SUMMER IN SURREY: If you’re into cycling, this is the city for you

Surrey and North Delta have plenty of bicycle trails for everybody from the casual pedaler to the daredevil trail hound

For the more adventurous rider

Get on your bikes and ride!

There’s one thing Surrey and North Delta have plenty of, and that’s bicycle trails for everybody from the casual pedaler to the daredevil trail hound.

Surrey has almost 90 kilometres of greenways and more than 350 kilometres planned. Check out the city’s Greenways Master Plan online here.

Likewise, a comprehensive map of Surrey’s bike routes is online here.

For Deltans, a comprehensive map of cycling paths covering the entire municipality is at delta.ca.

A tried-and-true, easy bike trip for families on a sunny afternoon is the Barnston Island bike loop. It’s flat, paved and there generally aren’t too many cars along this roughly 10-kilometre trip.

There aren’t any stores, either, so bring water to drink and something to eat. There’s a nice little park for a picnic at the northwest tip of the island.

One of the best things about this trip is the free, brief ferry trip to and from the island at the very end of 104th Avenue, near Surrey Bend Regional Park. The kids will love it.

Meanwhile, there are many forest trails to ride along in Tynehead Park and Green Timbers Urban Forest.

For those who like to live on edge, riding hard on forested paths, the Invergarry Bike Park in North Surrey offers some outstanding cycling, as does North Delta’s Watershed Park between 64th Avenue and Highway 10, and South Surrey’s Stokes Pit at 28th Avenue off 192nd Street.

The Invergarry Bike Park can be accessed from a small gravel parking lot at Wallace Drive and Surrey Road. See surrey.ca/files/Invergarry_Boards.pdf.

Also be sure to check out Surrey Bikes, which is all about cycling in the city, at surrey.ca.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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