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, all cyclists meet at a designated location and choose their cycling group and route on the day. Special rides to places like Elk Island, Fort Saskatchewan and Red Deer are also offered, as well as a couple of overnight cycling tours (e.g., Canmore, Calgary).
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.
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.
For more information on the summer cycling activities, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.