April 6, 2016

Cycling Season in Jasper

On September 4th, 2015, over 120 professional cyclists from around the world raced their way through Jasper National Park as part of the 3rd annual Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial, Canada’s first and highest ranked professional road cycling race. Jasper hosted two legs as the first ever mountain stage of the race, reminding everyone that our base of adventure is a premier cycling destination!

A Route for Every Bike

Road biking: Ride in the tracks of the Tour of Alberta pros and complete the Marmot Basin Legacy Climb: 12 kilometers up to an elevation of over 1,600 metres. Looking for something a little more leisurely? Head to Old Fort Point, down around Lac Beauvert and back into town via Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Mountain biking: The Jasper Discovery Trail, aka Trail 11, is an 8.3 km loop that will take you around the town site along a good mix of paved trails and gravel hills. Or, you can get into the wild on the Saturday Night Lake Loop. Expect a more technical ride full of steep switch-backs with a highly rewarding finish!

Fat biking: There’s something for every level of fat bike rider on the Pyramid Bench. Over 10 km of trails twist and turn between the town site and Pyramid Lake, giving you lots to explore. Bonus: fat bikes are permitted on frozen lakes, giving you a whole new way to see your favourite parts of Jasper National Park.

With some of the best biking trails around, Jasper is the go to destination for year-round biking. Ask any cyclist why they come back to Jasper, and you’ll likely hear that it’s because the park’s well-connected, well-maintained trails are the perfect way to actually experience nature while at the same time avoiding the crowds.

If you're looking to rent a bike while in Jasper, visit any of the following locations:

Pyramid Lake Resort

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Source for Sports

Freewheel Cycle

Vicious Cycle

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