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Upcoming Elbow Valley Cycle Club Events

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    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park - 13 Ave & Home Rd NW - gravel parking lot
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    Calgary Circle Park Tour

    Coordinator: Ken Parent

    Distance: 70 km including some climbing - intermediate.

    Urban riders looking for a bit more of a challenge. Will loop around city starting in Shouldice Park. From here we climb through Edworthy to 45 St & south to N Glenmore - through the weaselhead & onward to Fish Creek Park. Across fish creek to Quarry Park then through Carburn Park - Beaverdam Flats & on past Ingelwood Bird Sanctuary - Pearce Estate - Harvie Passage through downtown & continue on Bow River pathway back to Shouldice Park.  Primarily on pathways except for travel  on Spruce Dr & 45 St  SW  roadways to N Glenmore. Bring lunch as will stop at Annie's in Fish Creek.

    PLEASE NOTE - EARLY START TIME 09:30 AM & HOPEFULLY NO RAIN.


    • 25 Jun 2019
    • 10:30 AM
    • Nose Hill Shaganappi Parking Lot
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    Coordinator:  Martine Parent

    Distance:  ~20 kms

    Elevation Gain:  ~ 300 meters

    We will ride around Nose Hill for up to 2 hours. Expect lots of short steep climbs.

    Lunch at Friends Cafe after the ride for anyone interested.

    Must have a well maintained mountain bike.

    No beginners please as the pace will be steady.

    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Glenmore Inn
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    Chestermere Lakes and Pathways 55

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    The route through Chestermere is new. The ride starts at Glenmore Inn, travels east along the Irrigation Canal, travels around the east side of Chestermere Lake through the communities of East Chestermere and The Cove, comes back on the west side of Chestermere Lake through the canal and pond districts of Westmere and Rainbow Falls, and returns along the Irrigation Canal. We can have coffee at the Glenmore Inn.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Glenmore Inn parking lot. Directions: Driving east on Glenmore Trail, take the Ogden Road exit, to access the Glenmore Inn on the north side of Glenmore Trail. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • YMCA at Rocky Ridge Rd NW
    • 16
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    Road Ride:  Intermediate to Advanced

    Coordinator: Tanya Colwell

    Distance:  50 km (40km if you do not ride the Cochrane hill)

    Elevation: +388m

    Pace:  20-25 km/hr

    Every Thursday evening ride to Cochrane and back. The hill is optional.




    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mountain Ridge Plaza, Hwy 1A & Horse Creek Road
    • 4
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    Road Ride:  Intermediate to Advanced

    Coordinators:  Wendy & Hilary Springate

    Distance:  64 km

    Pace:  23-27 kph

    Elevation Gain:  365 meters

    We will ride west on Hwy 1A turning north on Grand Valley Road to the Campground.  Return the way we came to Twp 280 and head east.  Turn south on Horse Creek Road back to the start.

    Riders should be familiar with the route (please see attached map), have a well maintained road bike and be self-sufficient.  There will be no sweep.

    Refreshments to follow in Cochrane at Good Earth Coffeehouse, #112, 30 Bow St.


    • 29 Jun 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Long View Campground
    • 16
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    Starting at the Tales & Trails Campground in Longview, we ride south on the 22 (Cowboy Trail). A short stop at BarU ranch. Then east on hwy 540. We turn North on the 2A to High River, where we will stop for lunch/snacks. There are a few options, such as Colossi's cafe. We will regroup at the George Lane Memorial Park. From here we ride north on 2A and then west on the coal trail back to Longview.

    This is an 86km ride, good for intermediate and advanced riders. 

    https://goo.gl/maps/RiZCpNYC1tKaJh2X6


    While this is being coordinated as a day ride, we start and end at the campground. For those wishing to camp or stay in Longview over the weekend, here are some resources to assist you in making your arrangements:

    Campground: 403-558-3922 http://village.longview.ab.ca/wordpress/tales-n-trails-campground/

    Longview steakhouse 403-558-2000 is up on the hill.

