If you have a little ripper of you own that you’d like to see biking the trails across the Bow Valley, below are Tanya Koob’s suggestions for first rides. Some of them are paved and serve to build endurance, while others offer an introduction to easy gravel, dirt, and single track riding.
Mother Nature has been lifting her long white winter dress, seducing us with the hopefulness of spring. As the trails slowly unfurl themselves from the grasp of winter’s chokehold, slowly revealing themselves one by one, we can learn to appreciate each one again. Embrace spring.
If you ever thought that, as a female, going into a car dealership was a pain, try riding mountain bikes. Charlene Belanger has created a hilarious and illuminating list of some of the problems that female mountain bikers face.
Winter is in full swing in the Bow Valley and if it gives you the biking blues don’t despair. Have another hot chocolate and consider straddling a Bigfoot to lift your despair. BP reviews the Norco Bigfoot and provides tips on where to ride fat bikes in the Bow Valley.
So you blinked and missed summer and now the first snows have started to fall. Don’t panic or pack your bike away yet though as late fall and winter have some great riding options – they just need a lot more careful planning than the ‘everything is great’ months of July-September.
Spring has made a few attempts at breaking through and you’ve dug out the bike from the back of the shed. But where to ride? Which trails are most likely to clear snow first and don’t turn to ugly bogs after the inevitable Spring monsoons?