Pemberton cycle tour 17/08/08

Dana slow-food cycling around Pemberton:
“My hiking/biking overnighter ended up being a day trip, which made for a long but wonderful day. Ulrike, Haseena, Paula and I enjoyed Pemberton’s Slow Food Cycle Sunday on a very hot day covering 52 km of riding. (Having never done the event, I thought it was 26 km and it was, one way that is!) To start the day, our teamwork helped to get Paula’s bike on the bike rack, vertically, as it didn’t have a cross bar. Early morning was cloudy and it rained lightly at the beginning of our ride, but the day turned out to be incredibly warm. Picking up the event map at the Pemberton Community Centre, we then rode along and stopped at all of the designated farm stops and rested and enjoyed such fare as fair-trade coffee, potato rosti with smoked salmon (from an executive chef from a Whistler restaurant!), natural beef burgers, iced tea, strawberry coffee cake, and more. I bought some potatoes and zucchini to bring home. It was neat to see how many people took place in this free event, including families. The `course’ followed the flat Pemberton Meadows Road and the milky-looking Lillooet River. After the long ride, grimy and sweaty, we cooled off with a swim in Whistler’s Alta Lake before heading to Squamish for a cold beer and dinner and, finally, home. A truly wonderful day with great company and an event I’d highly recommend! A special `Good on ya!’ to Aussie Paula who hadn’t been on a bike in many years and did awesome! Look for upcoming photos from the trip on Flickr.”

Km 13 - "Slow Food Cycle Sunday" Pemberton, Aug17 2008

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