    Little NY Bistro 403-558-0000 near campground.


    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Longview
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    Coordinator:  Jerry Adamek

    Road Ride: Intermediate/Advanced

    Distance:  160 km or less

    We will ride west from Longview campground to Highwood pass and back.  We will stop and re-group at the Highwood House, at the 44 Km mark.  If you want a shorter ride, this is a good place to re-fuel and turn back.  From here we will climb to the pass and return the same way.  There will be no sweep.  Bring some snacks to socialize after the ride in the campground before heading home or for dinner.  We will be camping here the whole weekend, I am not doing a registration for the camping, just book and pay as you go.  Bring some fire wood if you're camping.  Here is some info for the camping, hotels and restaurants if you with to stay the weekend and ride with us.   Longview Village (campground) 403-558-3922

    Longview steakhouse 403-558-2000 is up on the hill.

    Little NY Bistro 403 558-0000 near campground.

    Twin cities Hotel - they serve breakfast. 

    • 30 Jun 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pop Davies Athletic park, Milligan road and Ogden road S.E.
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    Meet at Pop Davies Athletic park, Milligan road and Ogden road S.E at 11 AM.

    Bike to Baker park on mostly path ways, bring a picnic lunch.

    This is an intermediate ride at 55 KM and led by John Tole.

    for more info call john at 403-804-1275.

    • 1 Jul 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Turner Valley Decalta by Sheep River bridge
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    To finish off the Canada Day camping weekend, we will pack up and drive to Turner Valley to start this ride.  We will meet at the Sheep River bridge on Decalta Rd.  There is a small parking on the north west side of the bridge.

    Ride south across the river to 16 ave SE (TR 200) and ride this road east to Okotoks. Have a break at the park or coffee shop, there is the Home Ground, Tribal Connection and the Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop close to Old Town Plazza. Re-group and ride west on #549 to the #22 south.  We will stop/re-group at the Millarville race track turn off, as some may want to take in the show/market here.  Continue west to #22 and return to Turner valley.  There will be Canada Day celebrations and parades going on in each town, so we may be able to catch some of the action, and/or enjoy the food.  

    https://goo.gl/maps/Qayp1owsuRGx9dkY8


    • 1 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Canmore Visitor Centre
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    Road Ride:  Intermediate to Advanced

    Coordinator:  John Santema

    Distance:  90km +/-

    Elevation Gain: 900 meters

    Pace:  20 - 25 kph

    Starting at the Canmore Visitor Centre we will ride the Legacy Trail toward Banff, turn north to Lake Minnewanka (counter-clockwise) and back toward Banff.  We’ll head up Tunnel Mountain Road past The Banff Centre and then connect with the pathway system around the west side of Banff.  We will continue out Vermillion Lakes Road and the pathway to The Bow Valley Parkway.  We can stop at Fenland Recreation Centre for water.  We will ride out as far as the Muleshoe picnic area.  If you wish to add more distance to your ride you can continue west on the Parkway.  Upon turning around we’ll travel through Banff back onto the Legacy Trail for the return to Canmore.

    Riders should be familiar with the route (please see attached map), have a well maintained road bike and be self-sufficient.  There will be no sweep.

    Please allow enough travel time to be in Canmore and ready to ride at 10:00am.


    • 4 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park
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    Ride Co-ordinator - Barb R

    Half Northern Loop - Barbara Roberts

    Distance about 35K - Moderate - a few hills

    Starting at Shouldice Park we will ride east to the Nose Creek Pathway.  We will be riding through Confederation park, along the path that parallels John Laurie and back to the starting point through the University.  We will be riding on pathways, quiet city roads and cycle tracks.  Lunch at MacDonalds so you may want to pack a lunch.  

    Directions to starting point.  At the corner of Home Rd and 16th Ave NW, go south (towards the river).  Just past the batting cage is 13 Ave NW.  Turn right and we'll meet in the first big parking lot on the left.  Please arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to starting time.  


