Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tour of Alberta prologue spectating and cheering!

Erik and Darcy at today's Pro Ride w/ Garmin Sharp!
Jenn Turcott is going to stake out a place for us to watch! There are now 4 members of our team doing the 'Pre-Race' before the Pros. Dennis Bland, Erik Cramer, Matt Joss, and I.  Make sure to be screaming like crazy. The pre-race now starts at 4:30pm and riders go at 30sec intervals. So if you can get to the hill as early as possible, that will up your chances of getting a good spot to watch and being able to cheer.

Jenn is going to aim to be there by around 3pm, so the earlier you can get there, the more company she has.

Here is the email from Jenn:

Ok so I think the best spot to accommodate our team is on the second to last turn where the bobsled starts are. 

I rode the route this morning and that spot has the most shoulder space along the climb. I'm thinking if we stand on the east side of the road, you can see the riders coming up around the corner and the TV cameras are more likely to pick us up.

My friend on the local organizing committee said, from his understanding, there will be no barriers until the last 200m. 

TOA posted information about parking and probably good to post on our blog:

CALGARY, ALBERTA (August 29, 2014) – The 2014 Tour of Alberta’s race route for the SUBWAY Calgary Prologue will cause minor road closures and parking restrictions near Canada Olympic Park in Calgary on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Canada Olympic Park Drive SW will be closed and monitored by Calgary Police Services from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM; motorists are to expect delays.

Further, half a kilometre of the west end of Paskapoo Drive SW will be closed by Calgary Police Services from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Residents in this area will still have access via the eastern entrance of Cougar Ridge Manor SW.

Shuttle and Parking information for the SUBWAY Calgary Prologue:
Parking will be available in the west parking lot at Canada Olympic Park via Valley Ridge Drive.

Overflow parking is available at the Sunnyside Home and Garden Centre (3439 69 St NW). Shuttle services from the Sunnyside Home and Garden Centre to Canada Olympic Park will run every 15 minutes from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Spectators are also encouraged to take the LRT to the 69 St. station, where shuttles will also be running.

I'm aiming to be there by 3pm. I'm not sure if i'm going to drive there (easier to carry stuff plus, don't have to worry about where to leave my bike. If I go early enough I should be able to find parking. ​

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Jenn Turcott

2 comments:

Harley Borlee said...

I will try to be there!!

ECosman said...

I'll be there! But not early enough to watch the STC Forerunners. Hope everyone has a great ride!

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