The Range - July 23, 2022

Event Info

Awards and Prizes

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OVERALL WINNER IN THE RANGE:

Full course completed in the fastest time. Prize is the Green Jersey and free entry to next year. The Range Green Jersey can only be won, it can’t be bought. Come back and defend it!

THE RANGE SECTOR CHALLENGES:

We love the classics that always have defining sectors. Sector Challenges can change every year.

In 2021 we had 2 sectors listed below:

The 1st is gradually uphill but is rough parcours.

1. The Range: 3.0 km – net gain of 23 m. Starts KM 37.5

The 2nd sector is a steep ascent up and over a ridge at KM 80. This road is over 100 years old and it extracts a toll from all those who attempt to climb it.

2. The Wall: 1 km – 120 m – Ave Grad 12%. Starts KM 80

Sector challenges will be marked with ‘Start’ and ‘End’ signs.

PIONEER / PERSERVERANCE AWARD:

The Range is not an easy course. It takes a good amount of training and determination to take on The Range.

This award is given to a group or individual that digs deep to get it done.

The award is pretty awesome: The Range Wood Engraved Plaque

SINGLE SPEED Winner and Finishers

The Range is a course where you want more gears, not less. Multiple double-digit punchy hills, a steep 1km wall kicking to 20%, a 5 km 8.5% Ave Grad climb, and flat to downhill gravel (maybe with a tail wind too). I have a 2x crank and a 11-speed cassette, and I use every gear.

If you take on the course with a SS, let me know. Share your gearing.

Finishing is worth an award.

BEST BIKE TECH PRE RIDE CHALLENGE:

Gravel rigs come in all types. There is no set formula depending on your style of riding and goals.

How it works:

• Submit your gravel ride on Ride The Range facebook page between July 1 and July 17. Tell us about your ride, and what makes it so awesome.
• Poll will be set up on July 18 to 20 of 5 select bike profiles.
• Group votes on the winner.
• Winner announced on July 21 for a Black Jersey

In 2021 the Ti custom builds were outvoted by a beautiful golden painted Stormchaser.

What is included in The Range 2022:

Marked Course and Private Roads – The course will be well marked including private land sections. There is no access to private roads outside the event.

Timing - Overall timing and ranking for all riders. We use GPS timing for the 'Sector' ride challenges. You can enjoy the ride and environment, but still 'go hard' for the challenges, or go hard the whole race!

Package Pick-Up: We have goodies that can include back-packs, T-shrits and a custom bike plate with your name on it as a keep sake.

Support: Aid / Bike Stations, and Sweepers. Well stocked aid station ideally located at KM 40 and KM 80. Plus a great finish line aid station to refuel after the ride.

Camping: Camping is available in Claresholm (Must contact Claresholm directly)

Registration: All participants must be registered for liability