Classic Vancouver Cycling Routes

Looking over some of the classic road cycling routes of Vancouver I’m starting to see some patterns and shapes emerge. When I see the GPS tracks for these rides on a map I feel like calling them by their birds-eye views rather than their usual road / area names.

Example:
Rather than say “Let’s take the Cypress bike route out to the Airport, then pop over to River Road and back, add a lap of Richmond, and take the Skytrain Bridge back to Ontario” just say “Let’s do the Little Kitty.”

Before: “Let’s do a lap of Stanley Park, head out on the North Shore taking Marine to Horseshoe and do a Cypress Lookout on the way back”
After: “Let’s do the Exploding Dick.”

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Little Kitty

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Dancing Kitty

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The E.T.

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The Lasso (technically a mountain bike ride).

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The Dick

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The Exploding Dick

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Devil’s Trident (with Dick)

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The Crocodile

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Raging Bull

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