#38 Bike on the Galloping Goose

It’s a picture perfect sunny autumn Sunday and I am out with my daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and husband biking the Galloping Goose in the city of Victoria.

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Heading out

The last time I did this was 15 years ago. The Galloping Goose/Lochside trail stretches from Sidney to Sooke, a distance of 80kms. We rode the section from West Victoria to Mattick’s farm, 24 kms round trip. Over 450,000 people have enjoyed the trail so far this year. At midday when we went by the counter, 844 people had already been through.

Sunday is not our favorite day of the week because we often long for our kids and family. But this Sunday was special because we were together.

 

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As we left the city, the trail became a tunnel of bowing trees in their splendid colors of orange, red, yellow. The trail was scenic from a stream filled with Canada Geese, to horses grazing in the fields, and vegetable and flower stands along the way.

Bike Ride

The Juan de Fuca Strait comes in sight and then there is Mattick’s Farm that caters to bikers. It’s a beautiful farm market with funky boutiques, a restaurant and ice cream stand.

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Mattick’s Farm

I can’t think of anything more enjoyable than being outside in the fresh air enjoying a family outing and exercising while at it. And no bike ride would be complete without having to fix a punctured tire.

Puncture

Like a true Scout, “Be Prepared”

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7 thoughts on “#38 Bike on the Galloping Goose

  1. What a fun day and the weather couldn’t have been better. Yes, I’m sure it was beautiful at this time of year with all the leaves in colour. xx

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