An early season ride on closed roads on the highest paved pass in Canada. For the connoisseur of mountains, trees and snow. Elevation about 600 metres gates to summit – don’t forget your mittens and scarf for peak. Rated as one of the top rides in Canada. Note that this ride is not supported as the road is closed to vehicles.
A 50km ride to the Chief Mountain Border and back to our starting point. The ride to the border has 2 climbs (about 8 km) with one descent. The ride is through the
scenic Rocky Mountains on a lightly travelled road in early June. Although the road condition has been poor in the past the surface has been greatly improved due to recent work. Along the ride Headwinds will provide a SAG wagon to support riders and providing water and basic snacks if needed. We plan to finish the ride with a BBQ hosted by Headwinds at the Maskinonge Picnic Area outside of the Waterton gates.
Little Ghost Town
A ride from Magrath to Del Bonita (the Little Ghost Town on the Prairies), which is approximately 100 km out and back ride on Highway 62, stopping in Del Bonita for a treat and a rest before the ride back. The ride takes you along the Alberta prairies and past the McIntyre Ranch and up to the Little Ghost Town on the Prairies. Special bonus sighting if you find the giant ant hill just outside of Del Bonita. This is a supported ride complete with SAG wagon.
The final Classic series road ride of the season and a fantastic way to bring the season to a close. An approximately 110km loop visiting 4 area bakeries. There will be a SAG wagon provided and some shorter ride options. The full route will take the city bike path from the Penny Coffee House to the west side of Lethbridge, then highway 3 to Kooyman Bakery in Coalhurst. From there, we turn north to Picture Butte and Koster’s Bakery, then southeast to the Coaldale Bakery. We end up back at the Penny for an apres-ride coffee
- All participants that are riding with the group must be registered members of Headwinds Cycling Club.