Rocky Mountain Books RMB January 5, 2021
Softcover 192 Pages
5.5 in. x 8.5 in.
Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies
Before his untimely death from cancer in 2018, veteran rider and passionate cyclist Ryan Correy (two-time finisher of the Tour Divide, founder of Bikepack Canada and author of A Purpose Ridden) pedalled his way through the most popular national parks in the Canadian Rockies in order to complete his work on this unique guidebook. Featuring routes in Waterton, Kananaskis, Banff, Kootenay, Yoho, and Jasper, Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies will take biking enthusiasts on Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert journeys in the following locations:
- Front Range – 496 km gravel grind down the Alberta foothills
- High Rockies – 183 km opening sampler for the Great Divide
- Beaverfoot – 389 km expedition along the Rocky Mountain Trench
- Devil’s Gap – 214 km backcountry passage into Banff National Park
- Highwood – 357 km over Highwood Pass into the Crowsnest region
- Castle – 266 km circumnavigation of Waterton and Castle parks
- Top of the World – 347 km of remote climbs in the East Kootenays
- Flathead Valley – 291 km through “Grizzly Bear Alley” in southeast British Columbia
- Three Point – 173 km hike-a-bike adventure around Kananaskis
- Icefields Parkway (in winter) – 291 km fat-bike trek up the world-renowned Highway 93 to Jasper
The result of Correy’s remarkable dedication is an unparalleled collection of ten ambitious, multi-day routes complete with directional cues, detailed maps, a helpful Bikepacking 101 section, rich photography, and personal stories that will stoke the curiosity of both the beginner and the experienced backcountry rider.
Ryan Correy was one of Canada’s most accomplished adventure cyclists. In addition to writing about these adventures in two books, A Purpose Ridden and Bikepacking in the Canadian Rockies, Ryan regularly spoke to professional groups about turning passion into purpose and was actively involved in various forms of charity work. He was also the founder of Bikepack Canada (bikepack.ca) and was a tireless promoter of cycling and outdoor adventure. Ryan died in April 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.