21 Weekly Rides
Monday Recreational Ride
Time: Arrive at 6:15PM for a 6:30PM sharp start
Starting Point: Rundle Park Tennis Courts parking lot. Rundle Park entrance is at 113 Avenue and 30 Street or 118 Avenue and Rundle Park Road.
Ride Leader: Gaye Carter
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: Novice-intermediate; progressive distances (see below); bike in good working order (road, hybrid or mountain bikes are suitable).
MapsRoute: Available on RideWithGPS; check RideWithGPS weekly for that week’s destination.
Ride Description: We will start the cycling season with a 16.5km ride through the bike paths and streets of the neighboring areas of the river valley and will work our way up to about 40 kms during the summer. Along the way we will stop for coffee and snacks (subject to Covid restrictions). We will be riding primarily on paved trails or roads with off-pavement for short distances.
Monday Paved Bike Paths for Hybrids & E-Bikes
Time: Arrive at 6:15PM for a 6:30PM sharp start; anticipate 1-2hrs.
Starting Point: Hazeldean School, 6715-97 St; parking lot at North end; wear a mask in parking lot; must wear helmet on ride.
Ride Leader: Terry Fannon
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: Novice; distance will vary with group interest; could be 10-20km; any bike: urban and e-bikes welcome; leisurely pace; make sure bike has a bell.
Route Maps: Not required; group will ride and regroup together
Ride Description: This ride is designed for new adult riders or those who have not ridden for some time. It can also be helpful for riders who are not used to riding in a group. We will ride single file mostly on paved bike paths with some cycle lanes. Based on needs of the group, some basic information regarding setting seat height, shifting, signalling, communication between riders and bike maintenance will be provided. Emphasis will be on riding safely in a group.
Tuesday Summit 1000
|August 24||Signature Ride, Devon||Register|
Time: Tuesday mornings. Time varies.
Starting Point: Start point varies
Ride Leader: Danielle Amerongen
Skill level: Though the rides can be adapted to various skill levels, some riding experience is required.
Route Maps: Routes are on RWGPS but we will ride as a group
These Tuesday morning rides are meant to increase a cyclist’s strength required for hill climbing and wind. Why 1000? Our goal will be to get 1000m of climbing during one of the August rides.
A combination of shorter steeper climbs in the river valley along with longer rides near Devon will provide variety and cover a number of different hill climbing strategies. This ride is a perfect compliment to the Stamina Builder series in developing another component of cycling fitness.
Some rides will involve river valley loops aiming to ride those short and steep hills and sometimes we will favour a hill to go up and down (yes those infamous hill reps!). We will always be on paved paths/roads. Number of participants will be capped at 12 for safety. Road bike recommended. No ebikes please. After all it’s about the burn!
Tuesday Ardrossan Ride
Arrive: Start 6:15 Sharp arrive 15 mins. early;
Starting Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre Southwest Parking Area
Skill Level: All
Bikes: road, touring bikes; e-bikes; well maintained
Ride Leaders:various; for information contact Terry Fannon, Rides Coordinator, at email@example.com
Route Maps: Go to on RideWithGPS on club website; click on Collections; open Tuesday Ardrossan Ride box and select ride by date
Ride Description: Come and enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of Strathcona County. We try to stay on quiet roads with good tarmac but occasionally need to cross higher-traffic roadways. Use RideWithGPS or find a ‘buddy’ in the group if riding alone is not your preference; everyone is friendly! Distances will increase over the season as cyclists build endurance.
Wednesday The Outbacks
Dates: Wednesdays, May 12 until we’re all buff
Time: Meet 6:45PM, wheels rolling 7PM, finish about 8:30PM tired but happy
Location: Olympiette Centre, Ceretzke Rd just east of Rge Rd 224 and North of Twp Rd 520
Ride Leaders: Scott Keast, Phil Davidson & June McGregor
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: Open to all; time focus not distance; road bike
Description: These are training rides suitable for all levels. You can build strength, power and speed to add to the endurance you get from other longer rides plus get a good cardio workout. Like a spin class but out on the roads of Strathcona County in the fresh air. After a short warm-up ride, you will ride hard for 30 minutes, recover ride for 10 minutes, ride hard another 30 minutes and cool down ride for 10 minutes.
Not a group ride: each of us rides at our own pace for the specified time, not distance. You go as far as you can in the specified time and watch your distance increase in the same time from week to week. Work in some shorter, repetitive interval training if you wish.
Thursday City Trail Ride
|Sept 02||Gold Bar Park||Register|
|Sept 09||Kinsmen Sports center, meet under High Level bridge||Register|
|Sept 16||Strathcona Science Prov. Park 17 sT, main parking lot, turn left||Register|
|Sept 23||Hazeldean School, 6715-97 St, North Pkg lot||Register|
|Sept 30||Hardisty fitness Cneter, 106 Ave, 65 St||Register|
Please note that start location changes weekly!
Time: Please Arrive 15 minutes early for the Ride directions. Ride leaves on time.
Starting Point: Starting point & ride lengths will vary as the days get longer.
Ride Leader: Michel Lamontagne & Rob Strashok
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: Some riding experience preferable so you can manage the distance. These will NOT be technical rides, but fun rides of 15 to 30 km. Fatter tires are more appropriate (fat bikes or mountain bikes; trails not suited for bikes with skinny tires). Bring your well tuned, mechanically sound bike. Helmets are mandatory.
