Welcome to the New EVCC web page! 

After months of work by a number of people we are very excited to share the new web page with you. You will notice that many of the features of the site haven't changed - there are lots of familiar things like the event calendar. We're also excited to share some new  features with you. 

If you are already a member for 2019, your membership is active and you are all set for the year. Please take a moment to login and update your user profile and make sure your information is correct. 

If you haven't renewed yet, why not take a moment now and renew your membership for the year? All you have to do is login with your existing EVCC account and password. If you can't remember your password you can reset it.

If you are not a member of the club, please visit the About Us section to learn more about the club, or 
if you'd like to join, please fill out our application form. Membership is open to all.


If you'd like to learn more about the rides we host, please check out the calendar below, or click on the Events section. You can also learn about some of our Multi-day Rides.


Our Amazing volunteers have a section of the site just for them under Coordinator's corner. If you are a coordinator please login and check out the resources we have on posting rides and some route ideas through our club account with Ride With GPS. If  you're considering becoming a ride coordinator, please get in touch by email - connect@elbowvalleycc.org.


Golden Triangle 2019


The 36th annual Golden Triangle takes place May 24-26 2019. Come experience this classic 3 day tour. Some of North America's most spectacular scenery, an amazing route and great support make this a ride not to be missed.  Stay tuned to this space for updates about the 2019 Golden Triangle. By the way, we are recruiting volunteers for the  GT this year. Interested? Please check out the GT volunteer post.

p.s. If you prefer to to switch to list view, click right down there ↓ 

Upcoming Elbow Valley Cycle Club Events

Road Urban Mountain Multi-day Social Winter Misc Volunteer

Upcoming events

    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Peloton Cycling 1053 10 St SW
    • 5
    Register

    Our first session at Peloton Cycling was great fun! Join us for the next one! They offer high-tech bikes with personalized wattage goals and they provide us with a highly experienced leader. They also provide shoes to clip in or you can bring your own. Please bring $15 cash. If we have more than 20 people, the price will go down to $10.

    • 21 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Parkdale Nifty Fifties 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Parkdale Nifty Fifties 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 1
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Parkdale Nifty Fifties 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Diego County, California
    • 12
    Register


    Join us for this annual, leisurely paced, spoke and hub* style event based from hotels in San Diego and 60 km north from the coastal town of Carlsbad.

    • Westjet offers Calgary--San Diego direct flights

    • Bring your bike on Westjet

      • in a plastic bag/cardboard box or

      • in a shipping case and store the case at our hotel

    • or, rent a bike there (stayclassybikes.com)

    • Luggage shuttles between airport/hotels

    • Daily distances vary from 30-70 km

    Routes include residential streets, main roads with shoulder bike lanes, recreational pathways and at times, challenging climbs. There will be frequent opportunities to stop and smell the flowers, explore the beaches, photograph crashing surf & sip cappuccinos. We will use the harbour ferry to access Coronado Island and the train for the day we go north to San Juan Capistrano from Carlsbad. Baggage will be shuttled between hotels for us.

    The fun starts in Old Town San Diego where we use streets and  recreational pathways to access beaches and boardwalks, islands and parks including Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Coronado Island, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Then the hotel will shuttle our luggage while we cycle (or train) up the coast to the town of Carlsbad, our second home for a second series of day trips though the communities of San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Del Mar, Solano Beach, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, and Encinitas. We then cycle (or train) back to San Diego for a couple days of easy riding and sightseeing before our flight home. Option days throughout give participants a chance to do some sight seeing during the tour.

    Most evenings an informal "happy hour" evolves before dinner on the hotel patio. The Old Town, San Diego accommodations include a hot tub. 

    Please email Don (donhol@nucleus.com) with questions or for more information after Oct 26.

    *"spoke and hub" day trips from the same central "hub" accommodation each day. On this trip, there are 2 hotels that act as hubs.  Participants are welcome to take any days off they wish from the ride itinerary, 

    Riding and non-riding spouses welcome.

