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Gran Fondo Highwood Pass 2018
July 7, 2018 @ 6:45 am - 5:00 pm
Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies. Located SW of Calgary, the ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass 2018 Edition Presented by GSL GM City travels 153 km or 86 km through the heart of the Rockies on 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 2018 Edition offers a rewarding challenge for the weekend warrior, hardcore roadie or triathlete-in-training. Riders of all abilities will appreciate the opportunity to ride one of our two distances at their own pace while enjoying first-class support.
Change in 2018 Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Race
TransRockies Race Series is announcing a change to the route for the 2018 ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass presented by GSL GM City. We have been notified that due to paving on Highway 40 between Highwood Pass and Hwy. 1, we will not be able to use the same route as the past four years between Stoney Nakoda Casino and Highwood Pass. Highway 40 is also expecting increased traffic volumes this year as the Kananaskis Golf Course and a new Nordic Spa open, along with a general trend towards higher traffic volumes on this road. We’re taking the opportunity to return to Longview as a staging area for the event, originally used for the 2011 and 2012 versions. This change has been made in partnership with Alberta Parks to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all of our participants.
Gran Fondo Highwood Pass 2018 – Event Schedule
Friday July 6th
11:30 am – 2:30 pm – Package Pickup: TCR Sport Lab
Saturday July 7th
6:45 am – 7:45 am – Last Minute Package Pickup
7:30 am – Start Corral Open – Longview
7:45 am – All Wave 1 riders in Corral
8:00 am – Waves 1 & 2 Start
8:10 am – Waves 3 & 4 Start
8:30 am – Gran Fondo Lite Start
10:30 am – 1st riders expected at Finish
1:00 pm – Finish Festival Opens
4:00 pm – Course Closes
5:00 pm – Finish Festival Closes