Fueled with donuts and coffee the day begins navigating on two wheels amongst rugged prehistoric terrain of the river coulee.
Shred hard and then refuel on your way to tackle rolling hills and thick forest at your next stop. Shred again, load up and then hit the road for the final destination. With two unique and diverse rides under your belt wrap it all up over post ride apres’ downtown. Read on to find out how I spent a perfect day in Medicine Hat mountain biking.
Discover the Medicine Hat Mountain Biking Scene
The Medicine Hat region at first impression seems like a flat desert grassland, what could it offer in terms of fun and exciting riding? The reality is that here lies a mountain bike oasis when you look a little closer.
With the South Saskatchewan river cutting a deep valley through the region it created a blank canvas for trails to be developed. Then to the east of the city lies Cypress Hills provincial park only a short 65km drive away. Rising up in a striking fashion the provincial park is home to steep hills and thick forest.
From the steep coulee banks of the river to the forest trails of the park, locals have been busy cultivating a network of trails in this section of the Canadian Badlands region. I have had a chance in the past to get a quick feel for the riding in these two zones. Although on those visits I never got a chance to experience a fun full day in Medicine Hat mountain biking for myself.
Want more info on trail conditions, suggested rides or to support trail development - check out Medicine Hat’s local bike clubs: 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club, Medicine Hat Cycling Club and Bike Medicine Hat
Read all the details of Chris’ article on his site.