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MTB Around Rundle - Nevermind the hill (8/18/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - MTB
Event Location: Free parking lot at 6th Ave and 7th Street, Canmore
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Aug 18 2018  10:00 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Aug 18 2018 6:00:00 AM
Event Duration:3.5 hours + extras
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, All Ages Welcome
Maximum Group Size:10
Maximum No. Guests:1
Minimum Group Size:3
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:1
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

We will be doing a circumnavigation of Mt Rundle by way of the Goat Creek Trail from the Canmore end, through Banff, then returning to Canmore via the paved Legacy Trail.

The Canmore Hill is a narrow gravel road that sees frequent vehicle traffic and is dusty and unpleasant to ride up, therefore we will be utilizing a group shuttle from downtown Canmore to the trailhead. Later we will use vehicles left in Canmore to retrieve vehicles left at the trailhead. For this reason participants who can drive and who can transport bikes/people will take priority on the event list, possibly over others previously registered. Alternatively the group size may be increased at the coordinators discretion to accommodate additional drivers.

Road construction in the Canmore hill may delay our travel if it is still happening. We will also be making a stop for food/refreshments during or more likely afterwards while vehicles are being retrieved. This could extend our event time beyond the posted ride time. The refreshment stop is part of the event and carpooling/retrieving means early departures will not work. Please do not be in a hurry to return to the city or have plans for after the event, or please do not register for this event.

Total distance is approx 50km.
This consists of about 18km of double track down Goat Creek of an easy to moderate technical nature ending behind the Banff Springs Hotel. Then a few kilometers through Banff to meet up to the Legacy Trail. The Legacy Trail is a paved 3m wide pathway 22km long and has now been extended from the park boundary into Canmore. A couple km of on street riding returns us to the start point in downtown Canmore.

Although the riding is probably around 3+ hours, because of shuttling, retrieving, refreshments, and travel time, you can consider this an all day event.

Note that the rough surface of Goat Creek means that road bikes, cruisers, and similar bikes are unsuitable for this event. Please contact the coordinator if you need to clarify this point.

Required Items to Bring:

- Mountain Bike
- Helmet **NO EXCEPTIONS**
- Water
- Tools, Tube and Pump
- Clothing for all weather conditions
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Personal first aid kit
- Camera
- Bear Spray

How to Get There:
From there we shuttle up the hill to the trailhead

Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):210Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 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 $48.30 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Tuesday, June 2, 2020). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.

Shuttles and retrievals are important on this event. Please answer the carpool question on how many people and bikes you can transport.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Event fee of $3, unless you are a volunteer or a premier member.
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!