Tour of Alberta - It's coming back to Strathcona County

August 26, 2014

The Tour of Alberta pro-cycling race is coming back to Strathcona County. On Saturday, September 6, the County is pleased to host the Stage 4 finish.

Events such as this would not be possible if not for the volunteers and sponsors that support them. This event takes over 200 volunteers to support the race and family event. CN is sponsoring park and ride from the Bethel Transit Centre to the event, and the hotspot locations where attendees watch the race; ATCO Gas is sponsoring the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Troop performance, and providing lunches to all the volunteers; and the Rohit Group of Companies is sponsoring a Kids Fun Zone.

The 120 cyclists will race along many of the County’s rural roads, providing an exciting finish in Sherwood Park. Residents are invited to come to a Family Festival where they can enjoy a variety of entertainment, grab a bite and be front and centre for the race finish (beside the Sherwood Park arena on Oak Street). All activities are within walking distance of the finish line.

Saturday, September 6
12 noon–5:00 p.m. Family festival
1:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Lord Strathcona’s Horse Troop performance
2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Mud, Sweat and Gears BMX demonstration
3:30 p.m.–120 riders cross the finish line

Please note: Free park and ride is available from the new Bethel Transit Terminal (650 Bethel Drive).

The County gives a heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors of the event!

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of more than 92,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Jill Lindstrand
Senior Communications Advisor, Strathcona County