Come wintertime, Calgary's famous Multi-use Pathway System (MUP) turns into an epic snowy singletrack network the traverses this city in every direction. You can literally ride completely around Calgary on the trail networks.
Todays ride started in Edworthy Park, heading west along the tracks to the Calgary Olympic Park "Eastlands" cross country trail network, and back again.
|Eastlands Trail Map|
But once at the top of the trails the real fun began with the downhills offering nothing but slip sliding fun, snow covered bridges, and even a babling brook down the Oasis trail.
|Dead car on Beater.|
Once at the bottom I decided to head back the way I came out except instead of riding along the tracks I decided to pop into the Sidetrack trail which basically parallels the tracks but runs up high on a tight little single track. There were other bike tracks present and it also looked like some folks have been working on the trail to open up the tight areas - cool! They even created a new link about halfway along that smoothes out the trail no matter which direction you ride it.
The Eastlands Trails are easily accessed via the parking area at the bottom of Sarcee Trail and are a fine enough place to start. The trail network can be ridden in a few different ways offering a couple loop options depending on where you decide to go.
A Strava map of the entire ride is here.
We have a small handful of fatbikes available for rent - just call the shop for availability.