We are a family based organization enjoying year round rides throughout the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Alberta. We practice active stewardship including trail clean-ups, development, and maintenance projects, as well as providing a powerful voice for ATV enthusiasts who wish to continue to have access to off highway vehicle trails and random camping areas. The Quad Squad is also an organization member of the Alberta Off Highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA) and South West Alberta Trails Advisory Council (SWAT).
Our mission is to promote responsible use of Alberta’s Southern Rockies and to ensure the conservation of our wilderness areas for the continued use of future generations. We are focused on sustainability and place a high priority on safety and rider education. We have a pro-active multi-use trail maintenance and development program.
Membership in the Quad Squad is open to anyone who recreates in the Eastern Slopes of Alberta's Southern Rocky Mountains. Our area of interest spans Waterton National Park in the South through to the mountain parks in the North including the Castle, Porcupine Hills, C5, Indian Graves, Waiparous / Ghost / Burnt Timber, and McLean Creek.
To learn about upcoming activities, please visit our events page. If you get lost, try the search box at the top-left.
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And the winners are....
First Prize 2012 Rhino - Kevin Saretzky of Coleman (00672) 2nd Prize 2011 Arctic Cat - Scott Earl of Medicine Hat (15310)
Responsible trail enthusiasts, both motorized and non-motorized, have much in common; they have an appreciation for our public lands and want to enjoy what our public lands have to offer.
Welcome to the Sinister 7, a race that may be greatest challenge of your life. The 146km course will take you through the most rugged, remote and beautiful terrain in Alberta's stunning Rocky Mountains. With over 5,050m of elevation gain across the course, this race will punish the unprepared.
The Sinister 7 is open to solo runners or teams of up to seven and racers have 27 hours to complete the grueling event. The course is split into seven stages, each featuring a geographic and historic highlight of the area. The race's name is inspired by the treacherous Seven Sisters Mountain that looms over much of the course.
We believe in fair reward for the abuse you take so we are pleased to offer a number of high profile awards, including a prize purse of up to $1,000 in each category including top female, top male and top team. Our sponsors have generously donated addtional prizing available for all other finishes plus special awards that areannounced at the race. Racers receive a quality tech top, a welcome dinner before the race, and all racers are invited to take part in the closing celebration and awards. All finishers, affectionately known as "Sinners" receive a medal to commemorate their experience. All racers are also invited to take part in the closing celebration and awards.
For more information please visit http://sinister7.com
News Release November 26, 2008
With a $7500 grant from Alberta Conservation
Association, financial support from Devon Canada and a team of dedicated Quad Squad volunteers, a 50 foot engineered bridge has been installed over Allison Creek on the Deadmans Pass trail. The installation will benefit all trail users who frequent the area with a new crossing to replace the wooden structure which has been out of commission for a number of years. Trail traffic has been forced to use the stream bed for apporoximately 50 meters which has taken a toll on trout spawning beds and in fact was a dangerous crossing certain times of the year.
The Crowsnest Pass is home to several species of
trout and Allison Creek is one of many tributaries of the Crowsnest River, a world renowned fly fishing river. The bridging of Creeks and Streams in South Western Alberta watersheds is the goal of the Quad Squad to improve water quality and fish habitat in the Oldman River Water Basin.
All trail users are asked to use respect and utilize this new bridge while in the area of Deadmans Pass and allow nature to restore this portion of Allison Creek to a productive trout spawning channel.
News Release - November 26, 2007
Outdoor recreationalists in the Castle Special Management Area of southwest Alberta were dealt a significant blow late Thursday night. Unknown culprits sabotaged a bridging project undertaken jointly by the Crowsnest Pass Quad Squad and the Crowsnest Forest Stewardship Society. A 60 foot engineered steel bridge valued at $22,000, awaiting installation on designated multi-use recreational trails, was severely damaged when the culprits used a large metal grinder and attempted to cut 20 feet off the bridge.
Part of 2007's 12 bridge program approved by Sustainable Resource Development and the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans, this bridge is to protect streams and riparian areas enhancing watershed integrity. With temperatures nearing minus 10 degrees Celsius and winds gusting to 100 km per hour, volunteers worked well into Friday night in efforts to salvage the bridge. At this time we can only hope that the integrity of the bridge can be restored to engineered specifications and the project completed.
The two non-profit organisations working in cooperation used funding from t-shirt sales raised from the Lost Creek Fire and hundreds of hours of volunteer time to bring this project to fruition. When installed the bridge located on the designated trail system, becomes the property of the public for the benefit of all users.