The downhill ride to Ganges was exhilarating ... I had to use my breaks judiciously to maintain control going downhill with 300 pounds of loaded bike weight and rider weight. The other reason for breaking is because the roads on the islands have rough patches, bumps, and gravelly areas. I restrict my top speed going down steep hills to 25-30 miles per hour, or even less on rough roads.
The three-hour ride to Tsawwaassen which cost $9.50 made stops at Pender, Mayne and Galiano. With the arrival time of 7PM, it was fortunate there was a camping area within a 30-minute bike ride. Parkcanada RV Park is located in Tsawwassen, 20 minutes by bike from the ferry terminal, which serves Victoria, Nanaimo and the beautiful Gulf Islands. It is more like a parking lot for RVs than a campground. It has a tent area with picnic tables. It's main attraction for a biker is that it is near to the ferry terminal.