IMPORTANT EVENT DAY INFORMATION!
Event Day Details
Thank You! Your commitment to this ride supports the Canadian Mental Health Association’s mission to create understanding, dispel the stigma and promote recovery associated with mental health issues.
Participant Packages and Registration
Participant packages include a rudimentary map, que sheet, emergency numbers, a water bottle and t-shirt (if you registered before May 31). You can pick up this package between 7-730am on June 22. There will be no t-shirt swapping during this time. If you would like to exchange for a different size, there will be an opportunity at the end of the day.
Giant Langley/White Rock will be on hand for any last-minute bike tuning you may require.
Registration aka Start/Finish
Registration will run from 7-745am the morning of the event, June 22. It will be located at Old Yale Brewing, 44550 S Sumas Rd #404, Chilliwack, BC V2R 5M3.
There will be NO coffee at the start location. To combat this blatant disregard for humanity, we can direct you to an excellent coffee stop merely 22km and one small hill into the ride, Chestnut Springs Bakery!
7-7:45 am Registration
7:50 am Rider Meeting and get into the groups you wish to ride with
8:00 am Let’s Ride!
11:00am First riders finish the 100km distance – beer time!
3:00 pm First riders finish the 200km distance – beer time!
6:00 pm Final riders find the beer!
Route & Parking
There will be NO road closures. Please treat this ride with the same level of safety as you would a regular weekend outing.
FREE event day parking is available in the parking lot behind Old Yale Brewing.
Cell service is available during most of this route. However down Chilliwack Lake there is NO cell service. The volunteers at the Feed Station will have a satellite phone as will Nikki who will be driving this area. Ryder Lake is another area with spotty coverage but it’s there so don’t panic if you there’s no service exactly where you are.
Each route can be found on via our website and please note that all distances are estimates and are slightly longer.
**Positive Spin is on an UN-MARKED course. Please download the route files and know where you are going.
All distances will have pace groups to join for the day. This is not mandatory, but the routes are challenging and it’s more fun to ride as a group! There will be 3 groups for the 100km distance and 4 for the 200km distance. All groups are technically drop groups due to daylight. This isn’t a night ride!
In the morning when you arrive you will see designated areas for the Groups. Start with the Group you fit in and know you’re always welcome to join another group or modify the course. For example, if your day isn’t going to plan this course has many loops and areas where it’s easy to sit out and wait for the group. Your Ride Leads will have more information on this.
A+ suitable for riders averaging 30+ km/hr
A suitable for riders averaging 26-29 km/hr
B suitable for riders averaging 22-25 km/hr
A+ suitable for riders averaging 33+ km/hr
A suitable for riders averaging 29-32 km/hr
B suitable for riders averaging 25-28 km/hr
C suitable for riders averaging 21-24 km/hr
*all averages are estimates
Feed Zone and Other Support
There will be 7 locations (for the 200+km distance) and 4 locations (for the 100+km distance) with Feed Station support. These areas will have water, hydration drinks, pop, sandwiches, fruit and various snacks. The Feed Stations will not have any cycling/sport specific nutrition such as gels or gummies. If this is something you require on a ride please bring your own. On top of these areas are local business’ that can provide anything you require.
100+km Distance Feed Zones:
1. Km 40 at the end of Cultus Lake (available from 8:45-11:30am)
2. Km 50 after you finish the Columbia Valley (available 8:45-11:30am)
3. Km 68 Bottom of Ryder Lake (available 10:00-2:00pm)
4. Km 90 at Kinsmen Park, Hope River Rd. (available 1:00-5:00pm)
200+km Distance Feed Zones:
1. Km 40 at the end of Cultus Lake (available 8:45-11:30am)
2. Km 50 after you finish the Columbia Valley (available 8:45-11:30am)
3. Km 88 along Chilliwack Lake Rd. (available 10:00-2:00pm)
4. Km 126 along Chilliwack Lake Rd. (available 10:00-2:00pm)
5. Km 153 at the start of Elk View Rd. (available 10:00-3:30pm)
6. Km 170 at the start of Elk View Rd. (available 10:00-3:30pm)
7. Km 185 at Kinsmen Park, Hope River Rd. (available 12:30-4:30pm)
While these will be available, please be as self-sufficient as possible. Bring extra food, 2 water bottles and the ability to fix minor repairs such as flats.
