June 04, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Biking
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When I plan my bike rides I usually have a destination and a ‘treat’ involved. To my surprise, I found a treasure about 1 hour out of Dawson Creek, at the Rolla store (in the picture and the pub is on the right). This cycling route in total is about 55km and takes approximately 2 hours to ride. I rate this ride 3 bikes out of 5.
Directions: Start at Robins Donuts and head out on highway 49 to Spirit River you will head to Rolla Road (Big Red Barn on the left hand side) take a left. Follow Rolla Road to Rolla, here you will approach the Rolla Store and Pub (stop here for the treasure). What I have discovered there is that they make fresh BBQ Burgers at lunch with ALL of the topping and hotdogs. Even better they have homemade sweets for sale (peanut butter marshmallow squares and chocolate haystacks). The staff at the store are top-notch and ever so cheerful. They even have a newly built sundeck that you can sit out on and enjoy a coffee.
If you are feeling extra thirsty you can step into the Pub, just a couple feet away and enjoy a cold one. Many of my fellow cyclists’ make the trip just for that. Continuing on home you can ride back the way you came or you can enjoy a very peaceful ride down Sweet Water Road (6km), turning left at 7 mile corner (Road 225) and pedal back into Dawson Creek. I really enjoy the Sweet Water road for cycling, traffic flow is relatively low, the scenery is picturesque, and the air is so fresh.
Well I will keep pedalling in the Dawson Creek area until find something else new to share, Happy Chains!