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Gran Fondo Badlands

Gran Fondo Badlands

August 06 2022
Drumheller, Alberta, Canada
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.
Are you B-A-D enough to ride the Badlands? Ride the Gran Fondo Badlandswith on June 28, 2014 with the the dinosaurs.
It's time for a change of scenery. We enjoyed the challenges of the Gran Fondo Rockies Nanton route in the rolling foothills, but we didn't want to get stale. We have found a new location and route that is unusual, scenic, challenging and just plain fun: The Gran Fondo Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta. 

Are you B-A-D enough to ride the Badlands? Gran Fondo Badlands ride begins under the world's largest dinosaur.
The new Gran Fondo Badlands ride begins under the world’s largest dinosaur (26.2 metres high) on the north edge of town, and heads along the North Dinosaur Trial right past the Royal Tyrrell Museum to the 100 year old Bleriot ferry, approximately 25 km. Stop at the aid station for refreshments, take in the scenery, enjoy the ferry ride across the Red Deer river (takes about 2 minutes!) pedal up the short but serious hill (12% – make sure you are in your small gear!), then back to town along the South Dinosaur Trail. This is approximately 50 km.
Once back in town you can decide to return to the start for lunch, or continue south on Highway 10. Around 10 km later you will turn right onto Highway 10X and into the historic town of Wayne, crossing a world record number of bridges (11) in the shortest distance (10 km). After visiting the Wayne Hotel aid station, return to Highway 10. At this point you may return to Drumheller and the start/finish location (for a mileage of almost 75 km) or turn right and ride along the river and past hoodoos to the turnaround at the village of Dorothy for a total of  140 km.
Those of you who would like to challenge yourself to ride a bit further, a few kilometres past Dorothy is a 2 km 8% monster hill which will add on about 10 to 20 km. Turn around at the top and follow Highway 10 back to Drumheller which will give you a total riding mileage of approximately 100 miles to the end.

Gran Fondo Badlands

Routes: 50, 75, 140, 160k
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 1,000

Various pricing based on distance and registration date (early bird $100/$150, late fee $150/$195)

Jerseys and shorts available, $107, $116 (shorts), $134 (bib)

What's Included?

Event day breakfast, Italian-style lunch, swag bag of goodies (T-shirt, coupon code for personal Road iD band)

Packet Pickups

Thursday Aug 5 – from 11 am-8 pm
TCR (1817 10th Avenue SW, Calgary)

Friday Aug 6 – from 9 am-1 pm
TCR (1817 10th Avenue SW, Calgary)
ALSO: from 6 pm-8:30 pm at Badlands Community Centre, Drumheller, AB (start/finish line)

Saturday, Aug 7 (prior to event start)
Badlands Community Centre in Drumheller (start/finish line)

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Post Ride Shower
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Drumheller, Alberta
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Jun 30 2014 - NEWS: Great Start for Gran Fondo Badlands
Feb 08 2014 - NEWS: NEW: Gran Fondo Badlands in Alberta
Jun 30 2014 - RESULTS: Gran Fondo Badlands