As of June 1, 2021, weekly cycling and golf have resumed within public health measures. Stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for your patience and flexibility in navigating these changing times and helping to keep each other safe!
From May through October, members of the Rocky Mountain Seniors Ski Club are offered the opportunity to keep their skiing muscles in shape with bike rides in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. Cycling with our club is also an excellent way to socialize and meet new friends!
RMSSC cycling is for all levels of cycling ability and experience! We offer green, blue and black groups & routes. All routes include a stop somewhere for coffee or other refreshments. Here's how the groups differ from one another:
Most years, rides are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from May through early October. All cyclists meet at a designated location no later than 9:45 a.m. for 10 a.m. departure, and choose their cycling group and route for the day. Group size is limited to 15 maximum. Guests are welcome to join a ride once per season, provided: They have appropriate equipment; there is space in an appropriate-level group; the Group Leader agrees to have them join; and they sign a waiver before starting the ride.
During the pandemic, the Club modified the program to limit contacts. RMSSC cyclists now register online early in the season with a fixed group of 10 or fewer riders, including a group leader. Each group chooses its own start locations, meet times, routes and ride leaders. Feedback has been great! Members love the flexibility & opportunity to form stronger bonds with others in their group. The Club will continue to monitor AHS recommendations and tailor future cycling to best serve RMSSC members.
The Club plans a few day trips each year to places like Elk Island National Park, Red Deer and Fort Saskatchewan. In pre- and post-pandemic times, these rides include a social gathering. Events are announced in our Ski Tracks newsletter and RMSSC This Week e-bulletins.
Multi-day trips to destinations such as Canmore & Calgary are typically offered a couple of times a year.
WHAT YOU NEED TO RIDE
Helmets are mandatory! A good, well maintained bike, adds to the enjoyment. Most cyclists prefer a hybrid or mountain-style bike. Routes include a number of trails in the North Saskatchewan River valley and the Sturgeon River valley. We also ride in other areas of Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and St. Albert.
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