Deep Cove Ride Recap

On Sunday June 26th, Bike Co-op and Kitchen members and friends joined for a ride out to Deep Cove! We had 13 people of all skill levels come out, including those who have done more than 200km in a day and some who had not yet ridden their bicycles off of UBC campus. With only a couple stops to pump bike tires, we all made it to Deep Cove in good time.

Weather: Gorgeous, sunny, warm.

Food: Donuts at Honey’s Donuts were as delicious as remembered. Some folks went across the street for crepes, while one rider bought a giant cinnamon bun that required the help of 4 other people to eat.

Activities: A few of us tried to rent kayaks but had not booked in advance (oops!). Given the gorgeous weekend day, of course there were none available until 5 hours later and we didn’t want to wait around. Instead, we lounged on the grass, on the beach, and went swimming before heading back to the city.

Thanks to everyone who came! Can’t wait for our next ride.

Riders assemble!

Riders assemble!

Riders pause all orderly on Dollarton Hwy.

Riders pause on Dollarton Hwy in quite an organized fashion.

Ah, what a view.

Ah, what a view. Overlooking the beach below.

Pure sugar with sugar on top.

Pure sugar with sugar on top.

Want to do this ride yourself? Here are the details:

  • Total distance: 17.5km one way (approx 1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Elevation change: Some hills – 157 m up, 167 m down
  • Route: Ontario to Union/Adanac to Cassiar (designated bike routes with good road quality), across a bridge to the north shore (bikes separated from cars with a barrier), then along Dollarton Hwy (two lane road with some but low traffic, good road quality). Honey’s Donuts is open daily 6am-5pm except for some holidays.
  • Map:
  • To bring with you: Water, lunch and/or mulla, sunscreen, kayak and/or hike-able clothes, bus fare if you might want to bus back to Vancouver.
  • About the Ride: Riding has an extra level of enjoyment when you know there’s going to be delicious donuts on the other end! This ride goes from Olympic Village in Vancouver to Deep Cove on the north shore. Upon arrival, there is the option of enjoying one of Honey’s Donuts, biking up Mount Seymour, hiking, or kayaking, paddleboarding or surfski-ing in Deep Cove and the Indian Arm, a branch of the Burrard Inlet. Kayaks can be rented March-October; prices are $39 for 2 hours for a single, or $50 for 2 hours for a double. Reservations recommended.