• Roam The Foothills Gravel Cycling Tour July 7-9 2020
    When
    July 7 2020
    Where
    Departing from BikeBike (map)
    Description
    We’ll pedal through rolling farmland, expansive ranchlands, and eventually make our way to the base of the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. View Details

    As we ramble our way along quiet country lanes and secondary roads — with the accompanying van hauling most of our gear to our campsites — we’ll traverse grassland ridges, coast along broad valleys, and slip through roads that are closed to all vehicular traffic. We’ll ride in the tracks of pioneer ranchers – including the famous “Black Cowboy” John Ware, the hunting and foraging grounds of the first peoples of these lands, and explore hidden valleys only accessible by the most intrepid explorers. With very little vehicle traffic, we’ll visit local food and drink producers, enjoy the local hospitality in the villages of Turner Valley and Black Diamond, and work our way up the Sheep River Valley — just you, your bicycle, and some of the most majestic countryside in Southern Alberta.

    Overview
    3 Days Of Cycling
    3 Nights Of Camping
    All Meals and Snacks
    Ground Transportation
    Road Book and Bike Mounted GPS Routing
    Safety Pizza and Buff
    The Foothills directly southwest of Calgary are a hidden-in-plain-sight cycling mecca for both roadie types and adventurous gravel road explorers. We’ll pedal through rolling farmland, expansive ranchlands, and eventually make our way to the base of the front range of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. As we ramble our way along quiet country lanes and secondary roads — with the accompanying van hauling most of our gear to our campsites — we’ll traverse grassland ridges, coast along broad valleys, and slip through roads that are closed to all vehicular traffic. We’ll ride in the tracks of pioneer ranchers – including the famous “Black Cowboy” John Ware, the hunting and foraging grounds of the first peoples of these lands, and explore hidden valleys only accessible by the most intrepid explorers. With very little vehicle traffic, we’ll visit local food and drink producers, enjoy the local hospitality in the villages of Turner Valley and Black Diamond, and work our way up the Sheep River Valley — just you, your bicycle, and some of the most majestic countryside in Southern Alberta.
    $695
    Book your spot HERE
  • She/Her/WTF Only Bikepacking For Beginners
    When
    July 18 2020
    Where
    Departs from BikeBike (map)
    Description
    She/Her/WTF Bikepacking For Beginners is designed to provide an accessible and safe format for Women/Trans/Fem bike touring curious to find their way into the exciting world of adventure cycling/bike touring in a safe, on an almost entirely car-free route, fun, and welcoming environment. View Details
    Attendees will be expected to carry all their own gear, food, and water and be self-sufficient.
    You must be able to confidently cycle 40+kms or around 2-3 hours out to our campsite and back again in the morning.
    We'll ride out to our camp spot, stay the night, then pedal home the next morning. Don't worry if you don't have all the gear. Just sign up for the trip. The next step is that we can help evaluate your set-up and help you acquire (purchase, rent, borrow) the pieces you might need.
    Once we arrive in camp, our guides will lead a discussion about all thing bikecamping covering a wide range of topics.
    All Wild Rose Adventures Trip Leaders are certified in First Aid and CPR and have years of bike touring experience.
    A separate Orientation Class roughly 1-2 weeks prior which is also included which we will schedule separately. We will also provide you with a suggested gear list.

    $75
    Sign up HERE