    • 4 Jul 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • North Glenmore Park
    • 6
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    • RIDE AND PIZZA SOCIAL

      Peter Thurston will be bringing 2 things to the social:

    • -          Samples of EVCC club wear – jerseys, etc so that people can see what they look like and judge the sizing
    •     A tool to make name tags for members who do not have one

    Join us for a leisurely ride around the Glenmore Reservoir, followed up by a pizza social. 

    Ride start time: 6:00pm

    Pizza start time: 7:30 approx.

    Required Items to Bring:
    A plate, cutlery and non-alcoholic BYOB (Water bottle) 
    If you forget your water bottle, you will remain thirsty!  As part or our effort to reduce non-compostables, such as single-use plastic bottles of water, pop, juice etc., beverages will NOT be provided. There is a water tap at the sight.

    Everyone is welcome, but we ask that you please sign up if you plan to attend, so we know how much pizza to order.

    Cyclists: meet at North Glenmore Park at 6 pm to ride around the reservoir. We will be departing Parking lot J (which is across from Parking lot L) and riding clockwise.

    Eaters, arrive around 7:30 pm for the pizza and socializing. Look for Snowy Owl' group picnic area and adjacent J OR L parking, both at the west end of N. Glenmore Park. 

    Directions: Crowchild Tr. S OR 37 ST. SW into Glenmore Park 

     

    https://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Documents/Locations/north-glenmore-west.pdf



    • 6 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Madden Arena Parking Lot, East side , Beside Golf Course entrance
    • 22
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    Coordinator: Jeff Dashkin

    Type of Ride: Road Intermediate to Advanced- Anticipated Pace 20-23 KM/h

    Distance: 79 km

    Elevation gain:  522 metres

    Can be Windy! (Last attempt on May 20sure was)

    We start from the Madden Community Center(Arena), heading North on Range Road(RR) 30 until TownShip(TR) Road 292. Turn East on TR-292. Turn North on RR-14. At Carstairs (at the intersection with the Shell Gas Station) we cross the Railway Tracks (to the east of intersection ), and head North on HWY 2A. Turn West on HWY 582 into Didsbury. Stay to the left at the Zion Church intersection, transition to  20th Ave, and follow it to 17th-19th street were there is the Didsbury Arena Complex one block north of 20th ave. ,where washrooms , and water are located inside,  and also picnic tables outside(see map) . Immediately to the North of the arena on 20th Ave. there is a Subway on the north side of 20th Ave. and a Hamburger stand across the street, were lunch may be purchased . Continue west on 20th Ave to 23 St/RR-20 to TR-310 , turn West. At Hwy 766, turn south, until TR-290, turn East for about a mile. Turn South on RR-30 , back to the start point at Madden Arena.

    There will be no sweep, but we will regroup at important intersections.

    Bring water, appropriate bike repair tools and supplies, and possible riding snacks (and lunch ,if not buying food at Didsbury establishments) .

     

    The Madden Golf Course should be open for possible refreshments( IE brews) at the end of the ride.


     




    • 7 Jul 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Banff
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    We'll meet at Our Lady of the Assumption School (7311 34 Ave NW) at 09:30 for carpooling and drive to the end of Minnewanka Lake. Alternately, you can meet us at the Lake for 11:00. We'll ride 16 km to the rangers' cabin, sit on the beach for a lunch break and ride 16 km back to the parking lot. Riding time is 3-4 hours.

    The trail has just one climb and descent. Otherwise it is a twisty, undulating single-track over roots and rocks along the lake. Some sections have a slide-slope. See https://www.trailforks.com/trails/minnewanka for a description.

    Riders should be experienced with long, rough trails (roots, rocks, creek crossings, washouts, logs). Difficulty is moderate to difficult. You can turn around anywhere before getting to the rangers' cabin.

