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.