D6 - Bike & Hike Ottertail Fire Road & Goodsir Pass - Yoho NP

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


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)

Required Equipment: 
• 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Broke the Ft. cassette shifter (metal fatigue) yesterday. Looking for the part, cannot promise I will have my bike ready in time; so letting my spot up for someone. Have Fun !

    August 30, 2013

  • Erika

    Really really really wanted to go, but I've come down with the plague (or equivalent) and its doubtful I'll be well enough for this adventure. :( Post pictures please!

    August 27, 2013

  • Gillian

    Sorry, i've had to make another commitment for the Sept. long weekend now. Have fun! Sounds like an epic one!

    August 18, 2013

  • Conrad

    This is a day trip! A long one but we will be back in Calgary late Saturday evening. The road is described as a fire road, meaning that it is gravel and a bit rough, but should be no problems with a hybrid bike if you have wide tires.

    August 15, 2013

  • Claude

    make that 7:00 AM

    August 14, 2013

  • HelenH

    sorry, is this a day trip or overnighter?

    August 14, 2013

  • Meghan

    Thanks for organizing! :)

    August 14, 2013

  • Kurtis

    Conrad, typically how rough are these trails? I have a sturdy hybrid which should be fine unless the cycling is intense or it's muddy.

    August 14, 2013

  • Conrad

    You will need to be a 2013 Member to attend this event. If you have a park pass, please bring it. My car can carry 3 bikes.

    August 14, 2013

7 went

  • Conrad
    Risk Management Officer, Organizer 2015, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Claude
    Organizer 2014, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Diana P.
    Organizer 2014, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Tyler P.
    Member 2013
    member 2013
  • Claudia
    Member 2014
  • Kurtis
    Organizer, Member 2015, Assistant Organizer

Membership dues

CAD20.00 before first trip

This covers: Annual Membership

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Payment must be made before attending your first trip of the year with CORA. Your Membership will be valid until the next AGM.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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