Sept. 2 | Stage 1 | City of Grande Prairie
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- Event category
- 2015 Stage
SEPT. 2 | POMEROY INN & SUITES STAGE 1 TEAM TIME TRIAL | CITY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE
19.6 KM | 6:15 PM – 7:33 PM
The overall start kicks-off in new host community, City of Grande Prairie, the youngest city in Canada and one of the fastest growing in North America. The Pomeroy Inn & Suites Stage 1 Team Time Trial is a relatively flat, but technical course. Teams will race against the clock in a 19.6 kilometre flat route around the streets of Grande Prairie in the southern edge of the Peace River region; the first-place rider from the winning team will don the Province of Alberta Leader jersey at the East Link Centre, the site of the start/finish line. The Team Time Trial marks the last race before the UCI World Championships, September 19-27, in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A., in which a Team Time Trial will be contested. The Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial will be a big tune-up race for the world’s best teams.
Listen to Ryan Anderson of Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies and winner of the Pomeroy Inn & Suites Top Canadian Jersey at the 2013 & 2014 Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial talk about Stage 1.
POMEROY INN & SUITES STAGE 1: START & FINISH COMMUNITY: GRANDE PRAIRIE
About Grande Prairie:
Grande Prairie is the vibrant regional hub of the Peace Country with a trading area that encompasses more than 250,000 people. The region has a wealth of natural resources including oil, natural gas, coal, and lumber. Many major corporations, from Canfor to EnCana, have operated in the region for decades, providing jobs and growth to the City and its residents.
As the world’s appetite for resources continues to expand, Grande Prairie is well-positioned to serve markets at home and abroad. Pillars of the economy are oil and gas, forestry, agriculture, and the community’s position as a regional trade centre.
Situated on the southern edge of the Peace River region, Grande Prairie is aptly named for the vast and fertile prairie surrounding the City. Fur trading opened up the area, and Grande Prairie quickly became an agricultural settlement after the turn of the 20th century. In just over a 100 years, this small farming community has grown to become the bustling hub of the north with a population over 60,000.
Grande Prairie is the youngest city in Canada and one of the fastest growing in North America.
For more information about Stage 1 in the City of Grande Prairie, please visit CityofGP.com/TOA
Saskatoon Island Provincial Park is one of the wetlands that provide critical habitat for nesting pairs of trumpeter swans. The wetlands around Grande Prairie have contributed to the comeback of the trumpeter swan and its recent removal from the list of threatened species in Alberta. Find out more about provincial parks and campgrounds at albertaparks.ca.
City of Grande Prairie Links:
Places to See
Eastlink Centre – www.eastlinkcentre.ca
GP Museum – www.gpmuseum.ca
Nitehawk Ski Area – www.gonitehawk.com
Centre 2000 – www.centre2000.com
Montrose Cultural Centre – www.cityofgp.com/index.aspx?page=633
Centre for Creative Arts – www.creativecentre.ca
Coke Centre – www.ccc.cityofgp.com
Muskoseepi Park – www.cityofgp.com/index.aspx?page=147
Kleksun Hills Provincial Park – www.countygp.ab.ca/EN/main/community/parks-photos/kleksun-hill.html
Pipestone Creek Provincial Park – www.countygp.ab.ca/EN/main/community/parks-photos/pipestone-creek.html
Prairie Mall – www.shopprairiemall.com
Dunvegan Provincial Park –www.history.alberta.ca/dunvegan/
Grande Prairie Regional College – www.gprc.ab.ca
Evergreen Park – www.evergreenpark.ca
Kakwa Wildland Park – www.albertaparks.ca/media/3215/Kakwa_web.pdf
TRAFFIC DISRUPTIONS | September 2 | City of Grande Prairie
Race time: 6:15 pm to 7:50 pm
The following roads will be closed from 5:00 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m.
- 68 Ave. from 106 St. to Resources Rd.
- Resources Rd. from 68 Ave. to 100 Ave.
- 99 Ave. from 102 St. to Resources Rd.
- 102 St. from 102 Ave. to 108 Ave
- 108 Ave from 102 St. to HWY 43
- Traffic flow on HWY 43 will drop to 2 lanes from 108 St. to 107 Ave
The following roads will be closed from Noon until approximately 8 p.m.
- 100 Ave. from Resources Rd. to 106 St
Street parking will not be available on 99 Ave. and 100 Ave. from 12 noon to 8 p.m. on race day. All other street parking along the route will not be unavailable available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on race day. All meters along the route will be taken out of service. Vehicles will not be able to enter or exit the route once the road closure has been put into effect.