You don’t need to leave the city to get your off-road biking fix. Feel the breeze and challenge your endurance with a ride through Red Deer’s extensive trails. Or take the entire family out for a ride along the Red Deer River or around each of the city’s gorgeous parks.
Where to go? What to see? We’ve got you covered, here’s our list of local biking trail stops…See Red Deer Trail Stops >
Great Rides: The City Of Red Deer maintains over 100 kilometres of trails which are an ideal fit for cycling all spring and summer. Extra wide lanes allow for perfect group outings and sheltered tree covers make any weather obstacle manageable.
But don’t feel confined to just the trail system. The city also features designated bike lanes on many commuter roads that lead to all major areas, including downtown. This means you’ll enjoy an easy and safe bike ride as you explore everything Red Deer has to offer.
And if a jump in adrenaline is what you crave, Red Deer is also home to both a mountain bike and BMX park.
Red Deer’s trails are scenic and the trail system can be accessed from every major road and neighbourhood in the city. In fact, it’s possible to walk, run or cycle from one end of Red Deer on the trails to another without using a major roadway.
In North Red Deer, located east of Gaetz Ave and west of Riverside Drive, the Mountain Bike Park caters specifically to the needs of mountain bikers although all non-motorized, non-equestrian outdoor enthusiasts are welcome. The park includes a large area of cross country single track, dirt jumps, and free-ride stunts
Those who want to cycle even further can hop on the regional trail that connects the City of Red Deer with the Town of Blackfalds and the City of Lacombe.
The site of a 335 metre technical track for BMX biking, complete with many obstacles including triple and double jumps, step-ups and more. Local, regional and national championships have been held here and it is the home of the Red Deer BMX Club. More information on the Club and events can be found at reddeerbmx.ca. The park is open seasonally from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Kerry Wood Drive and 56 Avenue
Challenge your mountain biking skills at the Mountain Bike Park in North Red Deer. Built and maintained by volunteers from the Central Alberta Bicycle Club in cooperation with The City of Red Deer, the park includes a large area of cross country single track, dirt jumps and free-ride stunts. The Central Alberta Bicycle Club ensures all stunts and jumps are properly designed, constructed and receive regular maintenance. Helmets are mandatory and mountain bike body armour is highly recommended. Re
Gaetz Avenue and West of Riverside Drive
In response to a petition by downtown businesses, in late 1983, Red Deer City Council passed a by-law establishing the Red Deer Downtown Business Association (DBA) as a Business Revitalization Zone under the Municipal Government Act. The association is funded primarily by a business tax levy on the net annual rental value of the area occupied by a business located within the BRZ. Everyone benefits, so everyone pays. WHAT IS A BRZ? A Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) is a program by which busine
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Red Deer’s year-round home for natural history and environmental education. Exhibits, demonstrations, events, programs and Alberta’s first nature playground, the Nova Chemicals Imagination Grove ensures something for everyone. Since 1924, the Sanctuary has been protected as a federal migratory bird sanctuary. 5 km of trails, a bird blind and viewing decks leads you to a variety of habitats.
6330 45 Ave
We are a family friendly recreation centre serving the public park of Bower Ponds. From paddle boating, canoeing, kayaking and water balls, to ice skating, board games and hot chocolate, we offer a wide selection of family fun! For more details visit our website.
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Brand new exhibits and a reconstruction of the original Fort at Red Deer Crossing sets the stage to bring the early history of Red Deer to life. Join us for programs, exhibits and seasonal special events. A heritage garden, poultry yard and teepees are set up for public enjoyment. Located west of Red Deer on the banks of the Red Deer River, Fort Normandeau sits at the site of the original Red Deer Crossing community. Red Deer began on and around this site in the 1870s. Before the railroad came
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Bower Ponds A popular destination within Waskasoo Park, Bower Ponds offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Stop by the Pavilion that is equipped with a concession, washrooms and equipment rentals – paddleboats and water balls in summer, and ice skates in winter. Other features of this beautiful park include the Cronquist House (a restored Victorian-style farmhouse built in 1911), a newly renovated outdoor stage that attracts many events each year including Canada Day celebrations, an
Red Deer’s beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well known throughout Alberta with over 100 km of easily accessible, paved, hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian trails connecting park users to beautiful green areas and park attractions. Biking, hiking, jogging, bird watching, picnics and peaceful walks can all be enjoyed in various parks and facilities within the Waskasoo Park trail system. Trail Loops Ranch Loop – 7.5 km Starting at Heritage Ranch and back via Bower Pon
Red Deer is a city built around a park and it's no ordinary park. Waskasoo Park is the crown jewel of the city. It is home to Alberta's first federal migratory bird sanctuary, a beautiful river valley, Bower Ponds, and more than 100 kms of trails. If you want to get to know Red Deer, you have to explore the park that's at its heart. While you can walk or hike the trails, you will see Waskasoo from a whole new perspective while on a bike. There are plenty to see in Waskasoo Park and we've put