To Ride or Not To Ride: This was the question on my mind all morning. I watched as the temperatures in Canmore reached a high of 6 degrees, and wondered if I should take a break from work and head out for a spin.
Summer is finally here – bring sunscreen, lots of water and don’t forget your bear spray. Nordic Centre trails are dry, hard and fast. Great conditions to take your bike out for a spin up or down your favorite trail. New trail junction signs are out; now it is even harder to get lost!
The rain spells didn’t affect the Nordic Centre trails, which are still hard packed and in good condition. The trail crew brought out more trail filler on Baby Beluga to fix the drainage problem last week. While new trail junction signs were put up last week to help you find your way around the plethora of trails!
Despite the wet weather that has been plaguing our summer, the trails are in great condition and we only have a few puddles that seem to be drying out quickly. Recent wind storms have caused a few trees to fall, so if you spot one on the trail, please report it to the Information Counter in the day lodge so we can remove it as soon as possible.
All of the trails are in great condition (hard and dry) and the few puddles created by the thunderstorms have dried out quickly.
The 24 Hours of Adrenalin is fast approaching and the trails are very busy as a result with people pre-riding the race course. Please alert others to your presence by making lots of noise when you’re riding (all trails are two-way).
I took a spin around the course today, making a mental note of the various sections, and here is my synopsis of what to expect. I trust the information provided will serve to be useful to you; the Racer or Spectator.
Canmore Nordic Centre trail report for the week of July 11: All of the trails are in great condition – hard and dry. A few puddles can be found, caused by the showers last week, but they are quickly drying out. Trails are getting quite busy, especially on weekends, with the 24 Hours of Adrenalin and Mountain Bike National Championships fast approaching. Please make lots of noise when you’re riding (all trails are two-way) to alert others to your presence and to avoid bear encounters.
The warm weather is drying out the trails nicely, aside from the spring runoff from Mt. Rundle which is keeping the upper trails moist. Whether you’re hiking, running or biking, please stay off muddy trails to prevent trail damage. The lower trails are mostly dry, with a few muddy sections, and offer an alternative to the wet and muddy sections found higher up.
Trail conditions for the week of June 27: The single track trails are drying out, after the mixed weather from last week. Environment Canada is predicting sunshine for the upcoming week, so this should help.