Saturday, August 22, 2015
GranFondo's are mass participation cycling events that have enjoyed incredible popularity in Europe for decades. Loosely translated from Italian, GranFondo means "big ride." GrandFondo's appeal to cyclists of all skill levels - everyone from the competitive to amateur.
RBC GranFondo Banff, the only “big ride” in North America to take place entirely within a national park, will see cyclists follow a beautifully scenic 142 km route around Canada’s iconic Rocky Mountains, starting and finishing in the picturesque town of Banff.
A true destination event in one of Canada’s most scenic locations, cyclists will connect intimately with the natural and cultural heritage and wildlife of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The third annual RBC GranFondo Banff which took place August 23, 2014 once again sold out with a total of over 1300 participants in the ride. Giving back to the community, RBC, the title sponsor, generously donated $25,000 to the Alberta Cycling Association and in particular so that they can implement programming that will teach youth in the Bow Valley about bicycle safety. RBC GranFondo also made a sizable organic fresh food donation to the Banff Daycare, as well as donations to other community organizations as a thank your for their dedication to volunteering.
*Please note event schedule subject to change without notice