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    Gearing Up for the Tour of Alberta
    August 31, 2017

    The 2017 ATB Tour of Alberta, Canada’s largest professional cycling race and one of Alberta’s biggest international sporting events, will return to Edmonton on September 3 and 4.

    ATB Tour of Alberta Festival
    More than just a sporting event, the ATB Tour of Alberta is a spectacular travelling festival. Free to the public, it will feature local culture, activities, entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. Get close to the action and meet professional cyclists from around the world!

    Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
    Time: 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Windsor Park
    Admission: Free

    Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Location: Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Admission: Free

    Race - Stage 3
    Stage 3 is a new, 10.5 km circuit in Edmonton. Starting at Windsor Park adjacent to the University of Alberta, racers will tackle a route that descends and climbs back out of the river valley twice per lap. With 11 laps of the circuit, there will be plenty of opportunities to see your favourite riders battle it out for victory during this 116 km stage!

    Date: Sunday, September 3, 2017
    Race start: 1:50 p.m.
    Race finish: 4:25 p.m. (estimate)
    Start/Finish: Windsor Park

    Stage 3 route map

    Best places to watch Stage 3 of the race
    Windsor Park – Start/Finish area

    Race - Stage 4
    Stage 4 is the grand finale of the 2017 ATB Tour of Alberta. Starting in Sir Winston Churchill Square, the race will follow what has become the classic downtown Edmonton circuit before the thrilling finish after 124 km. Cheer on the world's best professional cyclists as they race to the finish line.

    Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
    Race start: 1:50 p.m.
    Race finish: 4:35 p.m. (estimate)
    Start/Finish: Sir Winston Churchill Square

    Stage 4 route map

    Best places to watch Stage 4 of the race
    Sir Winston Churchill Square – Start/Finish Line
    Bellamy Hill
    Alberta Legislature Grounds

    Velothon Edmonton
    Join cyclists from around the globe on a closed road course for a true "feel-like-a-pro" experience and the ultimate public ride! Velothon Edmonton will take place on the final day of the ATB Tour of Alberta, making it one of the biggest cycling events in the Americas and a memorable week of cycling in Alberta.

    Date: Monday, September 4, 2017
    Race start: 7:30 a.m.
    Race finish: 12 p.m.
    Start/Finish: Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Distance: 100 km, 60 km, or 5 km

    Velothon Edmonton route map

    Best places to watch Velothon Edmonton
    Sir Winston Churchill Square – Start/Finish Line
    Alberta Legislature Grounds (along 107 Street and Fortway Road)
    River Valley Road (near Victoria Golf Course)
    Groat Road (from 107 Avenue to River Valley Road)
    Groat Road (from south of the bridge to 87 Avenue)
    The grass landing in the traffic circle on Groat Road and 87 Avenue

    Don’t forget your noise makers, costumes and supportive signs!

    For more information, visit the Velothon Edmonton website.

    ATB Financial Family Ride in support of CASA
    Celebrate the ATB Tour of Alberta and help to raise money and awareness for CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health. The Family Ride will depart from Sir Winston Churchill Square at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, September 4. Register as an individual, as a family, or as a corporate team.

    Road Closures & Traffic Delays
    A number of road closures will be in effect from Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4 to ensure the safety of competitors, volunteers and spectators during the ATB Tour of Alberta. Major travel delays can be expected. Motorists are urged to plan ahead. Use Whitemud Drive, Anthony Henday Drive, Low Level Bridge, James Macdonald Bridge, 97 Avenue and 107 Street as alternate routes. Please allow additional time for motor vehicle travel in those areas.

    Locations below are all total closures unless otherwise noted.

    Friday, September 1
    4 p.m. to Tuesday, September 5 at 12 p.m.:
    99 Street, 102 Avenue to City Hall Parkade entrance
    5:30 p.m. to Tuesday, September 5 at 12 p.m.:
    102 Avenue, 99 Street to 100 Street

    Saturday, September 2
    8 p.m. to Sunday, September 3 at 5 a.m.:
    87 Avenue, from 118 Street to 119 Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Travel delays can be expected.

