Bike Boot Camp: McHugh Bluff Stairs

  • March 5, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Let’s mix it up a bit and create our own boot camp workout.

There’s a good set of stairs next to the curling club in Sunny Side on Memorial Drive. The stairs consist of 11 flights, one of 17 steps and ten of 15. 167 steps. Apparently, if you climb to the top roughly 4.5 times, you'll have climbed the equivalent of one Calgary Tower.

This will be a 'go at your own pace / make your own route' event. Some may choose to combine the stair climbing with running the hillside and/or by adding in some resistance exercises between sets.

It would be great to have a small group together for motivation!

The bottom of the stairs is across the pedestrian bridge from Prince’s Island. You might want to bring a headlamp.

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  • Francis P.

    was only one there - left at 7:10 -3 quick reps - fast run down - then up!

    March 6, 2014

  • Francis P.

    well parked just west of stairs - - 6::30 - ran down and up 3 reps... one half hour with short breaks in between... that was enough for me... was not tired - but oh - that biting breeze ! worked on the roof all day... ummm - I love winter... where were the other two mtn bikers?

    March 5, 2014

    • Chad

      Just got here, not looking forward to the cold! Sorry I had to work late.

      March 5, 2014

    • Francis P.

      I left at 7:10 ... it was cold - especially after working on the flat roof all day

      March 6, 2014

  • Francis P.

    I am going to park at the top = usually open spots = free parking too!

    March 5, 2014

  • Chad

    Sorry guys, still at work, will catch up next time!

    March 5, 2014

  • Alexandra

    Hey guys, I'm too under the weather to run this eve. I trust you can organize yourselves and get a good stair climb work out. Have fun.

    March 5, 2014

  • Gillian P.

    I'd love to come, but my daughter has dance on Wednesdays. Every second week, so hopefully the timing will work next time. Have a good workout!

    March 4, 2014

  • Alex S.

    This is a pretty good idea. Only a bit longer til we'll be riding

    February 27, 2014

  • Francis P.

    I will try to make it - might be a little late,,, after work and all - we generally stop work at 5 pm - Cross training! wo Hoo!

    February 21, 2014

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