Coordinator: Robert Somerville
Type of Ride: Road Intermediate to Advanced- Anticipated Pace 20-23 KM/h
Distance: 79 km
Elevation gain: 522 metres
Can be Windy!
We start from the Madden Community Center(Arena), heading North on Range Road(RR) 30 until TownShip(TR) Road 292. Turn East on TR-292. Turn North on RR-14. At Carstairs (at the intersection with the Shell Gas Station) we cross the Railway Tracks (to the east of intersection ), and head North on HWY 2A. Turn West on HWY 582 into Didsbury. Stay to the left at the Zion Church intersection, transition to 20th Ave, and follow it to 17th-19th street were there is the Didsbury Arena Complex one block north of 20th ave. ,where washrooms , and water are located inside, and also picnic tables outside(see map) . Immediately to the North of the arena on 20th Ave. there is a Subway on the north side of 20th Ave. and a Hamburger stand across the street, were lunch may be purchased . Continue west on 20th Ave to 23 St/RR-20 to TR-310 , turn West. At Hwy 766, turn south, until TR-290, turn East for about a mile. Turn South on RR-30 , back to the start point at Madden Arena.
There will be no sweep, but we will regroup at important intersections.
Bring water, appropriate bike repair tools and supplies, and possible riding snacks (and lunch ,if not buying food at Didsbury establishments) .
The Madden Golf Course should be open for possible refreshments( IE brews) at the end of the ride.