The RBC GranFondo Banff is the only gran fondo in North America to be held completely within the confines of a national park. Ride from start to finish, fully-supported in Canada's most beautiful national park and experience high altitude cycling like never before.
Prepare yourself for the incredibly scenic route that features vibrant mountain communities, stunning wildlife, breathtaking panoramic mountain vistas, and some of the nation's most diverse alpine ecosystems.
A truly exclusive ride in one of Canada's most picturesque locations - it's been a long time coming.
GranFondo - 142 km
|For riders who want to challenge themselves at their own pace, the GranFondo category is the full 142 km at a self-set pace for recreational to advanced riders.|
Alta Classe Package GranFondo - 142 km
This is the VIP package for the GranFondo that allows you to enjoy the RBC GranFondo Banff in a special way that comes with distinct perks and benefits. No line ups, no hassles, no fuss, but all the fun. Register for Alta Classe now as the number of spots are limited. Package includes registration plus all of the following benefits:
|FamilyFundo||The FamilyFundo Kids Event is FREE at the RBC GranFondo Banff. The event is open to all children 12 years of age and younger. We will provide a fun bike course, and all children will have the chance to learn about bike safety and some tips on maintenance so you can keep your bike in good condition!|
*All prices are subject to taxes and processing fees.
Expanded list of what your entry fee includes:
- A dedicated lane width for cycling for the entire ride
- Timing chip for all riders. Track your performance on overall ride time and on pre-determined course sections
- Four fully-stocked Rest Stops along the course
- Mechanical support at Rest Stops as well as roving mechanics to offer assistance
- Medical support at Rest Stops as well as roving medics along the course
- Sag wagon support to the finish for all riders unable to continue (we'll pick you up and get you to the finish line)
- Secure bike parking during post-event party
- Complimentary bag check
- A commemorative keepsake to all finishers
- Well-earned massage at the finish to flush the system
- Post-ride refreshments and entertainment
- Ride results posted on the RBC GranFondo Banff website by midnight
All event participants must have a valid national park pass. Banff National Park entry fees go towards maintaining the park’s roadways, viewpoints, day use areas and trails – and the information, education, resource protection and public safety services offered by Parks Canada staff. For more information on prices, click here.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-deferrable under any circumstances. The course may be changed depending wildlife situations in the park.
Riders 18 years and under must have a "Minor Participation Form" signed by a parent and/or legal guardian in order to participate. Contact email@example.com to request a copy.
For those looking to ride the GranFondo among experienced cyclists with the knowledge and experience of riding in a tight peloton. Cyclists who held a UCI license between 2009 and 2013 will be authorized to stage in a designated area for the start of the event.
How do you get authorized for the designated staging area?
Riders who have held a valid UCI road cycling licence in Category 1 through 4 or Masters between 2009 and 2013 will be granted access into a designated staging area. All riders with such a licence and who want to be staged in this designated area will need to show their licence at Package Pickup to receive identification that will grant access to this designated staging area.
Ride with friends and family in the gran fondo! Riders can form teams of TWO (2) or teams of 5 to 9. Top teams will receive prizes. Learn more about Teams.