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Gran Fondo Tumbler Ridge

Gran Fondo Tumbler Ridge

July 19 2022
Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

A cycle tour through the south Peace Region, showcasing the strong renewable energy industry in the area and the amazing scenery of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark. The event will take riders from Chetwynd to Tumbler Ridge and beyond to Stoney Lake, entering the Tumbler Ridge Geopark and riding by the Zonnebeke, Moose Lake and Meikle Energy wind energy projects, passing through Gwillim Lake Provincial Park along a quiet scenic highway. Views of snow capped peaks and pristine forest allow a meditative riding experience, with almost no vehicular traffic and great support along the way.

Additional Information

Tour Date is July 20.  Shuttle will pick up all riders from the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre. Shuttle times and information will be posted on July 13th.
Entry is limited to those who are 18 or older as of midnight on July 20, 2019.
All entrants must have Cycle BC insurance (annual or day of). Insurance can be purchased as part of event registration.
You have the option to ride 50 km, 100 km or 152 km.
$170.00 for Pico Fondo event and $190.00 for Medio and Gran Fondo events. No GST is charged on entries.
On Friday night banquet dinner is included in the price. There will be an option to buy additional dinner spots (unlimited) for Friday for guest/spouses etc. Saturday there will be an after party at the finish line.
Register before June 15 to receive a $20.00 Early Bird discount.
Parking is available at Trend Mountain Hotel – please let us know in advance if you’re not staying at the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre. Rates for the event are:
Double Queen Room: $ 114.75/night + taxes
Queen Kitchenette – $119/night + taxes
King Suite: $ 123.25/night + taxes
Jacuzzi Suite: $131.75/night + taxes
Gear we advise you bring:
Regular biking gear of course (Helmets required!)
Comfy clothes and shoes for after the ride
Rain gear for inclement weather
Sunscreen
A spare tire tube (we won’t necessarily have your size)
Ibuprofen and other medications

Gran Fondo Tumbler Ridge

 
Routes: 50, 100, 152 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Start Times / Itinerary

July 19, 2019
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Kick-off Party, Registration & Dinner
Participants meals are included in registration fee.  Extra meal tickets are available

July 20, 2019
6:00 am – late registration ( conference room at Trend Mountain Hotel)
7:00 am – Medio Fondo (100 km) and Gran Fondo (150 km) distance shuttles leave from the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre
8:10 am – Shuttle arrives at Chetwynd Visitor Centre
9:00 am – Gran Fondo (152 km) Start in Chetwynd
10:00 am – Medio Fondo (100 km) Start in Chetwynd
10:30 am – Pico Fondo (50 km) distance shuttles leave for Gwillim Lake from the Trend Mountain Hotel and Conference Centre
11:00 am – Pico shuttle arrives at Gwillim Lake (50 km Start Line)
11:30 am – Pico Fondo (50 km) start at Gwillim Lake
2:00-5:00 pm – Pico and Medio racers relax at the Tumbler Ridge finish line after party. Gran racers are shuttled to the finish line after party. Prizes drawn when all cyclists are off the course.
After party is included in registration fee.

What's Included?

Breathtaking Views of the Tumbler Ridge UNESCO Global Geopark
Geopark Swag Bag
Shuttles for your gear to starting point in Chetwynd, BC.
Shuttles from all route finishing points.
Aid stations approx every 25 kms (water, gatorade, fruit and granola bars, with protein options for carnivores and vegans).
Buffet dinner on Friday with speakers from the wind industry and the Geopark.

Start Address: 265 Southgate St, Tumbler Ridge, BC V0C 2W0, Canada
 
 
 
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