Unique Rides and Events

These are once-a-season rides and events. They often feature a special location, food, oportunity to socialize, …

Single-day Rides

  • Miquelon LakeSaturday, August 19 – two start points for different distances, 95 km or 45 km. As in past years, we’ll have snacks provided at the lake for a leisurely social visit before heading back.
  • Ft Saskatchewan Brunch Ride – Sunday, August 6 is an Intermediate ride, but ideal for those of you who are wanting a slower paced ride with some distance and extra time to socialize (50 km in total), and of course eat!
  • 1st Annual Heritage Day Sunrise Breakfast RideMonday, August 7 Cycle with the sunrise on quiet country roads, breakfast at IHOP then a nice cycle back – total 54 Km round trip – Cost of breakfast is up to each individual. We will start to ride at sunrise!
  • Morinville-Legal Loop – Monday, August 7 (re-rescheduled) – a fairly leisurely 55 km no-drop ride through the countryside north of Edmonton. A regular favourite of many members. Will the weather ever cooperate?
  • Footloose Caboose Ride – Friday, July 28 – another perennial favourite returns. The ride will start at South Cooking Lake Municipal Park. Lunch at the Footloose Caboose.
  • Vegreville Two Hills – Saturday, July 8 – Come and enjoy a rolling hill ride that begins at the Vegreville Pysanka. This 100km ride is a round trip to/from Vegreville. There will be a support vehicle to carry extra water and snacks plus any personal items. Lunch and ice cream treats can be bought in Two Hills or bring your own.
  • Al’s Bakery Ride – Saturday, July 8  – A perennial favourite is back. We will wander through North-Central Edmonton to hit a few favorite bakeries. Some are very cheesey, and some dripping sweet. Bring panniers or backpack to take home some goodies.

Multi-day Trips

  • May 25, 2024 – South France Bike and Barge –  Expect leisurely cycling in mostly flat areas, with only few short climbs and descents. Suitable for most people. A total of 240 km of cycling on 95% paved routes and 620 m of total ascent. The barge for this trip is equipped with 11 cabins (1 single, 2 doubles, 8 twins). Please note that this trip will be available solely to EBTC members for one month (end of February 2023 until to March 31, 2023). It is important that members sign-up and pay their deposits early if they want to join in on the fun! After March 31 2023, registration will open to anyone interested.  Accommodation, and touring and E-bike prices for 2024 is now available. Cathy Walsh is happy to field questions about the trip!
  • Drumheller Get-Away – May 26/27 to 28/29 Hub and Spoke format. Flexible start and end dates to accommodate working stiffs as well as free-range seniors. Rides distances of 30 – 50 km with 150 – 400 m of climbing. We will group-up periodically so nobody gets left behind and may break into two groups – faster and slower. There are two recommended hotels and a campground nearby. Great views of the badlands, and the wonderful Tyrell Museum and Atlas Coal Mine are nearby. Contact June MacGregor.
  • Thunder Lake Trip – Saturday July 29 – Sunday July 30 – Our newest addition this year and our oldest trip in number of years offered, Thunder Lake is an intermediate cycling/camping weekend ride, fully supported, on pavement. The route is a combination of highways and country roads, mainly flat. We meet in Onoway Saturday morning and ride approximately 85K on Saturday and 75K on Sunday. The pace is relaxed (15-20K/hr) and no one gets left behind.  A support vehicle will carry our camping equipment. It will also be available for those unable to ride (limited basis.) On Saturday, our first stop will be at Alberta Beach for coffee. Lunch is in Cherhill, then dinner at Thunder Lake Provincial Park campground. Ribs and corn on the cob are on the menu. On Sunday, coffee and a light snack will be provided to get you to Barrhead where we buy our own breakfast. We’re usually done between 2 – 3 PM. Check the Karelo event.