The Alberta Gran Fondo Experience
A Gran Fondo is a cycling challenge that takes bicycle racing to the next level. Part personal challenge, part serious competition, the Alberta Gran Fondo Series courses lead riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery. Courses are offered in lengths of ~50, ~100, and ~160 km so participants can take part in a distance that matches their goals and ability. Each rider is assigned an electronic timing-chip to keep track of their progress throughout the course and to allow riders to compete for best time through highlighted sections of the course. There is no start to finish time as in traditional racing formats, but rather only time sections count toward a rider's competition time. This means you can take your time between race sections, stop at the aid stations, and regroup to enjoy the ride with your friend and teammates. At the finish a hot meal and beverage awaits you, as well as finisher medals for the gran route finishers. Whether riding for a cause, a personal goal, or for competition, the Alberta Gran Fondo Series courses are some of the most beautiful courses in the province.
June 10, 2018
THE GRANFONDO JASPER IS THE ONLY GRAN FONDO IN NORTH AMERICA TO BE HELD COMPLETELY WITHIN A NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM!
June 23, 2018
Gran Fondo Badlands
WE WILL START THE EVENT AT THE BADLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE WHICH IS ABOUT 300M EAST OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST DINOSAUR
July 7 2018
Highwood Pass Gran Fondo
Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Located SW of Calgary, the ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass travels 134 km or 69 km through the heart of the Rockies on the highest paved road pass in Canada.
July 22, 2018
THE TOUR DE L’ALBERTA IS ONE OF THE LARGEST ONE DAY CYCLING RIDES IN WESTERN CANADA AND IS A STAPLE ON THE LOCAL SPORTING EVENT CALENDAR. THE TOUR HAS INTRODUCED NEW RIDERS TO THE SPORT AS WELL AS RETURNING PARTICIPANTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.
This is the longest event in each of the five races.
December 1 – January 31, 2018 : $739 Series Discount $714
February 1 – February 28, 2018 : $799 Series Discount $774
March 1 – 31, 2018 : $839 Series Discount $814
April 1 – May 31, 2018 : $909 Series Discount $884
June 1 – race day, 2018 : $959 Series Discount $934