2021-S. Alberta Tour (2)

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  • Leader: Bernard Phillion (abphillion@gmail.com)
  • Leader Phone: 250-450-9720
  • Co-leader:   Alexandra Phillion  778-215-9720
  • Trip Dates: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 -- Sun, 19 Sep 2021
  • Trip Classification: Intermediate
  • Trip Fee: $1145 CAD
  • Trip Numbers: minimum 12 , maximum 16
  • Trip Registration Opens: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 2:00 PM (pacific time)
  • Registration Lottery Ends: Fri, 23 Apr 2021 2:00 PM (pacific time)
  • Trip Registration Closes: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 8:00 AM (pacific time)
Ride Description:

Format for this ride has been specially created to suit our Covid-19 environment.

Participants will be aware of and follow the most current "CCCTS Staying Safe: Guidelines for 2021 - Adapting Hub & Spokes and Tours to meet COVID-19 Health and Safety Regulations"

Participants will be asked to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for Covid-19.

Sept 10 - This non-supported, hotel tour begins in Drumheller. Once everyone is checked into their room we'll have a meet and greet if possible, otherwise we'll distribute the maps/cue sheets individually.
The next two days we will have shorter, leisurely rides exploring the Drumheller badlands, leaving time to visit the Tyrell Museum, historic sights and do a short hike if you choose.
Sept 13 we drive to Waterton Lake National Park, arriving early enough to do a short hike and explore a small portion of this beautiful area before check-in. A ride is planned for each of the next two days taking us through scenic countryside and the town of Cardston. An option to hike is available.
Sept 16 we drive to Canmore, the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We will have time to hike the popular Grassi Lakes trail before check-in.
Over the next two days we ride the Legacy Trail from Canmore to Banff, the Minnewanka loop, Johnston Canyon on the Bow Valley Parkway and visit the town of Banff.

Rides will vary from 57 - 93 kms/day. Total distance is 423.5 kms with an average distance of 70.6 kms/day.

Accommodation Reservations:

Accommodations will be booked at 3 – 4-star hotels based on double occupancy.

A single supplement charge of $780 will apply for riders requesting a single room.

Riding Conditions:

The route follows major and secondary highways or local paved roads and some bike paths. Most roads will include a paved shoulder or be of such low traffic volume to not require a shoulder. The terrain is varied with rolling hills – elevations are not extreme. 

Total accumulated elevation gain/loss is +3366m/-3365m over 6 days. See ride schedule for daily elevations.

Re: Covid-19 regulations - we will follow the most current recommendations put out by the government.

Fee Includes:

Hotel rooms, organization expenses, tour organizers fee, and a 10% contingency allowance. Most hotels offer free breakfast but at this time we don’t know if that will be available due to Covid-19.

Detailed daily route maps and cue sheets, elevation profiles and road condition information will be provided at the commencement of the tour.  GPS routes will be available on the CCCTS Library.

Please note: Tour Fee is based on minimum number of registrants. If we get a full tour of 16, there could be a surplus which will be returned to the participants after the tour audit.


Fee Does Not Include:

Transportation to and from the start and finish point, travel between two hub points, support vehicle, supply of bikes, meals, snacks, drinks, tips and entry fees (ie. parks or museums).


Date Day kms accum. Kms elevation +/- Location Hotel
10-Sep Day 1   Arrive in Drumheller - meet fellow riders Quality Inn
11-Sep Day 2 56.7 56.7    +458/-456 Drumheller 100 - 6th Ave SE
12-Sep Day 3 62.0 118.7    +364/-366 Drumheller  
13-Sep Day 4   118.7 Drive 378 kms to Waterton Lk Bayshore Inn
14-Sep Day 5 92.5 211.2    +788/-788 Waterton 111 Waterton Ave
15-Sep Day 6 86.9 298.1    +687/-687 Waterton  
16-Sep Day 7   298.1    Drive 352 kms to Canmore Rundle Mtn Lodge
17-Sep Day 8 62.5 360.6    +515/-514 Canmore/Banff 1723 Bow Valley Tr
18-Sep Day 9 62.9 423.5    +554/-554 Banff/Johnson Canyon
19-Sep Day 10     Check out, drive home  
Total Kms/Elevation gain/loss 423.5 3366/3365    
Avg kms/Elevation gain/loss 70.58 561/561    
Two Alternate routes for those who want more kilometers    
15-Sep Day 6 105.0 105.0    +866/-866 Waterton  
18-Sep Day 9 94.9 94.9    +883/-883 Canmore/Johnson Canyon

Registration and Participant Selection:

Before registering for this ride please read 'Staying Safe Guidelines for 2021' and 'CCCTS Safety Guidelines'

Note: All accepted riders will be required to sign a waiver form at the beginning of the tour.

Registration will take place on the CCCTS website at the date and time noted above, with a $50 deposit.  A computer-generated lottery system will be used to assist in the selection of riders and waitlist in the event that the ride is oversubscribed. The lottery signup will run for 5 days, after which time a wait list is automatically generated and the leader will review the results.

Registrants will be considered in terms of suitability for the tour according to the following criteria:

  • fitness and riding experience relative to this tour
  • safe riding habits demonstrated on previous rides
  • acceptable social behaviour

The leader may contact registrants or others who know them to verify their suitability. The leader may select up to 30% of the candidates based on preference. The leader will contact registrants within 2 weeks of the close of lottery.
Successful registrants will be directed to make one payment on
June 18th, for $1,095 

If the ride is not filled to capacity, registration will still be allowed up until the registration close date shown above.  Deposits and payments are non-refundable unless replacement person(s) is found. 

Note: If the ride Is cancelled due to Covid-19, deposits (less Stripe fees and out of pocket expenditures incurred by the organizers) will be refunded.


Daniel Carey, Garry Esau, Sharon Folkes, June Gallagher, Robin Howe, Debbie Kinnear, Ed Kinnear, Brian Livsey, Barbara Mathias, Richard Mathias, margaret phelan, Alexandra Phillion, Bernard Phillion, Paul Quinn, Leslie Rodgers, Dianne White