June 13, 2013 - June 16, 2013
5 Race Stages. 4 days. A $21,000 prize purse. You'll be hard pressed to find a more spectacular setting than Banff National Park. 500 cyclists from Western Canada and the US will participate in five competitive events and two family friendly events from June 13th to 16th, 2013.
Bike Fest registration is now open. Come test your mettle in Canada's finest bike race. As an ABA sanctioned event you must hold a valid UCI license to race, for more information and an outline of the races, visit the race details page.
Everyone can take part in our Festival Fun activities as part of Bike Fest. On Saturday the Banff Farmers Market comes to Banff Ave for one day only, enjoy the entertainment and fresh local produce. Kids take part in the Balkan Restaurant Little Crits fun ride followed by Cruise for a Cause which features adults in costumes and wacky bikes, entry by donation.
For those looking for a longer ride head down the Bow Valley Parkway to Castle Mountain Chalets on Saturday for a fundraising BBQ in support of the Bow Valley Mountain Bike Alliance, or cycle to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site on Sunday for Father's Day and relax in the new picnic area.
"Making the Tour"
At this year’s Banff National Park Bike Fest, The Tour of Alberta organizers, the Alberta Peloton Association (APA) and Banff Lake Louise Tourism, are offering a unique opportunity to the overall Alberta winner, under 22 years of age, to join the U.S. Continental cycling team Smart Stop presented by Mountain Khakis in the Tour of Alberta this fall. For more details visit the Tour of Alberta website.
Race at a higher level!