If you’re concerned about food, water or support please join us in one of our guided groups for the day!
Washrooms will be available at the start and finish of the ride as well as a few opportunities at local businesses. For calls of nature outside of these areas, even though we are in more remote areas, please be as discrete as possible.
Participating in a group ride implies an informal contract. You are part of a group. Each member contributes to the wellbeing and functioning of the group as a whole. We will have groups of varying speeds available to ride with lead by Positive Spin Ambassadors. You’re welcome to join one of these groups or simply create a team of your own. Either way, the rules of the ride and rider responsibilities need to be understood and executed.
RULES OF THE RIDE
1 Obey traffic laws.
2 Helmets, ID, and medical and emergency contact information are mandatory.
3 Use of earbuds, headphones or cell phones while riding is not permitted.
4 “Share the Road” is a two-way street; act with respect and courtesy to all others on the road.
5 Ride predictably so that others can anticipate your movements and respond safely.
Communicate: Communication is a requirement of safe cycling, to provide advance notice of rider intentions, upcoming hazards, and approaching vehicles. Participants make a positive contribution to a ride when they provide respectful feedback, reminders and instructive dialogue regarding cycling etiquette and safety. It is incumbent on all of us to offer courteous input regarding mistakes and riding habits that are dangerous.
Be Predictable: Group riding requires extraordinary attention to cycling in a very predictable manner. Others expect you to consistently ride in a straight line, at a constant speed, and to clearly signal changes. Pedal continuously at a cadence and speed that are consistent with those around you.
Do Not Overlap Wheels: When riding in a paceline it is important to maintain a small gap between your front wheel and the rear wheel of the cyclist you are following. If your front wheel overlaps the rear wheel ahead of you and the rider ahead of you moves laterally — to avoid a pothole, blown by a gust of wind etc. — and by doing so touches your front wheel you will be on the pavement before you know it. It’s also likely that other riders behind you will crash into you.
Look Ahead, Past The Rider In Front Of You: In order to see hazards before you’re upon them, and to anticipate movements within the paceline, look ahead; don’t focus on the wheel immediately in front of you.
Announce Hazards: When riding in a group many cyclists may not have a good view of the road surface ahead because of the riders in front of them. It is important to indicate hazards by pointing to them. You may also want to shout “Hole!” or “Glass!” or “Rock!” etc. especially if you didn’t spot the hazard until the last second. Generally an alert rider at the front should have time to warn those behind simply by pointing at the hazard. As cars approach, shout “Car back!” or “Car up!” and maintain your position as far to the right as is reasonable. When you are the last rider in a group, watching for vehicles approaching from the rear and calling “Car back!” is your responsibility.
Change Positions Safely: If you want to pass, do so on the left and say “On your left!” to warn the cyclists ahead that you are passing. Sprinting around the group while a car is about to pass is dangerous; don’t try it.
Obey Traffic Lights & Stop Signs: Use hand signals and a loud voice to let other riders know that you are “Slowing!” and “Stopping!”. Follow traffic laws: In B.C. red lights and stop signs require a full stop at the line unless it would be dangerous to do so. At 4-way stops yield to vehicles that stop first. Through light-controlled intersections, avoid riding while the light is red, a common possibility in a long line of riders; if the light changes from green, stop and wait for the next green before proceeding, just like you would when driving. Proceed in small groups after each rider comes to a stop at the limit line. Communicate your intentions to motorists.
Move Fully Off the Road When You Stop: Ensure individual and group safety, and do not interfere with traffic. Watch for cyclists approaching on the shoulder and ensure they have space to get by as well.
If you have questions or issues while out on course, here’s who can help you out.
WOMAN WITH THE PLAN:
Nikki Rekman – (604) 626-6922
RIDERS ON COURSE
Mike Woods – (604) 349-6221
Dan McLachlan – (604) 612-2078
Gordon Jang – (778) 242-8803
Crystal Lambert – (604) 839-7970
Kevin Watt – (604) 440-1596
Matt Nadolny – (604) 847-3848
Doug Fraser – (604) 819-0624
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