Canada’s World Class Cycling Race – the Tour of Alberta – will take place September 2-7, 2015. It’s Canada’s largest professional cycling event, and the race boasts 120 and 45 million international views. For the first time, Jasper is one of the host communities, and the race is a great opportunity to soak in all that the city has to offer.
Spectators can not only watch the racers begin and end stages of the race in various communities, but can also enjoy free festivals in each of the host communities throughout the province. This six day event is sure to be filled with a lot of excitement and a lot of fun. The Tour of Alberta website states “The festivals occur in every start and finish community and provide educational, community outreach, and healthy living programs in a festive environment with entertainment, family fun and kids’ activities.
If you’re an amateur cyclist interested in getting into some of the action, then you might want to check into the Mountain Madness tours VIP Experience. The local tour operator Mountain Madness Tours is partnering with the Tour of Alberta to bring some exclusive opportunities to amateur cyclists. They include:
- Meeting riders and team officials at an exclusive Tour of Alberta Opening Celebration Gala
- Riding the Team Time Trial course a few hours before the pros ride it
- Watching the race from the best VIP hospitality areas
- Taking part in world-class road riding in Jasper, Banff National Parks, and the 2015 host communities
As always, the race continues to evolve with some special new features. This year is the first time that the race begins with a Team time Trial and also the first year that the course includes high mountains (the Jasper Mountains). The race also welcomes four new host communities: Grande Cache, Jasper, Edson, and Spruce Grove. Whether you’re interested in cycling, the stunning landscapes in Canada, or everything that local festivals have to offer, there’s sure to be something in this year’s race that will appeal to you!