Tour of Alberta won’t disrupt downtown: LOC

The ATB Tour of Alberta festival will be hosted at Robson Park.
Hosting the festival adjacent to the Jasper Library and Cultural Centre gives organizers a central location while limiting road closures, according to local organizing committee co-chair Christine Nadon.
“The LOC has worked closely with the Tour of Alberta in an effort to find the balance between hosting an exceptional event and yielding the most benefit for the community,” said Nadon.
In 2015, some members of the community were dissatisfied after road closures in Jasper’s downtown disrupted business-as-usual. Those concerns have been taken into account for the 2017 event, Nadon said.
“The racers will be on their way and outside the townsite before mid-day, alleviating delays and concerns for visitors travelling to Jasper on the Friday evening before the long weekend.”
The Tour of Alberta is Canada’s highest ranked professional road cycling stage race. In 2015, Jasper hosted stages two and three. This year, Jasper hosts the tour’s opening stage.

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