Family biking in grasslands (Picture BC photo)
Maple Ridge and nearby Pitt Meadows offer excitement and relaxation for cyclists of all levels.
Pedal casually along the 48km/30mi of dykes that grace the low-lying regions near the Fraser River and Pitt River. Or take on more challenging bike routes amid rugged terrain in the vast Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Cycling on the Dykes
Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge initiated a civic Bikeways Plan in 1994, resulting in great cycling routes in municipal and rural areas. That includes the famous dykes, easily accessible via peaceful roads and parkland surroundings.
Hawk Rotary Loop
A delightfully flat ride is available on the Hawk Rotary Loop, which encompasses about 17km/11mi in western Pitt Meadows. Tree-lined trails and occasional wildlife sightings mark the dyke sections on the Fraser River and Pitt River, and views of grazing cows and planes taking off at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport are other highlights.