The Alberta Gran Fondo Experience 

A Gran Fondo is a cycling challenge that takes bicycle racing to the next level. Part personal challenge, part serious competition, the Alberta Gran Fondo Series courses lead riders through country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery.  Courses are offered in lengths of ~50, ~100, and ~160 km so participants can take part in a distance that matches their goals and ability.  Each rider is assigned an electronic timing-chip to keep track of their progress throughout the course and to allow riders to compete for best time through highlighted sections of the course. There is no start to finish time as in traditional racing formats, but rather only time sections count toward a rider's competition time.  This means you can take your time between race sections, stop at the aid stations, and regroup to enjoy the ride with your friend and teammates. At the finish a hot meal and beverage awaits you, as well as finisher medals for the gran route finishers.  Whether riding for a cause, a personal goal, or for competition, the Alberta Gran Fondo Series courses are some of the most beautiful courses in the province.

WHATS NEXT?

Upcoming Events

Join any of our upcoming events by simply clicking the links provided below for more information. We hope to see you at one of AGFS events, or do all five....

JOIN THE RIDE!

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July 6 2019

Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies.  Located SW of Calgary, the ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass travels 134 km or 69 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 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. 

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June 22, 2019

Start/Finish Location
We will start the event at the Badlands Community centre which is about 300m east of the world’s largest dinosaur.

Gran Fondo Badlands **NEW** Start/Finish Times

  • 140/160KM participants

  • 50/75/100km participants

This staggered start will allow the longer distance participants a bit of a head start, and to help alleviate back-log at the ferry.

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June 9, 2019

The GranFondo Jasper is the ONLY gran fondo in North America to be held completely within a national park system!  
Jasper is the largest, and wildest, National Park in the Canadian Rockies.

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July 28, 2019


The Tour de l’Alberta is one of the largest one day cycling rides in Western Canada and is a staple on the local sporting event calendar. The Tour has introduced new riders to the sport as well as returning participants from previous years.

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August 24, 2019

This is the second annual ride of the Fort mcmurray Gran Fondo sponsored by the Fort mcmurray Cycle COMMUNITY to celebrate and to promote recreational cycling in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, participants of all ages and abilities are welcome, cyclists will have the choose of four different ride options (Family Ride, 50 km, 100 km, and 160 km). we emphasize participation and recreation over competition as you cycle the gentle rolling hills within the borealis forest lined highway outside of Fort McMurray.

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Future event.

GRAN FONDO 

This is the longest event in each of the five races.

160km +

Fee Schedule

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December 1 – January 31, 2019 :  $739  Series Discount  $714

February 1 – February 28, 2019 :  $799   Series Discount  $774

March 1 – 31, 2019 :  $839   Series Discount  $814

April 1 – May 31, 2019 :  $909   Series Discount  $884

June 1 – race day, 2019 :  $959   Series Discount  $934


MEDIO FONDO

This is the middle distance in most of the series races

100 kms

Fee Schedule

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December 1 – January 31, 2019 :  $739  Series Discount  $714

February 1 – February 28, 2019 :  $799   Series Discount  $774

March 1 – 31, 2019 :  $839   Series Discount  $814

April 1 – May 31, 2019 :  $909   Series Discount  $884

June 1 – race day, 2019 :  $959   Series Discount  $934


PICCOLO FONDO 

This is the shortest distance in most of the series races

50 kms

Fee Schedule

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December 1 – January 31, 2019 :  $574  Series Discount  $549

February 1 – February 28, 2019 :  $634   Series Discount  $609

March 1 – 31, 2019 :  $674   Series Discount  $649

April 1 – May 31, 2019 :  $747   Series Discount  $719

June 1 – race day, 2019 :  $804   Series Discount  $779