Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Located SW of Calgary, the ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Presented by GSL GM City travels 135km through the heart of the Rockies to the summit of the highest paved road pass in Canada. You’re going to have a truly epic experience, passing through huge mountain ranges and sharing the scenery with wildlife like elk, deer, moose, big horn sheep, and possibly even bear during this wheeled trek.
Gran Fondo Highwood Pass offers a rewarding challenge for the weekend warrior, hardcore roadie or triathlete-in-training. Riders of all abilities will appreciate the opportunity to ride at their own pace, enjoy first class support and enjoy the ride.
As presenting partner of the 2014 Tour of Alberta, ATB is excited about supporting events like the Gran Fondo Highwood Pass. “Like” ATB on Facebook and follow @atbFinancial on Twitter to keep an eye out for summer cycling giveaways and events, all leading up to the 2014 Tour of Alberta. Click HERE for some beautiful images of the 2014 event.
Date: July 11th, 2015
Start: Stoney Nakoda Resort, Morley, AB
Turnaround at the Summit of Highwood Pass.
Finish: Stoney Nakoda Resort.
Early Bird: October 1st – April 30th, 2015 – $199
Regular: May 1st to Race Day – $229
*entry price does not include GST and Processing Fees
Refund Policy: HERE.
Friday, July 10th
Package Pickup: from 12pm-2pm.
Campione Cycles. #100-1015 4th St. SW
Saturday, July 11th
6:45am – 7:45am Last Minute Package Pickup (no on-site registration) – Stoney Nakoda Resort
(inside the front lobby)
7:30am Start Corral Open – Stoney Nakoda Resort
7:45am All Wave 1 riders in Corral, Call to Start
8:00am Wave 1 Starts
8:10am Wave 2 Starts
11:30am First Riders Expected at Finish
12:00pm Finish Festival Opens at Stoney Nakoda Casino
12:00pm Louis Garneau Gran Festa Finisher’s Party Opens at Stoney Nakoda Casino
3:00pm Official “Monarca de Montagna” Awards Ceremony
5:00pm Gran Fondo Course Closes
6:00pm Louis Garneau Gran Festa Closes
Course and Aid Stations:
What to expect at our four check points:
Oranges, Bananas, Watermelon, Honey Stinger Organic Chews, Honey Stinger Waffles, Honey Stinger chews, Water, Ultima, small sandwiches, assorted snacks, Coke, etc.
Spectators: Spectators are welcome at the start and finish areas.
GFHP is not a race. However, we do recognize the Monarca de Montagna (Monarch of the Mountain), the fastest riders to the summit of Highwood Pass. The fastest rider, male and female in each category, will receive a Louis Garneau polka dot jersey.
- Official Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Jersey (to the first 300 registrations)
- Fully stocked food and refreshment table at 4 checkpoints
- Draw prizes
- Gran Festa Finisher’s Party and Dinner