Red Rock Ride Coming To Waterton Lakes National Park On September 29

The Red Rock Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park will be closed to vehicles for three hours on Saturday, September 29, for the 3rd annual "Ride the Red Rock" event. Parks Canada photos.

A "red rock" ride through a national park is coming up September 29, but you'll have to head north of the border to participate in it. That's when the Red Rock Parkway in Waterton Lakes National Park will be closed to motor vehicles for a while to give cyclists clear sailing.

Vehicular traffic will be banned from 9 a.m. to noon on that Saturday to give cyclists some insights into how great the Parkway can be for cycling when it's closed to vehicle traffic between November and April each year (and free of snow and ice, of course).

This year's ride will mark the 3rd annual “Ride the Red Rock” and “Take a Kid Mountain Biking in Waterton Lakes National Park!” events.

The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Pass Creek picnic area. Participants can ride as far as their legs take them, whether it’s the first few kilometres or the 30 km round-trip all the way to Red Rock Canyon and back.

There will be snack stations, technical assistance and a support vehicle offered by Waterton Outdoor Adventures. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 18, and highly recommended for everyone else. Children are welcome...with a legal guardian.

After the ride, there will be draw prizes and a community fundraising BBQ provided by Wieners of Waterton.