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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. After all it wouldn’t be early fall with out an early snowfall, however let’s put that behind us and escape the bicycles for some seasonal biking.

Native trails

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

New bike park!

Cochrane’s latest pump observe/movement park within the lot behind the Garmin constructing on Bow Road broke floor a yr in the past and is now open –for bike fanatics of all ages and talent ranges. In the event you’re not acquainted with the time period, “pump observe,” it’s often 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 “movement,” suppose down-hill pump observe. Members of Bike Cochrane say the course is effectively value the price of membership: annual household go is $80, $40 for people.

Group riders

There are a selection of outfits that supply MTB driving experiences within the Cochrane space:

  1. Shred Sisters – devoted to bettering ladies’s mountain biking abilities. Select from weekly packages, weekend workshops and retreats. Personal classes can be found if you wish to polish your abilities earlier than hitting the paths.
  2. Calgary Mountain Biking Meetup Group – Be a part of this meet up group and examine the calendar for MTB driving occasions close to you.
  3. Calgary NW Fatbike Group – Each Tuesday, this bunch will get collectively for a enjoyable social experience round 12 Mile Coulee in Tuscany. Trip at your individual tempo after which end off the night at an area pub.
  4. Flow Mountain Bike Adventures – this group presents teaching and guiding providers. Are you prepared for a motorbike packing vacation?

Wild and great

We’re blessed to be so near Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, which has numerous paved paths but in addition 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 way in which 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 kids should be capable to bike a ten km distance. Electrical bikes welcome. Price 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 specialise in bike servicing, soup to nuts, so after (or earlier than) all of your autumn biking come on down and get that tune-up (and check out 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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