Celebrate World Bicycle Day in Currie
June 1, 2021
In case you didn’t know, June 3 is World Bicycle Day. It’s a chance to celebrate being active and get outside! Currie’s central location can be a great starting point or mid-point to stop and grab a snack at The Inn or Wild Rose Brewery and take advantage of this year’s World Bike Day and maybe even create a new family tradition.
To celebrate World Bicycle Day we’re encouraging people to explore Calgary’s world-class bike path system. Click on our interactive digital bike route map – designed to help you and your family discover your next bike ride from Currie. Whether you’re just taking a new bike for a test ride or you’re a seasoned road warrior, the below map features great bike routes to discover.
You can also download the map here.
The Scenic Route
This primary route is a series of scenic paths and separated bike lanes across a massive transportation bridge. Skip the traffic and enjoy a lovely landscape that’s easily accessible for all.
North Glenmore Park is an idyllic oasis overlooking the Glenmore Reservoir. Another option would be to follow the bike path along the Reservoir to Weaselhead Flats – an essential part of The Great Trail of Canada, the most extensive bikeway network in North America.
The Laid-Back Route
Get to Sandy Beach through Mount Royal University’s campus and 50th Ave. This suburban route is a great way to spend the day together—with or without kids.
You can enjoy your afternoon cooking over one of the BBQ stands or relaxing at one of the many picnic areas and shelters. If you want to take a dip in the river, you can extend your ride to visit Stanley Park.
The Enthusiast’s Route
This route offers a good mix of scenic views and several selections of dedicated bike paths. Its smooth ride will appeal to families.
If you’re an avid biker, you may like this route for speed. And if you’re a working professional, you may find that it’s the best way to reach downtown.
The Adventure Route
Take a ride through the tree-lined streets and communities of SW Calgary. Before breezing along 26 Ave and 45 Street to Edworthy Park.
There’s a slight downhill ride to get to the park, but it’ll lead you to a playground, picnic areas, and other outdoor spaces. A bridge that crosses the Bow will also link you to the Bow River Pathway.
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