Bike Tour for Whole Health

                                     Healthy People, Healthy Communities, Healthy Watershed

 

There is a direct link between the health of our environment and the health of our bodies.
The BRWA is working to promote both.  That is why we have launch a watershed waide bike tour, in partnership with Alberta Health Services to encourage the watershed community members to be part of the movement and get moving!  Everyone is able to take part, from biking the whole 5 days to attending one of the events (see below) or logging the kilometers you bike this week with us. 

Tour Objective: A community collaboration to collectively ride 1 km for each km of tributary feeding the Battle River (7500km).

Are You Moving?  Log your Kilometers ridden with us!


Tour Information 

Tour Dates:  Sunday June 17th- Thursday June 21st

Day 1 (Sunday June 17th) “The Easy Rider Day”

Battle Lake to Ponoka

Day One Times

  • 9:30 am at Battle Lake where the Battle River crosses Highway 13.
  • 10:00 Ecocafe at Village at Pigeon Lake
  • 11:00am leave for Ponoka
  • 6:00 pm Dinner in Ponoka
  • 7:00pm event at Scouts Hall, Ponoka. “Bike with Dad”  See Event Poster

Daily KM = 70km, Total KM= 70km

 

Day 2 (Monday June 18th) “The Numb Bum Day”

Ponoka, thru Hobbema, New Norway to Camrose

Day 2 Times:

  • 8:00 Morning stretch session Nathalie
  • 8:30 Presentation St Augustine’s School
  • 9:30 Leave Ponoka
  • 12:00pm Lunch at Battle River on 611 with possible guest visit
  • Camrose Evening event at the Stoney Creek Centre: See Event Poster
    5:00-6:00pm:  A public conversation on making our watersheds and communities a healthy place for all.  What issues are most relevant in our lives and what changes must we make?
    6:00-7:00pm: We will be hosting a BBQ and Bike ride around the Stoney Creek Trails.  We are encouraging everyone to bike to the centre and enjoy a ride on the trails to help us reach our goal of cycling 7,500km ridden.  

Daily KM=94km, Total KM=164km

 

Day 3 (Tuesday June 19th) “The Metric Challenge Day”

Along Highway 13 from Camrose through Ohaton, Bawlf, Daysland, Killam, Lougheed to Hardisty

Day 3 Times:

  • 8:00am Stretch Session
  • Leave 8:30
  • 12:00-1:00pm: BBQ and Bike ride/walk around the Heritage Park Trails in Killam.  We are encouraging everyone to bike/walk to the park to help us reach our goal of  7,500km ridden.  We will be discussing community health and taking water samples from the local wetlands. 
    Healthy Killam Challenge: We are challenging every Killam business and organization to who can bike/walk the most kilometers during the week of Sunday June 17th to Saturday June 23rd.  Prizes to be won! See Event Poster
  • 6pm Dinner in Hardisty

Daily KM=119km, Total KM 283km

 *Riding 119 km will be a Metric Century and all riders completing this leg will receive a special recognition certificate.

 

 Day 4 (Wednesday June 20th): The “Wish I Drank more Water Yesterday” Day

Hardisty through Wainwright to Edgerton

Day 4 Times:

  • 8:00 Stretch
  • 8:30 School presentation at Allan Johnson School
  • 12pm Lunch in Irma
  • 3-4pm Public event in Wainwright at Wallace Park. Joined by Wainwright riders.  See Event Poster
  • 4pm Leave for Edgerton
  •  6-7pm Dinner in Edgerton
  • 7pm Guest speaker on Ribstone Creek Heritage Rangeland

Daily KM=93km, Total KM=376

 

Day 5 (Thursday June 21st) “The GOFERIT Day”

Edgerton to North Battleford and the Confluence

Day 5 Times:

  •  START As early as you want, no later than 8:30am
  • Get there when you can, you have 11 hours before we pick you up
  • Finishing in Battleford, Sask at the convergence of the Battle River and the North Saskatchewan.
  • Wrap Up Event: Classic Century Certificate, Media at North Battleford, a record of effort and Champaign for everyone!

Daily KM= 165km, Total KM= 541km

 

Tour Summary:

  • Distance Travelled: 541km
  • Elevation change (west to east):  951 to 533 m decrease
  • Max hours in the saddle: 36 hours
  • Cycling calories burned: 32,400 (equals 81 cinnamon buns or 60 Papa Burgers)
  • Bagels eaten: Too many
  • Times crossed Battle River: 7
  • Litres of water consumed: 54 litres
  • Memories for a lifetime; Many, many, many

Bike Route with Elevation

This Bike Tour could not be possible without the support of the following sponsors:

Watershed Champion Sponsor: Atco Power
Watershed Leader Sponsor: Encana, County of Flagstaff
Watershed Sponsor: PAMZ (Parkland Airshed Management Zone)

In Partnership with: Alberta Health Services

Rolling Down the River EventWolf Creek WMP Meeting