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Cycle from Bow Bottom to Chestermere Lake - Postponed!

Postponed by Event Host - to be rescheduled

:  This is a more challenging bike trip, due to its distance  We get to travel past both natural and artificial ponds on the way there, for a pretty trip through some nice neighborhoods, then out on the open prairie along the banks of the irrigation canal. The lake is a beautiful place for a summer visit - we'll be right at the beach..


•  Events are subject to cancellation or change on short notice due to changes in government   


•  Carpooling – please use your own discretion and what you are comfortable with. 

•  No food / snack sharing.

•  Bring your own wipes and hand sanitizer and a mask.

•  Social distancing and any other rules set out by authorities must be followed. Please respect


•  Washrooms may not be available - please be prepared to pack out what you bring in, such as

   Toilet paper, etc.

•  Please make yourself aware of the risks in participating in this sort of event and decide


•  Don`t forget the usual items; bear spray, proper clothing, water, food, equipment and first aid kit.

•  Trip participants are asked to provide their cell contact information and emergency contact

    information to the trip coordinator, prior to, due to the 'meet at trail head' requirement.

•  Please do not sign up if you are experiencing any flu like, cold, or Covid19 symptoms.

Cycling Distance:
                   Approximately 56 Kilometers Return

Elevation Gain:                47 Meters / 154 Feet

Difficulty Level:                   Long, but mostly very flat, with one short steep hill.

Start Time:               9:00 am

Starting Point:  Burnsmead parking, Fish Creek Provincial Park

Starting Point Location:      
Travel south on Bow Bottom trail.  Almost immediately after passing the end of the Deer Run District, turn left onto 153 Ave SE.  Travel about 500 meters.  Burnsmead is the second right turn - the first is the access to the sewage treatment plant - presumably you don't want to go there.

Mid-Point:  Chestermere Lake

Type of Terrain:  95% bike path.  There are a few short interruptions along the route and it will be necessary to ride a few kilometers on a residential street in the City of Chestermere.

Please be careful both climbing and descending the hill from the Bow River up to the Mackenzie district.  It is quite narrow and winding.  Persons with vertigo should not look down when we ride over Deerfoot Trail.

Bike Equipment: 
Your bike should have a bell to warn pedestrians and other traffic.  Also please consider getting a  headlight if you do not already have one. It is also good practice to have a spare inner tube and an air  pump.

Event Coordinator:  
For inquiries, please contact the event coordinator Bob at (403) 228-9057, (403) 808-8470 or by email  On the day of the event, call or text me at (403) 808-8470 if your plans have changed.

Guest Policy:  The Club is currently discouraging guests of a member attending an event at this time due to the pandemic situation and potential liability issues.  Once the government has lifted and has relaxed restrictions, guests are more than welcome to attend two events, as per the Calgary Ski Club Policy prior to Covid-19.

Sunday, July 24, 2022, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Burnsmead Parking, 153rd Avenue and Bow Bottom Trail
Burnsmead Day Use Parking
153 Ave and Bow Bottom Trail SE
Calgary, AB  

Additional Info:
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Cancellation Policy:
Paid Events
All payments are final. Please review the charge(s) and know what you are paying.
Refunds may be considered in extenuating circumstances, if there is no cost to the Club, or if the event is full and another member fills your spot. A $25.00 fee will apply. Inform your event host, and as soon as possible.
Please arrange appropriate cancellation insurance.

Free Events
If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible. Doing so ensures we are not waiting for you and allows others to register. Please email the event host if you missed the cancellation cut-off date and cannot cancel online.
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