Fantastic news … registration for the 25th Anniversary TdA is open. What’s the TdA you ask? Well, the Tour de l’Alberta (TdA) was started in 1994 by Don Peddie of the Edmonton Bicycle & Touring Club (EBTC) as a club ride for members to celebrate the Tour de France in our French communities and to promote recreational cycling by participants of all ages and abilities. On its inaugural ride, the club saw just over 20 cyclists ride 100 km. Since that day in 1994, the ride has grown to its current state of over 1300 cyclists with four different ride options: Family Ride, 50 km, 100 km, and 160 km.The TdA is one of the largest one-day cycling rides in Western Canada and is a staple on the local sporting event calendar. The Tour has introduced new riders to the sport as well as returning participants from previous years. EBTC offers three Sunday rides to help you train for the TdA: West End Target the Tour, Ardrossan Target the Tour, and the Sunday Afternoon Rides.
Not sure if you want to register yet? Well get to it because there are early bird incentives for EBTC members!! If 150 EBTC members register before May 31, they not only get a preferred rate of $85 but will also receive a free pair of 25th anniversary socks branded with the EBTC and TdA logo. Additionally, 1 of those 150 EBTC members will be the lucky recipient of a VIP upgrade valued at $275!! And get your friends to register because if total registrations exceed 750 by July 1, another EBTC member will be eligible for a VIP upgrade. So there are two VIP upgrades up for grabs. Spread the word!