Start your day with a BC Ferries ride from Saltery Bay to Earls Cove (50min crossing time). The fjords that you'll sail through this morning have some of the deepest waters anywhere; in fact, deep-water subs are sometimes tested here, to depths of approximately 2000ft.
Today's ride will start on arrival at the BC Ferries' Earls Cove Terminal, where you'll walk off the ferry and onto your bike, then travel along purpose-built singletrack and end in the beautiful seaside Village of Sechelt.
Distance ~ 61.03km | Elevation
Gain ~ 1574m
Feed Zone 1 ~ 21.9km | Feed Zone 2 ~ 39.2km
Start - Secret Cove | Finish - Sechelt
Avrg Grade: 6.60%
Enduro #1 - Brat - The flat weaving singletrack at the top gives way to a very fast skidder road, watch for a sharp left hander and be prepared to breath hard as you pedal up a short steep climb to the second half of this awesome stage. In the second part the trail traverses at a perfect downhill grade around some trees and through a clear cut to it's finish.
Avrg Grade: 10.70%
Enduro #2 - VFR - An amazing descent that will have you giggling with glee. Coming off the top the trail weaves between trees as you head down across the first access road, then you bank into a lighter glen of trees and the flow zigs back and forth, down across another gravel road and the fun continues into a darker forest with some turns and shadows that demand keen focus and attention. The trail crosses a creek and begins a quick straight shot down to a tight left hander and your final few meters of singletrack that take you home.
Klein Lake and Ruby Lake Trail Networks - start off with some picturesque climbs and descents through the forest.
Suncoast Trail - this singletrack route was designed to take people ferry to ferry exclusively on trails and back roads. You'll jump in and out of the forest before gaining some altitude.
After this climb, you'll enjoy a fast, tight, doubletrack descent. Keep your eyes peeled for some incredible views at this point! The final descent into Sechelt takes you back onto singletrack through lush West Coast rainforest.
At the end of today's ride you will be staying in the seaside village of Sechelt with Base Camp set up just metres from the beach at Sechelt Elementary School and Rockwood Pavilion.
The outdoor pavilion will host this night's dinner and award show. The Base Camp will be just a few blocks away from the heart of Sechelt, where you will find many shops, restaurants and the beachfront walkway.