    • 9 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Heritage Pointe
    • 14
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    HERITAGE POINTE TO SASKATOON FARM--34 km--Sue Chenier

    Park at Heritage Pointe (412 Pine Creek Rd, De Winton).

    We’ll ride quiet paved roads to the Saskatoon Farm, avoiding the HUGE hill on 80 St for either coffee or an early lunch and browsing the wares. If you prefer to bring your lunch, there is a beautiful lookout where you can sit. We’ll reverse the ride on the way back to stay on quiet roads.

    Distance 17 km each way= 17 x 2 = 34km.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2498471158

    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Ranch at Fish Creek
    • 16
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    Mackenzie, Copperfield, Mahogany, Auburn Bay 45

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    The communities visited in this ride all have lakeside pathways.

    The route starts at the Ranch parking lot in Fish Creek Park, crosses the Bow River, circles around Mackenzie Lake, and enters Mackenzie Town, where we see Inverness Lake, Georgian architecture, attractive housing and the Mackenzie Hill Lookout. The route goes through New Brighton parkland, travels through Copperfield end to end, circles around Mahogany, and transits Auburn Bay. Lunch is at Good Earth Coffeehouse in Cranston. The return is along the Cranston escarpment.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch to eat outside if you prefer. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Ranch at Fish Creek. Directions: Drive south on Bow Bottom Trail almost to the end; turn right into the Ranch parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Lake Midnapore main parking lot
    • 14
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    BIKE AND BEACH

    Park at Lake Midnapore main parking lot (185 Midlake Blvd SE). There are washrooms and water here.

    We’ll ride down into Fish Creek Park going west, detouring where necessary through Oakridge, and joining the Glenmore Reservoir pathway.  Then we’ll head east to Glenmore landing for ice cream, coffee, lunch etc.

    Depending on the heat of the day, we’ll either head back via the pathways or take the shortcut using the bike route.

    Once we get back to Lake Midnapore, we’ll get the lawn chairs out of the car, change into swim suits, and get refreshed with a dip. There will also be the opportunity to play disc golf, tennis, or go on a pedal boat.

     You’re welcome to have a partner, friend etc. meet us there and stay for as long as you want.  If you’d like your family to join you for a BBQ or picnic, that’s great.  I just need to know the names of any guests who may not be riding but who will join us at the lake.  Entrance is only permitted with a resident’s signature.

    Distance: 40 km if we go via the same pathway both ways; 30 km if it’s hot, or we want to get back to the lake ASAP!

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2499393349



    • 20 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Meet Edworthy parking lot, North side (hospital side where TGIM rides meet)
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    For Advanced and intermediate riders due to the pace, wind and climbing.

    Average speed about 20-25kmh for the day. 700 meters of climbing. There is often a strong wind heading to or on hwy 22. Be comfortable riding on a shoulder with traffic. Be comfortable descending and hill climbing.

    We will meet at Edworthy Park, North side parking lot (hospital side by Angels.)  We will go west to Bowness Park, climb through Tuscany and 12 Mile Coulee to Bearspaw, west on 262, down through Glen Eagles, left st the first light for lunch/coffee at the amazingly good Good Earth in Cochrane (or bring your own.)  After the break it's up Hwy 22 9km (fast moving traffic) to Springbank Airport Road, east to Banff Coach Road, up the hill, back down to the start via Coach Hill.  Map will be updated prior to ride (I’m cycling in California right now). 

    Bring tire kit, enough water and food (in case there is a hearty head wind). Bring some money if you plan on lunch at the cafe.  Rear light is highly recommended. 

    • 23 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park
    • 19
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    Ride Co-ordinator - Barb R

    Distance 40K - Easy ride along the Bow River Pathway

    So, third times a charm?  Who knows but lets try.  Starting at Shouldice Parking lot we'll head east to Inglewood along the south Bow Pathway and 12th Ave SW.  The north Bow Path will take us back to Edworthy park where we'll stop for coffee at the new Angels Coffee.  Then we head west to Bowness park.  This is a good early season ride as there are no hills and lots of turn around places if you don't want to do the full figure 8.  

