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Event Details

Airdrie to Olds​ MS Bike
Ride Details


Start/Finish Location:
TransCanada Turbines
998 Hamilton Blvd NE, Airdrie, AB T4A 0K8
Overnight Location:
Olds College
4500 50 St, Olds, AB T4H 1R6


Route Day 1 (Saturday, June 22, 2024) - 93km Short / 108.3km Long
Route Day 2 (Sunday, June 23, 2024) - 94.7km


Fundraising Minimum:
Age Minimum:


June 22 & 23, 2024

Start Time:
7:00 am: Participant Package pick-ups, donations, breakfast, etc. available
8:00 am: Ride Starts

Schedule of Events

What is the cost to participate, does it change throughout the year? 

Current – February 20, 2024 

  • Virtual Cyclist - FREE 
  • Cyclist - Own Accommodations - $20.00 
  • Cyclist - Camping - $45.00  
  • Cyclist - Dorm with Shared bed - $60.00 
  • Cyclist - Private Dorm Accommodations - $90.00 

February 21, 2024 – March 31, 2024  

  • Virtual Cyclist- FREE 
  • Cyclist- Own Accommodations- $40.00 
  • Cyclist- Camping - $65.00  
  • Cyclist- Dorm with Shared bed - $80.00  
  • Cyclist - Private Dorm Accommodations - $110.00 

April 1, 2024 – June 22, 2024  

  • Virtual Cyclist- FREE 
  • Cyclist- Own Accommodations- $60.00 
  • Cyclist- Camping - $85.00  
  • Cyclist- Dorm with Shared bed - $100.00
  • Cyclist - Private Dorm Accommodations - $130.00  

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

  • Registering for MS Bike, participants are committing to raise the minimum fundraising amount of $500. Staff are here to support you in reaching your goals. Please reach out to and we will help you with fundraising ideas, resources, and support.

What happens if I don’t hit the fundraising minimum?

  • Cyclists that don’t reach the fundraising minimum will not be able to pick up their package or participate in the bike tour.

I am on a team - can we just fundraise enough as a team to cover one another’s $500 minimum?

  • The $500 fundraising minimum is per participant- team donations and team members cannot cover the fundraising minimum for others. Donations must be kept under the person/team that the donor originally intended- they cannot be moved between participants.  

Are there any training rides?      

  • We have some ride challenges available in our Ride with GPS Club. You can check it out!

What kind of bike do I need?

  • Road bike is best, but you can participate with any bike!

Do you have a recommended Bike Store?

  • Northstar Bicycle YYC is the local bike sponsor for the MS Bike Airdrie to Olds tour. They have 2 locations in Calgary.
    • North Location: 620 46 Ave NE #114, Calgary AB
    • South Location: 15220 Shaw Rd SE, Calgary AB

Are there any opportunities to connect before the event weekend?

  • Shop Nights for participants will be announced later but will likely happen in May or June!

When will I be able to pick up my riders’ package?

  • Dates TBD but will coincide this year with the Shop Nights!

Can I pick up my friend/teammates package?

  • As long as they have reached the $500 minimum fundraising, feel free to pick up for your friend, or your entire team! Make sure to get their sizing for the tech t-shirt and any other fundraising rewards they may have earned!

Is there a minimum age?

  • The minimum age to participate in MS Bike is 12 years old. Participants between 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Chariots and baby carriers are not permitted on the route.

Are pets allowed?

  • Pets are NOT permitted on the route or at Olds College. If you want your pet to be at the finish line in Airdrie on Sunday, pets must be leashed at all times, well behaved, and all messes must be cleaned up immediately. Failure on any part to follow these guidelines will have this permission revoked for all. 

What happens if I hit a fundraising reward?

  • If you qualify for a reward, you can pick it up at the package pick up or morning of the bike tour.  If you hit a reward level after the bike tour, connect with the local coordinator to get your rewards!

What should I bring if I am staying at the dorms?

  • Pack as though you are staying at a hotel- the dorm has linens, travel size soaps, shampoos etc.

Is there a place to camp – Tent or RV?

  • There is a parking lot to set up a RV- please let us know if you are planning to bring one. There are tent areas as well.

Event Meal Plan

  • TBD

I have food allergies, should I bring my own food?

  • We do our best to accommodate all our cyclists, however, all allergy restrictions and food specifications cannot always be met. We do our best to share the event meal plan in advance of the ride. If you do have a severe allergy, please bring your own food for the weekend to ensure your safety.

Can I bring an E-Bike?

  • Yes! However, there are limited charging spaces available.

What if I get a breakdown along the route or can’t finish?

  • MS Bike is a fully supported ride with first aid, mechanics, and support vehicles. If you need help or encounter a breakdown, move to the side of the road and hold your helmet up. Call the number on your wristband to connect with the Route Control team. Please save the emergency contact number on your wristband ahead of time to your phone.

I am spending the night at the dorms, how do I get my overnight bag there?

  • At the start line we will have a luggage truck to drop your bag off at. Please ensure your luggage has a wristband matching your bib number attached for pick up after your done your ride!

Day 1 was fun, but my legs are sore and I don’t want to ride back, how can I get back to the start line?

  • MS Bike is low pressure ride, if you can’t ride day 2 no problem! We have a bus that is available back to the start line departing at 9:30am.

Should I bring money to the event?

  • Yes- if you are planning on having any alcoholic drinks! We have beer gardens/bar where drinks will cost $5 each (non-alcoholic drinks are free of charge)

What happens day 1 after the ride?

  • There will be lawn games, beer gardens, music, dinner, and a program.

Are there ATM’s on site?

  • There is 1 ATM on site with limited funds available. Please try to pre-plan and withdraw money before the event from a different location.

Can my family/friend join in after the ride?

  • Absolutely! Additional meal tickets are available for purchase at the beer gardens entrance or dorms check-in area for $30.

I received more donations after the event, what should I do with them?

  • Fundraising is open until September 30th

What do I do with cash and cheque donations that I have received?

Cheques can be mailed to our MS Canada head office. Please send them to:
MS Canada
500-250 Dundas St. W
Toronto, ON M5T 2Z5

Be sure to specify which MS Bike you are donating to on the front of the envelope (i.e. Attn: MS Bike – Airdrie to Olds).

In order to ensure our records are accurate, please ensure participant and donor details are clearly identified and legible on the Donation Tracking Form.

For cash donations, we accept EFTs and drop offs at your local RBC bank. Please reach out to and we will provide you with instructions on how to get your donations to us.

I had so much fun, when can I register for next year!?

  • MS Bike has year-round registration and fundraising! Registration for next year will open the Saturday evening of the event, with fundraising starting October 1st.

When will the pictures be posted?

  • It can take some time for photos to be sent from our photographers. Typically, they are posted on our Flikr account and Facebook Bike group 4-6 weeks after the event. You will receive an email with the link, once photos are up!

Is there a Lost and Found?

  • Please connect with the local ride coordinator for any lost and found items.

I just hit a new fundraising milestone, can I still get my reward?

  • Please connect with the local ride coordinator for any lost and found items.


Be sure to check back regularly as this page will continue to be updated with important ride information!