Goodsir Pass is among the most spectacular in the Canadian Rockies. However, you either need to backpack there or use your bike to shorten the time and see it in a day hike. This is what this trip is all about!
Distance: 29 km of Biking + 21 km of Hiking = 50 km Total
Roundtrip Time: Approx 3 hrs of biking + 7 - 8 hours of hiking + 4 hrs driving.
Height gain: 335m Biking + 775m Hiking = 1,100m Net Gain
In order to participate in this trip, you will need the following:
A bicycle, a helmet (Mandatory), and a lock
Driving and Directions:
To get there we'll meet in the parking lot at Dalhousie C-Train Station. From there we will drive west on Hwy 1 to Yoho National Park. The trailhead is about 8.5km west of Fields on the left hand side of the Hwy.
My cell phone is[masked].
You can also contact the co-organizer Diana Powers
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Rules of Conduct (clickable): By participating in this CORA activity, you automatically agree to follow the CORA Rules of Conduct. Please read them by clicking here.
Update your RSVP as early as possible, at least 48 hours before the meeting time. If you are unable to attend for any reason whatsoever, Be courteous to those waiting to attend. Please indicate in your COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. I need to know if we have adequate transportation for all participants, not your preference to ride.
TRIP WAIVER AND CONDITIONS: You must sign a trip waiver to attend this event.
This is a strenuous bike & hike. An above average level of fitness is required because our pace will be steady. Please be realistic about your abilities. Please gauge your abilities appropriately. Organizers are not here to babysit you.
Weather forecast: unknown.
Trail conditions: unknown.
Members are free. Non-members fee is $5. Gas contributions for drivers (see below).
CORA trips start at the trailhead. As a convenience to participants only, we meet at the meeting point in Calgary then car pool from there. Please be on time. We don't want to have to wait around long. You may choose to meet us at the trailhead, but please advise us ahead of time. Please indicate in your RSVP COMMENTS if you can drive, if necessary. Please reimburse some $$ to drivers for gas.
EQUIPMENT: Weather can change quickly -- rain, snow, wind, warm, or cold -- BE PREPARED. NO COTTON!
Mandatory - sense of humour, lunch, 2-3+ litres of water (if it’s hot and sunny always add a litre), layers, sturdy boots (unless you’re going shopping, runners or sandals are never appropriate footwear)
• Mountain bike
• Helmet: Mandatory
• Repair kit (spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, pump or CO2 inflators, repair tools/multi tools)
• Biking gloves.
• Snacks / high energy food
Recommended - camera, gaiters, hiking poles, bear spray.