West Bragg - Kestrel exploration - Sun, Jul 5 2020

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West Bragg - Kestrel exploration (7/5/2020)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Cycle - MTB
Event Location: West Bragg
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jul 5 2020  9:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jul 5 2020 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:approx 3 hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Grant P
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:8
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 5 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Covid Notice:
1) Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
2) Are you showing any symptoms, been in contact with a confirmed case, or been tested positive at all?
3) Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation?

Please answer these questions in the comments section during the sign-up process, in addition to signing the waiver. Your coordinator has been instructed to remove you from the event if you do not answer or comply with these questions. Failure to follow the guidelines could result in you being evicted from the event even after it has commenced. Your coordinator has this discretion and you could be reported to the club if you create problems. The COC is attempting to keep all members safe and asks for your respect during these difficult times. If you do not wish to follow these temporary restrictions you should not sign up but are welcome to continue after the restrictions have been removed.

Can we beat the weather?
Once again the weathermen seem pessimistic but last weekend we had beautiful weather, despite their assertions of rain.The forecast seems to vary depending on which source you look at but the morning seems good at least.
We'll start earlier and finish hopefully before the weather turns.

There will be an element of exploration. A couple weeks ago we found a new trail out of Sibbald Flats. I believe we found the Tom Snow end of the new Kestrel Trail. This weekend we'll see if we can find the other end.
We'll start up Snowshoe and over to Bragging Rights, to get us onto Merlin View. Around the far end of Merlin View we will see if we find the start of Kestrel. We'll explore Kestrel as an out and back, before returning to Merlin View, then back to the cars.
We will ride as a loose group and regroup to stay together as needed.

This will be a slower paced event because I'm a slacker. By waiting for people to keep up, even though there are some hills on this route, we will make it a pace suitable for novices. I'd say you have to be as fit as me but that's not saying much because I push my bike up hills too.
Distance and elevation are unknown with the exploration of Kestrel but likely 15-20km and with the ups and downs elevation may be 500m or more. This makes it suitable for in shape beginners or slacker intermediates like myself.
Feel free to contact me with questions.

Required Items to Bring:
Required Items to Bring:

- Mountain Bike
- Helmet **NO EXCEPTIONS**
- Snacks and water
- Clothing for all weather conditions
- Bear spray recommended, if you have it

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Tools, Tube and Pump
Bug spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Convoying or car sharing can be arranged by participants.
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