Spectator Guide

Bikefest Starting Line

Grab your friends, pack a snack, and head off to catch a glimpse of these talented racers. Remember to take your litter with you and dispose of it in proper garbage or recycling containers after the race.

Best Viewing Points 

Cascade Shops Prologue
Thursday, June 11
Buffalo St & Tunnel Mountain Dr.
Limited spectator opportunities.  Best viewing area would be Surprise Corner about half way up the course route.

Lake Louise Road Race
Friday, June 12
Lake Louise
1. Castle Mountain Chalets at Castle Mountain Junction
2. Corral Creek Picnic Area
3. Village of Lake Louise

Individual Time Trial
Saturday, June 14
Minnewanka Loop
1. Start / Finish area - Near Bumper's Inn
2. Various car pull-out sections along the loop.  Two Jack Lake & Lake Minnewanka have parking available on site.

Criterium
Cancelled for 2015 due to construction in and around race route.
Town of Banff
1. Start / Finish - 300 block Banff Avenue
2. Wolf Street
3. Beaver Street
4. Moose Street

Tunnel Mountain Road Race
Sunday, June 14
Town of Banff
1. Start/Finish – Beaver St
2. Corner of Banff Ave & Tunnel Mtn Rd – Rocky Mountain Resort
3. Corner of Tunnel Mtn Rd & Tunnel Mtn Dr – Buffalo Mountain Lodge
4. Surprise Corner – corner of Buffalo St and Tunnel Mtn Dr
5. Cemetery – Buffalo St

Within the Town of Banff the best way to get to these points is to walk or bicycle as there will be traffic delays during the race and it helps alleviate some of the congestion and is safer for the riders.

**Please park in designated areas as there is no off-road parking allowed**

Race Etiquette

For spectators, the athletes in bicycle races are close enough to touch but don’t touch them as they may be penalized. Remember to keep a close eye on children and leashes on the dogs; actually dogs probably prefer the comforts of home as opposed to hot asphalt on their toes.

Did you know?

Bike Fest takes place in Banff National Park, the heart of the Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.  Please use this LINK to the Parks Canada website for information about Banff National Park attractions, activities, services, wildlife and safety. Banff National Park has much more to offer than ‘just’ fresh air and world-class scenery – we hope you will enjoy the park’s cultural treasures and discover its natural wonders too.