|GASP 2015 Tour News
GASP 2015: From Border to Border ... Again!
In 2005 for the provincial centennial the GASP tour traversed the province. Ten years later were are going to do it again. Over that time the tour has grown so this year we are offer two tours.
The first tour (E section July 18-25) will be geared towards more experienced touring cyclists and provides a more basic level of support. SAG stops will be less frequent otherwise the same support will be provided. The second section (B section July 19-26) will be geared towards less experienced touring cyclist and provide a SAG wagon stop approximately 20-30kms.
The tour will start near Macklin, on the Alberta - Saskatchewan border. From there we will be working our way out east with stops in Wilkie, Biggar, Saskatoon, Wakaw, Tisdale and Hudson Bay (the town not the water body!). You will enjoy riding roads through beautiful prairies, parklands and forests. 624 km of Saskatchewan highways. It will be a challenge but remember this tour is fully supported with SAG wagons!
GASP provides an introduction to cycle touring in a supportive manner. Luggage is transferred for cyclists, SAG Wagons make periodic stops and provide refreshments including juice, water, fruit and light snacks. We want you to cycle the whole tour but we'll be there to help you to the destination if need be.
The route kilometers for both trips are as shown:
Day 1: Alberta Border near Macklin to Wilkie 102 km
Day 2: Wilkie to Biggar 71 km
Day 3: Biggar to Saskatoon 98 km
Day 4: Saskatoon to Wakaw 92 km
Day 5: Wakaw to Tisdale 126 km
Day 6: Tisdale to Hudson Bay 115 km
Day 7: Hudson Bay to Manitoba Border 50 km
More information can be found on the Saskatchewan Cycling Association website: click here
The tour planning group is looking for your input on great things to do along the route. To send an email
with your suggestions, contributions and comments.
Registration is now open via the Saskatchewan Cycling Association website: click here
Video's from Previous GASP Tours
A series of video travelogues have been prepared to provide a sense of what it is like to participate in a GASP tour based on previous years tours. No two tour are alike -- the places, the people and the weather all play a part in making each day a one-of-a-kind experience.
GASP 2009 Video
GASP 2010 Video
GASP 2011 Video
GASP 2012 Video
Other Tours and Events in Saskatchewan and beyond
Regina based Wascana Freewheelers Club offers tours. click here
The Saskatoon Cycling Club offers tours. click here
Saskatoon based Horizon 100 Club offers events and tours. click here
Share the Love (of bicycle touring)
Do you know someone that would be interested in touring Saskatchewan by bicycle? You can forward this newsletter to them: click here
What is GASP?
The Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal is a bicycle ride across some of the greatest frontier of North America. GASP is a bicycle tour, and not a race. The tour is designed to allow you to travel at your pace while providing you with the support you need to enjoy the tour.