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MULTI-DAY ROAD RIDES

Upcoming Multi-Day Trips

TitleStart DateDifficultyDurationSupported?

1Idaho Panhandle CyclingMon, May 28 2018IntermediateSix daysTrue
Four days of great cycling near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on three different trails - a) two days on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene, b) one day doing the Route of the Hiawatha and c) one day cycling the North Idaho Centennial Trail. This will be a shared cost trip, with participants either car pooling or organizing their own transportation to and from Wallace, Idaho, which is about 750 k/m's from Calgary. Please call coordinators, Gary Davidge, 403-547-2183 or Tony Lamb,403-283-3368 to answer questions you may have and if you need assistance finding someone to ride with to Wallace, Idaho.

2Golden TriangleSat, May 19 2018Advanced3 daysTrue

35th Golden Triangle 2018

LET'S CELEBRATE..... 35 YEARS of Golden Triangle rides!!

Come and enjoy.....Golden Triangle cycling in one of North America’s most spectacular settings – waterfalls, hanging glaciers, towering peaks and NA’s longest contiguous wetland along the Columbia River!

It starts at Castle Mountain Gravel Pit located 26 km west of Banff near the junction of Hwy 1A and Hwy 93. The tour travels clockwise from Castle Mountain to Radium to Golden and back to Castle Mountain. The total distance is approximately 320 km. Photos from the 2013 GT here .

We carry your gear for three days, feed you and provide support to you. Be ready for changeable mountain weather, longish 7-8% grades and do some pre-GT riding to get in shape.

We will deliver your luggage to the campground or to a list of hotels/motels provided in the questionnaire in the registration. Baggage tags for hotel luggage will be available at check-in to direct your bags to the right venue each afternoon. Luggage will be picked up at each hotel/motel the next morning. PLEASE NOTE: No luggage can be over 35lbs/16kg per bag. Cyclists requiring luggage delivery to hotels will be charged for a second bag (see pre- registration info).

There have been some changes for 2018. PLEASE READ the pre- registration information by clicking here, then login if you are an EVCC member or join if you are not already an EVCC member. Then, register for the GT at the bottom of this page.

Early Bird Registration fee is $320 - March 14 deadline - and includes a Specialized RBX Sport jersey with a full zip. You MUST pay online at the time of registration. After March 14, the registration fee will be $320 and it includes a high performance t-shirt rather than a jersey.

Please click on the following link to see the jersey design: Here .  Please use the sizing charts to determine your jersey size by clicking on following links: Ladies Mens. NO EXCHANGE FOR SIZE WILL BE MADE AT EVENT. PLEASE REFER TO SIZING CHART. .

Registration cut-off date is May 5, 2018 at 6 p.m.

By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the'Golden Triangle Safety Pledge' .


3Volunteers for Golden TriangleFri, May 18 2018Easy4 daysTrue
Do you want to spend a fun week-end in the mountains? Please think about being a volunteer for the Golden Triangle event. Come celebrate the 35th Golden Triangle in the mountains.

If you are interested, please sign up for this event. Volunteers will be drawn from the registrants depending on past experience and positions available.

Volunteers are required for registration, course marshals, snack crew, lunch crew, luggage delivery, Radium hot pool shuttle, and for the bar at Golden dinner.

We especially need CO-ORDINATORS for the event. If you are interested in taking a lead role in Food, Registration or Luggage, please call Bud Sedman immediately. Also, If you have any medical training, please call Bud. If you would be interested in the Co-ordination of the Golden Triangle ride in the future, please let us know that also. Thanks.

If you would like a week-end in the mountains with fellow EVCC members and with lots of gratitude from the cyclists, please consider volunteering.

Accommodations, meals, and vehicles for transportation are supplied for volunteers.


4The Spring Fling Classic - Deposit OnlyFri, Apr 20 2018Intermediate9 daysTrue
For more details on this trip go to Sandra's website

We will stay in roofed accommodation at hostels or hotels. This ride is rated intermediate/advanced ride as there are some hilly areas and the distance to be covered is 40 to 70 kilometers per day. Most of the climbing is short bursts but sometimes the hills are quite steep. As well for many riders this is the 1st ride of the season making some of the climbs tiring. This trip can be your incentive to keep your fitness through the winter.

The route will run up the coast from Horseshoe Bay to Lund, then cross the Strait of Georgia using BC ferries from Powell River to Comox on Vancouver Island. From Comox, we will explore south, finishing in Nanaimo and Gabriola Island, before returning back to Horseshoe Bay.

Registrants will receive a detailed itinerary package and maps.

Riders will be allowed to bring a small cooler as part of their luggage

The support vehicle will transport a limited number of bikes to and from Vancouver. Please arrange in advance.

