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.
Date: July 9th, 2016
Start: Stoney Nakoda Resort, Morley, AB
Turnaround at the Summit of Highwood Pass.
Finish: Stoney Nakoda Resort.
Launch: September 4th – September 30th 2015 – $179
Early Bird: October 1st – April 30th, 2016 – $199
Regular: May 1st until Entries close at 5pm on Thursday July 7th 2016 – $229
*entry price does not include GST and Processing Fees
Refund Policy: HERE.
Friday, July 8th
Package Pickup: from 12pm-2pm.
Campione Cycles. Please note their location!
For Directions and Location Click Here
Saturday, July 9th
6:45am – 7:45am Last Minute Package Pickup (no on-site registration) – Stoney Nakoda Resort
(Outside in the big white 20’x20′ tent)
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
11:00am Massage Available
11:30am First Riders Expected at Finish and Pasta Buffet Opens
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
4:00pm 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 325 registrations (Any registrations thereafter will receive a jersey based on availability of stock and sizing)
- Fully stocked food and refreshment table at 4 checkpoints
- Draw prizes
- Gran Festa Finisher’s Party and Dinner