    Deposit ($300) is due on registration and the balance (see "Cost and Payment" below) via cheque or e-transfer by Jan 12.

    The balance is $1200.

    The registration fee above is for a room shared with one other participant. If you would prefer your own room for an additional fee, a payment link for this option will be sent via email once you register. The additional amount will be $1200.

    The registration fee includes:

    • double occupancy hotels
    • luggage shuttles
    • ferry to Coronado Island

    Does not include:

    • flights
    • meals
    • fare for train to San Juan Capistrano
    • travel medical insurance

    All participants must have their own out of country medical insurance and, of course, a valid passport.

    A pre-trip social will be held on Jan 19, 2 PM, location to be determined.

    Recommended non-stop flights are:

    • YYC-SAN: Jan 28: Westjet 1564 (9:55 AM) and
    • SAN-YYC Feb 9: Westjet 1565 (1:00 PM).

    The nearby hotel shuttle picks up and drops off guests at airport. Bikes can be taken as an additional piece of checked baggage for about $75 each way.
    Westjet supplies free plastic bike bags.
    For carbon fibre bikes a shipping case (available for rent from bike shops) are recommended and can be stored at our hotel in Old Town San Diego.


    Cancellation Policy

    Once your deposit/payment has been received, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund, regardless of when you cancel up to 45 days from the tour departure.

    Up to 45 days prior to tour departure: Full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. 44 - 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund.  Less than 30 days, no refund.

    Note: If a paying replacement is found to take your place, then you will receive a full refund minus the $25 automatic cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your payment will be fully refunded.

    Costs such as air-line tickets, costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness and related costs incurred by a member but not included in the EVCC trip fee are not refundable by the EVCC. Members are advised to purchase their own travel cancellation insurance.


    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 6
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 7 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Parkdale Community Hall - meeting room Left hand side
    • 22
    Register

    Introduction to "Wild Apricot" - EVCC's new web site followed by a presentation by Larry and Karen Fisher on several self - support cycling trips in Europe. Their presentation will discuss three cycle tours in Europe, all of them on quiet country roads and pathways. The first is in Puglia, located at the heel of Italy. Cycling mainly follows the Mediterranean coast where a swim is always a possibility. Two nights are spent in uniquely weird stone buildings. The second trip is in Provence, France cycling through Roman and medieval sites in the Rhone River delta on the Mediterranean coast. The third trip is in Basque territory in the beautiful foothills of the Pyrenees where cycling begins along the Atlantic coast. Meet fellow cyclists and look forward to a great evening!

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 6
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 5
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 5
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PARKDALE NIFTY FIFTIES 3512 5 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2N 0V7
    • 6
    Register

    Tonight is an opportunity for our volunteer Ride Coordinators to learn about the new EVCC, Wild Apricot website. In January 2019 the club is moving to a new website platform that offers many exciting new bells and whistles to promote and improve user experience. BUT; we don't want to lose even one of our volunteers as we make this switch. So come out and spend a couple of hours learning about the website and how to post your favourite rides in the new system. If you are planning to become a "new" volunteer Ride Coordinator in 2019, you are welcome to come out as well.

    We want this to be a hands on experience so bring your laptop or mobile device so that you can actually create new ride postings. If you normally use a desktop computer to post rides, thats fine, still sign up and come to see just how easy posting can be.

    REMEMBER: Bring your laptop, mobile device, pencil or pen, some paper to take notes

    We will be meeting in the boardroom at the Parkdale Nifty Fifties Club


    • 6 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • NW Washington, Victoria BC
    • 0

    An 11 day loop tour starting and ending in Sidney BC.

    Route highlights include:

    • Recreational trails, rail trestles
    • San Juan Islands (3 days),
    • Skagit Valley tulip festival
    • salmon BBQ
    • 6 ferry connections
    • Baggage shuttle
    • Double occupancy hotels (with single option)

    To accommodate the sometimes hilly geography and many view points, side attractions (art galleries, cafe's, beaches, etc.) and early season fitness levels, the suggested daily itineraries involve moderate distances of 40-70 km/day.