The support vehicle will drive to Vancouver on Thursday April 19 prior to the trips departure on Friday and Sandra will stay at the Horseshoe Bay Motel in Horseshoe Bay, a 2 block walk from the ferry terminal…very convenient.

If you wish to make a reservation Thursday April 19 (your cost), contact the Horseshoe Bay Motel at: Tel: 604-921-7454  Fax: 604-921-7464 E-MAIL: hbaymotel@telus.net or info@horsehoebaymotel.ca www.horseshoe-bay-motel.com The room rate is $124.30.00 including tax for a standard room with either a single queen bed or 2 double beds in a room, single or double occupancy. Please quote Sandra Kunzel or the Elbow Valley Cycle Club.

The Spring Fling will not be available in 2019 so if this is a bucket list trip for you, don't delay, sign up today.

5Cowichan Valley/Gulf Islands TourSat, Apr 7 2018Intermediate9 daysTrue
CVGI18 Itinerary

Highlights include:

  • Spring blooms -- tulips and daffodils

  • Visit the highest and longest rail/trail trestle in the Commonwealth

  • Cider & wine tasting; great food and cafes; Ganges Saturday market

  • We will ride a loop from Sidney (north of Victoria) Brentwood Bay - Mill Bay - Cowichan Bay - Shawnigan Lake - Duncan - Lake Cowichan - Chemainus - Crofton - Ganges - Gulf Islands - Victoria (Sidney)

  • Day trip water taxi shuttles to Pender, and Mayne Islands from our base on Saltspring

  • Quiet but hilly roads and the potential for some moisture

The tour leaves late morning from Victoria Airport (Sidney) on Saturday, April 7 and arrives back in time to prep bikes for a late afternoon flight back to Calgary Sunday April 15. Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Victoria.

A gear shuttle will be carry baggage between airport and from one accommodation to the next

The tour price is in the $1000-1100 range, and includes double occupancy hotel accommodation, luggage shuttle, ferries and Gulf Island water taxi.

A bike shuttle from Calgary to Victoria (return) will be available for for those who would like to fly.

Lockers are available at Victoria Airport to stow bicycle shipping cases.

Accommodation is double occupancy. Singles who want their own room should add roughly 50%

Register by signing up here. The deposit is $200 (please read the deposit refund guidelines below)

The balance is due by cheque, the amount of which and other detials, once determined, will be emailed to you.

If you’d like more details, please phone or email Don Hollingshead 403-289-7061. donhol@nucleus.com.


Recent Multi-Day Trips

TitleStart DateDifficultyDurationSupported?

1Jasper to BanffSat, Aug 26 2017Intermediate4-1/2 DaysTrue
This is a fully supported ride with a driver in a van with a bike trailer never far away.
Day 1: Saturday, Aug 26th- We meet at the Parkdale Community Center (where we will be leaving our cars) load up and are driven to Jasper where we will be staying at the Jasper Hostel.
Day 2: Sunday, Aug 27th - Today we cycle 90km with stops at Athabasca Falls, Sunwapta Lodge and Falls then on to the Beauty Creek Hostel.
Day 3: Monday, Aug 28th - Today we cycle 56km with stops at the Icefield Center, hike Parker Ridge or Stanley Falls then on to the Ramparts Hostel.
Day 4: Tuesday, Aug 29th - Today we cycle 70km with stops at Mistaya Canyon, Peyto Lake, Num-Ti-Jah Lodge then on to the Mosquito Creek Hostel.
Day 5: Wednesday, Aug 30th - Today we cycle 85km with stops at Lake Louise and Castle Junction then on to Banff for the van ride back to Calgary.

2Drumheller Loop & Optional ConcertFri, Aug 25 2017Intermediate2 nights, 2 - 1/2 daysFalse
Arrive Friday morning at 11:00 AM to set up camp at the River Grove Campground & ride 35k to historical Wayne across the 8 bridges for refreshments at the Last Chance Saloon - or arrive late afternoon and join the group for a Pot Luck social in the campground at 6 PM. Saturday ride east to Dorothy approximately 70 km with stops at the East Coulee School Museum & the Atlas Coal Mine. Sunday ride west to the Bleriot Ferry with a lunch stop overlooking the Horse Thief Canyon. Return via the Dinosaur Trail to Drumheller on the south side of the river approximately 60km. Option to attend a Concert at the Passion Play amphitheater featuring Randy Bachman of the Guess Who Saturday night. Tickets are approximately $69.00. Please call 403 823-2001 to buy tickets. Ask for seats in the central area rows 12 - 14. Please make your own reservation at the River Grove campground - phone number is 403-823- 6655. Mention the bike group and ask for a site near my site #135. There are also cabins, teepees, and RV sites available.

 



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