Here you can find all the information you’ll need for Ride weekend! This event is truly an epic experience for Riders… From taking part in the inspirational Opening Ceremonies to setting out on your 200-kilometre journey to enjoying our overnight camp filled with delicious food, great music and wonderful company, The Ride is unlike any other cycling challenge. Check back to this page often, as we’ll be continually updating it with more details!
- 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Bike Drop Off and Packet Pick Up Available
- 5:30 a.m. - Check-In Services and Breakfast Available
- 6:30 a.m. - All participants On-site
- 7:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies Begins
- 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Camp Festivities Open to Riders, Friends and Family
- 6:00 p.m. - Camp Show
- 5:00 a.m. - Breakfast Available
- 7:00 a.m. - Route Opens
- 8:00 a.m. - All Riders Must Be on Route
- 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Finish Line Festivities Open to Riders, Friends and Family
*Find more detailed information in the sections on the left-hand side
Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Opening Ceremonies will begin promptly at 7:00 a.m. Invite your friends and family members to see you off on your epic weekend! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew.
Please note: Following Opening Ceremonies there will be a "wave start" for riders, this is for increased safety.
Ecole Percy Pegler School
69 Okotoks DR
Okotoks, AB T1S 2B1
Canada Olympic Park
88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Have your friends and family join and celebrate you as you cross the finish line! Food and beverage is provided for all Riders and Crew; food and beverages available for purchase for friends and family.
Please check back soon for updated parking information
3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Calgary, AB T3E 3X8
Rate: $149.00 single/double
Deadline to Book:
Secured overnight Bike Parking will be available on Friday night at Canada Olympic Park. Riders are encouraged to drop off their bicycles between 2:00pm and 7:00pm, to avoid the difficulty of arriving on Day One with both bike and luggage in tow.
Your packet will include the following items:
- Bike Plates
- Rider I.D. Wristband
- Luggage Tag
If you have complete Online Check-In by July 31, 2017, your packet will be mailed to you.
If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you will be able to pick up your packet at the following locations on Friday, August 11 between 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.:
- Canada Olympic Park: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
Packet Pick-Up will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 12. It is strongly encouraged that you retrieve your packet before this date if possible.
Other Services available during Packet-Pick Up:
- Jersey Size Exchange
- Golden Helmet Retrieval
- Ambassador Jersey Retrieval
- Survivor Flag Retrieval
- Bike Drop Off; Bike Tech Support
Included in your packet you will receive luggage tag(s) to use for your gear. Please include your First Name, Last Name and Participant I.D. on this luggage tag.
Gear Drop Off will be available Friday and Saturday morning at the event. Our amazing Gear Crew Teams will be there to collect your gear and transport it to Camp for you. Gear Drop Locations are also available on-site for those participants taking a shuttle from the event host hotel.
Gear Drop Off will be open Sunday morning before you get back on the route. Once again, our amazing Gear Crew Teams will collect your gear and transport it to the Finish line for you
Complimentary shuttles will be provided throughout the weekend. Please be sure to book your shuttle in the participant center or during online check-in.
- Edmonton Cross Cancer Institute: 11560 University Avenue (Parking Lot: Mewburn and Green Lot East Entrance into Cross Cancer. North and turn right after overflow parking lot).
- Red Deer Westerner Park: 4847A 19 St, Red Deer, AB T4R 2N7 (Parking lot in Southwest section directly north of gates).
Buses leave Edmonton at 6:00 p.m. sharp. Buses arrive in Red Deer at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive Calgary
Friday shuttles will take you straight to the Host Hotel Your bike will be handled safely by our Bike Transportation Partner and taken directly to the Start Line. It will be placed in our secure overnight bike parking area.
Shuttles will leave from the Grey Eagle Resort at 5:30 a.m. and take you directly to the Opening Ceremonies.
Please Note: There is no bike transport from the host hotel to the Start Line Saturday morning.
Buses will leave from Camp to the host hotel every hour on the hour from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Buses leave from in front of the Grey Eagle Resort to Camp at 6:00 a.m. sharp.
Buses will leave at 4:30 p.m. to Red Deer and Edmonton. Please place your bike on the transport truck after finishing The Ride.
*** For your safety, please stay alert at all times! ***
- Please note that the roads are not closed to traffic. Please stop at all Red or Amber Stop Lights and Stop Signs and proceed through the intersection when it is safe to do so. If an intersection is manned by a Police Officer, they are the only one with the authority to wave you through a Red Light or Stop Sign
- Please remember to Ride SINGLE FILE at ALL TIMES
- After Opening Ceremonies, thousands of Riders will embark on this epic 2-day ride - please get out on the route safely. Always ride predictably and in control. Ride in a straight line, and consciously try to avoid excessive weaving back and forth.
- Cooperate with Ride Officials at all times.
- Be patient
- Sweep Assistance: If you are injured or unable to ride, use a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Riders and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Camp during the day. Sweep vehicles will take you to the next Pit Stop, where buses will take you to Camp. Only injured Riders will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If you are picked up early in the day, it may be hours before you are delivered to Camp. As it nears route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Riders who are still on the road.
- Medical Emergencies With any emergency, dial 911, if possible. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Ride Staff or Crew at Pit Stops, on sweep vehicles, at Camp, or in the Concierge Tent, whichever is most accessible. If you’re on the route, after you call 911, contact the official Ride (800) number imprinted on your Rider wristband to alert the Ride dispatch. Sweep vehicles rove the route on the lookout for accidents. Again, use a “thumbs down” signal if you need help. Staff are equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone. They will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
- Bike mechanics: During the Ride, while bike mechanics generously donate their time and labour, you are still responsible to pay for all parts used to repair your bike so be sure to have some cash with you on the event.
We encourage experienced Riders to join our Rider Safety Team click below for more information.Safety
- Car Pool Lot, Along West Valley Road (1.5 KM)
- Tsuu T'ina Rodeo Grounds, South of Redwood Meadows Golf Course (31.8 KM)
- High Country Café- Hwy 22 and Hwy 549 East (72.2KM)
- High Country Café- Hwy 22 and Hwy 549 East (39.3KM)