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BC Dealers

Barking Spider Mountain Bikes
1024 Broadway Ave S
Williams Lake, BC
V2G 1A2
250-392-5177
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Bikes On The Drive
1350 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 3X6
604-215-7433
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ChainLine Cycle
1139 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1V 1Z5
250 860 1968
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Cycle Therapy
#102-360 Duncan Street
Duncan, BC
V9L 3W4
250 597 0097
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Cycles West
100A Burnside Road West
Victoria, BC
V9B 3R5
250 474 2477
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Fairfield Bicycle Shop
1275 Oscar Street
Victoria, BC
V8V 2X6
250-381-2453
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Favorit Cycles
12-9th Avenue
Cranbrook, B.C
V1C 2L8
250 489 3532
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Freedom
533 Main Street
Penticton, BC V2A 5C6
250 493 0686
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H.K.'s Bicycleitis
2905 Shawnigan Lake Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC
V0R 2W1
250 733 2288
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Island Cycle
5-114 East Hirst
Parksville, BC
V9P 2G9
250 248 0647
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Mac-Talla Cycles
2626 E Hastings
Vancouver, BC
V5K 2H2
604 707 0822
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Marty's Mountain Cycle
#1 - 1258 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P3
250 383 3337
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Mighty Riders
10 East Broadway
Vancouver BC V5T1V6
604-879-8705
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More Bikes
3332 Shrum Lane
Vancouver, BC
V6S 0B9
(604) 558-1528
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NorKam Lock & Cycle
178 Tranquille Rd
Kamloops B.C.
V2B 3G1
250 376-7822
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North Shore Bike Shop
1831 Lonsdale Ave
North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7M 2J9
604-929-6727
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Outpost Bike Company
3202 Happy Valley Road
Langford, Victoria, BC V9C2V8
250 478 8359
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Ozzies
4256 10th Ave
Port Alberni, BC
V9Y 4X3
250.724.6556
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Pacific Rim Bicycle
2129 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 1H8
250 758 2118
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Pedalsport
1-9020 Young Rd.
Chilliwack, BC V2P4R8
604 795 2453
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Pemberton Bike Co.
#1 - 1392 Portage Drive
Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0
604 894 6625
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Performance Bicycles
3949 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1J5
250-727-6655
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Reckless
110 Davie St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2V4
604 648 2600
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Reckless
1810 Fir Street
Vancouver, BC V6J 3B1
604 731 2420
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Rick's Recycling
RR #1, Box 10
Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0
250 982 2722
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Ride On Again
2255 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC
604 736 7433
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Ride On It
8722 Granville St
Vancouver, BC
778 379 4055
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Ride On Main Street
2180 Main St
Vancouver, BC
604 738 7734
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Rock N Road
2260 Stillingfleet Road
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 7Y9
250 860 1984
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Ruckus Skis, Boards & Bikes
3110 15th Avenue
Prince George BC
V2M 3A5
250 564 3335
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Salt Spring Adventures
#7-126 Upper Granges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC
V8K 1B2
877-537-2764
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Smokey's Bike Shop
Heriot Bay Rd, Quathiaski Cove
Quadra Island, BC V0P 1N0
(250) 285-2447
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Sooke Mountain Cycle
2075 Anna Marie Road
Sooke, BC
V9Z 0A4
250-642-3123
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Sun Country
#102 1340 Kal Lake
Vernon, BC V1T 6V2
250 545 8775
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The Broken Spoke
420 Fitzgerald Avenue
Courtenay, BC V9N 7N2
250 871 2229
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The Original Bike Shop
434 East Columbia Street
New Westminster, BC
604 524 3611
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TOF Cycles Co.
660 Sharp Rd, PO Box 862
Tofino, BC
V0R 2Z0
250 725 2453
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Village Bikes
3891 Moncton ST
Steveston, BC V7E 3A7
604-274-3865
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Wenting's Cycle and Mountain
33245 N. Railway Avenue
Mission, BC
V2V 1E4
604 826 1411
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Sooke It – Long Weekend Gravel

With the cold winter finally releasing *some* of its grip, plans were hatched for Easter Long. Ranger Clay promised Stuckylife’s annual gravel adventure on Victoria’s twisting Lake Roads. But what better way to start a trip to Victoria then to ride there with the Ultranaut crew and hit Sooke pot holes “along” the way.  Our routing took us through Victoria before back out towards Sooke, more westerly, taking advantage of the Galloping Goose rail trail so that Matt, Justin, and Andrew could test their gear before they begin a more epic week-long adventure through Oregon. The weather proved to always be better on Vancouver Island, though our night was filled with rain. It meant for some very quick beers around camp stoves instead of a true fire, but that’s pretty common for backpacking adventures before true camp season opens. Dank lumber and no where to pack gas station logs, we make due with more beers and some solo time in our tents. The next morning brought a change of plans considering the wet. Matt joined me in my return to Victoria so that we could meet the Stucky life ride on Sunday morning. Some backyard camping, and some mild refreshments in downtown Victoria were welcome. We met Ranger Clay at Cafe Fantastico for a route that he described as mixed terrain, and the ominous “road bikes encouraged, not recommended”. My Ti Romax had been a workhorse with my bike packing gear, but with all the camp gear and accessories unloaded it was feeling quite happy for our gravel attack. A few stalwarts kept that promise to shred road bikes, though many bikes, such as mine and Clay’s SSCX edition pink Romax had been geared up for some gravel racing (Paris to Ancaster is coming up next week, and I’m hoping these rides awaken the legs from winter hibernation). Over five hours we only had three flats, one beer cash expertly placed and one completely unrideable section, with the threat that may increase if people keep bringing appropriate bikes. Post ride, some beers and pizza before the journey to the ferry and my own final leg home from Tsawwassen to Ladner before finally catching a bus as time constraints fell on me. Thanks for the rides Ultranaut and Stuckylife; getting pretty amped for adventure season.
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