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Bluewater International Granfondo

August 04 2024
Sarnia Ontario Canada
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Distances: 30, 50, 100, 150km
Difficulty: Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Limited to: 1000 riders Participants

The exciting seventh annual Bluewater International Granfondo welcomes cyclists to Lambton County’s Bluewaterland, starting and finishing in the City of Sarnia’s beautiful Mike Weir Park.

There are four routes to choose from all of which will take in some outstanding views of Lambton County with the finish for all routes being along the stunning shores of Lake Huron. The  four routes are 30k, (family) 50K, 100K, and 150K each with their own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to finish within a reasonable time of each other. B.I.G. utilizes timed sections which is a format that prevents chaotic starts but still allows competitive juices to flow. This format allows all riders to receive a competition time for the timed sections (no overall time will be given) while also being able to take your time in between timed sections and regroup with friends upon completion of the timed sections. Riders can cool off with a refreshing swim in Lake Huron prior to relaxing to a live band  while enjoying a well-deserved beer or soft drink along with some very tasty food.

Whether you are looking to experience the enjoyment of riding on quite country roads or through thriving fruit orchards or challenge yourself on the rolling hills of Arkona you will find it all in this area of outstanding natural beauty.

For more info visit www.bigf.ca

B.I.G. supports  Bluewater Palliative Care Retreat, St. Joseph’s Hospice and Bluewater Health’s Palliative Care. To date over $400,000 has been raised  with the emphasis being on further education of staff in the field of Palliative Care.  The Bluewater Palliative Care Retreat is  a 2-day conference in Lambton County, featuring a number of world-renowned speakers in the field of Palliative Care. https://bpcr.ca

Midweek Training Rides For 12 weeks prior to B.I.G. training/educational rides will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The emphasis on Monday is assisting newer riders and Wednesday being for more advanced riders. Due to their popularity registration will be limited to 240 participants.. Each participant receives a sponsored T shirt promoting the rides.

The Ontario First Responder Road Cycling Championships (Fire - Police - EMS)  B.I.G. is proud to continue to host (OFRRCC). Their ride consists of B.I.G.’s 100km route with three timed sections which can be raced to determine the fastest male and female who will be crowned champion. 

OFRRCC is an excellent complement to Sunday’s B.I.G. making Sarnia a special Canadian cycling weekend destination for both riders and fans.

B.I.G. Slow Roll  will be held during BIG bike week  and is a, free, community 10km bike ride designed for all ages and is dedicated to contributing to the growth of bicycle culture in the Sarnia Lambton area. The goal is to further cycling not only as a health initiative, but also to help enhance Sarnia’s image as a cycling community.

Strava Club: https://www.strava.com/clubs/BIGF

Instagram: https://instagram.com/bigranfondo?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

B.I.G. You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheBIGChannelCanada

Bluewater International Granfondo

 
Start Located At: Mike Weir Park, Sarnia, Ontario
 
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Giordana Italian bike jersey
Mechanical support at start and on route
Four  Fuel Stations on route
Timed Sections
Post ride hot food
Post ride live music\

Post ride Lake Huron swim

Cowbell Beer Garden

Finishers medals

Prize / Race Categories

Men 19-34
Men 35-44
Men 45-54
Men 55-64
Men 65-74
Men 75 and up

Women 19-34
Women 35-44
Women 45-54
Women 55-64
Women 65-74
Women 75 and up

 
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