It’s the return of the Airport Fondo!
The idea is to circumnavigate Edmonton and touch on or pass by several local airstrips. These include Cooking Lake, Twin Island Lake, Josephburg, Namao, Villeneuve and Parkland airports. The entire ride is around 230 km if you choose to do the whole thing, but if you want to do less take a look at our Rendezvous Table below to modify your ride as you see fit. The ride is generally unsupported however we make regular stops along the way to replenish water and food.
Who: Club members only
Date: Sunday, August 21.
Time: 7:30am at Good Earth Cafe on 91 St and Ellerslie Rd.
Description: Plan to be out there for 9-10 hours at a fairly casual pace – less than 30kph. While it may happen that we have some separation, it would be by mutual agreement, nobody gets dropped and everybody has “fun”. There is a Brewsters Pub right at the finish and a cold one might be just the ticket at this point.
Route Map: Here is a Strava map of the route, which you can export to your Garmin.
Rendezvous Table: Here is a table of expected arrival and departure windows showing the possible range of times the riders will be at each checkpoint, actual times may vary:
|Location||Distance (km)||Riders Arrive (earliest)||Riders Depart (latest)|
|Good Earth Cafe||0||7:30AM||7:45AM|
|Cooking Lake Airport||27||8:23AM||8:58AM|
|Twin Island Air Park||33||8:46AM||9:24AM|
|Fort. Sask Tim Hortons||86||10:51AM||11:49AM|
|St Albert Save On||124||12:17PM||1:30PM|
|Spruce Grove Starbucks (Century Road)||165||1:59PM||3:28PM|
|Good Earth Cafe||224||4:16PM||6:09PM|
*Timing based on an average moving speed of 25-30 km/h, and a 10 min stopover at each location.
If you have a friend / partner that would meet you part way to end your ride early, that’s fine too. If said friend / partner wants to meet the group partway to provide “support” that would be welcomed and certainly not expected.