Welcome to the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

Welcome to the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

September 9th, 2017

Get Ready to Ride!

Get Ready to Ride!

A spectacularly scenic route awaits

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

is a non profit cycling event

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Ride some of the most scenic roads in the Kootenays

Event Info

What Every Rider Receives

  • A heck of a lot of fun
  • Ride the most scenic roads in the Kootenays
  • Continental Breakfast - who doesn't like breakfast?
  • A fully supported and traffic-controlled ride
  • A Dri-fit T-shirt or rider hat
  • An awesome rider Swag Bag
  • Mobile Mechanical support throughout the duration of the ride. We’ll get you back to the finish line safe and sound
  • 5 Nutritional Aid and Medical stations along the. Friendly roving medics are there to assist should the need arise
  • Secure bike parking during pre & post-event celebrations
  • Complementary baggage check
  • Bike wash after the ride
  • Post ride buffet - more food and time to socialize
  • Final results posted by category

Event Proceeds

The Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, presented by Taylor Adams Professional Chartered Accountants is organized by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club. Our purpose is to serve as an opportunity for cyclists to participate in a world class Fondo, bring tourists to our region, and raise funds for local charitable endeavors.

Fondo Funds at Work

  • North Star Rails To Trails (R2T) Society
  • Kimberley Volunteer Ski Patrol
  • Kimberley Rotary Club
  • Cranbrook Noon Hour Rotary Club
  • Mark Creek Lion Club
  • WASA Lions Club
  • Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club (Event Organizer)

Parking and Directions

PARKING
There will be parking at three locations at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Parking attendants will direct you once you arrive at the event.

Contact Us

Location Map

DIRECTIONS
The St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is located in the East Kootenay region of southeast British Columbia. It’s only five minutes from the Canadian Rockies International Airport (Cranbrook), ten minutes north of the City ofCranbrook and just 20 minutes south of Kimberley. Cranbrook, the regional centre for the Kootenay’s, is only 60 kilometres (40 miles) from the USA/Canada border, and approximately 120 kilometres from the Alberta border. Cranbrook is approximately 181 kilometres from Kalispell, MT and approximately 240 kilometres from Spokane, WA.

The St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino
7777 Mission Rd
Cranbrook
(250) 420-2000
http://steugene.ca/

Course Options

Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo

Registration Fees

  • Before May 31: $139.00
  • July 1 to July 31: $159.00
  • Aug 1 to Sept 4: $179.00

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  • Distance: 152KM
  • Starting Elevation: 801M
  • Maximum Elevation: 1139M
  • Gain in Elevation: 1303M

Cycle West, 4.8 km on Mission Road, then North on Hwy 95A for 1 km,  and join the paved North Star Rails to Trails connector. Cycle by Marysville and arrive in Kimberley.  Turn North on Rotary Drive, cross Wallinger Avenue and enter the Kimberley Platzl (Aid Station at 30 km). Depart the Platzl along Spokane Street, turn left onto Ross Street, continue on Meadowbrook Road (Hwy 95A) for 28  km,. (2nd Aid Station)

Turn right (South), cross Kootenay River onto Hwy 93. Cycle  23 km to Historic Ft. Steele (3rd Aid Station at 80 Km). Turn left (East) onto Ft Steele – Wardner Rd. Cross the Kootenay River, ride 25 km to the Kootenay Fish Hatchery (4th Aid Station and turn around at 104 km). Return to Ft. Steele on the same road. Turn left on Hwy 93 for 8 km. Turn right (West) onto Hwy 3. Cycle 6 km. Turn right (North) onto Hwy 95A . Turn right onto Mission Road and finish at the St. Eugene’s Mission Golf Resort Casino.

