Event Links – Gran Fondo and other cycling events

L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France Edmonton, August 13 2023.

Consider participating in the L’Étape Edmonton by Tour de France this summer. The event provides a safe race for athletes of all ability levels from family rides to elite riders chasing down the Green Sprint Jersey, Polka Dot KOM Jersey and the coveted Yellow Jersey for the overall winners.

L’Étape Canada by Tour de France is one of 21 worldwide amateur cycling events created to make you feel like a true Tour de France champion. Race in a course designed by Tour de France experts on closed or partially-closed roads right in your own backyard. It is an event for athletes of all ability levels from beginners to seasoned cyclists welcome!

Tumbler Ridge Gran Fondo – we are waiting on the status of this event for July 18, 2023. The Tumbler Ridge area is fantastic, so fingers crossed.

Whistler Gran Fondo – Vancouver, Sept 9, 2023.

We both cycled this iconic event in 2022 and unfortunately will no longer be highly recommending this event due to disastrous/dangerous logistics issues on the Fondo planning committee. If you do decide to participate check out some the reviews on the event and make a decision on your own. The pluses are that the road is dedicated to cyclist all the way from Vancouver to Whistler. They even sweep the road before the event! I would recommend booking your Whistler accommodation early in 2023 and signing up for the event once you know how your cycling season goes. If you are training for the event we recommend our Highwood Pass, Four Hills of Banff, Sundre to Bearberry, and Banff to Lake Louise rides as fantastic training options that will get you in tip top shape for this Fondo. If you train in the hilly Foothills of Alberta you will have less of an issue doing this ~ sea level to ~2,000m elevation ride in BC.

Use your last bit of energy to smile at the finish line of the Whistler Gran Fondo…Sept, 2012

Tour de Victoria – On Aug 19, 2023 pick a distance from 15 km to 160 km in beautiful Victoria. We have not done this ride. If anyone can provide us with feedback, please do!

DV 100 – On Sept 9, 2023 Drayton Valley hosts a multi distance bike race and ride. We have not done this ride…but it certainly looks interesting. Feedback would be appreciated from anyone who has participated!