Road Ride: Edmonton West Route - Jul23

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  • Date
    Sunday, 23 July, 2017
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 11:30 am MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton, Edmonton South
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Downtown Edmonton
    11904 104 Ave
    Edmonton, AB

Join our Riding Crew!

Skip the Sunday brunch and join us for an invigorating endurance road ride.

We rotate through 4 start locations:

  • Ardrossan Recreation Centre
  • Devon Tim Hortons
  • South Common MEC to Beaumont
  • Downtown MEC to St. Albert. 

*Please note the minimum age is 16 years*

Please note: these rides cover between 50K to 60K in 3 hours.  So although beginner riders are welcome, you should be able to maintain a pace of 20-25km/hour with a couple of big hills


This week: Edmonton West Route

Meeting Location: MEC Downtown: 11904 104 Ave

Distance: 51.4km

Terrain: city roads, rural roads, bike paths

Elevation Profile: + 450/ - 451m

Duration: 3 hours

Turn By Turn Instructions:

  • South 121 st. then east on 100 Ave.
  • West along Victoria Park Road and across the river via Groat Bridge --> up Emily Murphy Park Road
  • Turn west onto Saskatchewan Drive until just past 76 Avenue.  Connect to the bike path along the river.
  • Continue on the bike path (past John Hanzen) around Fort Edmonton and ride up Whitmeud Road --> turns into 58 Ave --> right on Whitmeud Rd.
  • Right on Riverbend Rd
  • Right on bike path (past Heath Rd) toward the river and across the bridge under the Anthony Henday.
  • Continue up the hill toward Cameron Heights and left onton Cameron Heights Drive.
  • Right on 184 St. --> turns into Maskekosihk Trail.
  • Keep on Trail --> it turns into Garden Valley Rd
  • Left (south) on Range Road 262
  • Left (east) on Township Rd 514 --> turns into 9 Ave SW
  • Left (north) on 207 St. SW --> turns into Quadrant Ave.  Left on 199 street.
  • Return along Makekosihk Trail east (right) to Cameron Heights and onto the bike path that crosses the river under the Anthony Henday.
  • Continue along bike path, crossing Rabbit Hill Rd to 119 st.  Head north (left) over the Whitemud and right on 51 Ave.
  • Left (north) on 115 st. past Foote Field and across Belgravia Rd using the pedestrian bridge.
  • Saskatchewan Drive to Emily Murphy Park Road, across Groat Bridge up Victoria Park Road
  • Left on 116 street.

DON'T FORGET TO TURN ON YOUR STRAVA!


Gear:

Please ensure that your bike is fully-tuned, lubed and road tested. Other requirements:

  • Road Bike
  • Helmet (mandatory)
  • Water
  • Spare tube and patch kit
  • Lots of energy
  • Sunglasses & Sunscreen (recommended)
  • ID & Debit/Credit card

Training:

We also have a Tuesday ride that lasts about 1.5 hours.  These start at the new MEC Downtown.  Please check events.mec.ca for more information.

This is a great way to train for MEC Century Ride.  Choose 60K, 100K or 160K distance for only $45. Register now.


Cancellations:

Please note that rides maybe cancelled due to inclement weather.  If it is raining, there are strong winds or the threat of thunderstorms exists, please call 780 488-6614 to see if the ride is cancelled.


HAND SIGNAL REVIEW:

 

 


Contact Josephine Baran (josephine.baran@mec.ca) with questions.