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BRAGG CREEK PRV PARK TO FORGETMENOT POND - SAT, AUG 5 2017

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The Basics:
Event Type:Road Ride
Supported?No
Event Location:Bragg Creek Provincial Park
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 5 2017  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 4 2017 6:00:00 PM
Event Duration:~4.5 hours
Event Distance:60 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Advanced and Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Merv Matson
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Prospective New Members, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:24
Maximum No. Guests:6
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:3
Number Registered So Far: 23 registered, 0 waiting. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
This is a Club Cruise with no one left behind, but not everyone in the same group. It's out and back on Highway 66 and there are several nice intermediate destinations before ForgetMeNot Pond. Here are the distances between gathering points:

Bragg Creek Prov Park, out southwest on SR758 and Hiway 66
19 km to Elbow Falls, flat and rolling,
6 km to Rainy Summit, good climb from river level, nice road with nice stopping places,
5 km to ForgetMeNot Pond, descent back to river level at the end of Hiway 66.

Riders can turn around at Elbow Falls, making it an easy to intermediate 38 km ride. It's a good climb from the Falls to Rainy Summit (and a thrilling drop back down), so if you turn around at the summit it's a 50 km ride. If you do both climbs it's probably an advanced ride. Of course it's possible to turn around any time during the ride, but please don't do so secretively.

If you do the full 60 km ride there is a fair bit of climbing, about 900m cumulative, most of it ascending to Rainy Summit out and back. On the way out it feels like the climb to Vermillion Pass on the first morning of the GT. The way back from ForgetMeNot Pond to Rainy Summit is a little easier, but still a good climb.

We will meet in the Bragg Creek Provincial Park parking lot just south of Bragg Creek on SR 758. We'll define subgroups of riders and meeting point strategies before starting out, and then revisit the plans as we go. You can always change your mind about your route - just tell one of your riding buddies who will inform the coordinator.

Bring a lunch or snack for the road and we'll likely have coffee or a smoothy at the Cinnamon Spoon Cafe in the Bragg Creek mall after the ride.

Required Items to Bring:
- Tire repair kit
- Helmet
- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Just south of Bragg Creek on SR 758 (not Hiway 22), look for the Park entrance on the west side of road. Be there at 9:45 for launch at 10:00.
https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Bragg+Creek+Pr ovincial+Park/@50.9480662,-114.6088668,13z/data =!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xe656fb1b52104051!8m2!3d50.940 6479!4d-114.5871179
There are toilets at the parking lot and at the Falls.

Notes:
- 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 connect@elbowvalleycc.org.


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

 



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