Intro XC Mountain Biking

Trails are drying up, time to start mountain biking.  Plan is to go to Benchlands near Canmore and ride singletrack.  This will be a beginner/intermediate day, if you want more advanced this likely isn't the event for you.

Spaces will be limited to who can drive and how many bikes we can carry.

Rating: easy/moderate 
Distance: 20 km
Elevation gain: TBD m
Time: 2-4 hrs


More info:


Weather forecast: TBD
Trail conditions: TBD



  • Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Proper clothing
  • Lunch and water
  • Sun glasses, SPF rated lip balm, sunscreen
  • Tools/parts; spare tube, pump, multi-tool, patch kit, pump, tire spoons


We will meet at the in Calgary meeting point and carpool from there. Please be on time as we will only wait a short while past past the departure time before we leave.

West from Calgary about 100km to the Benchlands Trail / SilverTip exit in the middle of Canmore. Follow the exit around to the right then the lights then go left (North) up Benchlands trail about 1.3km. Take a right on Elk Run Boulevard then an immediate left into the parking lot.



You must sign a trip waiver and contact information form to attend this event. The event organizer will have this for you.

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  • Sheila

    Would it be cool to meet you at the trail/parking area in Canmore? Might bring my dog and drop her at a friends...thoughts?

    May 8, 2013

    • Trevor B.

      Yes we are

      May 11, 2013

    • Sheila

      I'm bowing out, going for a later ride with my hubby. Would be interested in doing another, if any one's into it again. Trying to get a lot of biking in this season! Have fun all!

      May 12, 2013

  • Trevor B.

    This will be a great day for beginners or intermediates. If there is any questions people have regarding setup, bicycle sizing, etc i can help with that too, I have lots of experience building custom bikes and bike mechanics:)

    May 8, 2013

  • Wayne S.

    Would love to ride this trail. Hit Lake Minnewanka last Saturday which was great but my Da is coming into town this week. I'll look forward to the next one.

    May 7, 2013

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