Building on the Coombs-Cumberland Explorer (200), the PentaC Cruise starts in Lantzville (North Nanaimo) through Top Bridge Park in Parksville (short gravel section and suspension footbridge) past Coombs to Little Qualicum Falls (short gravel section)then up the old highway to Royston and in to Cumberland, back through Courtenay, through Comox to the ferry terminal, then up to Campbell River and the old road to Gold River. Just outside town, come back down the Gold River highway (big fun descent) and back down the old highway to Qualicum Beach. Follow the bike route to Parksville, then go through Northwest Bay and around Fairwinds. Back into Nanaimo to Chase River (south Nanaimo) and then follow the bike route north to the finish in Lantzville.