What is GASP?
The Great Annual Saskatchewan Pedal (GASP) provides an introduction to cycle touring in a supportive manner. Luggage is transported for cyclists in vans with trailers that make periodic stops and provide refreshments including juice, water, fruit and light snacks. The objective of GASP is to provide a cycle touring experience that will foster cycle touring in the Province and the development of tours by other cycling bodies and clubs in Saskatchewan.
GASP 2019 will be exploring some of the parkland area of eastern Saskatchewan. Starting and ending in the town of Watson and encompassing over 660 km of cycling. Along the way there will be opportunities to explore the great communities and parks. The tentative tour route is shown and described below however it is subject to change as tour logistics are established.
GASP 2019: Parkland Rambler
Registration is now open.
GASP 2019 Tour Route
The Tour will provide two departure opportunities with the first tour group departing on Saturday, July 20th and the second tour group departing on Sunday, July 21st. There will be a two night stay in Kelvington which will provide an opportunity for both tour groups to share a common event.
- 1 Watson to Melfort 87 km
- 2 Melfort to Arborfield 88 km
- 3 Arborfield to Hudson Bay 121 km
- 4 Hudson Bay to Preeceville 113 km
- 5 Preeceville to Kelvington 68 km
- 6 Kelvington to Greenwater (return) 88 km
- 7 Kelvington to Watson 99 km
The tour will provide two departure dates for participants and provide two styles of support.
Go Go Tour Group
Departing Saturday, July 20. This tour is geared towards the more experienced touring cyclists and provides a basic level of support. There will always be support for riders available and one sag stop provided each day.
Rec Riders Tour Group:
Departing Sunday, July 21. This group is geared towards less experienced touring cyclists and provide a SAG wagon stop approximately 20-30 kms.
Watch for registration information early in the new year.