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The Basics:
Event Type:MTB Trail
Event Location:Highwood House - north side of lot.
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Sep 1 2018  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Aug 31 2018 9:30:00 PM
Event Duration:3-5 hours riding time
Event Distance:25 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Mike Sekella
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Prospective New Members, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:12
Maximum No. Guests:2
Minimum Group Size:5
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 10 registered, 0 waiting. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

This is a variation on another back country adventure that I've done before in this area. Like many trips around there, we will probably not see anyone else all day! It is a real back country ride as there are no signs or official trails for quite a bit of the route. Everyone is required to stay fairly close together in some sections.

We will be meet at Highwood Junction, (Intersection of Hwy 40, Hwy 541, and SR 940), then drive a little ways to the start point.
This ride is about 25-30 kmís and for the most part not difficult technically Ė smoother double track and a real fun singletack on the way out!.

We will be not be going at a fast pace, but PLEASE BE SURE YOU ARE CAPABLE OF RIDING 30 kmís WITH 400m + ELEVATION GAIN.

This loop ride starts with a couple kmís of gravel and then west up Etherington Creek. After a few km's we turn north towards Baril Creek. From there we will go up the Baril Creek trail to James Lake. The Baril Creek trail from there back to the starting point is a fun singletrack trail that takes us back right to the vehicles.

There are NO major water crossings, but there are 2 creeks which will surely require fording.

Required Items to Bring:
Helmet - No exceptions!
Plenty of water!
Food for lunch and any other energy food/snacks.
Good Attitude!
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
First aid kit

How to Get There:
Event Directions:We will be meeting at Highwood House which is on Hwy 40, at Highwood Junction. (Intersection of Hwy 40, Hwy 541, and SR 940).
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):250Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 AM
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 $55.00 (calculated at total Km * CAD $0.22, effective Saturday, September 22, 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

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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