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Dates: July 29-Aug 1
Time: Leave 7AM sharp on Friday July 29; return about 6PM Monday Aug 1
Ride rating/focus: Challenging; culmination of training
Intended participant members: 26 riders; all intermediate-advanced
EBTC is pleased to be able to again offer this 312 km tour over 4 days (July 29-Aug 1). It is the most challenging ride in Alberta with severe elevation gains: 1390m gain on Icefields Up (including 11km at 8%) and 800m gain during Bow Summit Up over 36 km. Target rider members are strong intermediate to advanced riders able to sustain 24+km/hr on flat terrain and manage long climbs (lol). Given the challenge providing support, riders must be able to stay with the main group and cannot be picked up and driven up hills. Therefore, members selected to participate will either have completed Enduro 160 or Stamina Builder Ardrossan 100 (weekly on Sundays) or Ultime (weekly on Saturdays) or be known by Ride Coordinators to be able to complete this tour. All cyclists must be prepared to ride in cold, rainy or even snowy conditions. Note: Riders must be available for full day on Friday with early start.
Included: accommodation HI Jasper (1 night) & HI Lake Louise (2 nights): 7 rooms with 4 each (bunks) with showers; breakfasts (3) and lunches (4); bus transportation Edmonton-Jasper, shuttles & Canmore-Edmonton. Not included: 3 suppers. Forecast cost for 26 riders approximately $600. EBTC deposit and refund policy will apply.
Detailed Tour Notes
Day 0: Thursday, July 28: 7PM load bikes in trailer (wrap bikes in rented blankets); requires 3 volunteers; location: Capilano Mall
Day 1: Friday, July 29: load luggage at 7AM at Capilano Mall; truck & trailer with bikes and bus leave Edmonton; drive to Jasper (372kms; 4.5 hours with 30 minute coffee stop at Edson); stop at HI Jasper and unload bikes; lunch (.5 hour; provided); cycle Jasper to Sunwapta Falls (54kms; about 4 hours); arrive 5PM; shuttle back to Jasper; stay HI Jasper; participants select restaurant of their choice for dinner
Day 2: Saturday, July 30: Breakfast at HI Jasper (provided); shuttle to Sunwapta Falls; cycle to Saskatchewan River Crossing (98kms); lunch at Columbia Icefields (provided); shuttle to HI Lake Louise (78kms);dinner: participants can use HI restaurant or participant’s choice in Village.
Day 3: Sunday, July 31: Breakfast at HI Lake Louise (provided); shuttle back to Saskatchewan River Crossing; cycle to HI Lake Louise up Bow Summit (78kms)(lunch at Bow Lake; provided); stay HI Lake Louise secondnight; same dinner options as Day 2.
Day 4: Monday, Aug 1: Breakfast at HI Lake Louise (provided); cycle to Canmore (lunch in Banff at train station; provided) using H1A & Legacy Trail (82km); cycle to Elevation Place Rec Centre; load bikes; showers available at Elevation Place Rec Centre; drive to Edmonton (391km); drop participants & bikes at start location (Capilano Mall)
If you are interested and feel this tour is a good match for you, let Terry Fannon know at email@example.com. Please provide your name, email address and phone number.