Calgary has lots of bike riding trails. If you want a simple, leisurely ride, there are plenty of areas for that. If you want to try something extreme, you can do that here, too. Biking in Calgary is mostly of mountain bikers. The trails and areas around town are forested and rooted. But, there are paved trails and even a speedway for bikers in Calgary, too.
A new sport that's really gained popularity in Whistler, but has moved over to Calgary, now, is downhill biking. During the summer, Canada Olympic Park uses its ski lifts to transport bikers to the top of the hill so that they can ride down the hill over all sorts of obstacles. These tracks are becoming increasingly popular in Calgary, and COP is the only place in town for it.
Fish Creek, Nose Hill, and the River pathway system have lots of paved and gravel paths. These parks offer terrain for any level of biker, just depends how adventurous you feel. Griffith Woods, Edworthy, and Bowness are all river-side parks with bike trails, and the river pathway connects many parks such as these. A bike trail around the Glenmore Reservoir is a local favorite. This 16km paved trail takes under an hour to bike around, and offers great views of the city and the mountains.
The Glenmore Velodrome is Calgary's high speed bike track. This is the sort of facility used for Olympic training and high speed pedal biking. Weather permitting, this track is used by the Calgary Bike rack League, but the track is open for the public and new-comers.
88 Canada Olympic RD SW
Lift-access mountain bike trails... read more
13931 Woodpath Road Southwest
A unspoiled natural area with an expansive pathway system... read more
14th Street NW
(bordered on the east by Shaganappi Trail)
A natural park-land with great views of downtown and the Rockies... read more
1st Street South East
Take a stroll through the city's vast network of scenic nature walks... read more
Off Sarcee Trail Southwest
A river-side picnic area with hiking trails...
Discovery Ridge Cove S.W.
93 hectare Natural Environment Park... read more
7305 Crowchild Trail South West
(84 hectares surrounding the north side of the reservoir)
Perfect for picnicking, close to Canoe and Rowing club... read more
90 Avenue and 24 Street Southwest
Sail, play tennis, bike, or picnic... read more
5300 19 Street Southwest
Track and field facility and pedal bike racing Velodrome... read more
8900 48th Avenue Northwest