When – September 4, 2019
Who – Mom, Dad and serious bicyclist son
What – riding the Edmonton bicycle paths
Where – Edmonton – 262 designated cycle routes (bike routes, shared pathways and street routes, 20,107 kilometers (12,566 miles) of mapped ways. Source:bikemap – we rode about 50 km(31 miles)
Why – It was a beautiful day, our son was curious about cycle route changes and we all like to cycle.
After our simple little 20 k ride around Beaumont, our son had bigger plans for the next day. We had already booked rental bikes from United Cycle. The parents on Electra Townie E-bikes and our son on a manual hybrid. On our E-bikes, we would at least have a chance of keeping up to him.
Despite living near Edmonton, we were oblivious to the extent of the Edmonton bike routes, but B had a plan to change that.
Rather than detailing the entire route, I will share the highlights.
The urban look routes
The rural look routes
Sights around the city
City skyline shots
Speed shots. In places downhill, we were doing 40 k/h (25 m/h).
The rides and riders.
Lunch at Tres Carnales taqueria
Coffee at Transcend at the Ritchie Market
Dinner at Cafe Mosaic on Whyte Avenue
ongoing LRT construction
The message for our day.