Locals have their say in ‘big ride’

Despite a power outage, heavy traffic and a course change at the last moment, the overall impression both local residents and businesses owners delivered about the inaugural RBC GranFondo Banff event last weekend was positive.

On Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 28), organizers of the “big ride” held a public debriefing to hear feedback about the first GranFondo Canada event held solely within a national park.

Prior to the ride taking place, several environmental concerns were raised about the impact on wildlife as the planned 142-kilometre course ventured along roads typically inhabited by bears at this time of year. Read the full story at the Rocky Mountain Outlook.