    Directions to starting point.  At the corner of Home Rd and 16th Ave NW, go south (towards the river).  Just past the batting cage is 13 Ave NW.  Turn right and we'll meet in the first big parking lot on the left.  Please arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to starting time.  


    • 25 Jul 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Glenmore Inn
    • 17
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    Glenmore Inn to Ralph Klein Park 38

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    This is a good energetic ride. The route starts at Glenmore Inn; travels south on 24 Street, on both the street and a pathway, on Douglasdale Blvd, and Mt. Mackenzie Drive; turns east to visit Inverness and New Brighton; and issues onto a long pathway heading north across wetlands, home to ducks and other birds. The route crosses over to the Ralph Klein Park, where we can visit the Environmental Center, see the storm water drainage system and an orchard, and have a picnic lunch. Next, the route goes north and hooks into the Irrigation Canal pathway heading west to Glenmore Inn, where we can have a coffee.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Glenmore Inn parking lot. Directions: Drive east on Glenmore Trail, turn left at the Ogden Rd. exit. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 1 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park
    • 17
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    Ride Co-ordinator - Barb Roberts

    Parks Tour

    distance about 35K - Moderate / Intermediate 

    Starting at Shouldice Park we will ride east to Edworthy park, cross the bridge and then bike up the hill on the south side.  This is the biggest hill and we will apply the 2 minutes rule at the top.  From there we will ride along the roads and then enter the parks.  We will be going through Sandy Beach, Stanley, Lindsay, Stampede to finally arrive in Ingelwood.  Travelling the north side of the river back to the starting point.  

    Directions to starting point.  At the corner of Home Rd and 16th Ave NW, go south (towards the river).  Just past the batting cage is 13 Ave NW.  Turn right and we'll meet in the first big parking lot on the left.  Please arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to starting time.  


    • 7 Aug 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Extreme Bean Cafe (3303 3 Ave NW)
    • 10
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    Coordinator:  Tanya Colwell & other road conveners

    Join us to fill up the club's calendar with even more road rides.

    We are Road Conveners, the members of the club who assist with organizing and planning the ride program for the season. We meet regularly to schedule the road rides for the upcoming month.  New volunteers are always welcome.

    Please join us on our road ride planning for August and early September! 

    Only a few limited spots are available as we want to keep the planning session focused and manageable

    • 8 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Carburn Park
    • 16
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    Mackenzie and Cranston Escarpments 42

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    This ride, virtually all on pathways, with one hill, offers spectacular views of Calgary and the mountains.

    The route starts at Carburn Park, scouts around Riverbend, Quarry Park, and Douglas Glen, and then follows the Bow river pathway on the east side of the river up onto the Mackenzie escarpment. The route loops around Cranston going to its southern edge. Lunch is at Good Earth Coffeehouse. The route returns along the Cranston escarpment, drops to the pathway on the eastern side of the Bow River, crosses the Mackenzie Bridge, and proceeds on the western side of the river. Crossing back across the river at the Eric Harvie Bridge, the ride finishes at Carburn Park where refreshments will be provided.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch to eat outside if you prefer. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Carburn Park. Directions: Drive east on Glenmore Trail, turn right at the 18th Street exit, right again onto Rivervalley Drive and Riverbend Drive, left onto Riverview Drive; turn right into the Carburn Park parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 13 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Heritage Pointe
    • 19
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    MTVBD/L?

    (MILLARVILLE/TURNER VALLEY/BLACK DIAMOND (with Longview option)

    Coordinator: Sue Chenier

    Level: Intermediate

    Type: Road

    Distance: 30 km with options to lengthen to 66 km if desired

    Elevation gain: 171m

    Average speed: 15-20km/hr.

