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RBC GranFondo Banff sold out for third straight year

Third Annual cycling event takes place in Banff, Alberta Saturday August 23, 2014.

GranFondo Canada has announced today that the RBC GranFondo Banff has reached its capacity of 1,500 registered participants. The cycling event has sold out every year since the inaugural event was held in 2012.

“Cyclists have told us they’re looking for a unique experience and Banff National Park delivers on that,” said Neil McKinnon, founder of GranFondo Canada. “For the third year in a row, the RBC GranFondo Banff has sold out, proving that Banff is a destination hotspot for cycling enthusiasts.”

In the 2014 event, there are participants coming from six of Canada’s provinces and territories and from sixteen states south of the border. Seven countries will be represented including Australia, Canada, Cayman Islands, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the U.S.

The RBC Gran Fondo Banff is very unique in that it takes place in a national park, where wildlife encounters are a common occurrence. In fact, the 2012 course was altered because a grizzly and her three cubs were feeding on berries along part of the course. For 2014, GranFondo Canada has designed six contingency routes in case a similar situation is to occur.

The event will start and finish in the beautiful mountain town of Banff and take cyclists into the heart of the Rockies.

Registration for the 2015 event will be announced in September. For more information, visit

About Banff National Park
Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. It is an area of unparalleled beauty, protected and cherished by Canadians and visitors from around the world.

About GranFondo Canada
Founded in 2007, GranFondo Canada is an event management company committed to providing world-class cycling experiences in world renowned locations. Rooted in the growing domain of sport tourism, these events appeal greatly to cyclists looking for unique and memorable experiences. For more information please visit: www.granfondocanada.com.

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