RBC Gran Fondo Banff
RBC Gran Fondo Banff
August / 20 / 2016
Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Riding in true Gran Fondo Canada fashion in the nation's most cherished national park. A true destination event in one of Canada’s most scenic towns, the RBC GranFondo Banff gives passionate cyclists a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride a spectacular, challenging course in Canada's first national park, Banff National Park. Experience high altitude cycling like never before and observe the extraordinary wildlife that Banff has to offer.
The Bow Valley Parkway will see temporary closures to vehicular traffic for your riding pleasure, so soak in the experience and enjoy the ride. Ride the undulating roads all the way to the Lake Louise Turnaround, our third Rest Stop. Make your way back down towards Banff along the same parkway, but take note of the beautiful change in views and scenery.
As you ride along this part of the course, take in the fact that you are riding through ages of history. Running parallel to the Bow Valley Parkway is the famed Canadian Pacific Railway, which took four years to build from 1881 to 1885. The Canadian Pacific Railway was instrumental in Banff's early years, building the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise to attract tourists from all over North America.
The ride will end in the town of Banff, but the event is far from over. Dismount your bike and join in on the celebration with family and friends at Central Park, the location of the Finish & Celebration Plaza. Refuel your body, enjoy a well-earned massage and reward yourself with a beer - it's on us.
Routes: 90, 150 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 1500
Entry Opens: December / 01 / 2015
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary
*Schedule, route, wildlife and weather subject to change.
A dedicated lane width for cycling for the entire ride
Package Pickup. Get your event package (bike plate, wrist band and event package). Bring Photo ID!
Date: Friday, August 19th, 2015
All GranFondo riders will need to pick up their event package before the event at the Welcome GranFesta, the official event Expo. Photo ID will be required for pick up and you will be asked to sign the event waiver in person. Please note that only the RIDER can pick up their own package, NO EXCEPTIONS.
PROCRASTINATORS’ PACKAGE PICKUP
All GranFondo & Medio riders will need to pick up their event package before the event. For last minute procrastinators, we are offering Package Pickup on event day. Photo ID will be required for pick up and you will be asked to sign the event waiver in person. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes to wait in line, pick up your package, assemble your event ID and check your bag before getting into the start corral.
Prize / Race Categories
For those looking to ride the GranFondo among experienced cyclists with the knowledge and experience of riding in a tight peloton. Cyclists who held a UCI license between 2010 and 2014 will be authorized to stage in a designated area for the start of the event.
HOW DO YOU GET AUTHORIZED FOR THE DESIGNATED STAGING AREA?
Riders who have held a valid UCI road cycling licence in Category 1 through 4 or Masters between 2010 and 2014 will be granted access into a designated staging area. All riders with such a licence and who want to be staged in this designated area will need to show their licence at Package Pickup to receive identification that will grant access to this designated staging area.
Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Emergency Contact No
Roving Mechanical Support
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
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