Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This section was new for 2020 (but has been updated each year)

Course Maps

We do not release the course maps to the greater public. Why? Because we spend hours and hours setting up our event courses and getting permits and permissions and do all this for the event. We will give out some course descriptions.

What Type of Bike is Best for a Gravel Fondo

Any bike is best but specifically a bike with fatter tires in order to run lower pressures. This could be Gravel Bikes, Cyclocross bike, Mountain Bike, Hybrid Bike, Touring bike or Road Bike. (and yes even e-bikes) You do not need Suspension like on a Mtn bike but road bike tires with high pressure and hard gearing (although you can do it on that kind of bike) is not that comfortable and the gearing is usually too hard. We will be providing specific information for each type of bikes with tire sizes and gearing for the event.


How do the Teams work. We have teams of 2 and teams of 4 categories. It is the combined time of all 2 or all 4 Team members and the lowest combined times wins.

Tri 1 Event Policies

Tri 1 Events Refund Policy
Our Entry Fees and all related event fees are Non-Refundable under any circumstances.

Deferral / Transfer Policy
Participants are allowed to defer to the following year. Please Note: If there are price changes a fee may be charged in the following year. Participants can transfer their entry to another person.(in the same event distance) There are fees for deferral or transfer. Once it is within 14 days of the event date there are no deferrals or transfers under any circumstances.

Race Cancellation
Tri 1 Events, in accordance with, city and/or district, Provincial officials, local stakeholders, venues and local law enforcement has the authority to cancel any of the events for emergency purposes such as, but not limited to, inclement weather, forest fire or threat of terrorism. If such emergency conditions force cancellation, refunds cannot be provided since funds will have been spent in preparation for Race Day.

In Reference to Covid-19 Pandemic

As of Fall 2021 there are still Covid protocols in effect. We still expect some in Fall 2022

Due to Inclement weather and related safety issues unfortunately the 2021 event has been cancelled.

We do not offer refunds but you are able to transfer to another one of our events or defer to following year. 

We think most of you will agree that given unprecedented current situation, this is the best solution we could come up and we look forward to see you at a Triple Crown of Gravel event soon. 

Please stay safe and healthy.


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