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Best Cycling Events in Canada 2023

Best Cycling Events in Canada 2023

Canada is a cycling paradise, with its vast and diverse terrain providing an array of cycling opportunities for riders of all levels and interests. The team at Stambecco takes pride in finding and describing the top cycling events across the country, rating them based on factors such as reputation, route quality, location, rider feedback, and the event’s or race’s overall uniqueness.

Road cycling has a rich history in Canada, with scenic routes ranging from flat prairie landscapes to mountainous terrain. One of the most popular road cycling destinations in Canada is the Cabot Trail, a 300-kilometer loop that winds through Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, renowned for its stunning coastal views, challenging hills, and quiet roads.

Mountain biking has also grown in popularity over the past few decades, with some of the best terrains in British Columbia and Alberta. The rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and the Coast Mountains provides endless opportunities for challenging trails, from smooth, flowy singletrack to technical descents. The Whistler Bike Park in British Columbia is one of the world’s most popular mountain biking destinations, attracting riders from all over the globe.  Gravel cycling is a newer discipline in Canada but has quickly gained popularity among cyclists looking to explore remote areas and escape the hustle and bustle of city life. Gravel roads are plentiful in rural areas, particularly in the prairie provinces and Ontario.

In conclusion, Canada is a world-class destination for cycling enthusiasts, with its varied terrain and geography providing a wealth of cycling opportunities for riders of all levels and disciplines. Stambecco’s dedication to finding and describing the top cycling events across Canada helps riders navigate the many options available to them and ensure they experience the best the country offers.

 

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Belgian Waffle Ride British Columbia

With Belgian Waffle Ride British Columbia, Monuments of Cycling (MoC), a premier cycling events producer best known for its iconic Belgian Waffle Ride California, brings its popular format to Vancouver Island for the first…

Blue Mountains Gravel Fondo

The Blue Mountains Gravel Fondo is a new event organized by Cycling Events Ontario, which is a not-for-profit organization made up of a team of passionate cyclists to bring safe and challenging…
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Gran Fondo Badlands

The Gran Fondo Badlands in Canada is a unique road cycling event with the starting point located at the world’s largest dinosaur, a 26.2 meters high (86 feet) fiberglass Tyrannosaurus Rex.  Founded…
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TransRockies Singletrack 6

The TransRockies Singletrack 6 is a six-day mountain bike experience showcasing the best riding in a variety of mountain bike communities in Western Canada. The race takes a new route yearly with…

TransRockies Gravel Royale

Offering 350 riders an unforgettable experience through the Canadian Rockies, this is a signature event in the Transrockies Race Series.  Strambecco also rates the event as one of the best gravel cycling…

RBC Gran Fondo Whistler

One of the largest and most popular Gran Fondo’s in North America, RBC GranFondo returns to Whistler for its 14th year.  Rated by Strambecco as one of the best road cycling events…

Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo

The event, which takes place annually in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada, is known for being the oldest gravel fondo in Western Canada and one of North America's most…

Sea2Sky Gravel Fondo

An annual cycling event that takes place in scenic British Columbia, Canada. This event is a must-attend for cyclists seeking a unique and challenging cycling experience. The routes feature gravel roads, singletrack…
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Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo

The Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo is the oldest gran fondo on Vancouver Island and is an excellent opportunity for cyclists to explore the natural beauty of the Cowichan Valley. With routes for…
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