CALGARY RIDE FOR KIDS

18 Attending / 22 Interested
  • Date: June 24, 2019
  • Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: 4105 Montgomery View NW, CALGARY AB T3B3E8, Canada

Event Details

Beginner/Intermediate (20kms or 40kms)

Every Monday evening in June.

Start from Edworthy Park ( Angels parking lot) heading west on the Bow River Pathway to Baker Park / Bowness Park. Crossing at the bridge at Stoney Trail then back to Edworthy. You can call it quits here ( 20kms) or continue East to the Calgary Zoo and back to Edworthy Park. (Total 40 Kms)

CALGARY RIDE FOR KIDS

Discussion

Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

We had a blast yesterday dispite the hail. It was awesome to see new faces! Thanks to those of you that stuck it out all month. You guys put the fun in fundraising. 😂

25 Jun - 11:42 AM
Rowan McIntyre
Rowan McIntyre

Thanks for a super evening ride.

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24 Jun - 9:49 PM
Alysia Hudema
Alysia Hudema

so great! appreciated joining the group for tonight’s loop

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25 Jun - 12:08 AM
Alysia Hudema
Alysia Hudema

so great! appreciated joining the group for tonight’s loop

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25 Jun - 12:09 AM
Dean Henley
Dean Henley

It was great evening with great company, thanks to Christina for organizing.

25 Jun - 11:23 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

That's a great pic. Thanks for coming out!

25 Jun - 11:43 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

That's a great pic. Thanks for coming out!

25 Jun - 11:43 AM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

Great photo and a great ride! Thanks for sharing, Rowan!

25 Jun - 5:01 PM
Rowan McIntyre
Rowan McIntyre

Thanks for a super evening ride.

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24 Jun - 9:49 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hey guys, I'm running a bit late. Can you wait for me please?

24 Jun - 6:57 PM
Alysia Hudema
Alysia Hudema

Look forward to meeting up with the group this evening. I’ll wear my jersey & be in for the long haul

24 Jun - 4:03 PM
Rowan McIntyre
Rowan McIntyre

Hoping that we can join you tonight if the weather is nice. See you at Angel's cafe.

24 Jun - 3:58 PM
Heather Watson
Heather Watson

Looking forward to doing this ride tonight. I need 79 kms to meet my goal so I’ll be trying the longer route, if the weather cooperates.

24 Jun - 1:18 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Thanks again for another great ride.

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17 Jun - 10:53 PM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

Fun route! Thanks for organizing. I’m looking forward to Monday!

19 Jun - 12:36 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Thanks again for another great ride.

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17 Jun - 10:53 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Monday June 17th we will change things up a bit. We're headed to Stanley Park via 5th street and back to Edworthy through Marda Loop. Total 1hr 20 mins.

12 Jun - 8:57 PM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

Awesome!

13 Jun - 10:41 AM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

We're still meeting at/starting from Angel's Cafe?

14 Jun - 11:54 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Yes. same time same place

14 Jun - 1:30 PM
Barbara Mercier
Barbara Mercier

Sounds like fun!

15 Jun - 8:53 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Thanks for coming out tonight. Im looking forward to next week.

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10 Jun - 10:50 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

I'd like to do a group picture this Monday! If you have a jersey and you are comfortable wearing it, please do.

5 Jun - 11:30 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hey All, I hope everyone is on track for their targets. I saw a few familiar faces out on the paths yesterday :) Monday is shaping up to be a great day for riding. 18C and not too windy. Hope to see everyone there..... 5:30pm at Angels Cafe. Happy Riding!

5 Jun - 11:27 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Thanks to everyone that came out today. It was great to have such a diverse crowd. Hope to see you all again next week.

3 Jun - 10:02 PM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

Really fun ride today! I’m officially over the 100 km mark for the month so far (100.58 km).

Thanks everyone!

3 Jun - 10:37 PM
Michael Stasica
Michael Stasica

Christina,

Thank You for the ride, hope to see everyone next week.

3 Jun - 9:27 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

It was nice meeting you. Thanks for coming. See you next week

3 Jun - 9:50 PM
Michael Stasica
Michael Stasica

Christina,

Thank You for the ride, hope to see everyone next week.

3 Jun - 9:27 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hey guys, I'm here... between the washrooms and Angels cafe. If anyone is running late let me know.

3 Jun - 7:16 PM
Raymond Yu
Raymond Yu

I’m outside

3 Jun - 7:27 PM
Raymond Yu
Raymond Yu

Sorry I’m at angels drive in not cafe

3 Jun - 7:31 PM
Raymond Yu
Raymond Yu

I’ll be there in 8 mins

3 Jun - 7:37 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 9:59 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 9:59 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 9:59 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 9:59 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 9:59 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 10:00 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Raymond, I'm so sorry we missed you. I hope we see you next week.

3 Jun - 10:00 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

The smoke has cleared. The ride is back on. See you all tomorrow

2 Jun - 3:05 PM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

👍

3 Jun - 5:17 AM
Nicola ELLIS
Nicola ELLIS

Hopefully I will be there tomorrow. Looking forward to my first group ride 😊 This is my 4th year of doing the challenge but never done a group ride before Haha.

2 Jun - 1:46 PM
Vinayaka Shreedhar
Vinayaka Shreedhar

Hello everyone , is the group ride still on? The smoke has cleared up so just checking

2 Jun - 11:56 AM
Michael Stasica
Michael Stasica

I saw the cancellation notification, however I will still be riding. If it is Smokey, I will just ride at a slower pace with a particulate mask on.

