Eleventh Hour 200
New Route: "Golden Lions 200"
Nobvember 11 (Tuesday), 7:15 a.m.
Start/Finish: North Vancouver, Lonsdale Quay: Bean Around the World, 123 Carrie Cates Court
Route Info from Organizer - 2 messages
Route at a glance:
(Not available - see PDF route sheet above)
|Note: This is not the official route sheet. Ride organizers may make last minute changes because of road closures or other problems. The route sheet you receive at the start of the ride is the official one.|
Organizer's Note 1:
The 11th Hour 200k will again be held on November 11th. This time around, we will start from Bean Around the World at Lonsdale Quay beginning at 0715 to allow for Skytrain / Seabus arrivals. Last year, more than 40 cyclists took part. Weather was spectacular. Hoping for the best for Tuesday.
Start time: 0715 at the Bean Around the World, located at 123 Carrie Cates Court at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
The route is available at MapmyRide.com at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/574039814 . [Editor's note: Ignore link. Superseeded by new link.]
The original route has required modifications with Highway closures to bicycles on the upper levels highway in West Vancouver just before the exit to the BC Ferry, closure of the east sidewalk of Iron Worker’s Memorial Second Narrows bridge and the opening of new bike friendly routes i.e. South Fraser Perimeter Road.
The new route again front loads hill work for the first 70 km before settling into a relatively flat 120 km. A few small hills finish the route. Elevation never exceeds 120 m.
Brief Route Overview: the Golden Lions 200k proceeds along the water to via Horseshoe Bay to Lions Bay General Store (1st Control 31 k). Return along the same route then over the Lions Gate bridge, through Stanley Park then out to UBC to arrive at Iona Park at the airport where Ron Stewart will likely have hot soup waiting (2nd Control 101k). From here b-line east through Richmond to cross the Alex Fraser Bridge into North Delta. Proceed east on the newly created South Fraser Perimeter Road out to Langley and over the Golden Ears Bridge. Proceed through Pitt Meadows (3rd Control 165k) out to Port Coquitlam and on to Port Moody. Continue along the Barnet highway to connect with the Iron Workers Second Narrow Bridge with the finish a few kilometers away.
The route crosses 15 cities and 10 bridges with water views for much of the route. This is an urban route with ample stretches of smooth road with relatively few traffic lights.
Note that this counts as the first ACP brevet of 2015 – a Paris Brest Paris year.
Any inquiries can be made to me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 604-960-0065. GPX and KML files of the route are available if you’re interested. The route sheet will be posted shortly on our website.
You are welcome to register on Randopony at http://randopony.randonneurs.bc.ca/brevets/LM/200/11Nov2014
Sure hope to see you there!
Organizer's Note 2:
The 11th Hour Golden Lions 200 km is set to begin Tuesday morning at 7:15 at Bean Around the World at Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver. We’ve clipped a few hills off the route and shaved about 5 km to arrive at a route that finishes at 200.3 km. We have 23 people registered for the ride thus far. The weather forecast at the moment is sunny but cool (high of 6 and a low of 0).
The route goes out to Lions Bay along the low roads and back to Lions Gate Bridge - through Stanley park – out through UBC and out to Iona Park along SW Marine Drive. From Iona through Richmond along Westminster Highway, over Alex Fraser bridge then along the new South Fraser Perimeter road to the Golden Ears bridge. Then a brief foray along the Lougheed, over the Coast Meridian overpass - through Port Coquitlam to Port Moody, Barnet Hwy and the Iron Workers Memorial Second Narrows Bridge to return to the start. This is indeed an urban route with 1800m of climbing with much of the hills front loaded in the first 70k – then 115k of relative flat – with a few hills at the end. There are several stretches with little to no traffic lights – much of the route has spectacular natural and urban vistas.
Included is the revised route sheet (expected final version), a gpx file (for those with GPS units) of the route and a kml file (Google earth) . The revised route can be seen at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/576898076 .
We have 8 volunteers for this ride – expect to be well supported. I know of home baking at one control and Ron Stewart’s super soups (meat and vegetarian) at Iona Park. There’s even a surprise or two along the way.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.
North Vancouver, BC