Do you remember being a kid and the joy and freedom of riding a bike? Pedalling up the hill as hard as you could and then enjoying the thrill and the wind in your hair (ahem, kids, wear your helmets) as you flew down the hill. Bike parks have been popping up all over Calgary and they are a fantastic way to get outside and stay active, plus build amazing skills. Whether your kids amaze you with tricks or are just beginning to ride their balance bike, check out these Calgary and area bike parks for a summer filled with active, and often free, fun.
Address: 333 West Creek Drive, Chestermere, AB
Hours: 7:30 am until dark
Asphalt pump track in Fairview.
Address: 7800 Flint Rd SE, Calgary, AB
Address: 153 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm
Address: 14 Livingston Gate NE, Calgary, AB
Work on your mountain biking skills here with two asphalt tracks, including one suitable for kids and beginners. Tracks are built to racing standard quality (eg. Red BULL Pump Track World Champion). This track is centrally located and directly accessible from the Bow River Pathway. Parking is available at the Inglewood Wildlands parking lot and the gravel parking lot is available on site at 7 Avenue & 20 Street S.
Address: Inglewood – 17th Ave SE, along the Bow River, Calgary, AB
Address: 85 St NW, Calgary, AB
Address: 209 Silver Ridge Close NW, Calgary, AB
Address: 8415 24 St SW, Calgary, AB
Address: SE corner of West Confederation Park off of 19 Street NW, Calgary, AB
WinSport’s Mountain Bike Park features nine acres of terrain with 14 trails. Cross-country trails include climbing, descending, and flat terrain trails.
If the weather is terrible, or your kids are addicted to riding and want to continue in the winter, B-Line Bike Park has a great indoor facility for all ages, for a fee. You can read more about it HERE.
Address: 401 33rd Street NE, Calgary, AB