Duration: 2-3 hours + 45 min travel time to and from Calgary
Distance: 9.4 km (full loop) But it can be broken down into 5km (1/2 loop), 15km (1.5 loop), or 20km (2 loop)
Elevation Gain/Loss: 248m to highest point
Start time: 10:30 am
Starting Point: Jumping Pound Creek
Car Pool Location: Shouldice Arena (16 Ave & Home Rd)
Car Pool Muster Time: 9:00am (If your not there before that time, sucks to be you
Car Pool Costs: Approximately $15/pp (Gas and Maintenance)
Physical Activity Demands: Easy- Ride can range from Novice (1/2 loop) to Intermediate
Fun Factor: 3 out of 5 Stars (I really like this ride, especially the downhill)
Technical Ability: 4 out of 10. 10 being Red Bull Rampage Events
Trail: A sweet and super-fast singletrack for (almost) all levels of rider. This trail has a very moderate gradient with little elevation gain; not very common for Kananaskis Country. It may be ridden clockwise or counter-clockwise. The fast and flowy singletrack can be taken at speed for the more advanced rider, while beginners will appreciate the little elevation gain and the rolling nature of this track. There are a number of river/creek crossings over wooden man-made bridges.
Write-up courtesy of: bikepirate.com
This is a go at your own pace event. Slower or novice riders are welcome, but you must have a real fully functional mountain bike. No Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Zellers, Superstore (CCM, SCHWINN, SUPERCYCLE, NAKAMURA, etc) bikes or hybrids please. They are not designed to be ridden off trail and the manufacture clearly states this in the manual.
Advanced riders are welcome as well. We'll split up into smaller groups with each group doing as much as they want.(1, 1.5 or 2 loops)
Bring something to eat and drink for yourself and a small something to share. There is picnic tables but a portable chair is always a great idea.
Bring a BBQ if you have one, if we get a large group, it will be much appreciated.
Required Items to Bring:
- Mountain Bike in good working order (Absolutely no Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, Sears special Bikes)
- Helmet **NO EXCEPTIONS**
- Water (enough to do 10 kms)
- Tools, Tube and Pump
- Clothing for all weather conditions
- A CHANGE OF CLOTHES/SHOES AND A PLASTIC BAG TO PUT YOUR DIRTY CLOTHES/SHOES INTO
- First Aid Kit
- Camera (Optional)