We're BACK in 2024!

Welcome to the official website for the Canmore Crux Gravel Bike Event, scheduled to return on Sunday June 2nd, 2024. We invite you to join us for a day of adventure set in the majestic Canadian Rockies. This year, we are pleased to announce two distinct race distances designed to accommodate cyclists of all abilities: an 80 km course for those in pursuit of an endurance challenge, and a 32 km route ideal for participants eager to experience the excitement of gravel racing in a more concise format.

Around each bend, where the trail ensues,
your reward awaits with breathtaking views.


Welcome to the Canmore Crux

The Canmore Crux Gravel Bike Race is set
to take place in the breathtaking Canadian Rockies this June!

What better way to start your season than with a distinctive
and enjoyable race at one of the most picturesque locations in Canada? We are thrilled to once again hold our event at the Canmore Nordic Centre.

Our mission is to host a race that welcomes all endurance athletes. The course features a variety of challenging elevations, yet remains accessible and not overly technical, suitable for anyone with reasonable bike handling skills.

Don't have a gravel bike or prefer a more comfortable ride? Mountain bikes are also heartily encouraged! 


We are happy to welcome gravel cyclists and mountain bikers to join in on the fun! There are simply not enough cycling events in our province this year, and we are excited to offer our Sunday event to seasoned and emerging cyclists. No license is required to compete. Our event is recognized by the Alberta Biking Association (ABA) as a stand-alone event.

We strive to make this a unique, friendly weekend where you can participate in an inspiring, grassroots event for an affordable cost and connect with your friends and family afterwards.

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2024.
Start: Mass start at 9:00 AM for both the 80 km and 32 km events.
Prizes: The top 3 women and men will walk away with some stellar prizes!
Preparation: Read the Event Guide and watch the YouTube pre-race video (available 2-weeks out).
Rules: Adherence to all standard rules with a special focus on littering, bear spray, and parking.

Beyond the race, we encourage participants to make the most of the weekend exploring the beauty of Canmore, Banff, and the Bow Valley.

Make it a weekend to remember, invite your friends and family to join in, hang out, or volunteer!

NEW FOR 2024. Athletes are invited to race the "Crux Lite!" This new event will be a two lap version of our popular 5 lap race for a total distance of 32 km (and an expected finish time of ~2.5 hours for new gravel cyclists).

Welcome to our playground

The Town of Canmore is an hour west of Calgary, 22 kms (12 miles) east of Banff, and nestled next to the larger wildlands of Kananaskis Country. Canmore is one of the most beautiful places in all of Canada to explore, train, race, and play! This adventure mecca is known for it's craggy summits like the Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak, as well as the Grassi Lakes Trail which weaves past a waterfall to 2 turquoise blue lakes. Come and get your heart beating and legs pumping amongst our mind-blowing geography and breath-taking vistas!

RACE DAY is JUNE 2 2024

0 Days
9 Hours
59 Minutes
59 Seconds


We're collecting local swag for our prize pool!

Prizes will be distributed to top finishers. All entrants and volunteers will also be entered into our prize draw on race day.

Our prize pool currently features $200 of Valhalla gift cards, $100 of Back At It gifts cards, a hefty gift set from Rocky Mountain Soap, bags of coffee from our local roaster, Eclipse, and swag from the Triathlon store, TriHub.

Sponsorship helps keep our race affordable. Reach out if you would like to support us.


SATURDAY June 1st - Canmore Nordic Centre - 6:00-7:30 PM
SUNDAY June 2nd - Canmore Nordic Centre - 7:15-8:30 AM