Ride Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Distance: 38.1 Km
Estimated time: 1 hour and 45 minutes based on cycling speed of 20 km/hr
Elevation Gain: 331 m
Maximum Elevation: 1210 m
Maximum Grade: 6.6% uphill grade, 6.6% downhill grade on the trip to the river valley on Range Road 32
Best Parking Option:
Springbank Middle School – during non-school hours. The Callaway Park parking lot during school days
Points of Interest:
A beautiful view of the Bow River on the descend down the river valley on Range Road 32.
Very ritzy acreage homes…if you are in to that.
Use caution on the Hwy 1 overpass.
Comments from our test riders:
Beginner Road Cyclist: Very easy ride.
Intermediate Road Cyclist: Not much for a challenge here, but a good training route for a weekday evening. We saw many cycling groups out training on our ride!
Expert Road Cyclist: Too short for me!!! But I do train here.
What to expect from this ride
This is a fun ride recommended for beginner cyclists which gives a chance to get out of the city and introduce you to cycling relatively quiet country roads. We recommend this ride on mid-day weekdays, after dinner on weekdays or weekends. This route should be avoided when the acreage owners are rushing home from work on weekdays, ~4-6 pm.
Meander through North Springbank with its super smooth pavement making ascents easier and descents faster. This is a great place to practice riding in a pace line…but only on the quieter roads.
This ride is a great early season ride and for weekday training. We have ridden this route as early as February during a nice winter chinook. This area can get windy! Looking at the bright side, it will give you a good chance to practice edging during cross winds!