Cyclists prepare to “Grind It Out” in Calgary
Calgary, AB – With only 30 days until the kick-off of the first annual “Calgary Bike Week” the Alberta Bicycle Association (ABA) has announced the final events to be contested during the week. The ‘festival of cycling’ will take place from August 2 – 10, 2008 and will include a veritable smorgasbord of cycling disciplines: time trials, hill climbs, criteriums, road races, as well as Provincial and Youth Championships. Calgary Bike Week is expected to attract close to 500 athletes from all across Alberta and Canada for a spectacular and challenging nine days of racing. “We are delighted to support the Calgary Bike Week initiative, especially as it will draw a number cycling enthusiasts to the province. We look forward to working with local organizers to put on a great event,” said Kipp Kaufmann, Executive Director of the ABA. The popularity of road biking in North America has exploded in the last 10 years with an wide range of skills and abilities catered to in each race. Calgary can expect a variety of racers converging on the city, including professional trade teams to weekend warriors, with families in tow. For more information on Calgary Bike Week, contact Kipp at 780-427-6352 or visit the Calgary Bike Week Website (scroll down for details).

Key Messages:

  • Calgary and Alberta are becoming a global presence on the International cycling scene.
  • The Alberta Bicycle Association [ABA] is the provincial body responsible for cycling in Alberta Bicycle Association and is the sanctioning body for Calgary Bike Week

Seven…no, EIGHT… races over the span of nine days!!

A new, uniquely-themed race has been added to Calgary Bike Week’s “racing” menu! All you need to compete in this ultra-cool event is a bike, a positive attitude and a desire to have FUN, FUN and more FUN!! Scope out the details at and clear your calendar to share in the excitement of the…

Veloplzen “Rockabilly Boogie” Poker Run

Saturday, August 9
Sign-on – 6:00 pm at Tubby Dog
Racing begins at 7:00 pm sharp

For more information visit


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