Have you become so familiar with Edmonton’s popular cycling routes that you know exactly how long it takes (to the second) to bike around Hawrelak Park and have become tired of always yelling “on your left, no your OTHER left” as you cruise through the River Valley? Or maybe you know your urban routes so well that you can navigate the wheel-swallowing pot-holes with your eyes closed and are desensitized to drivers who routinely disregard your personal space bubble.
While city riding has its place, there are cycling routes outside our city’s limits (some a little further than others) that offer endless exploration, fewer potholes, and in some cases trade the danger of vehicles with the (less frequent) danger on 4 legs/paws. If you’re tired of the traffic, congestion, and frustration that comes with YEG riding, check out these alternatives that will help to lower your blood-pressure and fill your lungs with fresher air.
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