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It is approximately 150 km in total from the Oldman Falls to Fort MacLeod. This will take us around 4-5 hours of cycling on the first day, and 7-8 hours on the second, plus scheduled rest and snack breaks. The elevation gain/loss over the two days is about 1,350 m up (distributed over a number of short sections) and 2,125 m down, for a net elevation difference of approximately -775 m. No single part of this trip is especially difficult, however the two combined days make for a long adventure, and the total length may prove challenging for some people.
Once on the road, AWA takes participants’ safety seriously. We will take care to ride at a pace that accommodates everyone who is signed up (with appropriate breaks).
You will need your own bicycle and camping gear. Dinner and breakfast at the campsite will be provided, however you will be responsible for lunches, snacks, water etc. to eat along the route. Bring bear spray for the parts where we will be in or near the mountains.
Weather can be variable, so participants will need to be prepared for different conditions, temperatures, precipitation, etc. The adventure coordinator will have tools and spare parts available in case of mechanical issues.
The support vehicle will carry camping gear to the campsite. Participants should anticipate using small panniers (“bike bags”) or a light day pack to carry basic light gear (including raingear and food, as above) with them on the road.
The trip will be along both paved (3/5) and gravel (2/5) roads. Your bike should be one that you are comfortable riding on gravel for lengthy sections.
There will be a required meeting with the coordinator prior to the adventure to ensure all participants have suitable equipment. Any concerns can be covered at this time.
This will be a long two-day trip, however support will be provided (including transportation of camping gear to the campsite). It is approximately 150km in total from the Oldman Falls to Fort MacLeod. This will take us around 4-5 hours of cycling on the first day, and 7-8 hours on the second, plus scheduled rest and snack breaks.
The adventure coordinator is an experienced bikepacker. This adventure is open to a wide variety of experience levels, and there will be a required meetup with the leader before the trip to assess participants’ fitness, ensure their bicycles are in sufficient shape to make the trip, and cover related concerns.
Once on the road, AWA takes participants’ safety seriously. We will take care to ride at a pace that accommodates everyone who is signed up.
It will be a 2-day trip, scheduled for September 19 & 20 (this is a Monday-Tuesday). It will cover 150km over those two days:
- Day 1 will be about 50km on gravel, mostly downhill
- Day 2 will be about 100km on a mix of gravel and (mostly) paved road, generally flat with an overall downhill trend
We will follow the route of the upper Oldman River from the headwaters by the Oldman River Falls, near the continental divide, downhill and through the Livingstone Gap where it comes out of the mountains, then past the Oldman Reservoir, with a stop at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, and ending at Fort MacLeod.
The meeting spot will be in Fort MacLeod on Monday morning, where vehicles can be left overnight. Transportation will will be provided to take us up to the Falls, where we will bike as above, camping overnight near the Livingstone Gap before returning to the cars in Fort MacLeod Tuesday evening.
Monday’s transportation (from Fort MacLeod to the Falls) will be provided, as will transportation of tents & overnight gear; and there will be a support vehicle available in case of issues/emergencies.
A map of the route follows, including points/features of interest and planned stops along the way (KML available on request):
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