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Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo

- Innisfail

June 22nd, 2024

Innisfail Twin Arenas

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The Innisfail Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo is a 35km or 70km cycling event for all levels of cyclists from the beginner to the experienced cyclist to participate. There will be plenty of support with features such as roaming mechanics, an aid station, on-site medical and cheer stations. The #1 Gran Fondo in Alberta! 

 

We welcome all types of road worthy bikes:

  • road

  • mountain

  • hybrid

  • triathlon/TT

  • e-bikes

 

While the event is timed, this event is not a race.

We will be publishing results to the website after the ride . 

The Innisfail Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo welcomes all those who identify as women to join us on June 22nd in Innisfail for this incredible event.

Distance: 35km

Elevation Gain: 270m

Ride Date: June 22nd, 2024

Ride Start Time: 9:00am 

Course Cut-Off: 12:00pm

Aid Station: 20km

Distance: 70km

Elevation Gain: 542m

Ride Date: June 22nd, 2024

Ride Start Time: 8:30am

Course Cut Off: 12:00pm 

Aid Stations: 20km, 35km, 55km

 

  • a supportive cycling environment for all riders

  • a safe courses with plenty of course support - aid stations, roaming mechanics and on-site medical

  • ride 1 loop (35km) or 2 loops (70km)

  • a special Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo gift bag 

  • a Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo commerorative t-shirt

  • delicious post race snacks

  • free training and skills clinics leading up to event day

  • a professionally organized event by RnR Premier Events 

 

What You Get

FREE 8-WEEK TRAINING PLAN

We want you to be successful and to have fun! We have created a free 8-week training plan for you to follo wto get you to the start line of the 35km ot 70km event! 

Schedule

 

June 21st (Friday)

5pm - 7pm                   Race Package Pick Up

                                      Innisfail Twin Arenas (5804 42 St, Innisfail, AB)

June 22nd (Saturday)  

Innisfail Twin Arenas (5804 42 St, Innisfail, AB)

7:30am - 8:30am      Package Pick Up  

7:45am                        Athlete Pre-Race Meeting

8:30am                       70km Riders Start

9:00am                       35km Riders Start

12:00pm                     Course Closes     

12:30pm                     Race Site/Expo Closes

 

Registration

REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE:

October 1st - December 31th, 2023

$129 (plus processing fee)

January 1st – March 31st, 2024 

$149 (plus processing fee)

April 1st – June 19th, 2024 *

$169 (plus processing fee)   

                           

* May 1st - T-Shirt deadline

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Transfers/Refunds/Rollovers:

There are no refunds however, you can roll over your registration to 2025 for a fee of $25 BEFORE June 1st, 2024 or transfer your entry to another racer for a fee of $10.

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After June 1st, there are no rollovers including injuries or illnesses.You may however, transfer your registration to another racer for a fee of $10.

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You may transfer to another category within the Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo to a shorter distance for free, or to a longer distance for a charge of the difference of what you paid and the current price of entry up to June 21st, 2024.

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NOTE: By registering you take responsibility that you understand and agree to this statement.

Route and Maps

The Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo is a clockwise 1-loop course consisting of 35km of riding. Those riding the 70km will do 2 loops.

All riders will stay on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the road along the shoulder alongside traffic. There are no designated lanes to cyclist as the roads are open to traffic at all times.

Flaggers or volunteers will be at all major turns/corners.

FAQ's

Pre Event:

When is package pick up?

Friday, June 21st: 5:00pm - 7:00pm at Innisfail Twin Arenas

Saturday, June 22nd: 7:30am - 8:30am at Innisfail Twin Arenas

*you (or a friend) must pick up your package at one of these times. You cannot race without picking up your package. 

 

Can a friend pick up my event package?

Yes, they can! Please ensure the friend who is picking up your package has been authorized by you via a text message/email they can show to us at the time of pick up. We only ask this as we have had well-meaning friends pick up race packages in the past but do not clarify with their friend that they have picked up the race package. 

 

Event Day:

What is the exact location of the event?

The start (and finish) of the event is at the Innisfail Twin Arenas (5804 42 St, Innisfail, AB).

 

Where can I park my car?

The Innisfail Twin Arenas has ample parking. 

*we ask if you are riding your bike to the start, you please wear a helmet. 

 

What if my bike isn’t working event morning?

We will have on-site bike support on event day to help with any bike repair emergencies. We ask you carry at least 1 spare tube for your bike, and a C02 cartridge. 

How long do I have to complete the course?

The course closes for EVERYONE at 12:00 p.m. which is 3.5 hours from the start of the event.

If you have not finished by that time please be prepared to ride in the sag wagon.

 

How many lanes of road will be open to cyclists for each event?

There are no designated lanes to cyclist as the roads are open to traffic at all times. All cyclists will ride to the far right hand on the road - on the shoulder - alongside traffic.

What are the road surfaces like?

The road surface is pavement.

What if I am not feeling up to the distance I registered while out there or decide I can go longer?

No trouble, simply come to the timing tent after you cross the finish line and give your name and they can make the change for you so you are in the correct results.

Where are the aid stations located and what will be at them?

35km course = 20km

70km course = 20km, 35km, and 55km

*Washrooms/Porta Potties will be available at the aid stations. 

The aid station will have:

  • cookies, bananas, and other treats

  • water

  • electrolytes

What time is official course cut off?

70km will have 3.5 hours to complete the course

35km will have 3 hours to complete the course

The course will close at 12:00pm 

Race Support

There will be the roving bike support vehicles. They are equipped with tools, tubes, tires, bike pumps and other items to assist cyclists with minor repairs which may be required while on the course. Please note that if there are any major repairs necessary to a bike, the mechanics may not have the required tools or parts to assist you, but they will do their best to get you to the finish line. Any repairs required to your bike other than a spare tube will be charged back to you. However, we encourage everyone to carry a spare tube and tools with them.

In the event your bike cannot be repaired on course, we have sag wagons available to transport you and your bike back to the finish line.

 

Medical assistance will also be on the course should medical assistance be required. As well, there will be limited first aid supplies at the aid station. If additional medical assistance is required, participants should notify a volunteer and they will telephone for further help. However, all participants should be carrying their own cell phone in case of emergency and should dial 9-1-1 if immediate assistance is required.

Post Event:

Where will official results be posted?

Official results will be posted at Startline Timing (startlinetiming.com) by the end of the day.

Will there be awards?

While there are no awards for the distances, we will be posting results as mentioned so you can see your times. 

Where is the lost and found?

The lost and found will be located at the finish line. After event day contact tritstaff@gmail.com for lost and found. All unclaimed lost items will be donated after 30 days.

Volunteer with Us

Additional questions about volunteering, please contact Race Director, Richelle Love

triitrichelle@gmail.com

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