Bluewater International Granfondo (BIG) is a signature cycling event for all levels which starts and finishes along the shores of scenic Lake Huron at Mike Weir Park, Sarnia, Ontario. The inaugural event voted top 4 in Ontario and top 11 in Canada was an overwhelming success selling out 4 weeks prior to event date. For 2017 registration has been increased to 750 with under 100 spots remaining.
All riders will have three routes to choose from 50K, 100K, and 150K each with its own start time specifically designed to avoid mass start anxiety and allow riders of all routes to be able to finish within a reasonable time of each other. There will be no start to finish time given as in traditional racing formats but rather timed sections that count towards the rider’s competition time. This format allows competitive juices to flow during the timed sections but also allows for regrouping with friend upon completion of timed sections. After cooling off with a refreshing swim in Lake Huron participants and their family will relax to live music courtesy of Offsite Impact, Lambton County’s finest 6 piece Rock and Roll band, while enjoying a well deserved meal, beer, milk or water. It is a must do for both cycling enthusiasts and first timers.
For 2017 funds raised will be used to support the first Lambton Palliative Care Retreat a 2-day conference in Lambton County where participants will hear from a number of world-renowned speakers in the field of palliative care.
“Giordana cycling jerseys and finishing medals for all entrants, fuelling stations along the way, a post-ride party on the shores of Lake Huron with live music by Offsite Impact Band, a meal, Sea of Spandex (beer) and the course itself, are among the reasons why our Granfondo has proved so popular”, said Ken MacAlpine, Bluewater International Granfondo Chairman and Sarnia cyclist.
For registration visit the event website
To check out short video of the 2016 event CLICK HERE
Plus check out 60sec 2017 promotional video CLICK HERE