Aren't the Prairie's Flat?

Posted on : Friday, March 19, 2021

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Andy Kirschenman said it best in his must read blog post featured on Pinkbike;

"Mountain Biking in the prairies is a unique experience that deserves some recognition. Redcliff, Medicine Hat and Cypress Hills have kilometres of trails and spectacular views of our beloved prairies and badlands. The Badlands play host to two distinct riding landscapes within an hour of each other, making it an exciting and unique riding destination. Our climate rewards us with very short shoulder seasons and offers one of Canada's longest riding seasons! Our trials are usually good to ride year-round, making it the perfect year-round biking destination."

Read the full article “But Aren't the Prairies Flat? Getting Down in Southeast Alberta.”


Kirchmen is a member of the 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club, a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization affiliated with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA). Located in the beautiful Canadian Badlands, they are the voice for the mountain biking community in Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. The 670 Collective, together with its more than 200 members, gives back to its community by designing, building and maintaining sustainable trails in Medicine Hat, Redcliff, and the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park.


The 670 Collective has recently completed the Redcliff Skills Park. The Skills Park comprises five progressive jump lines, a wallride, a small pump track, and a cross country skills area.


Looking to hit the trails? Checkout the interactive maps on Trailforks.com.