Experience Guide | Tourism Medicine Hat

BATTLE CREEK SHOWDOWN Over the years, there has been massive mountain bike trail development in three areas in and around Medicine Hat: Echo Dale Regional Park, Redcliff, and Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park. Each scenic spot offers an extraordinary experi ence with coulee, forest, or red rock backdrops, and they’re all within 45 minutes of each other. Medicine Hat’s 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club hosted the seventh Battle Creek Showdown in Elkwater, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in 2022. The event saw over 200 riders from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia, including 70 children. “A lot of people say it’s their favourite race of the year. It’s a fun event for everybody — for people doing their first race or for really experi enced racers and riders who want to push themselves and their limits,” says event organizer Michelle LeBlanc. With hopes to host more and more people as 670 Collective presents Battle Creek Showdown, they feel fortunate to have a space like Elkwater that can house a large number of people, with trails, accommodations, and things to do. “Elkwater is this hidden gem and oasis in the middle of the prairies that has all the facilities we need to organize something like this. We can continue to add or change routes to make each year something new, because there’s always new trail development,” says LeBlanc. “It’s the perfect place — many come a week prior and make it a part of their summer holidays.”

The route changes yearly for Battle Creek

Showdown , and it never disappoints.

With a limited number of spots, make sure to register early, because it sells out every year.





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