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Register Now for the 6th Bluewater International Granfondo

Ontario’s top Gran Fondo in Sarnia-Lambton along the shores of Lake Huron is back this July 31st 2022

Bluewater International Granfondo (B.I.G.) starts and finishes along the shores of Lake Huron in Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park. B.I.G. is part personal challenge and part serious competition with riders having four routes to choose from. 30k – 50 K – 100K – 150K available to suit all abilities of cyclists.

The B.I.G. has been voted #1 Gran Fondo in Ontario and #2 in Canada by Gran Fondo Guide.

Register Now for the 6th Bluewater International Granfondo

There is no start to finish time as in traditional racing formats but rather timed sections that count towards your time.

Each route will have its own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to be able to finish within a reasonable time of each other.

This structure allows for the focus to be about enjoyment while allowing your competitive juices to flow during the timed sections. This means you can take your time between race sections, stop at the fuel stations, re-group and enjoy the ride with your friends and teammates, or ride your own comfortable pace.

enjoy the ride with your friends and teammates

Afterwards, you can cool off with a refreshing swim in Lake Huron prior to relaxing to live music, while enjoying a well-deserved beer or soft drink along with some very tasty food.

New for 2022 is the Slow Roll on the Friday before, relax with good company and enjoy a leisurely ride, It’s free, and inclusive community 10km bike ride dedicated to contributing to the growth of bicycle culture in the Sarnia Lambton area.

B.I.G. supports two charities, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health Palliative Care with the emphasis being on further education of staff in the field of Palliative Care.

Since inception 5 years ago Bluewater International Granfondo has raised over $240,000 to support Palliative Care Education for front line workers as well as nurses and support workers within the community of Sarnia Lambton.

Race committee chair Ken McAlpine said the money raised does a lot for the community, “We feel that we will have one of the best palliative care hospices and the best palliative care possibly in Canada and certainly Ontario.”

New Giordana Kit for 2022!

B.I.G. are pleased to announce their continued association with UNO Imports and Giordana Cycling Apparel for 2022. For this occasion they had a unique kit designed. EXTRA JERSEYS, BIB SHORTS and SOCKS are now available for sale at our online store when you register.

To be sure of receiving your complimentary jersey in the correct size by July 31 you have to be registered by May 15th otherwise your jersey cannot be guaranteed.

New Giordana Kit for 2022!

BIG continues to host the Ontario First Responder Road Cycling Championships

BIG is proud to again host Ontario First Responders Road Cycling Championship (OFRRCC).The OFRRCC will give First Responders an opportunity to showcase their dedication to the sport of cycling, while taking part in a terrific community event. The OFRRCC is open to active and retired sworn and civilian members of the police, fire and paramedic communities.

The unique format of the Championship allows the riders to enjoy a casual ride or “ride to win”. Within the 100km route, there are three timed sections which can be raced for the championship. The winners will be riders who finish the 100km route and post the fastest cumulative time in the three sections. Only the sections are timed, so riders can re-group, ride together, and enjoy the support of the Bluewater International Granfondo.

BIG continues to host the Ontario First Responder Road Cycling Championships

2022 Registration is Now Open

Register now to secure an entry for the 6th edition on July 31st, 2022.

Since, its inception, the Bluewater International Granfondo has SOLD OUT well in advance, entries have increased to 1,200 places. The remaining places are now limited!

To avoid disappointment, register now!

1,200 participants are expected, the ride will sell out in advance!

For more information, please visit: https://bigf.ca or click the button below to register.

1,200 participants are expected, the ride will sell out in advance!