2 Jun - 7:42 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Cancelling the ride was a bit premature. I was scared by the 'post apocalyptic' smoke on Friday and figured it better to error on the side of caution. It's cleared up now though. I will be riding too.

2 Jun - 11:26 AM
Michael Stasica
Michael Stasica

I work Racing Events, I completely understand your concern. See you

2 Jun - 11:32 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

I'm negotiating with Peloton Cycling. 1053 10th Ave SW. For a discounted day pass. I need a firm number. Who's with me?

31 May - 2:31 PM
Randi Ryder
Randi Ryder

I will not be to the first one. I have to attend a meeting that evening, which came up late today.

31 May - 11:07 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hey everyone, The first ride on Monday June 3rd is Cancelled. Raymond Yu brought up the issue of riding in the smoke. I originally said I would be going but after looking into the forecast the smoke is expected to get much worse and last for 4-5 days. Would anyone be interested in meeting at a gym? I am trying to secure a gym to sponser their spinbikes for the 3rd. I need an idea of the number of people that would attend. I'm not sure of the details but will keep you all posted.

31 May - 11:52 AM
Randi Ryder
Randi Ryder

Depends on the gym and I would be interested. i go to World Health and Fitness in Northhill, yet. I never do spin. I can ask them if they would sponsor us. The smoke is so bad that it is in the house with all the windows shut.

31 May - 1:26 PM
Raymond Yu
Raymond Yu

Will the ride be going ahead this Monday if the smoke is as bad or worse off than it is right now?

30 May - 11:49 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

It's terrible, isn't it? Completely understandable if anyone prefers to do the spin bike challenge when it's so smokey out. I will still be going and everyone crazy enough is welcome to join. I will leave it to personal discression.

31 May - 12:15 AM
Raymond Yu
Raymond Yu

Hoping to join but if it is any worse I might have to postpone to avoid irritation to my throat. Worthwhile read if anyone has a pre-existing medical condition to consider: https://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=smoke.index

31 May - 12:23 AM
Randi Ryder
Randi Ryder

HI, I am Randi. I am so beginner, I haven't ridden in 50 years and still trying to do it without hitting something or someone. I may not make the first one but I hope to make the others. I just bought a folding bike and been scaring myself to death.

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27 May - 4:29 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hey Randi, Thanks for joining. I guess what they say about not forgetting how to riding a bike isn't exactly true. :) I'm sure you'll do great! See you on the 10th.

28 May - 6:08 PM
Randi Ryder
Randi Ryder

It's not true and my issue is getting my other foot faster on the pedal.:)

29 May - 6:41 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Ladies and Gents, Here are the map links Beginner route https://goo.gl/maps/gMugmK3jUBc3eLGk9 Intermediate route https://goo.gl/maps/2A7uhmo9rcKHwfSe7 I will be taking the nice, flat, beginner route. The inclines of the intermediate route are too tough for a beginner like me. Does anyone plan on taking the intermediate route? If so, would you be willing to lead the group? Let me know. Can't wait to meet you all. I hope we all make some friends and have a blast doing something amazing for a great cause!

22 May - 1:22 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Beginner route https://goo.gl/maps/gMugmK3jUBc3eLGk9

22 May - 1:24 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

intermediate route https://goo.gl/maps/2A7uhmo9rcKHwfSe7

22 May - 1:24 PM
Wayne Coristine
Wayne Coristine

Hi Christina, I'm going to shoot for doing the intermediate route each week. Not sure if anyone else is as well...

28 May - 5:55 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Ambitious, I like it. The hills are too hard for me! I might try it the last week... maybe... hopefully. Good Luck!

28 May - 6:03 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

So far it seems you might be solo on the intermediate route. Maybe you can sway some people in person on Monday.

30 May - 11:38 PM
George Eynon
George Eynon

Excited to get going. First timer. Had a couple of 25 km rides to get back in the saddle after the winter

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15 May - 7:23 PM
George Eynon
George Eynon

Can't believe the response of my friends & family: they've ante-d up close to $3000 already...

26 May - 12:29 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Holy Cow! $3000 is amazing! Great Job!

28 May - 6:04 PM
George Eynon
George Eynon

Excited to get going. First timer. Had a couple of 25 km rides to get back in the saddle after the winter

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15 May - 7:23 PM
George Eynon
George Eynon

looking forward to meeting everyone on the group's first-day ride; hoping my replacement GCCC jersey arrives by then ;)

26 May - 12:27 PM
Rayanne Rodier
Rayanne Rodier

Can't wait to join the ride and meet new people. I am also looking for people to join my team the Rocky Mountain Riders. Last year we biked over 3000km and raised nearly $9,000. Join our team so we can fight kids cancer together.

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9 May - 10:12 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Guys I'm seriously so excited start. In the last few weeks of May I will put up posters along the route and post direction to the beginner and intermediate routes. Feel free to ask any questions.

3 May - 10:36 AM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

It's my first time doing anything like this and I'm and really excited to start in just a few weeks.

22 Apr - 11:08 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

So I did the full route today. (Kind of). There is a closure at the Stoney Trail bridge that opens April 23rd. And I didn't go all the way to the Zoo. I turned around at George King Bridge. It wasnt quite almost 35kms and it took me 2 hours with some stops in between.

22 Apr - 11:02 PM
Christina Mcwilliam
Christina Mcwilliam

Hi All, Its nice to have interest so early. Have an idea of how we can make this group bigger and better?

8 Apr - 3:14 PM