Type Trail Association
Primary Activity Mountain Bike
c/o Calgary Area Outdoor Council 1111 Memorial Dr NW
Calgary, Alberta
T2N 3E4
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Founded in 1996, the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance began as an advocacy group. At that time, there was a push to ban mountain bikes from the informal and formal trails in Bowmont Park and Nose Hill, and the writing was on the wall for similar bans to take place in Kananaskis. The newly-formed CMBA was successful in changing minds and winning hearts within the City of Calgary and with Alberta Parks, ensuring that mountain bikers can use most of the trails that hikers and horses have access to.The CMBA remained active until the turn of the millennium but things got quiet until 2008. It was at that time that the group was infused with new blood, and the purpose shifted away from advocacy and toward trail building. Around 2009, luck and timing coalesced into the creation of the Ridgeback trail in Kananaskis. In 2013, work begins on Calgary’s first public mountain bike skills park, located in the city’s SE by the communities of Parkland and Deer Run. The CMBA is all about riding bikes, building trail and building community – in short, having a good time.

Riding Areas

nametrailstotal descenthighest trailtotal distance
12 Mile Coulee20-1,490 ft3,990 ft12 miles
Bearspaw5-318 ft4,207 ft2 miles
Bottomlands38-1,238 ft4,084 ft22 miles
Bowmont Park36-1,865 ft3,872 ft20 miles
Edgemont41-788 ft4,101 ft13 miles
Elliston Park4-270 ft3,629 ft12 miles
Fish Creek Provincial Park156-3,772 ft3,650 ft56 miles
Nose Creek Park35-729 ft3,658 ft16 miles
Paskapoo Slopes77-3,079 ft4,059 ft16 miles
SE Calgary River Trails and East FCP36-1,612 ft3,472 ft49 miles
Station Flats / Allen Bill19-5,988 ft1 mile38 miles

2 Reviews for Calgary Mountain Bike...

  • + 4
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 Way back in 1996, the CMBA fought the exclusion of mountain bikes and won. Without their efforts then, we wouldn't be able to ride Fish Creek, Bowmont Park, Nose Hill and most of Kananaskis now. Thanks!
  • + 1
 Calgary location great, 22x, not so much.
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