This ride is part of our Spring Fling event.
ROAD RIDE - LEVEL: Advanced
Date/Time: Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. - please arrive at least 15 minutes early to ensure we start on time
***Start and Parking Spot Changed*** Meet at Battalion Park School in Signal Hill. Location shown on map.
Coordinator: Heather Opseth
Distance: 50 km
Pace: 25-28 kph
Elevation Gain: 400 m
Route: This route follows some of the most classic roads in Springbank. It then extends North of Highway 1 and descends through the Springbank Heights acreages to the level of the Bow River. Return with a climb out of the valley, and a scenic tour past Springbank Links Golf Course. The full route includes Lower Springbank Road, Huggard’s Road, Springbank Heights, the lower part of Old Banff Coach Road, and Horizon View.
No sweep, limited stops: We will regroup at only a few key milestones on the ride; please ensure you know the route in case you get separated from the group
COVID rules: Unfortunately, COVID rules require us to limit groups to a max. of 10 people, before, during and after the ride. Please stay with your group and maintain physical distancing throughout the event. Bring a mask for moments when physical distancing may not be possible. Car-pooling with people outside your immediate household is discouraged.
Sorry, no tailgate parties: Due to the rising cases of COVID-19, we will not be able to linger for "tailgate parties" after the ride. Please stay no more than 15 minutes after you finish riding.
Thank you for keeping our season safe and healthy!
Back up date – April 10:
Spring weather and road conditions can be unpredictable. If the temperature is below 5C one hour before the start time, or it is raining or snowing, the event will be rescheduled to April 10.
Friendly reminder: Get your bike out of storage early and make sure it’s in good working order before the ride!