ABOUT US

The 670 Collective Mountain Bike Club is a registered non-profit, volunteer-run organization affiliated with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) and the Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA). We are the voice of the mountain biking community in Medicine Hat, Alberta and surrounding areas. Located in southeast Alberta, within  the beautiful Canadian Badlands, we are rewarded with a unique and varied landscape that boasts a long and extended riding season.

 

Our hard working members not only race across western Canada and the US, but also design, build and maintain sustainable trails, and initiated and lead the building of the Redcliff Bike Skills Park. In addition our members also volunteer their time for bikes for badgers, and organize the Battle Creek Showdown mountain bike race.

Trail Crew

We are committed to building and maintaining new environmentally sustainable and legal trails for its community of mountain bikers and future generations to enjoy. We are the voice in promoting our sport, living an active lifestyle and connecting with nature. We believe that, with the two distinctive and dramatic landscapes of the badlands of the Medicine Hat area and the rugged mountain like-terrain of the Cypress Hills, our region can someday become a popular destination for mountain bikers in Western Canada and the US.

 


Trail Committee

 

Trail planning & development is the combined efforts of the following 670 Collective members:

 

Kevin Banks, Chris Dodd, Rob Dyck, Mike Fehr, Blaine Fairbrother, Denis Goulet, Michael Gyorkos,  Joel Heese, Kurtis Peters, and Dean Watkins.

 

Do you have trail ideas you’d like to see implemented? Contact trailcrew@670collective.ca.

 


Volunteer

 

Would you like to be part of an awesome team that builds single track mountain bike trails? Our Trail Crew plans new mountain bike routes, applies International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) standards to the route, and builds the trail using hand tools and a mini excavator to create a fun trails for all rider abilities. You do not need to be a member of the 670 Collective to volunteer. To volunteer, head over to our Contact Us page and complete the contact form at the bottom of the page. Also remember to keep an eye on our events calendar for information on trail build days.

Certified Mountain Bike Instructors

Looking to improve your skills? The 670 has five Professional Mountain Biking Instructors (PMBI) certified instructors who can help you out. Look for them on a group ride or check the calendar out for upcoming skills sessions.

 

Current 670 Instructors:

 

Kevin Banks, Whitney Kambeitz, Brandon Adams, Kristen Banks, and Curtis Marshall.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

670 Collective mountain bike club is committed to building and maintaining new environmentally sustainable and legal trails for its community of mountain bikers, and future generations to enjoy. The Board of Directors are responsible for planning for the future of the club, managing its day to day activities, fostering stakeholder relationships, and obtaining funding.

Kurtis | Club President

 

I first got involved with the 670 in spring of 2013, and didn't know what to expect. I'd only been mountain biking for a year and had focused mainly on downhill riding. Since then, I have expanded my riding to include all mountain and XC, and even the occasional road ride. During this time I have also developed a passion for building trails, and have had great opportunities to help design, and build some of our wonderful local trails, and the Redcliff Skills Park.

 

I joined the board of directors in 2014, and have held several roles since. For 2017, I am serving as the club President and am looking forward to contributing to the club in as many ways possible, and helping it to grow and reach its long-term goal of transforming south eastern Alberta into a mountain biking mecca. To contact me, please email 670downhill@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Allison | Vice President/Treasurer

 

I am privileged to be sitting on the 670 Collective Executive once again as your Vice President and Treasurer for the 2017/18 season.  I am originally from Miramichi, NB, and have been calling Medicine Hat my home for about 2 years. I moved west to start my career as an Occupational Therapist, and am currently employed by the Prairie Rose School Division.

 

I started riding a few years ago in my hometown, but became more focused on the sport once I found 670, and its welcoming club members. I was impressed with the club’s initiative to encourage riders of all skill levels to come together for group rides and social events, their dedication and support to the Medicine Hat community, as well as their enthusiasm to keep advancing Alberta’s trail systems for all to enjoy. I look forward to working with my fellow directors, and am excited to keep exploring Alberta’s trails!

Justin | Apparel

 

I grew up in Medicine Hat, and fell in love with cycling at a young age. Biking has given me the opportunity to explore our great city, and I absolutely love it! When I'm not out riding, you can find me at Cyclepath where I am the Service Manager/Secondary Technician. I look forward to doing everything I can for the club, and the community. There isn't a better group of people, that I can think of, to ride with and to shape our local cycling scene into the mecca it can become! If you love riding your bike, and want to look good while doing it, throw me a message and I will take care of all of your apparel needs!

Ben | Battle Creek Showdown Coordinator

 

I’m 44 years old and a father of three, and am also the owner of Gravity Sports. I love biking all summer, and skiing all winter, and have had the opportunities to ride bikes all over Western Canada. My role in the 670 Board of Directors is the coordinator for the Battle Creek Showdown, our annual XC race we hold in the Cypress Hills.

Brandon | Skill Park Project Manager

 

Mountain biking consumed my life at the bright age of 15, and I have ridden and currently ride in most disciplines of the sport. Living in Medicine Hat since 1991, I’ve had ample opportunity to explore all that it has to offer the biking community. I joined the 670 Collective in 2014 and decided to give the future of mountain biking in our area a fair chance. I was interested and eager to help design, and build trails as well as bring light to the idea of building a mountain bike skills park. Since joining the club I’ve been involved in laying out the first downhill specific trail in Elkwater, AB, obtaining my Level 1 mountain bike instructor certification, and taking on the role of the lead designers/builders of the Redcliff Bike Skills Park. The future is what keeps me motivated, with two young boys and my beautiful, loving wife by my side, I’m excited to continue contributing to the mountain bike community. I’m thankful to be given the opportunity to be the lead builder/project manager of the skills park for the 2017/18 season.

Kevin | Lead Instructor/Group Rides

 

I am originally from Fort Qu’Appelle in the mighty SK, and have lived in Medicine Hat for 10 years. I’ve been mountain biking casually for about 15 years, and have begun riding more competitively over the last couple years. I prefer riding downhill, but am just as happy to do any type of riding. My wife Kristen and I have two kids who also do a little trail building, but the real fun is being on the saddle riding some single track. I am a certified mountain bike instructor, since May 2014, which I hope to utilize a lot in the coming years. My other interests have varied over the years between running, hockey, fastball, snowboarding, slow pitch, football, kayaking, hiking, and kickboxing. I’ve have also coached hockey, lacrosse, and baseball in Medicine Hat. I can’t wait to see everyone out on the trail!

Blaine | Trail Committee

 

I had the privilege of being part of the club's executive in its inaugural year, and was happy to be allowed to stay on and continue the work on trails since our inception in 2013. I have been mountain biking since the late 90's and have been in search of new trails to ride in this area for just about as long. I was lucky enough to be trained by the Kananaskis trails group as well as IMBA, and have been able to use this training to help design and build some of the new trails that our club has been putting together. I have been consistently blown away with the number of great people that our club has attracted, and commitment to the sport and the trails we ride. The Medicine Hat area has so much potential for mountain biking, and it is just now that we have begun to see that potential emerge. Our plans for trails this season are very exciting, and I look forward to sharing them with everyone as they unfold. For any trail related inquires or to find out how you can help out, please contact me at trailcrew@670collective.ca.