Destination Canmore: Winter Cycling at its best

(CCN) You may treasure that bike that you find good for winter cycling. Perhaps its your trusty mountain bike with 2.25” inch tires, or that trusty hybrid with mean knobby tires. Maybe you have invested a bit of green to experience the canvas of white that Alberta is famous for and bought a “Fat Bike”. What ever your framed steed is, Canmore is the place to go.

Canmore is home to the best winter trails the rugged Rocky Mountian offer. The Canmore Nordic Centre facilities, summer trails have been adapted for fat bikes, providing easy access with no fees, they are groomed for winter cycling. Packed snow and ice give a rider confidence on Fat Bikes, and those who have installed knobby studded tires on ther off-road rides.

If you don’t own a fat bike, and want to try one without investing in a seasonal ride, Rebound Cycle on main street Canmore offer the best working rental fleet of “Fat Bikes” complete with helmets.

“The fat-biking winter trails option is a great example of how our parks system is responsive to emerging recreation groups and supports multi-use activities. Albertans now have even more opportunities to get outside, connect with nature and enjoy the winter season.” said Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks

For those not wanting to get into the off-road trails and rent Fat Bikes, the hiking trail between Canmore and Banff is still the nicest ride the province offers. Well maintained, this trial affords the out door lover with breathtaking scenery, with a dedicated trail that runs alongside the Trans-Canada highway for the best in winter cycling.

If you are planning to continue riding in winter, contact Circuit Cycle and discuss upgraded tires, and a good winter tune-up.

Image:Powder Keg Snowshoe and Fat-Bike Races“. Some Rights Reserved by Jereme Rauckman 

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