The second stage of the Tour of Alberta cycling event is a looped course in the County of Grande Prairie that starts and finishes at Evergreen Park.
As the race heads through Wembley, riders will pass by the unique Phillip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, one of the world’s foremost on-site paleontology centres which has been named by architecture magazine Azure as one of the ‘Top 10 Projects to Watch’ internationally.
The first 130 kilometres are primarily flat and the final 40 kilometres feature two 20 kilometre loops with a 1.5 kilometre climb out of the scenic Wapiti River valley; the first Go Auto King of the Mountain jersey points of 2015 will be awarded at those climbs. These hills offer a great launch pad for late attacks. Can a climber breakaway and steal the day, or will the flat last eight kilometres bring the sprinters back in time.
The public is invited out to Evergreen Park for the event, which includes a festival with a variety of activities taking place.
For a more in-depth look at the County of GP portion of the tour click here.
THE HORSES AT EVERGREEN...
There is only one place in the Peace Country to view live pari-mutuel horse racing and that's at the Gordon Badger Stadium at Evergreen Park every weekend during July and August.
The 2015 season kicks off on Friday, July 10 and continues until Sunday, August 30 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (and holiday Monday, Aug. 3). Friday and Saturday post time is 6:30 p.m. while Sundays (and holiday Monday) racing starts at 1 p.m.
The season is highlighted by the Peace Country's Triple Crown - the Grande Prairie Derby (July 19); the Brekkaas Vacuum & Tank Race For the Cure - Paint The Park Pink (August 9) and Peace Country Stakes (Aug. 30).
Live horse racing is exciting and entertaining and a great place to bring customers or clients of you own a company. We have a special VIP tent for groups up to 50 people and will also be offering other ways to entertain. We also have sponsorships available providing your company with a high profile throughout the summer.
For information on the VIP tent or other sponsorship contact Evergreen Park Marketing & Sponsorship Manager Don Moon at 780-532-3279/587-298-0548.
For discounted accommodations at Evergreen Park's Preferred Hotel, the Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, click here.