Schedule of Events – Recommend Gear & Maps

June 12th 2020 Kicking Horse Mountian Resort, Golden, British Columbia

TheBluMoose Ascent

Location - Route

Kickinghorse Mountian Resort (KHMR) Plaza. A 10km ascent from the Plaza to the summit of KHMR, following “It’s a Ten” gravel route. Riders who complete the ride to the summit will descend the mountain on the Gondola back to the KHMR Plaza.

Gear: Mountian Bike, Gravel Bike, Cross Bike, Fatbike, E-Bike (a very popular option).

Questions? support@theblumoose.com

June 13th 2020 Kicking Horse Mountian Resort, Golden, British Columbia

TheBluMoose Gravel

Location - Routes

KHMR Plaza. 300km Route.  KHMR Plaza - Radium Hot Springs - (Spillimacheen Lunch Stop) - KHMR Plaza.
KHMR Plaza. 200km Route.  KHMR Plaza - Brisco - (Spillimacheen Lunch Stop) - KHMR Plaza.
KHMR Plaza. 100km Route.  KHMR Plaza - Parson - KHMR Plaza.
KHMR Plaza. 35km Route.  KHMR Plaza - Nicholson / Cedar Lake - KHMR Plaza.

Aid Stations: TheBluMoose Food & Drink Stations will be made available to all riders for all distances every 50km (except for the 35km route).  A wide variety of sandwiches, fruits, snacks, soft drinks and water will be provided.

Riders travel along the West Bench of the Columbia Valley through the Purcell Mountains.  The towns of Nicholson, Parson (Twig & Berry: best burgers), Spillimacheen (Beeland: fantastic cappuccino & sandwiches), Brisco (Brisco General Store) and Radium Hot Springs are easily accessible from the route where riders can independently from the Aid Stations purchase food and drink items.  Furthermore, these towns are adjacent to Highway 95 where friends and supporters can rendezvous with riders. GPX files and Avenza Map files for all distances will be made available prior to the event date. 

Gear: Mountian Bike, Gravel Bike, Cross Bike, Fatbike, E-Bike.  Most riders in the past used Gravel or Cross Bikes with 700*35 & 38 wheel / tire combinations.  This is a self supported ride, therefore riders must be able to repair a flat tire and also carry repair tools.  We also recommend riders carry bear spray and a bear spray holder which will allow for your bear spray to be carried in a standard water bottle holder on this ride.  This can be easily purchased in the town of Golden at Derailed Sports, Rona Home & Garden and ACE Hardware and at KHMR at Selkirk Sports.  

Questions? support@theblumoose.com

September 12th 2020 Couchiching Beach Park, Orillia, Ontario

TheBluMoose Alvar

Start Time - Route:

85km: 8:30am sign in, 9:00am depart. Couchiching Beach Park - Carden Alvar Park - Couchiching Beach Park.
140km: 8:30am sign in, 9:00am depart. Couchiching Beach Park - Carden Alvar Park / Bexley Area - Couchiching Beach Park.

From Couchiching Beach Park riders travel east through stunning country side with rolling hills. In the Carden Alvar Provincial Park a food and water rest stop will be provided. 

Gear: Road Bike, Mountian Bike, Gravel Bike, Cross Bike, E-Bike, any Bike will suffice. This is a self supported ride, therefore riders must be able to repair a flat tire and also carry repair tools.

Questions? support@theblumoose.com

Map For Phone: Prior to the ride, please download the free Avenza Maps App to your smartphone.  Once downloaded please copy and install TheBluMoose 85km & 140km the into My Maps on the App.

Turn by Turn Directions for TheBluMoose Alvar: Please print and or download this PDF to you phone prior to the ride.
Direction TheBluMoose 85km & 140km

GPX Files For A Bike Computer: TheBluMoose GPX File & TheBluMoose Short 90km GPX File