Bell Joy Ride - Friday night on the Town!

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Duggan's Pub

9013 88 Ave NW

Edmonton, AB T6C 1M1


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You are invited to grab your mountain bike and join us in Edmonton's river valley. We are hosting the Bell Joy Ride right here in Edmonton, Alberta! Joy Ride is about getting women of all abilities together on our incredible river valley trails. We are hosting monthly rides and building community! Whether you are looking to gain confidence on your mountain bike or ride with amazing people, we are focusing on the women in our community. This month is easy! Just a Friday night with your fellow mountain biking ladies.

Grab your winter attire, a bike, some lights, and of course, your helmet. We are going to meet at Duggan's Pub for a ride. After, we invite you to stay for a bite 'n beer. Make sure you bring a bike lock!

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6:45 - sign in

7:00pm RIDE LEAVES ON TIME - it's winter now so we need to make sure we are always warm

9:00pm - meet at Duggan's


What kind of gear should I wear?

It is winter. You need to make sure you dress for the day! Being too hot isn't good either because you will sweat, which means you get cold. If you haven't ridden in the winter before, fire me off an email and let's have a conversation about it!

What if I am out of shape?

No problem. There will be women of all skill sets and abilities joining us. There is a ride for everyone and nobody gets left behind.

What if I am not very good at riding?

No problem. Group rides are broken up into ability levels. We will never force you to ride something you are uncomfortable with and nobody gets left behind. You might even be surprised at what you can ride! Just by riding with us, you will gain skills and confidence. On the next ride you may even want to step it up a group level!

Is this just for beginners?

Absolutely not. The Bell Joy Ride has advanced ride levels as well as beginner rides. This is about building community and the stronger riders give everyone else goals to build to.

What should I bring?

  • CSA approved Helmet is required to ride with Joy Ride.
  • A bike in good repair with a bell (it is the law)!
  • Valid ID – we need you to carry identification and cell phones are always recommended
  • Water and snacks to bring on the trail (plan for 1.5-2.5 hours depending on group level).
  • It is HIGHLY recommended you bring an extra tube for your bike, as well as a bike tool and bike tire levers. This is a no drop ride and we will help you as much as possible if you have a mechanical issue. It is good practice to be self-sufficient.
  • Cycling shoes are good to have – but, at a minimum, closed toed shoes are mandatory – running shoes will work. NO SANDLES
  • Gloves and glasses are highly recommended for protecting your hands and your eyes.

What kind of bike do I need?

You will need a bike (in good working order) that can go on our river valley trails. If you are unsure if your bike is capable, please email your bike make and model to

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any other questions, please email us at

What are the ride levels?

1 > New Riders

Easy-paced rides suited for those who want to try some climbing and
descending on moderate-grade, hard-packed fire roads, firm double-track
and easy single-track. We will re-group as necessary to rest, hydrate and
look at skills on the trail. Distances may be up to 10 km.

2 > Beginner
Casually paced rides ideal for advanced beginners ready for some
small obstacles, steeper hills, more miles and fewer rests. We will regroup
as necessary to hydrate and teach skills on the trail. Trails may
include steeper dirt road climbs and descents, double and single-track
that introduce obstacles. Distances may be up to 15 km.

3 > Intermediate
Ideal for consistent, faster riders, 3+ will be constantly
moving, taking breaks only to re-group at major
intersections. These are rides designed to build your
stamina, as the pace will often be set by faster riders
out front. Trails may include steep, technical climbs and
descents, single-track, obstacles and technical features.
Distances may be 20km or more.

4 > Advanced
These rides are ideal for strong riders who prefer technical
single-track downhills to fast climbing. These are rides
designed to build your stamina, as the pace will often
be set by faster riders out front. Trails may include very
steep technical climbs and descents, narrow, exposed
single-track, big obstacles, jumps and challenging
technical features. Distances may be 20km, or more.

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