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Route 66 from Winter Gate - Slow-Paced Early-Season Ride (4/8/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location: Highway 66 Winter Gate at Elbow Falls
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Apr 8 2017  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Apr 8 2017 9:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Rhonda S
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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:24
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 7 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Distance: 18km

Route 66 - Scenic Highway 66 is a rolling winding road with 2 big climbs to test your endurance. According to Smack Cycle, the road is clear and totally rideable already.

We will ride from the closed winter gate (near Prairie Mountain) to Little Elbow Campground and back. No vehicular traffic to deal with - YAY!

We will have a picnic lunch at Forgetmenot Pond. A few years ago when we did this ride, we were very fortunate to be at the pond while the ice was breaking up on the surface. It was magical to watch, and hear, all the perfect little shards peeling off and floating away. Maybe we'll get lucky and see the same thing this time.

A variety of paces are welcome. If you're super-slow, or not sure you can do the whole thing, don't sweat it. Go as far as you can until our designated turn-around time, and then... turn around. If you're super-fit and hard core, you might want to drive by yourself, start at Bragg Creek itself (for a 65km round- trip ride), or repeat sections of the ride (lapping the other riders).

Required Items to Bring:
- A bike
- Helmet **No Exceptions**
- Gloves
- Snacks
- Water
- Tire repair kit, at least 1 spare tube. A chain repair kit suitable for the chain on your bike
- The 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.
- A vehicle with a bike rack
- Camera
- Personal Medical items

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Follow the Trans-Canada Highway (Hwy 1) to the Highway 22 overpass. Follow Highway 22 through Bragg Creek to the Highway 66 Junction, turn right and follow Highway 66 to the winter gate. Park at the gate.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):80Km
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 $17.60 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Monday, January 22, 2018). This is based on $0.12/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.


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Voluntary Donation:What is this?)
Suggested donation amount for this event is: $2.00/Person.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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