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Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

September / 12 / 2015
Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada


The Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo begins and finishes at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, 10 kilometres north of Cranbrook. The event will have three course options: a gran fondo of 152 kms (95 miles with about 900 metres/2,969 feet of climbing), a medio fondo of 102 kms (62 miles with 685 metres/2,250 feet) and a piccolo fondo of 57 kms (34 miles with 355 metres/1,167 feet).

The 2nd Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo organized by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club is proid to intorcude Adams Taylor as our Title Sponsor. Our purpose is to serve as an opportunity for cyclists to participate in a world class Fondo, bring tourists to our region, and raise funds for local charitable endeavours. Our intention is to have the Cranbrook - Kimberley Rails to Trails Society as a recipient of a portion of the event proceeds. Other funds raised through the event will be used to support community projects in our area. We are committed to using local suppliers and businesses to benefit our community.

Gran Fondo

The ride is 152 km starting at the beautiful St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Riding south to connect to the North Star Rails to Trails, crossing the St. Mary’s River the course joins the paved Rails to Trails connector to Kimberley (1st Aid Station at 26 km) before continuing north along the quiet Meadowbrook road (Hwy 95A). At the Hwy 95A/Hwy93Junction riders turn south crossing the Kootenay River (2nd Aid Station km) riding past Historic Ft. Steele (3rd Aid Station), before turning east on Bull River Road. Crossing the Bull River riders’ travel 25 km to the Fish Hatchery (4th Aid Station and turn around) beneath the majestic Rocky Mountains before returning to Ft. Steele. Turning south on 93A and then left at Hwy 3to reconnect with Hwy 95A to Mission Road for the final push to the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino.

Routes: 32, 62, 93 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500
Entry Opens: February / 01 / 2014
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times

9:00 AM Gran Fondo Start, 9:10 AM Medio Fondo Start, 9:20 AM Piccolo Fondo Start



Start Address: St. Eugene Golf Resort, 7777 Mission Rd, Cranbrook, British Columbia
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