3 miles
Distance
139 ft
Climb
-1,409 ft
Descent
00:37:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Race of Spades Trail

Race of Spades Details

  • Riding Area
    Moose Mountain
    Bragg Creek, Alberta
  • AKA
    ROS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #515 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2007
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Environment and Parks

One of the O.G. DH trails on Moose, RoS has seen plenty of changes over the years. The main line down is a blue DH descent with ride-arounds for everything. If it's your first time down in a while, definitely look before you leap, as some TTFs have changed significantly over the last couple of years. The black/advanced features are much harder than the blue features - lots of consequences.

Access Info

Access is from Moose Mountain Road

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Race of Spades bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,269 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,863 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,156 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,133 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,864 ft
  • Grade
    -9.297%
  • Grade max
    -26.42%
  • Grade min
    20.338%
  • Distance climb
    1,723 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    154 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:33
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Status:
on Oct 28, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to race-of-spades trailhead (50.909550, -114.763830)
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Race of Spades Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:47pm
Oct 28, 2018
Sep 18, 2018 @ 4:55pm
Sep 18, 2018
Aug 8, 2018 @ 8:54am
Aug 8, 2018
In great shape, ride up the road was hot!!! Nice and cool in the trees.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 9:38pm
Jul 14, 2018
Very dry out there, a bit loose in some sections. Nice trail with great TTF's!
Jul 4, 2018 @ 10:25pm
Jul 4, 2018
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Photos

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45 |
Sep 25, 2018 @ 8:52pm
Sep 25, 2018
Race of Spades, Calgary
51 |
Jul 28, 2018 @ 6:34pm
Jul 28, 2018
Race of Spades, My City
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Jul 28, 2018 @ 6:34pm
Jul 28, 2018
Race of Spades, My City
74 |
Jul 28, 2018 @ 6:34pm
Jul 28, 2018
Race of Spades, My City

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag binthefreerider (Aug 28, 2018 at 9:54)
 one of the best moose mountain has to offer!
some really fun big jumps!!!!
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