Medio Fondo

Medio Fondo

Medio Fondo

Registration Fees

  • Before May 31: $129.00
  • July 1 to July 31: $149.00
  • Aug 1 to Sept 4: $169.00

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  • Distance: 102KM
  • Starting Elevation: 801M
  • Maximum Elevation: 1139M
  • Gain in Elevation: 933M

Cycle West, 4.8 km on Mission Road, then North on Hwy 95A for 1 km, and join the paved North Star Rails to Trails connector. Cycle by Marysville and arrive in Kimberley.  Turn North on Rotary Drive, cross Wallinger Avenue and enter the Kimberley Platzl (Aid Station at 30 km). Depart the Platzl along Spokane Street, turn left onto Ross Street, continue on Meadowbrook road (Hwy 95A) for 28  km,. (2nd Aid Station)

Turn right (South), cross Kootenay River onto Hwy 93. Cycle  23 km to Historic Ft. Steele (3rd Aid Station at 80 Km). Continue for 8 km on Hwy 93. Turn right (West) onto Hwy 3 for 6 km. Turn right (North) onto Hwy 95A . Turn right onto Mission Road and finish at the St. Eugene’s Mission Golf Resort Casino.

For those who want to track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or GPS device, analyze your performance, and compare with friend you can find the Strava map here: www.strava.com/routes/6386122

Piccolo Fondo

Piccolo Fondo

Piccolo Fondo

Registration Fees

  • Before May 31: $99.00
  • July 1 to July 31: $119.00
  • Aug 1 to Sept 4: $139.00

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  • Distance: 58KM
  • Starting Elevation: 801M
  • Maximum Elevation: 1101M
  • Gain in Elevation: 407M

The ride is 58 km starting at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Cycle West, 4.8 km on Mission Road, then North on Hwy 95A for 1 km, join the paved North Star Rails to Trails connector. Cycle by Marysville and arrive in Kimberley. Turn North on Rotary Drive, cross Wallinger Avenue and enter the Kimberley Platzl (Aid Station at 30 km, 2nd Aid Station after Wycliff Rd.). Depart the Platzl along Spokane Street, turn left onto Ross Street and continue onto Knighton Road. Rejoin the North Star Rails, heading South. Turn Left on Wycliffe road and cross Hwy 97A. Ride back on the Wycliffe – Mission Rd and return to the St. Eugene’s Mission Golf Casino Resort.

Kids Fondo - Sun May 28

Kids Fondo - Sun May 28

Kids Fondo - Sun May 28

Registration

  • Register by: Thursday May 23 2017 - 11:59AM

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  • Distance: 8KM, 16.6KM or 20.4KM
  • Starting Elevation:
  • Maximum Elevation:
  • Gain in Elevation:

The Kootenay Kids Fondo is designed to provide a fun cycling experience for ages 6 -13. The event will be hosted on May 28, 2017 @ the St. Eugene Casino Resort Casino.

  • Start Time: 10:00 am
  • BBQ Lunch: 12 – 1 pm

Kids may chose either an 8km, 16.6 km or 20.4 km loop cycling route.

Registration & pricing

Registration Fee: $25.00 (including GST)

Family Rate:

  • One Child: $25
  • Two Children: $45
  • Three Children: $60
  • Four+ Children: $60

All participants will receive:

  • A Kootenay Kids Fondo T- Shirt
  • A Kootenay Kids Water bottle
  • A Post Ride BBQ Lunch
  • Nutritional Aid Station @ the ride mid point (Turn Around location)
  • Traffic & Safety Control
  • Mechanical and Medical support
  • A Finishers Certificate
Course Before May 31 June 1 to July 31 Aug 1 to Sep 4
Gran Fondo $139.00 $159.00 $179.00
Medio Fondo $129.00 $149.00 $169.00
Piccolo Fondo $99.00 $119.00 $139.00

Event Schedule

  • Friday September 8
    1:00 PM – 8:30 PM Check In
  • Saturday September 9
    7:30 AM St. Eugene Ride Site Open
    7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
    7:45 AM - 8:30 AM Warm Up Stretch (Inner Yoga)
    8:55 AM O’ Canada
    9:00 AM Gran Fondo Start
    9:15 AM Medio Fondo Start
    9:30 AM Piccolo Fondo Start
    11:30 AM First Riders Expected
    12:00 PM – 5:00 PM St. Eugene Pavilion open for Riders Meal and Music
    6:00PM Bike Check Closes

Rider Check In: Go to St. Eugene Golf Resort and Casino at 7777 Mission Rd. Cranbrook to sign in on Friday September 8th, 2017.

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