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Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial

​​​On September 1st 2016, Lethbridge will play host to the first stage of the 2016 Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial. The race will begin in Galt Gardens at 5 p.m. and is expected to end between 7-8 p.m., featuring elite cyclists from around the world. The route will see competitors race from downtown, north on Scenic Drive to Peenaquim Park. They will then take on the challenging climb up and out of the river valley to get back to downtown. The 107 km race will consist of nine laps through this circuit finishing in Galt Gardens

The Route


Over 225 volunteers are needed in a variety of roles. Interested individuals and groups can sign up by visiting

Community Festival

We invite the whole community to mark their calendars and look forward to a huge celebration and a prime location to watch the Tour of Alberta as the cyclists pass the start/finish line at Galt Gardens nine times.


The community festival will take place in Galt Gardens from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event will include activities for children in the Melcore KidZone, performances on the B-93/Country 95-5 Entertainment Stage, a beer gardens, booths from local, provincial and international organizations and sponsors, a stage and a big screen to watch the race live as it runs through the city.

Opportunities for the community to be a part of this significant event are now available in the form of volunteerism, sponsorship and festival participation.

Melcor KidZone includes:

  • 2 bouncy castles
  • Face painters
  • Balloon artists
  • Open Streets Calgary


We need readily accessible vendors who can offer a variety of products/services to all spectators!  If you are interested in participating in the 2016 Tour of Alberta presented by ATB Financial festivities, click here for the application.

 Please return this application on or before July 4, 2016 to .

Sponsorship Opportunities

Businesses and organizations are already stepping up to sponsor this major international sporting event and/or showcase their products at the Festival. Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities or festival booth availability can contact Jillian Chaffee at 403.942.3254.

Watch this page for more details and check out our Facebook page for details and information about cycling events and activities in Lethbridge.