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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • North side Kildare Ale House, Silverado Shopping Centre, 194th Ave SW and Sheriff King St
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    Note the new route via Millarville instead of Okotoks to avoid the 2A heavy weekend traffic 

    Road Ride

    Level: intermediate to advanced (25-30kph on flats)

    Distance: 58km

    Elevation gain: 800 metres (Hilly!)

    Coordinator: Tanya Colwell

    From Silverado, we head South and West towards Millarwille. Westop for lunch at Millarville's Corner Coffee House. Do more climbing to test if the second hill is indeed harder than the first one (according to Phil it is but we will test him tomorrow). Then, we continue happily back to the starting point at Silverado.


    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM (MDT)
    • Pete Knight Arena Crossfield
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    ROAD RIDE - LEVEL : Intermediate

    Coordinator: Colleen Gagnon

    Distance: 58km

    Elevation:  +479m

    Pace: 18-20kph  - Not a hammer fest.  We'll regroup at major intersections.   

    *  Park at the Pete Knight Arena - There is a bathroom available at the Shell Gas Station as you drive into Crossfield.  Pick up a gatorade or water while you're there.  

    We'll take a break at The Honest Box Market Garden at about 25K.   

    We'll ride through Carstairs at about the 35k mark.     There are various picnic tables throughout the town.   You might be tempted to enjoy a D Dutchmen Dairy Ice Cream!  

    You can download the route map here:  

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35721546

    • Turn right onto Railway St  0.1 km

    • Turn left onto Limit Ave/​AB-574 E - 0.3 km

    • Turn left onto AB-2A N - 0.4 km

    • Turn left onto Township Rd 292 - 5.3 km

    • Turn right onto Range Rd 23 - 18.0 km

    • Turn right onto Township Rd 303 - 29.3 km

    • Enter Carstairs via 10th Ave/​Range Rd 14A - 36.5 km

    • Continue onto Range Rd 14 - 41.7 km

    • Turn left onto Township Rd 292 - 48.2 km

    • Turn right onto AB-2A S  - 52.8 km

    • Turn right onto Limit Ave/​AB-574 W - 57.7 km

    • Turn right onto Railway St - 57.8 km

    • Turn left onto Mountain Ave - 58.0 km


    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Turner Valley to Sheep River Falls
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    ROAD RIDE - Intermediate

    Coordinator:  Jill Sharpe, Stan Bobrow

    Distance:  71.1 km 

    Pace:  pedal at your own speed

    Elevation Gain:  900 meters - LOTS of climbing with grades over 11%

    Meeting time: 10:15 for a 10:30 start

    Meeting place: The library/community centre in Turner Valley. 

    WASHROOMS:  only at the nearby Esso. Library is closed. No outhouse.

    Ride at your own speed from the parking lot west along hwy 546 for about 35 Km to Sheep River Falls where we can stop for lunch or a snack. ( those with extra energy may choose to follow the road a few kms more  to a cul de sac for a total of 77 km) 

    As this is an out-and-back ride with an obvious route, there will be no sweep.  Be prepared to be self-sufficient, with enough food and water, and equipped and able to change your own flat tire if needed. 

    If you want to socialize afterward bring a chair and your own snack and be ready to leave 2 M between  socialites.



    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (MDT)
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    ROAD RIDE - LEVEL : Intermediate

    Coordinator:  David Neame and Laurie MacAdams

    Distance:   45 km +/-

    Pace:  18-22 kph

    Join us for a moderately-paced ride in scenic Central Springbank, on rural roads and through residential neighborhoods.  Lots of cul-de-sacs, and nice views from the escarpments. 

    No Services or washrooms

    Lunch stop at the fish pond in Grandview

    Meet at the intersection of Old Banff Coach Rd (Range Road 31) and Airport Rd (Township Rd 250), north of Hwy 1.  To get there, take the Old Banff Coach Rd turnoff, just west of the city limits, and veer to the right.  Proceed north for about 900 metres to the T-intersection with Airport Rd.  Park on the gravel road on the right.  Please arrive early enough to take flight at 11:00 am

    The ride will be similar to this route.

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/35716046



    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Turner Valley
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    ROAD RIDE - Intermediate

    Coordinator:  Vic Urban

    Distance:  77 km 

    Pace:  pedal at your own speed

    Elevation Gain:  913 meters - LOTS of climbing with grades over 11%

    Meeting time: 10:45 for a 11:00 start

    Meeting place: The library/community centre in Turner Valley. 

    WASHROOMS:  only at the nearby Esso. Library is closed. No outhouse.

    Ride at your own speed from the parking lot west along hwy 546 for about 38 Km to Junction Creek where we can stop for lunch or a snack. 

    As this is an out-and-back ride with an obvious route, there will be no sweep.  Be prepared to be self-sufficient, with enough food and water, and equipped and able to change your own flat tire if needed. If you are bear conscious you may want to bring spray, as they are out.

    If you want to socialize afterward bring a chair and your own snack and be ready to leave 2 M between  socialites.