Ride Description: The goal of Thursday City Trail Rides is to explore off-road routes in and adjoining the river valley so you can learn about different trails while you become a better, fitter rider. Frequent single-track sections. Be ready to occasionally get muddy & to carry your bike up steps & cycle up & down hills . Please physical distance when we are stopped.
Friday Quiet Roads East & West
|September 03||Ardrossan Rec Centre||Register|
|September 10||West End Cliord E Lee Nature Sanctuary||Register|
|September 17||Ardrossan Rec Centre||Register|
Start time: 10:00AM; arrive 15mins. ahead of departure; bring a mask for parking lot time
Start location: varied: Ardrossan or West Edmonton/Parkland County
Ride leader: June MacGregor
Skill Level/distance/bike: experiencednovice-intermediate; 35 to 65km; road bike, e-bike
Description: These will be more relaxed rides for veterans of road cycling, and for cyclists with experience on urban bike paths who want to try rural routes. Participants will be able to handle some hilly terrain and should be comfortable riding with a group. Group-up points along the route will allow riders to go at their own pace, knowing that the group will meet up. Cut off points will also be provided on longer rides for those who want a shorter distance. Note: this will be a small-group ride (limited number of riders).
Saturday Garrison-Morinville Loop
Time: Arrive 9:45AM; start 10AM
Start Point: Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf and Curling Club; 298 Falaise Avenue Lancaster Park, AB T0A 2H0; please park on Northwest side of parking lot
Ride Leader: David Mercier
Skill Level/distance/appropriate bike: Novice-Intermediate; 50km; road bike.
Maps: RidewithGPS route link
Ride Description: Well-paved, wide-shoulder roads, some heavy traffic on Hwy 28 for 16km of total ride;
North on a very quiet service road within the base for 5km to hwy 37 Sturgeon School; 6km North on Hwy 28 to Cardiff road; West on Cardiff Rd 9km to Morinville 100 street, Tim Hortons; (coffee, washroom stop); North in Morinville to 100 Avenue secondary Hwy 642; East on 100 Ave. Hwy 642 for 9 km to Hwy 28;
South on Hwy 28 for 9m to Sturgeon Rd (Hwy 37 turn off lights for a quick east turn, the directly south again for the 5 km quiet service road to the Garrison Golf and Curling Club.
This ride is unsupported and weather permitting.
Sunday Stamina Builder 60, 100, 160
|August 22 60 km 9:30 AM||Register|
|August 22 100 km 9:15 AM||Register|
|August 22 160 km 9:00AM||Register|
|August 29 60 km 9:30 AM||Register|
|August 29 100 km 9:15 AM||Register|
All Rides meet at SE corner of parking lot at Ardrossan Rec Centre 80- 1st Ave., Ardrossan
Ride Leader: 60 – Terry Fannon; 100 – varies; 160- varies
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: 60 -Novice-intermediate; progressive 25-60km; road or e-bike; Advanced; progression from 60-160km; road bike
Route maps: Go to website RideWithGPS (top bar); click on link to RideWithGPS; select Collections; select Stamina Builder Ardrossan—Target 60, 100 or 160 box; select map by date & distance
Ride Description 60: This ride series is designed for new riders or experienced riders looking for shorter distances with opportunity to progressively build endurance to reach 60kms or just get into good cycling fitness. A focus of each ride will be safe cycling in a group. Bring your well-maintained bike and cell phone for an enjoyable tour on good roads with some rolling hills in the beautiful County of Strathcona. Participants need to be able to read a map or ride with someone who can. These rides usually go rain or shine unless there is imminent danger to cyclists.
Ride Description 100: A charter ride for EBTC (previously called Target the Tour), this ride series enables intermediate riders to progressively build endurance to reach 100km or just get into good cycling fitness. A focus of each ride will be safe cycling in a group. Bring your well-maintained bike and cell phone for an enjoyable tour on good roads with some rolling hills in the beautiful County of Strathcona. Participants need to be able to read a map or ride with someone who can. These rides usually go rain or shine unless there is imminent danger to cyclists.
Ride Description 160: A charter ride for EBTC (previously called Target the Tour), this ride is suited for advanced riders who are already fit riders who wish to extent their existing endurance to prepare for longer rides. A focus of each ride will be safe cycling in a group. Bring your cell phone for an enjoyable tour on good roads with some rolling hills in the beautiful County of Strathcona. Participants need to be able ride independently and to read a map or ride with someone who can. These rides usually go rain or shine unless there is imminent danger to cyclists.
Questions about Stamina Builder Ardrossan? Contact Terry Fannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-718-5962 (cell).
Sunday Afternoon Ride
Time: Start 1:30PM; arrive 1:15PM
Starting Point: Ardrossan Rec Centre southwest parking lot
Ride Leader: Sandy McDonald
Skill level/distance/bike: Novice-Intermediate; progressive distances; road bike
Route Maps: go to RideWithGPS link on EBTC website; select Collections; select Sunday Afternoon Ride box; select map by date.
Ride Description: Rides vary from 25-40 kms (April-June) to 50km (August) and are intended to be comfortable for intermediate riders while challenging newer riders wanting to increase endurance. Most rides do not include a rest stop but will occur sometimes.