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ROTARY MATTAMY CHALLENGE RIDE -URBAN - TUE, AUG 28 2018

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The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Ride
Supported?No
Event Location:Shouldice Park - Home road & 13 Ave NW.
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Aug 28 2018  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Aug 27 2018 7:00:00 PM
Event Duration:eight hours
Event Distance:140 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Advanced and Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Doug McCulloch
Ken Parent
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 9 registered, 0 waiting. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

Itinerary:
Take the challenge and join the Urban Riders Challenge Ride on the Rotary Mattamy Pathway. This is a challenging circular ride of about 140 km. with an elevation gain/loss of almost 1000m. We follow the pathway around the city taking in a variety of sites and views and almost entirely on pathways. Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the beginning of the EVCC by participating in this epic challenge. Win the Challenge Cup! Although the distance is a challenge, participants can choose to leave the route and return to Shouldice Park at any point using streets, bike routes or transit. We start the ride in Shouldice at 9:00 and ride in a group at a moderate pace. The ride starts with a long climb from the Bow River to its highest point near the Royal Oak shops and car dealerships. From there we dive down and explore some of the newest communities in Calgary north of Stoney Trail before doing a bit of cross country riding on a paved country trail although two kms of this includes gravel. Then back over Country Hills and Stoney Trail north of the Airport. From there we flow eastward as the Pathway bends south for a long uninterrupted prairie ride all the way to 16th Ave NE. From there we have found some incomplete sections and have had to eventually detour along 52nd St. to the junction with Stoney Trail once again. Having ridden this we have found the almost 20km of path beside a busy truck route is very slow and unpleasant. Therefore, we will arrange a shuttle service from 16th Ave. NE to the start of the pathway at Mahogany and Auburn Bay. From there we go past the South Calgary Hospital and into the heights of Cranston. And then back down to the Bow and a lovely ride to the bridge over the Bow into Fish Creek Park and ice cream at Annies! Following along after Fish Creek Park we found construction again in the Woodbine and Oakridge communities which we have to bypass on city streets right back to North Glenmore Park. Then itís up 37 St. and along the route past Westhills shopping centre. From there itís a short hop to Edworthy and back to Shouldice for a well-deserved congratulations. Bring along lunch and snacks for a break along the way. We will make stops for washrooms and supplies. Although the route is fairly well sign posted, we will encourage riders to ride in a group and keep behind the leader and ahead of the sweep! If interested the 2017 pathways map is available at most city aquatic facilities and it clearly shows the route we will follow. This ride is posted as an intermediate/advanced ride because of its distance. Any kind of bike will do as long as you can keep up with an average paced Urban Ride. Electric assist bikes are welcome but donít count on your battery for the whole trip. This ride will be duplicated as a weekend ride in early September and all riders completing either ride will receive a certificate for completing the First of what we hope will be a series of Annual Challenge Rides.

Required Items to Bring:
snacks, lunch, fluids, cash
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will meet in the middle gravel parking lot where there's lots of free parking.

Notes:
Please call either Ken or Doug if you have questions.
- 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!
*Note: The coordinator reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of attendees do not sign up by the registration deadline. This event may also be cancelled due to inclement weather or other eventualities. If this is a paid event, please refer to our Refunds and Deposits Policy. If you are unsure about whether the event will go for any reason, please email/phone the coordinator for confirmation.

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