canadiary Calgary

Diary of Events and Happenings in Calgary, Alberta.

Tour de Bowness: Criterium

Sunday, 6 August 2023 - 2023 will mark the 20th edition of the Tour de Bowness. The Criterium is a speed race on a short circuit with the city streets closed to traffic. Racers reach speeds of up to 70 km/hr as they race on the circuit that loops from Bowness Road, past Bow Cycle, and back around the winding streets of the community of Bowness. This event is a crowd-favorite as the racers take the turns at high speed and the constant sprinting whips the crowd into a frenzy as riders compete for cash prizes known as lap primes (pronounced “preems”). Our unique course has the benefit of a chicane to test the skill of the riders as they ride the Bownesian pavement. - Event Details