Date: July 26th, 2014
The Location: Bragg Creek bills itself at the ‘Gateway to Outdoor Adventure in Kananaskis’. Winter or summer, this hamlet SW of Calgary has something for every outdoor enthusiast. What can you expect in Bragg Creek? A picturesque mountain town perfectly placed in the foothills of the Rockies.
The Plan: Kick off your morning with a short drive to the start line SW of Calgary. Ride classic Kananaskis Country trails built and maintained by groups like the Moose Mountain Bike Trail Society, Greater Bragg Creek Trails Association, and the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. After a finish in the heart of K-Country we’ll send you off on a relaxing drive to world famous Canmore where we’ll have dinner and awards waiting for you. Head out for a relaxing evening on Main Street.
The Clear Directional Drilling Stage: Combining Kananaskis Country’s classic front-range singletrack with newer purpose-built mountain bike singletrack, Clear Directional Drilling Solutions Stage 1 will start outside of the hamlet of Bragg Creek at the West Bragg Creek trailhead.
Highlights include descents on Ridgeback, Race of Spades and Strange Brew with some challenging climbs and great views mixed in. Race of Spades will be the first of four timed descents for the week.
All routes are subject to change at any time to allow for permit approval, quality control and safety of the riders.
Elevation Gain: 1800m
Route Maps: Click HERE for pdf.
Google Earth Flyover:
Family Entertainment: Looking for something to do while Mom, Dad or significant other are on the trail?
- Check out some of the local hiking trails like Alder Trail, Allen Bill Pond, or Elbow Falls (to name just a few)
- Play a round of golf at Wintergreen Golf Course or Redwood Meadows Golf and Country Club
- Shop at some of the quaint local antique and art stores
- Have a beer on the patio at a local watering hole.
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