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Mar 27, 2020

Physical Distancing Road Loops In Calgary

Cities around the world are realizing that while we all need to work hard to reduce our contact with each other to slow down the spread of COVID-19 - so called social distancing or physical distancing - our cities and towns have given over so much of our road space to the automobile that it is almost impossible to maintain the 2 metre spacing on many of our sidewalks, urban shopping areas, and recreational pathways.

Feb 22, 2020

Benno Ebikes - True Sport Utility Bicycles

Benno's range of electric bikes are truly unique in their design. Blending elements from large, heavy cargo bikes as well as positioning and styling cues from traditional bicycle design, Benno's electric assist bicycles flatten hills, shortens distances, blunts headwinds and lightens cargo weight, leaving only the joy of two wheels.

Sep 5, 2019

Is Electric Bikepacking Is The New Black? - The Final Chapter

Ebike designs are getting crazy and we decided that we'd see how crazy we could get with by heading deep into the forest service roads of eastern British Columbia.

For more perspective on the potential fun and potential limitations that ebikes can offer bike touring and bikepacking adventurers - have a look at these other trips we've done.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Scroll past the video for images and trip details.

Jul 30, 2019

Bikepacking Old Porcupine's Choice Loop Alberta Canada

It might have been about 2-1/2 years ago when, on a winter's day off I asked Nadia if she'd join me for a day in the car exploring some country roads I saw in the backroads map book I have. On this day we ended up finding one of the most lovely country roads I have ever had the pleasure of driving and so it began: Trying to loop together a new gravel/bikepacking route on roads (I was sure) that most local cyclists - even the adventurous ones hadn't ridden.

Further map studying showed me there was, what looked like, a road that ran north-south, west of the Forestry Trunk Road in the Livingstone PLUZ and after some more car-based exploring I was convinced it was there.

The last piece of the puzzle was some more car-based exploring of the Skyline Road in the Porcupine Hills PLUZ this past Spring. BOOM! A loop was possible.

So here is the ride report. My buddy Connor agreed to ride it with me and we set off on a Friday night after work so we could start early the next day.

Jul 3, 2019

Bikepacking The Devil's Gap Alberta Canada

Last year, a few of us rode from the Waiprous area out to the Ghost River Valley to spend the night and I was blown away with how beautiful, rugged, and remote the place seemed. Fast forward about a year and here we are.

For the last 3 years, my brother and I (and sometimes a few others) plan a bike trip of some kind. Getting away for a week like we did for the Castlegar -> Pentiction trip is a little harder now as he has 2 little tykes at home so it was decided to go for a shorter trip together to keep the streak alive.

So, with these things in mind we decided to do something a few days shorter, a little closer to home, and something neither of us had done before.

May 22, 2019

The BikeBike Passport Rides - Fish Creek Loop

This ride is part of our "BikeBike Passport" rides around Calgary. Complete all the rides earn a special BikeBike prize. 

All rides are mostly off-street/pathway and are of varying lengths/difficulty level to accommodate all of you that love adventures.

The longer routes do require some level of route finding/navigating as Calgary does not yet have very good (well, barely any actually) route finding system. We've attached links to Map My Ride/Strava routes to make it really easy to use your smartphone. 

Other rides in the series - 

Distance: 60kms
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Hard: Some hills, wind, distance.
Estimated Time: 2-1/2hrs - 5hrs