    Sunday, September 3
    5 a.m. - 8 p.m.:
    87 Avenue, from 117 Street to Groat Road
    11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.:
    118 Street, from 87 Avenue to Windsor Park Road
    119 Street, from 87 Avenue to Windsor Park Road
    Windsor Park Road, from 118 Street to 119 Street
    12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.:
    Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to 111 Avenue
    Saskatchewan Drive, from University Avenue to Groat Road. Service road will remain open for resident access.
    University Avenue, from 117 Street to Saskatchewan Drive. Service road will remain open for resident access.

    Monday, September 4
    5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:
    102 Avenue, from 100 Street to 103 Street
    102 Street, from 100 Avenue to Macdonald Drive
    Groat Road, from 87 Avenue to 111 Avenue
    Saskatchewan Drive, from University Avenue to 87 Avenue
    University Avenue, from 117 Street to Saskatchewan Drive
    5 a.m. - 7 p.m.:
    102A Avenue, from 97 Street to 99 Street
    102 Avenue, from 103 Street to 107 Street
    Macdonald Drive, from 100 Street to 102 Street
    102 Street, from Macdonald Drive to 100 Avenue
    100 Avenue, from 102 Street to Victoria Park Road
    107 Street, from 96 Avenue to 102 Avenue
    Fortway Drive
    River Valley Road, from 105 Street to Groat Road
    Victoria Park Road, from 100 Avenue to Groat Road
    103 Street, from 102 Avenue to 103 Avenue
    102A Avenue/103 Avenue, from 100 Street to 103 Street
    10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.:
    102A Avenue, from 95 Street to 97 Street
    11:15 a.m. - 7 p.m.:
    95 Street, from 101 Avenue to 102A Avenue
    101 Avenue, from 95 Street to Grierson Hill
    Grierson Hill
    Rossdale Road, from Bellamy Hill to Grierson Hill
    Bellamy Hill, from Rossdale Road to Macdonald Drive

    For more road closure information visit the Special Events Road Closures Map for details.

    See the Stage 3 and Stage 4 route maps.

    Transit Detours & Bus Stop Closures
    There will be planned ETS bus detours, and some bus stops will be temporarily relocated. LRT service will not be affected. Regular ETS fares apply.

    On Sunday, September 3, Routes 128 and 130 will detour from 11:30 a.m. until approximately 7 p.m.

    On Monday, September 4 all buses operate on regular Sunday schedules for the statutory holiday. From the start of service (approximately 5 a.m.) until 7 p.m., the following routes will have planned detours: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 15, 57, 100, 130, 140 and 151.

    Please plan ahead, as major delays can be expected. View complete detour and bus stop details at takeETS.com.

    Parking
    Parking restrictions will be in effect on September 3 and 4. Parking will not be available along the race course. A number of meters will be hooded. Please obey all signs, as illegally parked vehicles will be tagged and towed.

    Park Access
    Hawrelak Park & Emily Murphy Park
    Due to road closures, access to Hawrelak Park and Emily Murphy Park will be available via Emily Murphy Park Road and Saskatchewan Drive only, during the following times:
    Sunday, September 3, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ​

    Victoria Park
    Due to road closures, there will be limited or no access into or out of Victoria Park between the following times:
    Monday, September 4, from 5 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Park access will be restricted the night prior, preventing early morning parking.​

    Victoria Golf Course Access
    On Monday, September 4, River Valley Road will be closed to general traffic from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this time, access to and from the golf course will be permitted through a single access point.
    
    Please note that, as the ATB Tour of Alberta is a live sporting event, the times listed below are subject to change. Please follow the directions provided by the EPS or course marshals.

    5 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.:
    Access to the golf course will be available from 105 Street and River Valley Road only.
    1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.:
    Access to the golf course will be via northbound Groat Road only.
    Departure from the golf course will be via southbound Groat Road only.

    Please leave extra time to arrive at the golf course during these times, as automobile traffic may be temporarily stopped to allow cyclists through.