    This is an easy out and back course with a stop in Black Diamond for lunch.  It’s a relatively quiet highway with no big hills. There are fun shops to browse if you're in the mood, as well as ice cream.

    If the weather cooperates and you’re feeling like 30km just isn’t enough for you, you can choose to ride another 18 x 2 for a total of 36 extra km.

    Not sure if you’re suited to this ride?  Feel free to call me.

    https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2551276360



    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park
    • 12
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    Ride Co-ordinator - Barb Roberts

    Above and Below the Escarpment

    distance about 35K - Moderate / Intermediate 

    Starting at Shouldice Park we will ride east then north up the hill to the hospital.   This is the biggest hill and we will apply the 2 minutes rule at the top.  From there we will ride along the roads and paths and end up in Bridgeland.   There are a few challenging crossing but we'll deal with those as we go.  Be prepared to be flexible.   Stopping in Bridgeland for lunch and then back to the starting point along the Bow Pathway.  

    Directions to starting point.  At the corner of Home Rd and 16th Ave NW, go south (towards the river).  Just past the batting cage is 13 Ave NW.  Turn right and we'll meet in the first big parking lot on the left.  Please arrive at the starting point 15 minutes prior to starting time.  


    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Canmore Visitors Center
    • 13
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    Legacy Trail to Banff, Vermilion Lakes 54

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    This is a popular annual ride. The Legacy Trail starts at the Canmore Visitors’ Center and finishes in Banff. On the ride out, the route heads to the railway station on the west side of Banff, and proceeds on to the Vermilion Lakes. We have a picnic lunch at lakeside. On the return, the route borders the Bow River and regains the Legacy Trail on the east side of Banff.

    The ride back on the Legacy Trail is slightly downhill and is frequently blessed with a following breeze.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Canmore Visitors Center. Directions: Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 W to Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A E in Canmore. Take exit 86 from Trans-Canada Hwy/AB-1 W. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 31 Aug 2019
    • Icefields Parkway
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    Jasper to Banff Road Cycling

    288km in 4 Days Cycling (Plus 1/2 Day Driving to Jasper)

    Cost: $450 / Member

    Coordinator: Mike Sekella




    This is one of the most spectacular mountain rides in the world. It parallels the Continental Divide, and passes three large glaciers, the Athabasca waterfalls, and the alpine Peyto Lake. Wildlife sightings are common, if not almost expected.

    Day One – Tuesday,August 27th: We will leave Calgary at 1:00 pm and have dinner in Jasper,  staying at the new Jasper Hostel opening this spring.  It looks much nicer than the old one, and is right in Jasper. Check it out here:

    https://hihostels.ca/en/destinations/alberta/hi-jasper-new-opening-may-2019

    Day Two – Wednesday, August 28th: Today we cycle 90km with stops at Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Lodge and falls then on to Beauty Creek Hostel.

    Day Three – Thursday, August 29th: Today we cycle 56km with stops at the Icefield Center, hike up to Parker Ridge then on to Ramparts Hostel.

    Day Four – Friday, August 30th: Today we cycle 70km with stops at Mistaya Canyon, the Summit and Petro Lake, Num-Ti-Jah lodge then on to the Mosquito Creek Hostel

    Day Five – Saturday, August 31st: Today we cycle 85km stopping in Lake Louise and on to Banff along the 1A drive back to Calgary.

    Due to lack of budget transportation as we have used in the past, we will be using two or three vehicles with divers taking turns leap-frogging ahead.


     This trip will require one or two registrants who can bring personal vehicles with the ability to carry multiple bicycles, and are comfortable letting others drive their vehicle. (Those registrants will receive a discounted rate as well as reimbursed for fuel costs) We will have a rental cargo van to carry luggage and coolers, as well as some bikes. We have done this in the past with no problems.


    Due to up front costs which remain the same regardless of number of participants, The event will only proceed with the full 8 members.

     Cost includes 4 nights accommodation at the hostels, and transportation (for those not bringing vehicles). Also included is a the opportunity for a shower after the second day of cycling. We will have a room at Saskatchewan Crossing that we can use to all rotate through the shower!


