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COCHRANE TOURISM: BIKING DAZE – CochraneToday.ca 2020-09-19Leave a comment

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BIKING DAZE Autumn in Cochrane is shaping as much as beat historic averages within the climate division.


Autumn in Cochrane is shaping as much as beat historic averages within the climate division. In fact it wouldn’t be early fall with out an early snowfall, however let’s put that behind us and get away the bicycles for some seasonal biking.

Native trails

Mitford Park Loop via Riverfront Park is 2.4 km of straightforward and scenic bike paths alongside the Bow River. and the Cochrane Ranche trails will get you warmed up for the tougher 9.3 km loop at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. Right here’s an excellent hyperlink to extra of the favored routes within the Cochrane space: TrailForks.

New bike park!

Cochrane’s latest pump monitor/stream park within the lot behind the Garmin constructing on Bow Avenue broke floor a yr in the past and is now open –for bike fanatics of all ages and talent ranges. Should you’re not acquainted with the time period, “pump monitor,” it’s normally a artifical circuit of rollers, banked turns and options designed to be ridden utterly by riders “pumping”—producing momentum by up and down physique actions, as a substitute of pedalling or pushing (thanks, Wikipedia). As for “stream,” suppose down-hill pump monitor. Members of Bike Cochrane say the course is nicely value the price of membership: annual household cross is $80, $40 for people.

Group riders

There are a variety of outfits that provide MTB using experiences within the Cochrane space:

  1. Shred Sisters – devoted to bettering girls’s mountain biking expertise. Select from weekly applications, weekend workshops and retreats. Non-public classes can be found if you wish to polish your expertise earlier than hitting the paths.
  2. Calgary Mountain Biking Meetup Group – Be a part of this meet up group and test the calendar for MTB using occasions close to you.
  3. Calgary NW Fatbike Group – Each Tuesday, this bunch will get collectively for a enjoyable social journey round 12 Mile Coulee in Tuscany. Journey at your personal tempo after which end off the night at a neighborhood pub.
  4. Flow Mountain Bike Adventures – this group affords teaching and guiding companies. Are you prepared for a motorcycle packing vacation?

Wild and fantastic

We’re blessed to be so near Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, which has plenty of paved paths but additionally dust and gravel paths to discover. Mark your calendar – lower than a month away is the park’s Wild and Wonderful Wildlife Bike Ride, October 16th, from 9:30 a.m. to midday. Riders will convene within the parking zone after which bike to the Quarry, stopping alongside the best way to share tales of the wildlife that decision Glenbow house. Prizes to be gained and swag available! Convey the entire household however please know that youngsters should have the ability to bike a ten km distance. Electrical bikes welcome. Value is $10 for adults, $5 for youths. Use this hyperlink to register:  ADULT REGISTRATION,CHILD REGISTRATION.

New on the town

Big Hill Cycle, who not too long ago opened store at 1121, 116 Grande Boulevard is the most recent addition to the Cochrane biking scene. They concentrate on bike servicing, soup to nuts, so after (or earlier than) all of your autumn biking come on down and get that tune-up (and take a look at to not drool over their intensive new and used stock). This can be a household bike store – ask about their Junior Commerce-In program.

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