What is included in The Range 2023?
Start / Finish Event HQ: The Range start/finishes at Centennial Park and Campground in Claresholm. 2023 will include a finish line beer gardens. This park is a great place for team and vendor tents, camping and to cheer on the riders as the loop the park at the finish. Full Award Ceremony and Package Pick-Up will be at the Start/Finish Area.
Epic Course and Private Roads: The course will be well marked with over 50 signs(!) including private land sections. There is no access to private roads outside the event.
Timing: Overall timing and ranking for all riders. We use Timing Chips for the Race and 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 include free event T-shirts 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. We may add 2 more aid stations for 2023.
Camping: Camping is available in Claresholm and reserved for riders until May 31, 2023. (Must contact Claresholm directly)
Registration: Be part of a Grassroots Gravel Cycling Event in mid-summer on an epic course. True endurance challenge (e-bikes are not permitted). All participants must be registered for liability. Max Riders is 300
Awards and Prizes 2023
THE RANGE is focused on being a great experience for all riders. There are lots of Draw Prizes that we give out after the Podiums. Thanks very much to Ridley's Cycle for supporting the event and coordinating the prizes.
MEN’S AND WOMEN’S OVERALL WINNER IN THE RANGE:
Full course completed in the fastest time. Prize is The Range Buckle and free entry to next year.
2022 Results are on Zone 4
PODIUM CASH for Overall in 2023:
Men and Women's Overall podium will be awarded some cash as well as some sponsor goodies.
1ST - $700
2ND - $400
3RD - $300
4TH - $200
5TH - $100
2022 Podium Men:
1. Carter Nieuwesteeg
2. Evan Bayer
3. Andrew Davidson
2022 Podium Women:
1. Sarah Goodridge
2. Natalia Siarka
3. Emma Bedard
THE RANGE SECTOR CHALLENGE: 2022 Winners were Max Garvey and Christine Barr
We love the classics that always have defining sectors. Sector Challenges can change every year.
In 2023, there is 1 gravel sector that is mainly flat, but comes late in the ride. This is for those that still have the power and a group at the finish.
PIONEER / PERSERVERANCE AWARD: 2022 Winner Dave Lincoln
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
NEW AWARD for 2023: Master's Men and Women (50+)
We will be doing a Master's Podium for top 3 placings in The Range
NEW AWARD for 2023: The Rustler Podium Men and Women
We are also adding a podium for Men and Women for The Rustler