    • 29 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Meet at Shouldice Park gravel parking lot
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    45 km

    4 hours with picnic lunch at Prince's Island

    Doug McCulloch

    This is one of my favourite city rides.  We start with lots of climbing up 52nd St to 53 St and then into Varsity Ravine Park ( my friends and I walk our dogs here so be nice to the pedestrians) and over Dalhousie Drive and follow the path over John Laurie into Edgemont.  This is the summit of the ride and its all downhill or level from here.  We follow around Nose Hill and join up with the Nose Hill Pathway at Beddington Road and we proceed on this pathway all the way down to the Zoo and then back along the Bow to Shouldice Park.


    • 5 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Mallard Point on the Bow River
    • 16
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    Mallard Point, Silverado, Spruce Meadows 51

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    This new circle ride start at Mallard Point, follows the Bow River pathway south and through the Lafarge Meadows, and turns upwards at Chaparral Valley. Entering Chaparral, it circles around the lake on a pathway. Afterwards the route uses the new 194 Street connector to link up with Silverado for a tour of that community.

    The route hops over to Spruce Meadows at the time the venue is hosting the Masters international show jumping competition. We have a picnic lunch there.

    Afterwards the route heads north and west through Bridlewood and Evergreen. The route follows the Evergreen Estates pathway, and then turns east through Shawnee Slopes, until it crosses Fish Creek into Canyon Meadows.  The route next travels around Bonavista Lake and through Bonavista Downs and Diamond Cove, before finishing on the Bow River pathway back to Mallard Point.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: Mallard Point on the Bow River. Directions: Drive south on Bow Bottom Trail; turn left on Canyon Meadows; enter the Canyon Meadows park and curl left into the Mallard Point parking lot. Please arrive 15 minutes before start.



    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Eastern side of Confederation Park
    • 17
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    Northwest Golf Courses and City Parks 

    Coordinator: Gary Davidge

    Starting from the eastern side of Confederation Park, we use city pathways and quiet streets, riding through parts of Northwest Calgary to end up in Bowness Park for a picnic lunch (riders should bring a pre made lunch). After lunch we head east and use the Bow River pathways, tour through SAIT, Crescent Heights and then use the Nose Creek trail that parallels Deerfoot to return to our start point.

    This ride is about 55 km in length with a significant number of hills to climb so we consider the ride to be intermediate-advanced. We will use sweeps and the corner guiding technique.

    Location: At the eastern side of Confederation Park (30th Ave NW and 7th Street NW).


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Parking: 15 CIMMARRON SPRINGS GREEN
    • 17
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    Exploring the deep south!  Come and see what Okotoks has to offer.

    We'll stop for coffee etc. along the way.

    Approx. distance: 29km

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29852661

    • 26 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Ranch at Fish Creek
    • 16
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    Chaparral, Walden and Legacy 40

    Coordinator: Peter Bradbury

    This is new and extended variant of a ride done once before.

    The route starts along the Bow River heading south, goes along the Lafarge pathway, and loops back through Chaparral Valley. It ascends to Chaparral Ridge, travels through Walden, and circles around Legacy.  We stop for a picnic lunch at the Legacy lakeside. The route next travels back through Walden and along the Chaparral pathways. Sundance, Somerset, Shawnessy, Millrise, Evergreen, and Shawnee Slopes come next. The finish is along Fish Creek pathways, with coffee or ice cream at Annie’s.

    The ride will have regrouping at intervals, corner guiding if necessary, and a sweep. Bring lunch. Bring your route tracking device for more enjoyment, and the possibility of leading this ride or a good variant next year.

    Location: The Ranch at Fish Creek. Directions: Follow Bow Bottom Trail south, almost to the end. Turn right into the Ranch parking lot. Washrooms are available in the Administration building. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start.



    • 3 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Shouldice Park
    • 11
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