215 E 2nd Ave., Vancouver)

The next opportunity to pick up your club jerseys will be:
Wednesday, June 27 from 5:00-5:45 pm at West Point Cycles (215 E 2nd Ave, Vancouver).

Note: Jerseys are only available during this time. The next pick up will be at Cypress Challenge Pre Registration (Aug 10th). The final opportunity will be during the GSC Year End Party (Nov). If you are unable to pick up your jersey in person feel free to ask a club member to grab it for you.

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New Coffee Stop: Sanctuary Café

Where: 13020 No. 2 Road

Steveston’s first bike-friendly community coffee shop featuring local coffee roasters and artisan baked goods. On the edge of Steveston Village in Richmond, Sanctuary is your place to find your peace and refuge from your busy day.  This is a great location to start, finish or stop along the way for a drink or refreshment.

All club members receive 10% off all food & drink menu items. The only condition, is that members must wear their club kit to receive the discount. Wear it proud and get a deal!

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Registration now LIVE! Cypress Challenge!

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BC Provincial Road Championships Update

We are proud to let you know that GSC had an amazing weekend at provincial championships walking away with the Men’s Elite and U23 Provincial Championship jersey!

Other notable results include 1st and 5th Elite Men road championships, 4th Elite Women TT championships, 1st Masters 30-39 TT championships, 1st Cat 3 women's road champion, 1st Cat 4 women's road champion, 3rd Masters 50-59 men road, 3rd Masters 30-39 women road, 4th Cat 3 men road.

For a club team GSC has a illustrious history at this race having held the women's Elite Provincial Championship jersey for the previous 3 years, we also previously held the Elite Men's jersey in 2015. Include all of our success in the masters and individual categories over the last 3 years and it would be a very long list indeed.

These types of results don't occur without sponsors, supporters, teammates so I wanted to thank each of you for your ongoing support for this team and this program. In terms of sheer volume of results this year has been among the most impressive in the history of GSC and these results could not have been achieved without each of you providing support.

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