|Decorated to show Velolove!|
Our destination was the Family Day Festival at Trout Lake Community Centre in John Hendry Park. There are lots of options for getting to Trout Lake from Science World, but all of them involve getting up a good hill.
We decided to take the Central Valley Greenway where it's a fully separated AAA route, which gave the three-year-old in our group a chance to ride her little bike for some of the time. Her father towed it as she rode on the back of their Xtracycle lontail the rest of the way.
When the CVG met Clark, because our group was so large & the next part of it was only a narrow painted lane, we zigzagged through some quiet side streets to Woodland, went east on 10th Avenue to Victoria & then back onto the very traffic calmed block of the CVG to Lakewood then through to Trout Lake Park.
|The Vancouver Family Biking Family Day Ride group before we set off on the ride|
|Heading to our first intersection at 1st Ave & Ontario|
As soon as we arrived at Trout Lake's new playground, the kids all bolted off the bikes, out of the trailers & off their trailabikes, to climb trees & playground equipment, dig in the sand, & play with the last member to join our group, Stanley the spaniel.
|Bikes, bikes everywhere at the playground in John Hendry Park|
The families left the park one by one as their kids got close to naptime or had extracurriculars to get to. We were the last ones to leave, heading back home with Christopher & Stanley. It was a funny ride, as Stanley had become quite attached to Brontë , & he would whine & cry if she got too far away. If we rode side by side he was happy.
|The last two to join our ride, Christopher & Stanley the spaniel|
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