4th Annual Foldie Fondo
Saturday, July 13 at 8:45am. Meet at 8:45; wheels roll at 9:00 a.m.
George C. King Bridge, south bank, East Village
By: Brett BergieThis is an inclusive ride. While the ride theme is meant to draw out folding bike enthusiasts, all bikes and their owners are welcome.
Join us on a Calgary Pathway ride that sweeps and curves along rivers, cruises over gentle hills, and sails along flatter terrain. Total distance is 60 km.
So long as there are no detours, the route will be exclusively on Calgary pathways. We will follow the Elbow River out of the core, approach the Glenmore Reservoir, and then proceed through scenic North Glenmore Park. We'll head down to and through the Weaselhead Flats before ascending along the far side of the Reservoir. We'll proceed to Fish Creek Park and stop at the cafe for coffee and treats before continuing on through the park. Our ride will then follow the Bow River through to Carburn Park, past the weir, and return to the core via historic Inglewood. The ride will end at Alforno Café and Bakery for refuelling.
We will stop on occasion for rest, lifestyle breaks, and good cheer.
If you don't have a folding bike, feel free to bring one or some of the following to feel part of the culture: billfold, folding multi-tools, flip phone, newspaper, paper crane, or even a bad hand of poker.
Join the fold! We're looking forward to seeing you and your bike.
I am so excited. This is my first bike in decades and my very first folding bike. This sounds like fun and I hope we have good weather. Is there parking near the beginning?
Hi Randi. Welcome to the fold. There’s no fee of any kind; however, you might want to bring some cash or interact because we stop in Fish Creek Park at the cafe and at a cafe downtown at the end for refreshment. There’s parking in East Village, both on-Street and nearby surface lots. I think all the options require payment. Alternatively, I’d Recommend putting your bike on the C-Train and getting off at City Hall Station. The meeting point is just a few short blocks from there—just head east and head to the river. We meet at the south bank of the pedestrian bridge (George C. King Bridge).
Can you tell me exactly where you meet up? Thank you.
We meet at the George C. King Bridge on the south bank of the Bow River in East Village. This is the shared pedestrian-bike span over the Bow, between East Village and Bridgeland. The closest street intersection is 6th Ave SE and 6th St SE. I hope this helps.