C4 GRAN FONDO
July 29th, 2023
SATURDAY JULY 29, 2023
Registration now open!
50 KM Route is now available for e-bikes!
C4 (Cardston Community Cycling Club) was created for the sole purpose of promoting cycling in our community and surrounding area. One of our main goals is to build a mountain bike skills park in town. This comes with a significant price tag.
100% of the proceeds from the C4 Gran Fondo will go towards building the skills park. Your registration will provide kids with endless fun!
Whether new in the saddle, a cycling enthusiast or a triathlete in training, we have a route for you! The ride begins in Cardston, Alberta, which is known for its spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, particularly Chief Mountain. The longer distances will start by heading south towards the Carway border crossing. Roughly 10 km later, the 140 cyclists will detour towards Police Lake Provincial Park. Both the 100 and 140km cyclists will end up near the Carway border crossing, where they will turn around and return to Cardston before the final 50 km that takes them to Mountain View and back. The 50km route will go to Mountain View, Alberta. All roads are paved, and the highways have a nice large shoulder!
50 km - Mini Fondo
Distance: 50 Km
Start Time: 8:40 am
Aid Stations: 25km
100 km - Fondo
Distance: 100 Km
Start Time: 8:20 am
Aid Stations: 25, 50, 75km
140 km - Gran Fondo
Distance: 141.2 Km
Elevation: ~1156 m
Start Time: 8:00 am
Aid Stations: 30, 60, 85, 110km
What do I get with my registration?
AMAZING mountain range views
Professional Timing / Checkpoints
C4 Gran Fondo t-shirt
Fully Stocked Aid-Stations
On-Site Massage Therapist
KOM and QOM awards
Discounted Bike Tune-Up @ Bert and Mac's Source for Sports (Lethbridge)
More to come...
The road is NOT closed to traffic! Ride to the right of the white line (on the shoulder) or risk disqualification. Note: this WILL be enforced, as it is a safety hazard. You may ride in the traffic lane briefly if you are passing or the shoulder is unsafe. Riders must pass using the 'on your left' rule.
Riders must be aware of and yield to highway traffic AT ALL TIMES. Some intersections will be controlled by personnel.
Riders must wear a helmet at all times.
No Littering on Course. Garbages will be provided at aid stations. Offenders will be disqualified; this includes food wrappers dropped intentionally or unintentionally.
Riders must pass through all mandatory checkpoints for their race distance. Not passing through a checkpoint will result in a DNF.
Riders may use any standard bicycle that has two wheels and no motor. Riders wishing to ride a recumbent bike must specify on the registration form. All bicycles must have working brakes. Bicycles must be propelled solely by the rider's legs (e-bikes have their own category) and have 3 points of support; Saddle, pedals and handelbars. Standard road/gravel bikes, TT bikes and Mountain/trail bikes are allowed. To provide fairness, those riding a recumbent bike cannot win KOM / QOM prizes.
All bikes must be equipped with a red tail light (may be flashing or constant). A flashing head lamp (on handlebars) is recommended.
Absolutely NO passing on bridges or areas without a shoulder. Majority of the route has a very wide shoulder.
Event Crew will do a sweep at 4:00, picking up lagging riders. Riders not in before our crew picks them up will receive a DNF.
E-bikes are permitted in the "50 km - E-bike" category ONLY.