Saturday July 20, 2019
9am to 3pm Coordinator, Craig Brown
Location, Vermilion, is an easy two-hour drive east of Edmonton on highway 16. The ride will start and finish at the Vermilion Heritage Park Community Oven (5324 50 Ave). Take the Vermilion overpass ramp off highway 16 and proceed north (left) on Highway 41, turn west (left) at the second set of traffic lights, 50th Ave. There are Coop and Esso gas stations on this corner. Proceed west for two blocks and the Museum, Community oven and Senior centre are all in a row. There is parking available at the oven. As you are traveling on highway 16 toward Vermilion, watch the road from Mannville to Vermilion as this will be the final 25km of ride.
Cost, $15 per person for pizza and non-alcohol drinks. Pizza and possibly other treats will cook in the wood fired oven as riders return.
There will be a support vehicle(s) to carry extra water, any personal items and snacks, with room to pick up a couple of riders and bikes if anyone is unable to finish.
Description, The ride will leave Vermilion and proceed south on highway 41 to secondary highway 619. Turn right (west) on secondary highway 619 and proceed west to secondary highway 881. Turn right (north) and proceed to highway 16. Turn right (east) and proceed back to Vermilion. Take the overpass to the Heritage oven the same as you drove in the morning.
This 100km route is not difficult, but there are some rolling hills and the two secondary highways 619 and 881 have narrow shoulders. With luck the prevailing westerly wind will help everyone home the last 25km. These roads are generally quieter, but we do live in an Agriculture and Oil area, so you may encounter some larger equipment.
Should anyone wish to camp overnight the Vermilion Provincial Park campground provides a variety of options from tents to full hook ups. https://www.albertaparks.ca/parks/central/vermilion-pp/
Summer Park phone: 780-853-4372, Winter phone: 403-742-7516
Please contact Craig with any questions and please confirm attendance so we know how much pizza to make. If you are interested, please look up, Vermilion Heritage Park Community Oven on Facebook to see some of the delicious foods we bake in the oven.