Sign-up Available on Sept 26 @ 8 am
NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME
Join Don & Ron as we explore the Fall colours of Fish Creek and the new community of Alpine Park
One steeper hill as we climb out of Fish Creek at Shawnee Slopes.
Long gradual hill as we head through Evergreen to Alpine Park.
Slight bit of shale as we take a loop around Shannon Terrace which can be eliminated by waiting for the group at Shannon Terrace as they come around.
Gradual inclines in Fish Creek.
A couple of major intersections on Fish Creek Blvd and the off ramp from Stoney
We will begin our journey at the Ranche Parking lot in Fish Creek meeting at 10:30 am to depart at 11:00 AM. We will head west from the Ranche to Glennfield where we will have a washroom break and pick up any riders that may want a slightly shorter ride.
CHANGED THE START TIME TO ALLOW IT TO WARM UP A BIT.
We will then head west to Shaw Meadows area with a short info stop at the first industrial site in Fish Creek. We will then head up out of Fish Creek at Shawnee slopes and head through Shawnee to Evergreen with a short washroom break at 7-11 before continuing across Stoney and into Alpine Park with a circle around the new community and the pond.
We will then head back across Stoney to connect with the Roller Coaster in Fish Creek behind Evergreen Estates where we might speed a little depending on other pathway users.. After the roller coaster we will come out by the Gardens of Sanderson Ridge to head down into Fish Creek at Marshal Springs and travel through Bebo Grove and Shannon Terrace with a short loop at Shannon Terrace by the Environmental learning centre and the Herpetariums of Fish Creek. We will then head east towards Votier Flats that was the entertainment district of Fish Creek and home of a racetrack.
Continuing our journey East with a brief stop at Glennfield before continuing to the end at the Ranche.
The total ride will be approximately 35 km to the Ranche or 26 km if anybody starts and ends at Glennfield.
We will try to keep the speed around 18- 20 km on the flat sections with no hills or wind. Nobody will be left behind.
Depending on time we will have lunch either at Bebo Grove or Shannon Terrace. Washrooms at both locations.
Bring your helmet, lunch, water, medical card and your enthusiasm. If you are signed up and find you have to cancel, just put your FLC number in again and click “cancel sign up”. If the ride is cancelled you will receive an e mail notice by 8:00 AM on the day of the ride. The website will also show ride as CANCELLED.
If you are starting at Glennfield text or call Don at 403-519-1806
Directions for Starting points:
Ranche : Drive south on Bow Bottom Trail past 146 Ave. SE. Watch for The Ranche sign on the right side, enter and drive into the first parking lot. Address is 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE.
Glennfield : The Glennfield parking lot is accessed from Bannister Road just east of Greengate Garden Centre and across from McInnes & Holloway Funeral Home.
Meeting Location: Ranche Parking Lot south on Bow Bottom Trail past 146 Ave. SE.
Leader: Don M/Ron A 403-519-1806
Sweep: Hazel B
There is a maximum of 24 riders on this ride.
It is now after 8:00am on the day of the ride. To cancel, please contact the leader directly.