August 7 Red Deer – Dickson Dam Advanced
Start Time: Arrive 9:45AM for a 10AM start (sharp); allow for travel time
Starting Point: Gasoline Alley Farmers’ Market located at the intersection of Lantern Street and Laura Avenue.
Ride Leader: Craig Brown
Skill level/distance/bike: Tentative Advanced ride; 113k
Route Maps: Go to website RideWithGPS; click on link; open Collections; select Day Rides box; select Red Deer-Innisfail Market Ride
Ride Description: From the Market, we will connect to the C&E trail and make our way to the Coffee Cottage in Innisfail for treats. The roads are quiet with safe shoulders to ride on. Cyclists will then ride a loop to the Dickson Damn before returning to Red Deer through Innisfail. For this ride, there are no water stops between Innisfail and Dickson Damn.
Stamina Builder Enduro 160 (Sunday AM) Advanced
Dates: May 16-August 22
Time: June-Aug 9AM; arrive 15 mins. before start;
Starting point: SE corner of parking lot at Ardrossan Rec Centre 80- 1st Ave., Ardrossan
Ride leaders: Various
Skill level/distance/appropriate bike: Advanced; progression from 60-160km; road bike
Route Maps: go to website RideWithGPS (top bar); click on link to RideWithGPS; open Collections; select Enduro 160 box; select map by date
Ride Description: 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 Enduro 160? Contact Terry Fannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 780-718-5962 (cell).
|Two Hills Tour||July 03||Register|
Vegreville/Two Hills Tour
Time: July 3, 2021 – Arrive at 9:45 AM for a 10:00 AM start.
Starting Point: Vegreville (about 100 km east of Edmonton on Highway 16) – meet at the Pysanka (the big Egg at the east end of town) before 10:00 AM. Take the Highway 16A exit to Vegreville and you will see the Pysanka as you drive through town.
Ride Leader: George Childs (email@example.com) Cell – 587.280.8877
Skill Level/Distance/Appropriate Bike: Intermediate/100 km/ Road Bike
Route Maps: A route map will be provided at the start of the ride.
Ride 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.
No cost, but bring your own lunch or you can buy lunch from the IGA store or from a 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. The van is not equipped to haul bikes or passengers.
Traffic along the route – light to moderate. Riding route – good with a narrow shoulder on Hwy 857 for about 30 km and a good riding shoulder for the rest of the route. Pavement is in good to excellent shape.
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 (depending on Covid restrictions). Admission to the festival grounds is free and there are several spots to sample some delicious authentic Ukrainian food.
|Dog Rump Creek||Sep 11||Register|
Date: Sunday, Sept 11
Time: 11AM; arrive 15mins. early; wear mask in parking lot
Start Location: Devon Independent Foods parking lot near Dairy Queen
Cost: Bring money for lunch at local restaurants or bring your own lunch
Coordinator: Bernie Lee; contacts: 780-637-6064 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Skill level/distance/bike: Intermediate/advanced; 83 km; road bike
Road Map: Go to website RideWithGPS (top bar); click on link to RideWithGPS; select Collections; select Day Rides box; select map by name & date
Description: We will head North from Devon and West on paved country roads through the communities of Graminia, Golden Spike, Garden Valley, Stony Plain and Holborn. Bring your own lunch or buy one at Dog Rump Creek which also has washrooms and drinking water. Note: 2 big hills and some rolling hills. Also note: we will ride together so no map required.
|New Sarepta-Miquelon Lake||Register|
Start Time: (1) meet 10:00 AM for 10:15 start or (2) meet 11:00 AM for 11:15 start
Starting Point: (1) Beaumont No Frills 50th Street and Hwy 625 (turn at 30th Ave.)
(2) New Sarepta Public Library, Centre Street S and 2nd Street S
Maximum registrants: (1) 20; (2) 20
Ride Leader: Phil Davidson, e-mail email@example.com
Skill level/distance/bike: Intermediate; 95 or 44 km; road bike, ebike
Route Maps: RWGPS > Collections > Day Rides >
(1) Miquelon Lk from Beaumont Aug. 14, 2021 or
(2) Miquelon Lk from New Sarepta Aug 14, 2021
Ride Description: Both distances are on good pavement, light to moderate traffic. On less busy roads shoulders are narrow to non-existent; on busier sections shoulders are wider. There are no hills but expect to ride into a breeze on the return. We will supply light snacks and beverages at the lake. We will also have a cooler if you want to bring your own lunch in a sealed bag with your name on it. We have a rest stop at New Sarepta both out and back with washrooms.
NOTE: As you get close to the lake on Rollyview Road, do NOT turn off on Miquelon North Road; continue to the park.