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DAVID THOMPSON HINTERLAND - THU, MAY 31 2012, FRI, JUN 1 2012, SAT, JUN 2 2012, SUN, JUN 3 2012

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The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Day Road
Event Location:Rocky Mountain House
Date(s) & Time:Thu, May 31 2012, Fri, Jun 1 2012, Sat, Jun 2 2012, Sun, Jun 3 2012  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: N/A   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 16 2012 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:4 days
Event Distance:300 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Joad Clement
Sandra Kunzel
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Member Cost:CAD $395.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:19
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:11
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 17 registered, 0 waiting. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

David Thompson Hinterland is coming back strong in its second edition as an out-and-back 4-day cycling tour exploring the David Thompson Country. The ride leaves from west of Rocky Mountain House, follows David Thompson Highway #11 to Saskatchewan River Crossing on the Icefield Parkway and then back tracks to Rocky Mountain House, a total of 360 kms in 4 days. An optional, longer total distance of 365 km is also available to participants. Riders choosing the longer cycling option will leave Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site, and the regular distance riders will leave from Chambers Creek Campground Provincial Recreation Area. All riders will meet at the Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site at 9 h 30 AM.

The proposed itinerary is as follows though subject to change:

Thursday May 31

·Meet at Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site (7 km west of Rocky Mountain House on Highway 11A) at 9:30 AM.

·Visit the Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site at 10:00 AM through a guided tour featuring the history of David Thompson country (included in tour fees)

·  Cycle 60 kms (optional 90 kms) of rolling terrain to the Shunda Creek HI Hostel in Nordegg. Expect 3 kms of hard packed gravel road to reach the hostel though a shuttle service will be available.

·  Cheer with your fellow riders at the wine & cheese evening welcome party

Friday, June 1

·  Enjoy a morning visit of Nordegg’s historical coal mine and museum (included in tour fees)

·  Cycle 45 kms to the David Thompson Resort and check in

·  Hike the area around the resort, play mini golf, frisbee golf, volleyball or horse shoes

·  Meet fellow riders for an optional pub or restaurant dinner (not included in trip fees)

Saturday, June 2

·  Cycle to Saskatchewan River Crossing for lunch 45 kms, the total for the day is 90 kms. As this day is an out and back, riders can turn around at any time

·  Hike to Owen’s Creek Canyon

·  Return to the David Thompson Country Resort

·  Get some rest for the big Sunday ride

Sunday, June 3

·  Cycle to Chambers Creek Provincial Recreational Area, 105 km (optional 135 kms to Rocky Mountain House).

·  Return to Calgary.

Coordinators are finalizing the arrangements and budget however we expect the cost to be between $335 to $450 depending on the number of participants and cost increases over last year.

This trip is suitable for intermediate & advanced riders due to the distances involved.

Though the SAG vehicle will have room to carry bikes for emergencies, riders should be prepared to go the distance each day as the cargo van cannot carry more than 1 passenger at a time.

Participants will be able to pack personal coolers in the SAG vehicle.

If the minimum number of registrants has not been reached by May 16, the tour may be cancelled and payment will be returned.

Pre- trip meeting will be held at a private residence in Calgary (details to follow by email) on Wednesday May 16 at 7:00pm.

Required Items to Bring:
Upon booking, a detail information package will be emailed to you.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Allow 2 hours 45 min to drive from Calgary to Rocky Mountain House (200 km)
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):400Km
Carpool Departure Time: N/A
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is CAD $88.00 (calculated at total Km * CAD $0.22, effective Sunday, January 21, 2018). This is based on $0.08/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

- Most club rides include city streets, secondary roads and or major highways. The club encourages members to follow the rules of the road at all times while participating in EVCC events.
- Riders must be aware that cycling, while enjoyable and great exercise, carries some risks including injury and death. Riders must be alert for hazardous conditions/situations throughout the course of a ride. If at any time a rider thinks a ride is unsafe, or feels unsafe, the rider should quit the ride.
- Details of this event are subject to change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify the club at

Member Cost:CAD $395.00/Person
Cost Includes:$450.00/Person Cost Includes: the exact price is yet to be determined as we are still gathering information but is estimated at $325.00 to $450.00 dependant on the number of participants. Cost will include:
- 1 night at Shunda Creek Hostel
- 2 nights at David Thompson Resort
- 1 wine and cheese party
- SAG vehicle with designated driver
- Pre-trip social for information and questions
- Guided tour & entrance to the Rocky Mountain House National Historical Site
- Guided Tour of Brazeau Collieries (Historical Nordegg Coal Mine)
- Detailed itinerary & maps
- Parking arranged for vehicles
- All the fun you can handle

A deposit of $250.00 will hold your place on the trip and should accompany your Application & Waiver, which will be emailed to you upon registration. Registrants will be required to send their application & waiver to Joad, along with a deposit cheque within 2 weeks of registering. In the event that a registrant does not send the required paperwork and deposit in a timely fashion, their name may be moved to the wait list if there are other members wishing to register for the trip.

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the EVCC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please read the following Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: Please read the following Cancellation Policy carefully!

*Note: I understand that sometimes life gets in the way of the things we want to do, however coordinating a multi-day event requires that I have firm numbers for reservations and budgeting. Hence the cancellation policy is thus:
30 days prior to tour departure – Full refund
21 days prior to tour departure – 50% refund.
This is due to fixed costs that have already been incurred on your behalf. Less than 21 days, no refunds. If a paying replacement is found to take your seat, then you will receive a full refund. In the event that the tour must be altered or rerouted there will not be any refunds however the coordinator and club will work towards finding another date, route or recovering some or all of the fixed costs for participants.

In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your money will be fully refunded. If you book an airline flight before or after the trip, you should purchase cancellation insurance in the event the trip is cancelled as the club is not responsible for refunding the cost of airline flights that are not included in the trip fee. Upon request, a full refund may be granted by either the trip coordinator or the executive based on compassionate or medical grounds.


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