Mountain Biking Around Alberta, Canada
Alberta's Jasper National Park offers the mountain biker a fine variety
of well maintained bike trails that are easy to ride. The trails are multi-
use so you will be sharing them with hikers and those on horseback. Pictured
here is Maligne Lake. An easy partly paved/single-track circles the lake.
Its accessed via Trail #7. #7 runs about 15 miles, is technically easy
and well marked. You would be advised to attach a bell to you or your bike
to let grisly bears know of your presence so they will avoid you, hopefully,
I relied on my squeaky disc brakes to be heard. I saw no bears but came
upon a herd of elk.
This little bridge is in the Maligne Canyon area off of Trail #7.
Here's a typical example of the easy single-track on Trail #7.
If you happen to be going through Alberta's capital city of Edmonton,
take a little time to visit the bike paths along the North Saskatchewan
River that bisects the middle of the city. A complex of 21 parks are connected
by a web of paved and dirt single track just a long stones' throw from the
Here's an example of the paved bike paths.
Single-track trails meander all through the parks and right down to the
river's edge. Well worth a visit.