Road Ride - Turner Valley / Hwy 546 (fast pace) - Sat, Mar 27 2010

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Road Ride - Turner Valley / Hwy 546 (fast pace) (3/27/2010)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location:West of Turner Valley
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 27 2010  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Mar 27 2010 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4-5 hours (plus vehicle travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Britta
Jason Sokolosky
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

Distance: 78 km return, about half of which is past the winter gate (no cars to deal with on that part)

Cumulative elevation gain: 800 m

Time: 4-5 hours (plus vehicle travel time)

Goal average pace: 20 + kph.

References: GemTrek’s Bragg Creek and Elbow Falls map

Description:
You must be comfortable being on your bike for 4-5 hours.

The terrain is similar to the ride from Bragg Creek to Elbow Falls, except about 15 km longer.

We'll cycle about 1 km to the West edge of town, and then along Hwy 546 which generally follows the Sheep River. After 17 km we enter Kananaskis Country and reach the winter gate at about the 21 km mark. From here it’s car-free riding with great views of the Highwood Range, to the end of the road at about the 39 km mark. Then it’s time to turn around for a generally downhill run back to Turner Valley.

We'll have drinks at an agreed upon place after the ride.

Required Items to Bring:
We’ll need a few vehicles equipped with bike racks.
  • You must have a road bike. No mountain bikes!
  • Helmet **No Exceptions**
  • Gloves
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Tire repair kit, 1 spare tube.
  • Chain repair kit suitable for the chain on your bike.
  • Proper clothing for the day, either wet or dry.
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:If you aren’t car pooling, the bike ride will start at the Turner Valley Community Hall parking lot on the E side of Hwy 22, across from the Coyote Moon Café, about a block before the Hwy 546 junction.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $52.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.35, effective Friday, August 12, 2022). This is based on $0.16/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Alternately your carpool driver may choose to split the maintenance cost plus the actual gas cost among all in the vehicle. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual cost among all people in the vehicle.

Notes:

- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at content@calgaryoutdoorclub.com.

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.
 
Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: