The Golden Triangle (GT) is a three-day bike tour in the beautiful mountainous terrain of Banff, Kootenay and Yoho National Parks. Starting at Castle Junction in Banff, AB, the ride takes you in a great loop through Radium Hot Springs, B.C., Golden, B.C, and back to Castle Junction. You’ll cover 320 km and climb over 3,200 m cumulative elevation gain – but it’s not an endurance contest or a race. The GT is purely a recreational and social event with some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and construction closures in the parks, we are unfortunately not holding the GT this year.
We really hope we can hold the ride again in 2022! Mark your calendar for the fourth weekend in May 2022 – Friday to Sunday.
Day 1: Castle Junction, AB, to Radium Hot Springs, B.C. – 106 km, 990 m elevation
Day 2: Radium Hot Springs, B.C., to Golden, B.C. – 103 km, 780 m elevation
Day 3: Golden, B.C., to Castle Junction, AB – 111 km, 1,560 m elevation
More logistical details will be provided in your registration package.
Safety is a primary concern on this tour. We expect all participants to ride safely and cooperatively, showing courtesy to traffic and other visitors in the parks.
The registration fee includes food, transportation of your luggage and camping sites at Golden and Radium. If you choose to stay in a hotel or motel you are responsible for the additional costs. Fees and registration information for 2022 will be published in late 2021 when registration opens.
Riders younger than age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Only one rider under age 18 per parent or legal guardian will be allowed.
This tour is only open to members. Your membership fee is in addition to the event registration.
This is a challenging ride early in the season – to ensure you enjoy it fully, make time for good preparation. Recommendations from past participants: