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Alberta Rockies 700 Grand Depart
Jul
7
8:00 AM08:00

Alberta Rockies 700 Grand Depart

A 700 km self-supported bikepacking event/race. The route follows the front range of the Rocky Mountains and includes plenty of gruelling climbs and epic downhills. You will pass through small towns with a history of coal mining, ride beside glacier fed creeks, and experience some amazing panoramas.

Learn more at www.albertarockies700.com

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The Lost Elephant Grand Depart
Jul
21
5:00 PM17:00

The Lost Elephant Grand Depart

A 500 km bikepacking event/race around the East Kootenays. It's a tough route with approximately 30,000 feet of climbing. Our course is primarily made up of backcountry roads. There's not really any single track to speak of and just a small amount of paved road at the beginning, middle and end.

Learn more at www.lostelephant.ca

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Bears & Beers
Aug
17
to Aug 20

Bears & Beers

Long weekend exploratory mission. 280km loop route that I have put together, it would be 27% singletrack/trails, 43% forest service roads and 30% paved. 2 towns, 2 breweries, 3120 meters of climbing and a spectacular backcountry waterfall. Meet at the Hinton Campground Friday evening, and ride out Saturday morning. 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26602310

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/136040280442042/

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Canada Bikepack Summit
Sep
14
to Sep 16

Canada Bikepack Summit

Join us for our third annual Canada Bikepack Summit 2018 in the Rockies! Festivities include a Friday night social at Canmore Brewing Co., morning group rides through the Bow Valley, guest speakers and gear demos. Last year’s summit was sold out early! Featured guests included ‘Ride the Divide’ filmmaker, Mike Dion, and Tour Divide Winner, Josh Kato.

Learn more here.

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Lake Minnewanka Overnighter
Mar
8
9:00 AM09:00

Lake Minnewanka Overnighter

Hosted by Katrina Rosen

Are you up for an overnight on Lake Minnwanka! We had so much fun last year, let's do it again! There are many options. 
Pre option - Healthy heart breakfast at 8am Kat and Mikes house
Option 1 to begin at 9am in Canmore. 
Option 2 to meet at Wildflour in Banff at 11:30. 
Option 3 to start at Minnewanka parking lot for the shortest 8 km ride. (Timing to be determined.) Camp at LM8 on Saturday night. Book it off, find some babysitters, let's go ride! Let me know if you are in and I will book the campsites.

RSVP here. 

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Elk Island Park Overnighter
Dec
29
to Dec 30

Elk Island Park Overnighter

  • Elk Island National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Fatbike ride on mostly gravel from St. Albert to Elk Island Park where we will camp for the night. We will ride back to St. Albert the next day. If we are feeling ambitious, we can ride some trails in the park and try to spot some bison. Relaxed pace riding for lovers of bikepacking to test gear, enjoy the outdoors, and chat about bikes!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/174903223251501/

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