"BC Sportbike" forum often oganizes rides. Some are listed as "Newbie Friendly"... which means they are going at a sane pace on the public roads. Usually they ride past west of W. Van or East of Aldergrove. This is where the good riding is. Unfortunatly, Greater Van is laid out in a dead straight grid pattern. Great for city planners... crappy for sport bike owners.
It would be worth your time to try to hook up for a ride with riders from Abby, Chilliwack, Mission to the east. Or West Van to Whistler to the west. The 30-60 min commute to get to good roads would be worth the effort.