    The registration fee is a deposit. The price for this tour will be an additional $950 (total $1250 including deposit) and is for a room shared with one other participant. If you would prefer your own room for an additional fee, a payment link for this option will be sent via email once you register.

    Have your bike transported back and forth from Calgary to Sidney if you are flying. Bike shuttle available for up to 10 registrants (additional $200 fee for this service). The balance payment can be via mailed cheque or email money transfer.

    All participants must have their own out of country medical insurance and, of course, a valid passport as most of this tour takes place in the U.S..

    Payment of $300 deposit is via credit card (Visa or MC) using the club's online payment system.

    A pre-trip meeting/pot-luck social will be held in late March.

    Don Hollingshead

    (403) 289-7061

    donhol@nucleus.com



    Cancellation Policy

    Once your deposit/payment has been received, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund, regardless of when you cancel up to 45 days from the tour departure.

    Up to 45 days prior to tour departure: Full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. 44 - 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund.

    Less than 30 days, no refund.

    Note: If a paying replacement is found to take your place, then you will receive a full refund minus the $25 automatic cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your payment will be fully refunded.

    Costs such as air-line tickets, costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness and related costs incurred by a member but not included in the EVCC trip fee are not refundable by the EVCC. Members are advised to purchase their own travel cancellation insurance.

    • 15 May 2019
    • 6:00 AM
    • 29 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • NOVA SCOTIA
    • 2
    Register

    HALIFAX AND FUNDY SHORES 2019

    A multi-day self-supported bike tour starting and ending in Halifax Nova Scotia. We will cycle an average of 72 km per day through historic Nova Scotia visiting a UNESCO World Heritage site and some of the earliest European settlements in Canada. Fantastic panoramas as we ride along the Bay of Fundy shore and view the highest tides in Canada and the famous ‘tidal bore”.View the maps on Elbow Valley Ride With GPS. Link suppliedhttps://ridewithgps.com/events/70849-halifax-central-ns-bay-of-fundy

    We will enjoy overnighting at local BnB’s, cottages and hotels, but riders must be prepared to carry luggage between stops. So get out those panniers! No SAG Wagon. Cycling at this time of the year comes with the added benefit of reduced rates for accommodations. Also, less tourist traffic, so the roads are much quieter than during the summer season. Nova Scotia is actively pursuing cycle tourists and building rail trails, but riders should be comfortable sharing the road with other traffic.

    This is a “credit card trip” so everyone will pay as we go. The estimated total cost including airfare is estimated to be CAD $2900. (table 2)

    Riders must have a well maintained bike; rear and front lights on bike in case of fog or poor visibility; panniers to carry necessary items such clothing, toiletries, tools, rain gear and occasionally food for lunch. A cell phone is not necessary but would be useful.

    There will be an information session early in January to discuss the trip and make any necessary changes to the plan. Every participant is encouraged to contribute to the planning. If you are interested contact Peter Thurston (403-280-9478) or Christine Grotefeld. (403-288-7803)

    FOR MORE INFO SEE THE EVENT HOMEPAGE UNDER THE EVENTS TAB 


    • 23 May 2019
    • 27 May 2019
    • 16
    Register

    Do you want to spend an amazing weekend in the Rockies? Come experience this unique event as a volunteer and celebrate the 36th Golden Triangle! Volunteers are required for registration, course materials, snack crew, lunch crew, luggage delivery, Radium hot pool shuttle, and for the bar at the Golden dinner. We especially need CO-ORDINATORS for the event. If you are interested in taking a lead role in Food or Registration, please call Sue Fowler immediately. Also, if you have any medical training, please call Sue. Accommodations, meals, and vehicles for transportation are supplied for volunteers. Volunteers will be drawn from the registrants depending on past experience and positions available. If you'd enjoy helping out and having fun in the mountains with fellow members and cyclists, sign up today! You'll receive lots of gratitude and great memories!

Past events

20 Oct 2018 Golden Triangle Demonstration
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