Ride to Conquer Cancer Training – Vancouver to White Rock
On Saturday June 2, 2012 my friends and I went for a cycling trip down to White Rock – a city literally a stone’s throw from the US border.
We prayed AND prayed for a clear day all week – and our prayers were answered! Although the skies were heavy with rain when we started – the clouds held out for as long as they could as we escaped Vancouver and Richmond to reach our sunny destination. 🙂
Local pilots refer to White Rocks as ‘the hole in the sky’ – since the city is often bright and sunny while the rest of the Lower Mainland is covered by a thick blanket of grey clouds.
The city is named for a distinctive large white boulder on its beach near the promenade, a glacial erratic that migrated south during the last glaciation. 19th-century sailors used it as a beacon.
One Native Indian legend claims that the gigantic rock marks the landing spot of a stone that was thrown across Georgia Straight (i.e. the area with the killer whale fin) by a young Indian chief in order to determine where his bride & he would move from Vancouver Island. Isn’t that cute? I like it!
Below is a play-by-play outline of the route we took…
By the time we reached Delta (which is beautiful BTW)… we felt like this trip was NEVER ENDING!! haha Man is White Rock ever far!
I’d love to explore more of the Southern Lower Mainland… one of my favourite parts of this trip was the Mud Bay area between Delta and White Rock.
That’s Jason panting… he was so tired from keeping us with us girls!!! ;p
There is nothing better than an ice-cold beer after a lonnnnng bike ride!!
And finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for… here’s the video I did about this ride. I was inspired by the vintage 1974 bike ride I had seen earlier that week – so I decided to give this video a vintage-feel. Hope you like it!