For those of you used to riding in the mountains, you can rest easy as the chance of encountering a bear is impossible. There hasn’t been a bear in the Cypress Hills for more than 100 years, but there is a healthy population of cougars, so ride with your eyes open!
Because Cypress County is one of the sunniest places in the country, the biking season is exponentially longer than in the Rockies. The typical biking season starts in early March and continues right through until the snow flies in late November. With the rapid rise of fat biking, there really isn’t an off-season anymore. And, don’t fret if you don’t own a bike or can’t bring yours along, there are rentals available right in town.