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Wild Rose Women's

Gran Fondo 

35km or 70km 

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Distance: 35km

Elevation Gain: 270m

Ride Date: June 22nd, 2024

Ride Start Time: 9:00am 

No Aid Station

Distance: 70km

Elevation Gain: 542m

Ride Date: June 22nd, 2024

Ride Start Time: 8:30am 

Aid Station: 36km

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.

LOCATION:

The Wild Rose Women's Gran Fondo begins at the Innisfail Twin Arenas.

AID STATIONS:

36.5km event riders = no aid station

70km riders:= 35km

35km route
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70km route
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REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE:

October 1st - December 31th, 2023

$119 (plus processing fee)

January 1st – March 31st, 2024 

$129 (plus processing fee)

April 1st – June 19th, 2024 *

$139 (plus processing fee)

* May 1st - T-Shirt deadline

Wild Rose Gran Fondo Refund Policy

There will be no refunds. You can roll your entry to 2025 for an additional $50 up until May 1st, 2023. Please email triitrichelle@gmail.com if you need to do this

What if the event gets cancelled?

The event will not be cancelled, but rather postponed. We have a high level of confidence that the event will go and if it does get postponed you will be rolled into the new date automatically. Should the new date not work for you, you would be refunded all but $60 due to the upfront costs of putting on an event.

FAQ's

Pre Event:

When is package pick up?

Thursday, June 20th: 11:00am – 5:00pm - Tri It Multisport

Friday, June 21st: 11:00am – 5:00pm - Tri It Multisport

Saturday, June 22nd: 7:00am - 8:00am - 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 = none

70km course = 35km - water, electrolytes and small snacks available

*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 Sharp

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.

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