Rules & Regulations

PLEASE READ: The Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, presented by Taylor Adams Chartered Professional Accountants rules are to protect yourself and your fellow riders

  • Stay to the right side unless you’re passing another rider
  • Use caution on tricky downhill sections – it’s better to go slower than to crash
  • Point out obstacles and road imperfections to help the riders behind you
  • Treat volunteers and road management personnel with all the respect in the world – and you’ll receive it in return
The following are basic rules for riding the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, presented by Taylor Adams Chartered Accountants. Violators of any of these rules are subject to removal from the event:
  1. Helmets are mandatory: Helmets must be worn and done up at all times.

  2. "Stay Aware, Ride with Care": Look for obstacles, don’t swerve and weave, keep your head up, and ride in single file when possible.
  3. "Stay to the Right": Unless passing another rider, ensure that you stay as far to the right of the road as you can. This makes it easier for other riders to pass you safely on the left.
  4. No personal support vehicles on course: Please let us take care of you on your ride. Avoid clogging up the route with additional cars and trucks.
  5. No unregistered riders
  6. Chip and Number Placement: All participants MUST mount their chip and place their number according to the instructions supplied in their ride package bag.
  7. No personal audio devices (iPod, headphones, etc.) and drones: These devices present distractions, and ultimately place you and other riders at risk of accident.
  8. Under-18 riders: All KRGF riders under the age of 18 must have their wavier signed by parent/guardian at Package Pick-Up to ride in the event.
  9. Non-standard bicycles (e.g. time trial, tandem bicycles and recumbent), and race wheelchairs: KRGF requires such bikes to exercise extreme caution while riding in large groups, as the majority of riders may not be familiar riding with non-standard bicycles. At the discretion of KRGF staff, these types of non-standard bicycles may be required to start at the rear of the group. Please note that due to issues of size, it may not be possible to transport these bicycles back to the finish area should you require.
  10. No littering: If you are caught throwing anything on the ground while participating in the ride, you will be subject to removal.
  11. Observing traffic management personnel and course marshals: If it is observed that someone ignores or disobeys the instructions from one of these individuals, they risk ejection from the ride.
  12. Treat volunteers with kindness and respect: We value our dedicated volunteers and want to ensure that they have a great time. Abuse of any Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo volunteer will not be tolerated. Smiles and thank-you’s will.
  13. The event organizers reserve the right to refuse entry into the event if any of the above rules are violated by a participant.
  14. The Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo reserves the right to use your image for promotional purposes.

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. Click Here for Course Map.

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 July 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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