I am a 2-years and going year-round bike commuter now. For the first time this upcoming winter I will be riding from SW Calgary into Downtown (Inglewood). I am used to riding the Deerfoot path from the north, so this will be different for me.
My question here is, is there anyone who commutes from SW into downtown in full winter conditions? My route would come from near 17th Avenue and Sarcee, down the hill, along the Bow River path, and into Inglewood.
I know the main Bow River path is part of the winter plowing zone, and will be easily rideable. But, I’m curious how winter riders get down the hill to that path.
There are two routes that I know of: South Edworthy hill road to the south parking lot. Or, the red bridge to steep hill path east of the Shaganappi Golf Course. Which of those routs are rideable in winter? Also, the bike lane route along Spruce Drive SW, is that rideable in snowy conditions?