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Name that ride! Can you guess where these 25 photos were taken?

Sunday, February 26, 2023 2:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Dreaming of cycling season? So are we. While you wait for the snow to melt, gear up with this guessing game.

All of the photos below were taken either during an EVCC ride, or on a familiar EVCC route. How many can you identify? Share your guesses by clicking on the three vertical dots at the top left of this blog post, and selecting "add comment". Be as specific as possible and let us know if you have any great memories of riding these routes.  

Have fun!



























  • Friday, March 03, 2023 8:47 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    #1 is on Elbow Valley's Lott Creek Dr. with the local fire station in the background. Many years this is the first organized ride for me where the roads are clean, little traffic and a lovely view west as a reward at the west end.
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    • Saturday, March 04, 2023 8:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      That’s correct! It’s also a nice side route in the summer on the way home from Bragg Creek along Highway 8.
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  • Friday, March 03, 2023 8:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    #9 Bow falls in Banff. Usually done as a tour of Banff where this stop was before or after doing the Banff Golf Course loop.
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    • Saturday, March 04, 2023 8:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Right again! A favourite stop on our Best of Banff rides.
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  • Friday, March 03, 2023 8:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    #19 Sheep River falls on the route west of Turner Valley.
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    • Saturday, March 04, 2023 8:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Yup that’s right. I love this ride in the fall when there is a vista of golden leaves on the trees.
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  • Saturday, March 04, 2023 4:48 PM | Anonymous member
    1. Elbow Valley Spring into Spring – Elbow Valley Estates
    2. Tour de Banff – Mount Norquay Ski Area
    3. Spring Fling – Springbank Road
    4. Banff Baker Creek 92, Banff to Bow Valley Parkway, or Banff Castle 62 – Bow
    Valley Parkway
    5.Priddis Old Road to Nepal or Climb a Kilo – Top of the Old Road to Nepal looking west.
    6.Springbank 42 - Springbank
    7.Golden Triangle – Highway 93 Near Stanley Peak Trailhead
    8.Evening Unwind to Cochrane or Cochrane via Backroads – Glen Eagles Drive
    9.Tour de Banff – Canmore to Banff Highlights with Bow Falls and Golf Course – Bow
    Valley Falls
    10.West Bragg Creek – Hills and Backroads
    11.Tour de Banff – Banff Sampler – Johnson Lake
    12. Ghost –Waiparous – Bridge on Richards Road
    13.Moraine Lake from Castle Junction or Lake Louise Moraine Lake Kicking Horse
    Pass – Moraine Lake Road
    14.Chestermere Loop – Along irrigation canal
    15.Highwood Hustle – On Highway 40 near Little Highwood Pass trailhead
    16.Madden - WV- Cremona – Madden Golf Club
    17.Dunbow/Dewinton Area
    18.Lake Louise to Peyto Lookout – Peyto Lookout
    19.Sheep River Falls/Blue Rock – Sheep River Falls picnic area
    20.Edworthy Park to Sue Higgins Dog Park or River Loop 62 – south pathway along
    Bow River near Edworthy Park
    21.Priddis to Turner Valley – Turner Valley Park
    22.Dewinton- Okotoks, Okotoks Loop, Dewinton – Okotoks, or Silverado Nepal
    Okotoks – Downtown Okotoks park
    23.Priddis to Turner Valley Bill – Turner Valley
    24.Turner Valley to Sheep River – Highway 546 before Bluerock Wildland Provincial
    25.Calgary Park Tour – pathway around Glenmore Reservoir
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    • Tuesday, March 07, 2023 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Hi Geoff, you have a truly impressive knowledge of EVCC rides! You got most of them right -- but try again on #3, 10, 17, 21 and 24.
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  • Friday, March 10, 2023 1:18 PM | Anonymous member
    Thanks. Some of the following rides are guesses:

    #3 Either West Bragg Creek Hills and Backroads, Millarville 40, or South of Priddis

    #10 Either a Water Valley or Ghost Waiparous ride

    #17 A ride that includes Lochend Road. By slough/lake on Lochend Road

    #21 Yes, definitely not the gazebo in Turner Valley. May be Madden, Water Valley, Cremona ride. Gazebo in Cremona park

    #24 Springbank 55. Springbank Height Way down into the Bow River Valley.
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    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 7:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Sorry for the slow reply on this Geoff.
      #3 - Yes it is South of Priddis, can you name the road?
      #10 - Try again
      #17 - That is a pretty good guess but still not correct!
      #21 - You are so close, but none are correct
      #24 - Yes, you got it -- the ironically named "Springbank Heights" which goes straight DOWN to the river. :)
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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 9:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    1. Elbow Valley first ride of the season.
    3. West Bragg Creek
    4. Highway 1A
    5. Old Road to Nepal a ride I did with Heather.
    6. Springbank (Spring Fling)
    8. Cochrane Hill.
    9. Bow Falls.
    10. Priddis, Leaving the town on Priddis Valley Rd.
    11. Johnson Lake.
    12. Waiparous
    13. Morraine Lake Road.
    14. Bike Path by the canal to Chestermere Lake
    15. Highwood Pass, Heading down the south side from the pass.
    16. Madden.
    18. Peyto Lake overlook.
    19. Sheep River Falls.
    20. Bow pathway.
    22. Okotoks.
    23. Turner Valley
    24. Springbank Heights near the bottom.
    25. Calgary pathway, is that glenmore reservoir?

    Did not recognise nos. 2, 7, 21,
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    • Tuesday, March 21, 2023 7:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Thanks for playing Name that Ride Celia!
      You have a great knowledge of our rides, with many correct answers. I am glad you recognized yourself in photo #5 :)
      Yes, #25 is an evening ride around Glenmore Reservoir, on the South side coming around the headwall, looking towards the sailing club.
      Try again on #3.
      #21 - I know you have been there... it may come to you.
      I also know you have ridden past #17 which you didn't mention.
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  • Thursday, March 23, 2023 5:12 PM | Anonymous member
    #3 Plummers Road
    #10 No clue.
    #17 Dunbow ride, Highway 799
    #21 Greenwood Gazebo, Sundre
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    • Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      You got #3, well done. Still not the correct gazebo for #21. There is yet another town north of Calgary you haven’t named!
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    • Saturday, March 25, 2023 8:59 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Also #17 remains incorrect. You were closer with your previous guess — Lochend Rd is about 30 km from the location.
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    • Saturday, March 25, 2023 9:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      #10 is relatively close to #3.
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  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 9:51 PM | Anonymous member
    #10 - I am familiar with most of the roads near Plummer's Road and considering the community centre type building, the paved parking lot, the curve in the road in the distance, the pavement, and the trees, shown in the picture, I can't recall the location.

    #17 - After reviewing the rides that may have routes about 30 km from Lochend Road, and Google Maps for roads that cross sloughs, about 30 km from Lochend Road, the location is still a mystery to me. My excuse is that I rarely ride on routes NW of the city.

    #21 Definitively the Crossfield to Carstairs Square ride and the Carstairs Memorial Park gazebo!

    This guessing game was fun!
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    • Sunday, April 02, 2023 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Hi Geoff,

      #10 is is heading south into Priddis from Highway 22X on Priddis Valley road.
      #17 is Grand Valley Road.
      #21 Yes, you got it!

      Thanks for playing the game, it was a lot of fun.
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