Banff Lake Louise Stage Race

release by Banff Lake Louise Tourism

May 27, 2008 – Registration is now open for the Husky Individual Time Trial during Bike Fest. The individual time trial travels a heart-pumping 21 kilometre route past pristine mountain rivers, clear lakes, sheer cliffs, and rock formations showcasing 360 degree panoramic views of the Canadian Rockies. Up to 250 cyclists will sprint off at 30-second intervals starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 21st in one continuous lap of Lake Minnewanka. Time trials – or “The Race of Truth” – are all about the rider, the clock, and meeting individual and personal goals. All riders are welcome to participate and can register here Early bird pricing is in effect until June 1st so sign up now!

The Banff Criterium will hit the streets on Saturday at 5 p.m. as cyclists race wheel to wheel in a high-adrenaline test of wits, willpower, and tactics that will draw thousands of spectators. Be prepared for sharp turns, breakaway sprints, and fierce competition. Licensed riders are welcome to participate and if you enter before June 1 early bird pricing is in effect.

14 men’s teams are registered in the Bike Fest Stage Race including; Juventus Cycling Club, one of the largest and most active clubs in Alberta, Team H&R Block, Alberta’s only CCA road squad and Trek Red Truck who has some exciting younger talent which we expect will be racing hard and inciting attacks. Full team listings can be found here.

With over $15,000 in prize money we are sure to see some exiting action at the first ever Bike Fest in Banff National Park.

To find out more information contact specialevents@banfflakelouise.com or call (403) 762-0284 or click here.

Weekend Event Schedule

Saturday, June 21
– 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Husky Individual Time Trial
– 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – RE/MAX Little Crits Race
– 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – HooDoo Cruiser Crit
– 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Banff Criterium
– 7:00 p.m. – HooDoo Bike Fest After-party

Sunday, June 22
– 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Tunnel Mountain Road Race

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