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History

Celebrating the 25th edition this July 28th, 2019, the Tour de l’Alberta was started in 1994 by the Edmonton Bicycle & Touring Club 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 miles. 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 Tour de l’Alberta 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.

Revolution Cycle, which celebrated 25 years in 2016, has partnered with EBTC to celebrate and continue the long standing heritage of Alberta’s biggest one day cycling tour

The most popular rides are the longer distances of 100 km and 160 km, and we emphasize participation and recreation over competition.