Once back in town you can decide to return to the start for lunch, or continue south on Highway 10. Around 10 km later you will turn right onto Highway 10X and into the historic town of Wayne, crossing a world record number of bridges (11) in the shortest distance (10 km). After visiting the Wayne Hotel aid station, return to Highway 10. At this point you may return to Drumheller and the start/finish location (for a mileage of almost 75 km) or turn right and ride along the river and past hoodoos to the turnaround at the village of Dorothy for a total of 140 km.
Those of you who would like to challenge yourself to ride a bit further, a few kilometres past Dorothy is a 2 km 8% monster hill which will add on about 10 to 20 km. Turn around at the top and follow Highway 10 back to Drumheller which will give you a total riding mileage of approximately 100 miles to the end.
Registration costs INCLUDE online processing fees for the 2017 event. Applicable taxes calculated at checkout.
Optional Dinner Tickets – $ 35
Extra Lunch Tickets – $ 25
Times will be combined on two hills to determine the KOM/QOM so watch for the signs. Those riding 140/162 km are eligible for prizes (top 3 KOM/QOM combined times) but everyone will get the first hill climb time recorded.
First climb – right out of the Ferry on the return trip to Drum. This climb is a slap in the face – you will see short bits of 12% grade. The climb is 1.2 km long.
Second climb – after Aid Station 4/5 from Dorothy, 2 km gradual climb, approximately 7 to 9% grade.
RESULTS by STARTLINE TIMING.
Velofix is a mobile bike shop that comes right to your home or office to service your bike. Book your appointment online, they show up when it’s convenient for you, and you’re back out riding the same day. Velofix will be supporting the GFB again this year, offering free basic adjustments at the start of the event and helping to keep riders going while on course.
If you have problems on the course, don’t worry! Velofix and TCR Sport Lab will be out providing support to riders to get them back riding and help them complete the event.
Both will have roving mechanics with tools, tubes, tires, bike pumps and other items to assist cyclists with minor repairs which may be required while on the course. Please note that if there are any major repairs necessary to a bike the mechanics may not have the required tools or parts to assist you.
In the event your bike cannot be repaired on course, we have sag wagons available to transport participants and their bikes to the finish line.
Paramedics will also be on the course should medical assistance be required. As well, there will be limited first aid supplies at each aid station.
If additional medical assistance is required, participants should notify the volunteers at the aid stations and they will telephone for further help. Participants should dial 9-1-1 on their cell phone if emergency assistance is required immediately.
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We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the GFB – Granville Island Brewing to our team! Enjoy these refreshing beer choices in our beer garden after your ride:
Hey Day Hefeweizen- A wheat beer, perfect for a hot day, hints of citrus, lemon, and banana off the palate
Seasonal Raspberry Ale- Super popular right now, refreshing, not to sweet- Sold Out at Beer Fest Calgary!Pale Ale- Our classic Pale Ale, cool, refreshing, full of flavour!
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Any plans to segregate the medio fondo distances? If I'm competing against riders finishing 140km in 2:30, I'm giving up :D
Great job Jo, with the Fritz knees this is amazing! Joanne Fritz-Grant