VIDEO: 430 Riders Tackled 4th Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
Organized by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club as a non profit cycling event - a fun & friendly boutique Fondo in the Canadian 'Kootenay Rockies"
Most places can put on an “event” but the unique location and community spirit allowed for the event, in a “world class” setting with the full support of the hosting communities made for an unforgettable Bucket-List ride.
The paved Rails to Trails portion, with the bridge over the river, is to be experienced.
430 riders took part in this year's event with cyclists travelling from as far as Oxford, England and Texas to enjoy British Columbia's Kootenay Rockies.
The KOM amd QOM champions competition, sponsored by the Pedal & Tap Restaurant, featured the climb of Fort Steele Hill at the 132 km mark for the Gran Fondo and 82 km mark for the Medio Fondo. An 8% grade over 2 km.
KOM/QOM 49 & Under Results
Male: Brad Pilling Okotoks, Alberta 4m 04s
Female: Charlene Owen Calgary, Alberta 5m 18s
KOM/QOM Masters 50+ Results
Male: John Woodson Austin, Texas 4m 24s
Female: Susie Stewart Calgary, Alberta 4m 52s
The Heid Out Brew Pub Team Spirit Award
Klostapukin Lethbridge, Alberta
5th Anual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 Registration Opens January 1, 2017,
Great value for American cyclists with an exceptional dollar exchange rate of 25%.