Who says a prairie city can’t have an awesome singletrack network?! Definitely not us.
There are more than 150 KMs of singletrack trails in Edmonton! Some are mellow, winding along flatter sections of land, and others are super punchy with lots of climbs and descents into and out of the river valley and ravines. They’re a ton of fun to ride in all seasons.
So grab your bike and get out there! (But maybe not if the trails are too wet – see our Are the Trails Dry Yet below).
Rides and Clubs
There are thousands of riders in this city! Contact Edmonton’s local clubs and bike shops directly for information about group rides! Note that many clubs may not be currently operating due to COVID.
Tracking your Ride
Did you know that information from apps like Trailforks and Strava supports our work to maintain and expand Edmonton’s singletrack network? Anonymized data collected through these aps help us understand how trails are being used. And knowing how many people are riding and where they ride most is really useful to our efforts to have new trails built and approved. Do you already use a Garmin device? You can automatically upload your ride log to Strava. Garmin Connect also allows you to upload your ride log to Trailforks, you can also dowload Trailforks basemaps to your device with Connect IQ.
Are the trails dry yet? And other notes on Trail Etiquette tips.
Edmonton soils and trails are clay-based. That means they get pretty mucky when they are wet and are easily rutted if they are ridden that way. Ruts are hard to fix. Trust us on this.
How do you know if a trail is too wet to ride? If your tires sink in and leave marks, you might want to stick to gravel for a few more days. (We know, we know, the dirt season is short!)
So, are the trails dry yet? We’ve rounded up some links to help you figure that out.
Note: Rainfall is measured between May and October; snowfall isn’t measured
And a few more tips to keep everyone smiling:
- Be aware of other trail users – all trails are multi-use and multi-directional
- Mountain bikers yield to people on foot
- Mountain bikers going down yield to mountain bikers going up
- Bells and yells help others know you are on the trail
- Stay alert and keep it mellow at trail exits and junctions
- Stay in control of your bike