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Nothing compares to the remote majesty of the Canadian Rockies.  Located SW of Calgary, the ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass Presented by GSL GM City travels 159 km or 87 km through the heart of the Rockies on the highest paved road pass in Canada. You’re going to have a truly epic experience, passing through huge mountain ranges and sharing the scenery with wildlife like elk, deer, moose, big horn sheep, and possibly even bear during this wheeled trek.

Gran Fondo Highwood Pass offers a rewarding challenge for the weekend warrior, hardcore roadie or triathlete-in-training.  Riders of all abilities will appreciate the opportunity to ride one of our two distances at their own pace while enjoying first-class support. 

The Gran Fondo Highwood Pass is a proud partner of the Alberta Gran Fondo Series and the Chancellor’s Ride!


July 11th, 2020


The 2020 ATB Financial Gran Fondo Highwood Pass presented by GSL GM City will again start and finish in Longview, Alberta.

Start: Longview, Alberta
Finish: Longview, Alberta

Event Schedule and Maps: Click HERE

*2020 Maps and Schedule subject to change due to permitting.

Start List: TBC

Fees: 2020 TBC

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  • Fully stocked food and refreshment table

  • Draw prizes

  • Gran Festa Finisher’s Party

  • Finisher's Medals


  • Female 18 - 29

  • Female 30 - 39

  • Female 40 - 49

  • Female 50+

  • Male 18 - 29

  • Male 30 - 39

  • Male 40 - 49

  • Male 50+

    *Age as of December 31st, 2020


*All stages are subject to change at anytime for quality and permitting.

Gran Fondo Lite (87km):

Full Gran Fondo (159km):


  1. The road is not closed to traffic.  Ride to the right of the white line on the shoulder of the road or risk disqualification. NOTE: THIS RULE WILL BE ENFORCED. You may only ride in the traffic lane briefly if the shoulder is unsafe or if passing.

  2. There will be two wave starts, a fast/fastest group and a moderate/mellow group. Please start in the group you registered for or notify a race official if you are starting in a different wave so that we can give you the correct time.

  3. No littering on course – offenders will be disqualified. This includes gel and food wrappers dropped intentionally or accidentally.

  4. Cut-Off Times for Check Points: You will be transported to the finish line if you don’t make the cut off times. Cutoff Times: CP1 – 11AM, CP2 – 1 PM, CP3-3PM, Maximum Finishing Time: 4PM.

  5. Participants must carry bear spray at all times. Gear will be checked upon entry to the start corral as well as during the race. Not carrying bears spray is grounds for immediate disqualification.

Refund Policy:

The following refund policy applies to all TransRockies Race Series events with the exception of the Singletrack 6 and the TransRockies Run.There are no refunds for cancellation of entry to any TransRockies Race Series event.

Transfers of entry to another participant for the Gran Fondo Highwood Pass may be permitted at the discretion of TransRockies Inc. and are subject to a $20 administrative fee. In addition, TransRockies Inc. reserves the right to cancel any TransRockies Race Series event, cancel race stages or change the route on short notice due to fire bans/fire closures, air quality, weather conditions, wildlife or safety concerns, unforeseen construction, Acts of God or other such reasons with no reimbursement to the participant.

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