Calgary Tour de Nuit Society
Tour of Alberta: Ride the Road Tour
When: Sunday, 27-Aug-2017
Where: 3 places: Tuxedo, Shawnessy & 4011 1A St, Calgary, AB
The Tour of Alberta Ride the Road tour is the public bike ride in Calgary that kicks off a week of professional bicycle racing in Alberta. (Unfortunately there will not be pro cycling in Calgary this year.)
There are two feeder rides from north and south Calgary to Stanley Park followed by a children's ride and the main public bike ride. The suburban spoke rides are inbound only while the main hub ride around downtown Calgary and the children's ride are a circuit.
The north and south spoke rides are restricted to adults and young adults on geared bikes (No cruiser or downhill mtn bikes please.) Children under ten years old lead the Hub ride out of Stanley Park then return on their own 2 km route. Children ten and older as well as everyone else are welcome on the main Hub ride. The main family Hub ride is about 40 minutes at a leisurely pace from Stanley Park (4011 1A St SW) looping around downtown Calgary. North Spoke participants who do not know how to cycle or are very slow will be escorted by RtRt lead cyclists and sweeps to Stanley Park.
You can cycle on roads and completely safe thanks to Calgary Police Service rolling closure. However, the motorcycle police escort supports the North Spoke Ride from Tuxedo Source for Sports (2520 Centre St N) and the Hub Ride from Stanley Park.
The South Spoke Ride from Shawnessy YMCA (333 Shawville Blvd SE) is unescorted by police. Only experienced cyclists and adults, comfortable riding on the road, should sign up for this ride. You will ride as a group and obey all rules of the road. There is an elevation gain as the peloton departs Fish Creek Park through the suburb of Canyon Meadows. Participants should be confident of their abilities.
A family registration is for four people - two parents and two children or one parent and three children. There is no charge for children six years old and under. Parents of young children are encouraged to bring child trailers for the family ride. Parents of Children's Ride participants have an opportunity at the Elbow Drive turn around point, to load their child or children into a bike trailer and our staff will ensure the safe return of thier bikes to Stanley Park.
Both spoke rides arrive in Stanley Park at approximately the same time. In the park there will be live music, children's activities (free ice cream for registered participants), a food truck, and bike displays. There is plenty of opportunity for socializing.
Like us on Facebook, follow @ctdns on Twitter, sign up for the newsletter on our website, and check us out on Instagram. The Tour of Alberta Ride the Road tour is the central activity to support our program to get more people cyclcing more often and make our roads safer for cycling.
Max. Participants: 3000
Sign up before:
Sat, 26-Aug-2017 22:00
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3 places: Tuxedo, Shawnessy & 4011 1A St, Calgary, AB
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