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The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Rollerblades

August 2009

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Address North Vancouver, BC
The activity is for anyone interested in rollerblading the Seymour Valley Trailway at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve (LSCR), a 10km paved path for cyclists, 'bladers, and pedestrians. There are several long hills on this route, so you should be comfortable going uphill and maintaining control going downhill (i.e. not suitable for people who've never bladed before).

I'm planning to be at the start of the trail at 10am on Sat, Aug 8, and then blade out to the end of the path and take a little break at the picnic area there, and then blade back again. In total, it will be 20km of rollerblading. The trail start is a few steps west of the parking lot and just north of the roundabout at Rice Lake Gate. There used to be a gazebo there, but I've heard that it has been replaced by benches, but regardless that's where we'll meet. You'll also see a "0 km" marker nearby.

Directions on how to get to the trailway by car and bus can be found in this document called How to get to the LSCR (the meeting place is marked by a "G" in the inset map). This Google map shows the exact locaton of the start of the trailway (the meeting place) as well as the parking lot and bus stops in the area. You can also cycle up there, it's a bit of a climb and a large stretch of the road is unpaved, but it's do-able and there are bike racks in the parking lot.

Someone posted a video on YouTube which shows a pretty typical section of the trailway. If you've never done it before, it'll give you an idea of what to expect.

UPDATE: If the forecast calls for wet weather this weekend, I will postpone this activity to Sun, Aug 23.

Let me know if you have any questions.