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Highwood Pass (Hwy 40) from North Winter Gate (5/26/2018)

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The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Show on Calendar (until date passes)
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location: Highway 40 winter gate at Kananaskis Lakes Trail turnoff
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 26 2018  10:30 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 26 2018 8:00:00 AM
Event Duration:4-5 hours (plus vehicle travel time)
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:10
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:5
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

This section of highway 40 is closed to motorized vehicles until June 15. All we have to watch out for are cyclists, animals and snow. Bring extra clothes - wind chill can be a huge issue on the downhills.
This is the highest paved point in Canada I believe, so an interesting ride for that reason.

NOTE that we will be doing an out-and-back trip, with a designated turn-around time.

The entire trip is described below and all will ride out until no later than 2:00pm at which time you must turn around and return to the vehicles. If you don't make it all the way to the end, then where you are at 2:00pm *is* the end.

Entire trip is described as: 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 (if you turn around at the top of Highwood Pass). There will be no official lunch/snack stops - gauge your time and stop for your breaks as needed.

Advanced riders can ride further down the South side if 17km isn't far enough AND IF the road is clear. Turn around is still 2PM. But hey, you get 2 downhills!

Required Items to Bring:
A road-worthy bicycle (mountain bikes are fine - you can go at your own pace).
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
A vehicle with a bike rack

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.


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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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