Postponed by Event Host - to be rescheduled
Description: 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.
Hazards: 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 email@example.com. 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.