Riders from cycling clubs all across Metro Vancouver take a break midway through the annual invitational ride organized by the Tri-City Cycling Club. A group ride to support the SHARE Food Bank may not cost the Tri-City Cycling Club (TCCC) more than $400 after all.
Port Moody council will convene for a special Thursday afternoon (Aug. 10) session to consider whether to waive a requirement the group obtain a highway use permit from the city for its annual invitational ride around the Tri-Cities that is scheduled to take place on Sunday (Aug. 13).
About 200 cyclists representing cycling clubs from around Metro Vancouver are expected to participate in the informal event that begins and ends at Rocky Point Park.
Adrian Pettyfer, one of the founders of TCCC, said his group received notification it would require a permit after city staff were alerted by their booking of the picnic area at Rocky Point Park for a post-ride barbecue for participants.
Pettyfer said the ride has always been a casual opportunity to bring together cyclists from all over Metro Vancouver who might otherwise just pass each other on the road and show off some of the riding routes and terrain available in the Tri-Cities.
The charitable component started last year, with money coming from a voluntary registration fee that’s raised about $8,000 this year for the SHARE food bank.
A report by Port Moody’s general manager of engineering and operations said a highway use permit is required when an organized event may result in temporary interruptions and […]