    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Turner Valley to Sheep River Falls
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    ROAD RIDE - Intermediate

    Coordinator:  Andrea Walter

    Distance:  71.1 to 77 km 

    Pace:  pedal at your own speed - out and back

    Elevation Gain:  900 meters - LOTS of climbing with grades over 11%

    Meeting time: 11:45 start at 12:00

    Meeting place: The library/community centre in Turner Valley. 

    WASHROOMS:  only at the nearby Esso. Library is closed. No outhouse.

    Ride at your own speed from the parking lot west along hwy 546 for about 35 Km to Sheep River Falls where we can stop for lunch or a snack. ( those with extra energy may choose to follow the road a few kms more  to a cul de sac for a total of 77 km - I always have extra energy so I will be doing this)

    As this is an out-and-back ride with an obvious route, there will be no sweep.  Be prepared to be self-sufficient, with enough food and water, and equipped and able to change your own flat tire if needed. 

    If you want to socialize afterward bring a chair and your own snack and be ready to at least leave 2 M between  socialites.  Masks are also recommended when not eating or drinking.

    Note-  for those who have rode with me this season, I will be riding my new road bike (Enzo) not my mountain bike. 


    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM (MDT)
    • Edworthy Park 12:00 wheels on the ground. By Angles Cafe/restroom
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    Coordinator:  John Santema

    Meet at Edworthy park by Angels, Wheels on the Ground at noon. 

    Event:  Edworthy to Cochrane round trip. Up Edworthy, out by airport, through the River Community, across old bridge into Cochrane, coffee break at Good Earth, up Gleneagles, back on 1-A, down by Home Depot, across 85th Street Bridge. 

    Distance:  75k

    Pace:  intermediate to advanced. We will wait at major points for group. 

    Elevation Gain:  750 meters.

    Looks like warm weather with a wind from the SSW. So a bit of fight on the way out then tail wind on the way back.

    Riders must have well maintained road bike, flat kit, helmet. Working rear light recommended.



    • Saturday, April 17, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (MDT)
    • Plaza at Horse Creek road and Bow Valley Trail
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    Road Ride

    Level: intermediate to advanced (25-30kph on flats)

    Distance: 40km

    Elevation gain: 320 metres

    Coordinator: Chris Willard & Laurel Smith

    Wheels on the ground at 1:00 pm, plaza at horse creek road and bow valley trail.

    Please note this ride is about group riding and safety. Regrouping at major points. And, not to be mean, a few rules will be asked for: 

    a) no paceline

    b) no overlapping wheels

    c) stay behind the leader in general (a hill climb would be the exception)

    d) hold a straight line, no side by side riding

    e) this is a steady ride all about good riding and fun, it's not a race. If you want to make your best time down horse creek this is not the ride for you. 



    • Sunday, April 18, 2021
    • 11:00 AM (MDT)
    • Hillview Dr ball park parking lot Strathmore
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    Urban ride: Easy

    Coordinator: John Tole.

    Distance : 45 KM

    Pace: 15 KM +

    Elevation gain: Minimal

    Meet at 11 AM at Hillview Dr ball park, parking lot in Strathmore.

    Drive East from Calgary on Highway 1 to Wheatland trail # 817 in Strathmore, turn left go north to Hillview Dr turn left  and the parking lot is on the left side.

    Bring Lunch and water.

    We will follow the clubs Covid restriction 

    You must wear a mask or face shield at all times on 

    John Toles rides, please do not sign on unless you are prepared to comply.

    E bikes welcome.

    For more info contact john at 403- 804- 1275.


    • Monday, April 19, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Call
    • 4
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    Coordinators: Have you downloaded the Wild Apricot admin app onto your mobile device?  Did you know that this is a great way to manage the participants on your event - even at the start of the event?

    Join me for this zoom call and I will show you how to easily use this app.  

    Sign in a few minutes early so we can start right at 7 pm.

    Link will be sent to participants before the meeting.

    • Monday, April 19, 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
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    Organizer: Tanya Colwell

    Choosing Monday evening since it is cold day and likely you will not be cycling.

    If you are an existing road ride convener or coordinator , or are thinking about becoming a new road bike coordinator, please join us for this meeting!   

    Bring your ride ideas so we can fill April and May with a variety of road rides!

    A Zoom link will be shared with all registrants prior to the event.


    • Monday, April 26, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
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    Organizer: Maria Saley

    The season has started and people are itching to get out on the trails, so we're hoping to get started on some great planned rides for the season!

    If you are an existing mountain bike coordinator, or are thinking about becoming a new mountain bike coordinator, please join us for this meeting!    Please note that if you are already a road coordinator and you are also a mountain biker, you automatically qualify as a mtb bike coordinator as long as you know some routes.  

    Bring your ride ideas and willingness to help!

    A Zoom link will be shared with all registrants prior to the event.


    • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom social
    • 23
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    TOURING ESSENTIALS VIA ZOOM


    Please join us for this excellent presentation, discussion and social!  The nomadic family of 4, world cycle tourers, completed10 years on the road, 78'000 km by bicycle and 2 daughters born along the way. They will speak on two topics: equipment on the road and eating on the way. The presentation will last one hour with a Q&A to follow.

    Sit back with a comforting beverage and relax as you learn some practical hints about cycle touring.