    For more information:
    Visit edmonton.ca/TourOfAlberta or call 311.

    Media contact:
    Karen McDonnell
    Communications Advisor
    City of Edmonton
    780-442-0854
    After-hours media line: 780-423-5956
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    Maybe a Canadian team out of the 12 competing teams will finally win this thing.
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    Hope to see you in Churchill Sq. later.

    10-530pm - festival in Churchill
    145 - start
    445 - expected finish


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    A solid day of bikes, biking, tour of AB and urban living. Loved how many people were out and about.


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    RIP Tour of Alberta.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...537280?cmp=rss

    After five years, it appears the Tour of Alberta professional cycling race will be no more.With too much financial uncertainty, the Alberta Peloton Association, which hosts the event, said Thursday it had no choice but to cease operations and discontinue any future planned events.
    "This decision did not come easily," said board chair Jeffrey Hansen-Carlson in a news release. "With the current economic conditions and decreases in traditional funding sources, we had no other option."
    Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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    Too bad, but understandable.

    These things tend to have buzz for a few years and then fade.
    There can only be one.

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    It was pretty much reduced to the tour of metro Edmonton last year; you could see the writing on the wall.

    Too bad - but a not particularly spectator friendly event on a weekend notorious for bad weather.
    ... gobsmacked

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    I enjoyed watching this race - as a cycling fan myself. I watched every year from near the royal glenora. Sad to see it go, but not surprised.

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    Yeah, it seemed inevitable. I remember meeting with the organizers in 2010, and there was optimism but some honest concerns. It's unfortunate that some came true.
    Tired of being taken advantage of .

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    Unfortunate indeed. I enjoyed this event, but the tire marks were on the asphalt.
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    They said funding was pulled, by whom? It seemed like it was very popular..

    I found out....

    That means we rely on funding from host communities, the provincial government, and corporate funders. At some level, all of those have been impacted.
    "It's Alberta, so I'm sure the price of oil has an impact. It's just a different time for the funds available for these types of events."
    Major funders included ATB Financial and the province of Alberta.

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/e...race-1.4537280
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    http://edmontonjournal.com/news/insi...le-of-debt/amp

    I came across this while on a break. Interesting. I won't comment yet, but I'm curious to other takes on this info.
    Tired of being taken advantage of .

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    Uh-oh spaghetti-os.

    Yet another trail of unpaid bills.




    And Top_Dawg loves this from the comments section:

    Karla Albert · Edmonton, Alberta
    ...and no mention of the salaries the principle organizers / executives decided to pay themselves. I am willing to bet that each and every year they took home well over hundreds of thousands of dollars each: and no second thoughts to the vendors they left unpaid.



    Good ol' non-profits.

    Like Top_Dawg has said many times.

    Every time he sees the term ' non-profit' '.

    He intrinsically knows that there is one or a small cadre of jabronis profiting.

    Usually very handsomely.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post


    Uh-oh spaghetti-os.

    Yet another trail of unpaid bills.




    And Top_Dawg loves this from the comments section:

    Karla Albert · Edmonton, Alberta
    ...and no mention of the salaries the principle organizers / executives decided to pay themselves. I am willing to bet that each and every year they took home well over hundreds of thousands of dollars each: and no second thoughts to the vendors they left unpaid.



    Good ol' non-profits.

    Like Top_Dawg has said many times.

    Every time he sees the term ' non-profit' '.

    He intrinsically knows that there is one or a small cadre of jabronis profiting.

    Usually very handsomely.




    i can tell you that your assumption/accusation - as widely held as it may be - isn’t always correct. the faths have invested/lost millions of dollars supporting soccer in edmonton and never expected to get a nickel back and those behind the airshow and santa’s parade of lights have invested/lost hundreds of thousands with little likelihood of ever getting repaid either, never mind not being paid a nickel. and every supplier big or small involved in those events was paid in full every penny that was owed. i would expect a similar story for little warriors and a host of other “good ol’ non profits”.
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