Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Located SW of Calgary, the Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Presented by GSL GM City travels 147km through the heart of the Rockies over 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!
Date: July 12th, 2014
Early Bird $199 – October 6-April 30
Regular $229 – May 1 to July 12
Start List: HERE.
Refund Policy: HERE.
Friday, July 11th
Package Pickup Calgary: TBD.
Saturday, July 12th
6:00am Bus transfer departs Stoney Nakoda Resort.
6:30am Bus transfer departs South Centre Mall.
7:15am Bag Drop Open, Last Minute Package Pickup – Longview School
8:15am Start Corral Open, Last Minute Registration Closes – Longview School
8:45am All riders in Corral, Call to Start
9:00am Wave 1 Starts – Blue Dot on your bib number
9:15am Wave 2 Starts – Red Dot on your bib number
12:00pm Finish Festival Opens at Stoney Nakoda Casino
12:30pm First Riders Expected at Finish
1:00pm Louis Garneau Gran Festa Finisher’s Party Opens at Stoney Nakoda Casino
4:00pm Official “Monarca de Montagna” Awards Ceremony
4:15pm Presentation of Charity Donation
7:40pm Gran Fondo Course Closes
7:40pm 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 Sharkies,
Water, Ultima, small sandwiches, assorted snacks, Coke, etc.
Spectators: Spectrators 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 top three male and female finishers in each age group will earn prizes. The competitive age groups are the same for both men and women: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50+.
- Official Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Jersey
- Fully stocked food and refreshment table at 4 checkpoints
- Draw prizes
- Gran Festa Finisher’s Party and Dinner
Travel and Optional Bus Transfers: HERE.