"Members of the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club had a dream to create a cycling event that would utilize the fabulous Rails to Trails system between the cities of Cranbrook and Kimberley,” The plan was for the Gran Fondo to encourage and support healthier lifestyles through cycling, as well as serve as a fundraiser for our Rotary Club."
We are proud that Taylor Adams: Chartered Professional Accountants return as the Title Sponsor.
The event hosted at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino provides an exceptional venue with some of the most spectacular scenery and hospitality the Kootenay Rockies region has to offer. Nestled between the Purcell and Rocky Mountains near Kimberley and Cranbrook, British Columbia, St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino is a magnificent resort that offers gourmet dining, world-class golf, elegant hotel rooms, and casino night life, all at one breathtaking location.
A Gran Fondo is a cycling ride, not a race. In the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo, riders will choose from three different course lengths - 58 km (Piccolo), 102 km (Medio) or 152 km (Gran) - and ride at their own pace. All riders will start and finish at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Some cyclists will challenge themselves to ride quickly, but for many simply completing the course will be accomplishment enough. Complete details about the Gran Fondo and online registration can be found at the event website: www.krgf.ca
"We believe in being good neighbors and in giving back to the communities we serve, so we’re very proud to have a part in bringing about the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo,” said Trent Taylor, partner with Taylor Adams. We wish the best of luck to all the dedicated cyclists that will be training for the event in the coming months."
"Funds raised by the event will be used to enhance and maintain the North Star Rails To Trails system as well as support other local community service projects," said Glenn Dobie (Event Chairperson). “With these goals in mind, we are delighted to have a partner who values community service as much as we do in our title sponsor Taylor Adams Chartered Professional Accountants.