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Peaks of the Parkway – Part 4

Peaks of the Icefields Parkway - Part 4 “A new world was spread at our feet; to the westward stretched a vast icefield probably never before seen by the human eye, and surrounded by entirely unknown, unnamed, and unclimbed peaks.” J Norman Collie, 1898 It...

Peaks of the Parkway – Part 3

Read on for Part 3 of our peaks of the parkway articles. Hear the stories behind the naming of some of the most significant peaks and geographical features that you’ll ride past along the Icefields Parkway.

The Icefields Parkway: Road Bike Tour from Jasper to Banff – Diary of a guest – Day 4.

By Tammie Burak
I had the pleasure of joining Ben Johnson for a Mountain Madness road bike tour from the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park to Banff townsite in Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway the second weekend of June. This scenic tour of the Canadian Rockies offers the best of wildlife viewing, glaciers, waterfalls, great food and a chance to make new friends. Read on to hear about my experience on tour. Day 4 of 4.

The Icefields Parkway: Road Bike Tour from Jasper to Banff – Diary of a guest – Day 3

By Tammie Burak
I had the pleasure of joining Ben Johnson for a Mountain Madness road bike tour from the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park to Banff townsite in Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway the second weekend of June. This scenic tour of the Canadian Rockies offers the best of wildlife viewing, glaciers, waterfalls, great food and a chance to make new friends. Read on to hear about my experience on tour. Day 3 of 4.

The Icefields Parkway: Road Bike Tour from Jasper to Banff – Diary of a guest – Day 2.

By Tammie Burak
I had the pleasure of joining Ben Johnson for a Mountain Madness road bike tour from the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park to Banff townsite in Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway the second weekend of June. This scenic tour of the Canadian Rockies offers the best of wildlife viewing, glaciers, waterfalls, great food and a chance to make new friends. Read on to hear about my experience on tour. Day 2 of 4.

The Icefields Parkway: Road Bike Tour from Jasper to Banff – Diary of a guest – Day 1.

By Tammie Burak

I had the pleasure of joining Ben Johnson for a Mountain Madness road bike tour from the town of Jasper in Jasper National Park to Banff townsite in Banff National Park along the Icefields Parkway the second weekend of June. This scenic tour of the Canadian Rockies offers the best of wildlife viewing, glaciers, waterfalls, great food and a chance to make new friends. Read on to hear about my experience on the tour. Day 1 of 4.

An interview with The Crossing Resort

During our Jasper to Banff cycling tour we are fortunate to stay at some unique properties along the Icefields Parkway.
The Crossing Resort located 150km from Jasper is where we stay on the 2nd night of the tour.
Read on to find out more about this wonderful hotel during a great interview with one of the 3 brothers that own and run the hotel, Mike Fikowski, a cool video and some photos showing the lodges spectacular surroundings.

Peaks of the Parkway – Part 2

Read on for Part 2 of our peaks of the parkway articles. Hear the stories behind the naming of some of the most significant peaks and geographical features that you’ll ride past along the Icefields Parkway.

New E-Bikes on order – watch this space for more soon.

Exciting news from Mountain Madness Tours.

We recently contributed some funds to an E-Bike kickstarter project and we’ll soon be the proud new owner of what will likely be the new wave of E-Bikes on the market.
Instead of a clunkier, heavier and expensive specialty E-bike, why not just take your regular front wheel out of your regular road bike set up and insert the new E-bike Front wheel.

Peaks of the Parkway – Part 1

It may be hard to imagine now, but the Columbia Icefield and surrounding peaks have only become accessible within the last century.
Back in 1898 the area was remote and difficult to reach. There were no roads and no railroads. Fur trade routes and First Nations trails were to the north and to the south. The icefield was in no-man’s land.
Since that time, the area has opened to adventurers and explorers and most peaks now have names.
Read on to hear the stories behind the naming of some of the most significant peaks and geographical features along the Icefields Parkway.

About Mountain Madness Tours

Hi there, Thanks for visiting our website and finding your way to Ben’s Blog.
I’m your Host, owner and operator of Mountain Madness Tours.
Read on to find out more about us, how and why we created Mountain Madness Tours.

3 reason’s why you might consider an E-Bike (Electric Pedal Assist Bike) for your next cycling tour.

Although the majority of our tour customers prefer to ride between Jasper and Banff on a regular road bike we realize that the distance between Jasper and Banff and the elevation changes can be daunting to some. There’s definately a bit if a stigma out there in the cycling community regarding E-Bikes but we thought we’d share a few reasons why think that for some people it’s the most awesome thing ever!

Gearing Up for Road Bike Touring in the Rockies – Part 4. Clothing

Weather in the Rockies can vary greatly from day to day and rain at low altitudes can mean snow or sleet at high altitudes. In addition, rock walls tend to concentrate heat in the valleys. What can you do to prepare?
Read on to see a recommended list of clothing to bring with you on your next cycling tour.

An interview with Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge

During our Jasper to Banff cycling tour we are fortunate to stay at some unique properties along the Icefields Parkway.
Sunwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge located 60km from Jasper is where we stay on the first night of the tour.
Read on to find out more about this wonderful hotel during a great interview with General Manager Matthew Corlett and a cool video showing the lodges spectacular surroundings.