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Bike The Birkie Course: Cooking Lake / Blackfoot Provincial Park (Blackfoot Lake Trailhead) (11/3/2019)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Bike
Event Location: North East side of Cooking Lake / Blackfoot - Blackfoot Lake trailhead
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Nov 3 2019  9:45 AM
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 9 2019 11:30:00 PM
Event Duration:Up to 6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Coordinator(s): Mark G
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Member Cost:Voluntary Donation Only (See Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:14
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 5 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

The Cooking Lake / Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area is a large area located to the East of Edmonton near Elk Island, with an extensive network of scenic trails - see the info below:

Cooking Lake / Blackfoot info

We will head there for up to 4 hours or so of exploring! This is the same staging area where the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival starts from (in February), and we hope to bike around the course.
The Blackfoot Lake trailhead is accessed off Hwy 16 (Yellowhead Highway), and is located a short distance to the east of the Ukranian Village turnoff - it is clearly signposted.
Journey time from Edmonton is approx 45 minutes each way.

We are meeting at the Blackfoot Lake trailhead at 9:45 am.

Bring sufficient water/snacks, and suitable clothing/footwear for anything the weather might throw at us! (including waterproofs...)

Required Items to Bring:
  • Water
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Suitable clothing / footwear for any weather conditions that may arise
  • Bike and helmet
  • Recommended Items to Bring:
    Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
    **Mountain bike**

    How to Get There:
    Event Directions:From Edmonton, head east on Hwy 16 (Yellowhead Highway) and past Elk Island.
    A short distance beyond Elk Island and the turnoff for the Ukranian Village, you will see a sign for the Blackfoot Lake trailhead on the right (south).
    Follow this road to the parking lot.


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