Route 66 from Winter Gate - Slow-Paced Early-Season Ride - Sat, May 8 2021

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Route 66 from Winter Gate - Slow-Paced Early-Season Ride (5/8/2021)

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED:Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership free and lower cost events).

The Basics:
STATUS: Cancelled - Show on Calendar (until date passes)
Event Type:Cycle - Road
Event Location: Highway 66 Winter Gate at Elbow Falls
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 8 2021  10:00 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, May 8 2021 7:00:00 AM
Event Duration:~ 4-5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Brent Stephens (Polé Polé)
Rhonda S
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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: 2 (Log in to see who's signed up.)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

NOTE that event registration is closed until May 5 for two reasons: (1) so that when you answer the COVID questionnaire below, your answers will be current, and (2) because I will be monitoring weather and conditions and may cancel or change the event if conditions aren't favorable for the ride.

COVID-19 Questionnaire:
Participation in this event is conditional upon the acceptance and adherence to COC COVID-19 protocols (see link at the top of our home page). Failure to comply with these protocols may result in removal from this event and/or future events.

Please answer the following questions in the comments section during the sign-up process, in addition to signing the waiver:

  • Have you travelled in the last 14 days?
  • Are you showing any symptoms (fever, cough, loss of taste or smell) of COVID-19, flu or cold?
  • Have you been in contact with a confirmed or presumptive case of COVID-19, or with someone who has any symptoms of COVID-19, flu or cold?
  • Have you tested positive in the last 10 days or are you waiting for COVID-19 test results?
  • Are you associated with a setting that is currently having an outbreak and been instructed to get tested or self-isolate?
  • Have you read and understood the current restrictions that are club policy during the COVID-19 situation?

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.
- 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.


- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify our Content Editor(s), Wendy W and Lynda H., at

Cost & Payment:
Voluntary Donations:Although there is no cost for this event, please note that the club survives on voluntary donations. Please consider making a donation based on the value you feel you receive from the club. See our How You Can Help page for more information.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance: