C4 GRAN FONDO
July 27th, 2023
SATURDAY JULY 27, 2023
Registration will open November 2023.
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!
*The police lake has rough patches. It is paved with a low quality material. That being said, it is completely ridable, and we will NOT be enforcing the "on the shoulder" rule here. Cyclists are free to navigate the rough patches, but MUST yield to traffic.*
Now accepting e-bikes on the 50 km route! The prices are the same as the 50 km route! You'll still get all same perks, including a delicious after-meal, t-shirt and much more. E-bike cyclists will follow the 50 km route listed above.
SOLD OUT FOR 2023!
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 / Athletic Therapists
KOM and QOM awards
Discounted Bike Tune-Up @ Bert and Mac's Source for Sports (Lethbridge)
Prizes! (Thanks to Ascent Cycle & Alpenland)
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.
A Refund may be given if the cancellation request occurs prior to March 31, 2023.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name to cancel your registration.
A transfer of registration may occur at the discretion of event organizers.
Please email email@example.com with your first and last name. Additional information will be requested by C4 regarding the transfer.
A change of distance request will be completed at no charge to you. However, if you select a longer distance, you will be asked to pay the difference you would have paid at the date of registration. No refunds will be given when switching to a shorter distance.
C4 (Cardston Community Cycling Club) began with a mission to get our community members active, through cycling! We have a particular interest in youth - teaching them safety, providing them something to DO, and keeping them active, One of our main goals is to build a mountain bike skills park in town. Unfortunately, this comes with a significant price tag. This is where the C4 Gran Fondo comes in!
We love cycling, and we know you do too! This event brings a cycling event to Southern Alberta, while helping us reach our goal of building a bike skills park for our youth!
100% of the proceeds from the C4 Gran Fondo will go towards building the skills park. Your registration will provide kids with endless fun! Our race directors / organizers are operating on volunteer basis.
Thank you to our Aid Station Sponsors