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New Year's Day Populaire

Mike Poplawski


Since I've heard from the club exec that it should be possible, I would like to put forward the idea of a BC Randonneurs New Year's Populaire.

I will organize it, and plan to ride along.

It'll be here in Victoria; you realize that Victoria is the self-proclaimed cycling capital of Canada, although Ottawa grumbles about that. (I have my doubts that Ottawa is planning any metric century rides for January 1, though).

There will be a New Year's Eve party of some kind here, a great time to meet up with some other riders and make some resolutions, such as "I'm going to ride 35,000 km in 2002!", but you need not have that many drinks.

The ride will be 100 km, starting at 10:00 AM in the Oak Bay area. The route will be the 100 km Victoria Populaire route that's normally run in July--lots of waterfront riding. The ride will finish at a nice cozy spot.

Let me know if you'd be interested in making Victoria a New Year's destination, and remember, you'll be on an annual pace of 36,500 km after the ride!