Heart Of The Rockies Gran Fondo


Heart Of The Rockies Gran Fondo

Sunday July 11, 2021

James Chabot Provincial Park, Invermere B.C.

Souvenir cycling jersey – new design each year!


  • Professionally operated race with chip timing
  • Souvenir cycling jersey
  • Stocked aid stations with water and gels
  • SAG wagon if you need help getting back
  • Post race food and refreshments
  • Awards ceremony at 11:15am
  • Awards for top 3 overall in each distance male/female
  • Bragging rights

60km Cycle – Loop the Lake   /   100km Cycle – Loop the Valley

Loop the Lake or go long to Canal Flats and back.  The Gran Fondo Cycling Event on Sunday runs in tandem with our other events but has a unique course profile with sweeping vistas of Lake Windermere and Columbia Lake.  The Gran Fondo starts beside the triathlon bike transition at James Chabot Provincial Park.

Aid station for 60km Loop located at the 30km mark.

Aid stations for 100km Loop are located at the 50km & 70km marks.

WARNING – Although this is a timed event, not a race.  Traffic control is available in the town of Invermere but riders must yield to highway traffic on course and all turn points.  Volunteer flagmen will be on course warning riders of traffic hazards.

Any Time – Free Solo Gran Fondo Challenge


Designated parking is available in areas in and surrounding James Chabot Provincial Park. Parking attendants will be directing traffic towards these areas. Vehicles parked in James Chabot Park will not be allowed to leave until after the race has finished due to safety concerns and congestion. Anyone needing to leave the race area prior to 12:00 pm should park outside the park. Please allow our volunteers to direct you. Please refer to the parking map on our website.

Pets in James Chabot Provincial Park

Pets ARE NOT ALLOWED in the park. Park Officials will be in attendance and you will be required to remove your pets from the area.

Washroom Facilities

The washroom facilities at James Chabot Park will be opened by Park Officials at approximately 6:30 am and are available to all.

Post Race Festivities

Food and refreshments will be available at the finish line. The awards ceremony will be held at approximately 11:15 AM or as soon as results are complete in James Chabot Park.   Awards for top 3 overall in each distance male/female.

60km Loop
Participants in the 60km event event must be 16 years or older. Male and female age group categories are based on age as of December 31st of the race year:

16-19 20-29 30-39 40-49
50-59 60-69 70+

100km Loop
Participants in the 100km event event must be 16 years or older. Male and female age group categories are based on age as of December 31st of the race year:

16-29 30-39 40-49
50-59 60-69 70+