About our Events 2021
Thanks for your interest in rides to be offered by Edmonton Bike and Touring Club in 2021. Our complete program will be unveiled on Feb 28/21 (day of AGM; members get to see it first!) and posted on this website with full details including a full calendar of rides from April 1-Sept 19 (286 rides). We will offer a wide range of rides every day of the week including city trails and country roads with varying distances that are suitable for all types of bikes and rider skill levels. For example, if you ride a hybrid or e-bike and have not ridden with a group before, we will present an introductory program to help you become comfortable riding in a group (come out one time or more; your choice).
Do you want to build stamina and ability to ride greater distances? We will have a Stamina Builder series starting from Ardrossan, West End, Spruce Grove, Beaumont and St. Albert. You can select the series that is right for you with goals of achieving 60km, 100km or 160km.
Wanting an outing on your mountain bike? Try Thursday Evening Trail Rides or Blackfoot Trails in May or Elk Island Trails in August. Looking for a fun day checking out bakeries? You can join Calmar Bakery Run in August. And for something really different, how about bird watching on your bike? Bikes & Birds happens May 22. And there’s lots more!
So if you think joining a bike club of recreational, social riders of all ages is a good idea for you, get your membership now so you can get out on rides that fit your needs and goals.
Ride Rating Scale
Why a riding scale? EBTC road rides use a ride rating scale so that you can select rides that suit your riding ability. Be aware that weather, road conditions and the strength of the riders will vary with each ride, so use the following rating as a guide only. Every ride also has a more detailed description to help you. Generally, rides increase in difficulty from Novice to Intermediate/Advanced and as the season progresses.
What is RWGPS? Ride with GPS is the app EBTC uses to plan and conduct rides. Click this link RWGPS for instructions to gain access and use this app with your phone or Garmin type device. When you go to a ride description, you will find a link to the RWGPS map to download. You can use RWGPS to navigate during a ride or you can print your own map at home before a ride. EBTC will no longer supply paper maps.
What about navigation and safety for trail rides? Ride with GPS (RWGPS) may not be available for most of our trail rides. EBTC strongly recommends that you carry a phone with you at all times. Helmets are mandatory on all EBTC trail rides.
About our social rides! Our social rides usually have a specific destination/theme, often involving food or coffee and an opportunity to meet and socialize with members. Distances may vary from a few hours to a full day of riding.
Important information. Helmets are mandatory on all EBTC rides. EBTC strongly recommends that you carry a phone with you at all times.