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Raising Little Rippers in the Bow Valley

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.

Biggest storm in decades batters cities, towns and trails

posted in: Alberta Floods | 4

If you haven’t heard or seen the images from the storm that has battered most of southern Alberta, including Calgary, Canmore, Moose Mountain and West Bragg Creek, then you must be living in a bubble. Over the last 48 hours many cities and towns across southern Alberta have declared a state of emergency and have evacuated areas in danger of being swept away by overflowing creeks and rivers.

Wet weather got you down?

posted in: Mountain Biking | 3

Despite all the rain, there is plenty of great biking to be had in the Bow Valley as we head into June. Even though places like West Bragg Creek and Moose Mountain might be too muddy to ride after a downpour, all you need to do is look to Canmore and Banff to get out on your bike. For more info on trails best ridden after the rain has fallen, read on.

Something BIG is brewing in Banff

posted in: Mountain Biking | 0

A few months ago I reported on a new downhill trail, the first of its kind, being built in Banff National Park. Today I’m happy to share with you the progress the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance (BVMBA) has made on the trail since work began in late June. I spent a few hours volunteering to help the trail builders move along and can’t believe the amount of work that has gone into building this sweet and very burly trail.

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