While most cycling clubs tend to cater only to those "HARDCORE" guys or gals, we're trying to do something
different. Taking some inspiration from the feedback from participants in the Cure for Cancer Ride, we'll be concentrating on welcoming those people
who don't (YET) consider themselves hardcore Cyclists.
Once you know you love cycling, how do you learn more of the area's trails and meet other riders? Where are the trails? What should I wear? How do I develop skills and stamina? Well, in Cochrane we're extremely
fortunate to have some key members of the club who genuinly want to welcome people to the sport/lifestyle of cycling.
To offer a "well rounded" club, we do have some serious competitors - so if that is your background, we'd love to hear from you.
Join Us. Experience a wonderful sport. Enjoy the mountains. Meet new friends. Be healthy. You won't finish anything if you don't start!
exists to enable you to “share the experience and love of biking’.
We envision a club that is warm, generous, social and friendly –like a brotherhood (except for boys AND girls!).
Our club embraces both mountain and road cyclists! While we try to be accomodating to all levels of rider, you should be comfortable riding for a
couple hours. Rides tend to get harder as the season progresses. For novice riders it will be important to get going with the club early in the season to
be able to work on stamina and technical skill at the same rate as the pace and route selection will increase in difficulty. Dedicated novice riders will see
a big increase in skill and strength through the season.
Club Membership costs $70. $40 for ABA General Membership, $30 to Bike Bros Cycling Club.
How to Sign Up
This is a 2 step process - both steps done through "Zone 4". Both of these steps must be taken - both signing up for the Club and for ABA (Alberta Bicycle Association membership which covers insurance).
Emergency ID information. All ride participants should have an identification card listing name, birth-date, Alberta health number, emergency contact name & number and any health related
issues we should know about (allergies, pre-existing conditions).
Show up on time
Make sure your bike is working before heading out
Be self sufficient - bring your own water, tools, tube, pump, proper clothing etc.
Ride within your limits
Ride single-file and under control when riding on roads or paths
Yield to pedestrians and equestrians
Riders going uphill have the right of way
If approaching pedestrians from behind - call out, "hello, may I pass on your left?" followed by, "thanks, I'm the last rider" or "thanks, XX riders still to come".
If approaching equestrians (people on horse-back), slow down then stop once you're 30 feet away and ask the horse rider how you should proceed.
Respect posted rules and instructions on trails Helmets are mandatory on club rides
Monday Night - Road Ride - intermediate+ men & women - out&back course
These rides leave from Bike Bros. between 6:00 and 6:30. If you're in the club you'll get the email with details.
The Monday road ride is a quick paced ride that can cater to slower folks. To make this possible, the rides are typically, "out and back"
rides with a defined time duration. Anyone who can't stay with the group can turn around at the halfway point (time-wise) and arrive back at the shop
at about the same time as other riders.
Tuesday Night - Mountain Bike Ride - intermediate+ men & women - typically at a trail within 45 minute drive.
With a different destination almost every week, this ride will help you discover new trails and meet people. This is a quick-paced
ride for intermediate or better riders (both fitness and technical ability).
Meeting place is typically** at Cochrane Ranche parking lot off HWY 1a at 6:30 however this is at
the ride-leader's discretion. Club member's will receive an email describing the ride, meeting place, additional details etc.
Thursday Night - Social Mountain Bike Ride - Novice+ men & women
This is the "all welcome" mountain ride. While it caters to a minimum Novice level rider, you should be comfortable with your gears and
the basics of riding off road.
An email is sent out by the ride leader to give more details about when, where, etc.