Arrive at Ardrossan Rec Centre at 1:15 PM (Start at 1:30 PM Sharp). Season will begin with 25-30 km & progress to 40-60 km with a rest stop. All levels of riders welcome. Sandy McDonald will lead; Jim Lochhead will sweep. For info call 587-986-6629.
July 6 (Saturday), 2019: Two Hills Tour (Day Trip)
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Vegreville (about 100 km east of Edmonton on Highway 16) – meet at the Pysanka (the big Egg at the east end of town) at 10:00 am. Take the Highway 16A exit to Vegreville and you will see the Pysanka as you drive through town.
Cost: No cost, but bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch from the grocery store or restaurant in Two Hills.
This will be a supported ride and will be held weather permitting. A mini-van will be available for carrying water, lunches and small personal items.
Description: The route will go north from Vegreville on Highway 857 to Highway 29. Turn right on Highway 29 and continue to Highway 45 and on to Two Hills (about 55 kms). Take a lunch break in Two Hills and return to Vegreville via Highway 36 and Highway 631 (about 45 kms). The first part of the route is flat but as you approach Two Hills and return to Vegreville there are a few rolling hills. This is not a difficult ride but expect a headwind for some of the ride.
Traffic along the route – light to moderate. Riding route – good – narrow shoulder on Hwy 857 for about 30 km, good riding shoulder for the rest of the route. Pavement is in good to excellent shape.
A route map will be provided at the start.
Showers are available at the end of the ride at the Town of Vegreville Campsite, located adjacent to the Pysanka.
If you are interested in checking out Vegreville’s Ukrainian heritage at the end of the ride this is the last day of the local 3 day Ukrainian Pysanka Festival. Admission to the festival grounds is free and there are several spots to sample some delicious authentic Ukrainian food.
Please let the coordinator know by email if you are planning on attending.
Bike and Hike the Rockies
When: July 5-7
Where: Canmore Downtown Hostel 201-302 Old Canmore Road Canmore. A brand new hostel right beside The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company!! I have booked two dorm rooms with private bathrooms for 12 riders to enjoy an awesome weekend in the mountains. We will meet at the Hostel by 8:30pm to discuss weekend plans. Check-in is 4:00pm.
Saturday – We will make our way to Vermillion Lakes Rd in Banff to begin our ride. An 83k out and back ride along the Bow Valley Parkway all the way to the Continental Divide along Highway 93. Lunch will be at Vermillion Pass BC before returning the same way we came. This is an unsupported ride, so make sure you have all you need in case of minor bike issues. Drivers will need Park Passes.
Sunday – Let’s stretch our legs with a moderate level hike to Chester Lake. Chester Lake is a 9.3k 320m elevation beautiful hike complete with a stunning alpine meadow and glistening lake nestled among towering peaks. The first third of the trail is the steepest, with nice views back through Burstall Pass. The trail then opens into a small clearing, and the rest is easy going.
Maximum Participants: 11 (plus leader = 12)
Be aware that weather or trail closers may require us to make last minute changes. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that all will go as planned!
Food: It is recommended that you have supper before arriving to the hostel Friday night. You will need to plan for two breakfasts, two packed lunches and snacks for the trail/ride and supper on Saturday night at the hostel, unless we decide to go out!
Transportation Edmonton to Canmore and Return: Ride sharing is encouraged.
We are riders so we know what to bring!
- 20-30L backpack
- hiking boots
- gaiters (an extra layer that covers your foot and lower leg) helps keep you dry.
- goretex jacket or waterproof shell
- bear spray (as long as we have 3 or 4 we will be fine)
- snack food
- sun glasses
- lip balm
- breathable water resistant jacket
- breathable water resistant pants
Date: Saturday, June 29 to Tuesday, July 9 2019 (open only to 2019 EBTC Members)
Description: Pack your passports for this international bicycle tour as we go through some of the finest terrain that Canada and the U.S. have to offer. From picturesque New Denver, British Columbia, we’ll head through several fascinating small towns before crossing the U.S. border into Washington State, where we’ll follow the Pend Oreille River through Metaline Falls down to Priest River, Idaho. We’ll end up spending a well earned rest day in Sandpoint, then sip up to the most northerly section of the Idaho panhandle before crossing the border back into British Columbia. Join us for this memorable ride amidst sparkling waterways, pastoral countryside, and spectacular mountain terrain!
Participants: Maximum of 12 participants (plus Ride Coordinator)
Cost: $1,350.00 per person. Includes all accommodations, van support, snacks on the road, and all breakfasts and lunches (ride days only). Does not cover the cost of dinner each evening.
Registration: $500.00 deposit is required through Karelo – – registration opens March 1st, 2019. You must be a 2019 EBTC member to register. Balance of trip fees ($850.00) are to be paid directly to the Ride Coordinator, by way of personal cheque or electronic money transfer, no later than May 31st, 2019.
Note: Participants should ensure they are familiar with the EBTC refund policy regarding rider cancellations. Please contact the Ride Coordinator if you have any questions.
Accommodations: Motels or Bed ‘n’ Breakfast
Location: Ride begins/ends in New Denver, British Columbia. Each participant is responsible for getting themselves and their gear to the start point and home once the ride is completed (car-pooling is encouraged). Group parking will be available in New Denver.
Driving distance: Edmonton to New Denver is approximately 850 km (w/ferry crossing).
Ride Rating: Intermediate to Advanced with several challenging climbs
Coordinator: Ed Weymouth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780.489.7711. A pre-trip meeting will be held – – date/time to be determined.
***This ride has been cancelled due to organizers riding in the Johnson MS Bike Tour***
Arrive at Ardrossan Rec Centre at 1:15 PM (Start at 1:30 PM Sharp). Season will begin with 25-30 km & progress to 40-60 km with a rest stop. All levels of riders welcome. Tilly Jensen will be leading for the month of June.
****THIS RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR JUNE 15, 2019***
Date: Each Saturday Morning beginning May 4th
Time: 9:45 am for a 10:00 am START! Ride takes us two (2) to two and a half (2½) hours including coffee & washroom break in Morinville.
Location: Edmonton Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club Hwy 28A Namao. Just east of Tim Horton’s on Falaise Avenue on the south end of the base, from range Rd 244.
Cost: There is no cost for this ride
Distance: 50 km
Rating: Intermediate level ride! Most of us are equipped with a good road bike.
Mountain bikes or hybrid are not recommended
Description We usually average a speed of 20 to 25 km per hour, with a 10 minute rest stop in Morinville. There is one fairly good hill of almost one (1) km in each direction. Approximately 15 km are on a fairly wide clean shoulder on hwy 28. The remainder of the ride is on good to excellent paved secondary hwy’s shoulder in both directions.
Coordinator: David Mercier email@example.com
Arrive at Ardrossan Rec Centre at 1:15 PM (Start at 1:30 PM Sharp). Season will begin with 25-30 km & progress to 40-60 km with a rest stop. All levels of riders welcome. Tilly Jensen will lead for June.
Leader: Sig Jensen
Bikes: Mountain, Fat, Hybrid, Ebike
Departure time: 6:15 sharp in April and May; 6:30 in June and July; back to 6:15 when the days shorten in August or September
Riding conditions: The ride leader will be at the planned starting point rain or shine. Rides will only be cancelled if lightning is present or imminent at ride start time.
Thursday Evening Trail Rides will explore both paved and comfortable unpaved trails of the river valley area. Each week will start in a unique location to be posted on the website. April rides and the first May ride will all be under 20 km and will have minimal hills. As the season progresses, riders can expect additional hills and increased distances.