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Highwood Pass (Hwy 40) from North Winter Gate (6/12/2017)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location: Highway 40 winter gate at Kananaskis Lakes Trail turnoff
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jun 12 2017  11:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 9:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jun 11 2017 10:00:00 PM
Event Duration:3-4 hours (plus vehicle travel time)
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Carol Guthrie
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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:8
Maximum No. Guests:2
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

Getting to be the last chance to ride hwy 40 before the gate opens on June 15.
Its pretty much a climb to the top of Highwood Pass but all downhill on the way back. You might want to bring extra clothes for the descent as the wind chill may be an issue.

Trip description: We will cycle up to Highwood Pass from the north winter gate at the turnoff to Kananaskis Lakes Trail. The distance is 17 kms (34 kms return) and elevation gain is 500 metres. There will be no official lunch/snack stops - gauge your time and stop for your breaks as needed.

We can opt to have a picnic or snacks and drinks after the ride so bring some snacks and beverages. Check with your driver to see if they are stopping after or heading straight home.

Required Items to Bring:
A road-worthy bicycle
Helmet **No Exceptions**
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.
Bear spray
First Aid kit
Extra layers

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Take the Trans Canada Highway west from Calgary for approximately 70 km, then turn south on Highway 40 for approximately 50 km. Park along the road near the winter gate.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):240Km
Carpool Departure Time: 9:30 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 $52.80 (calculated at total Km * $0.22, effective Wednesday, November 22, 2017). 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:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!