2018 RBC GranFondo Whistler
Where will you be in 365 days?
While the 2017 RBC GranFondo Whistler cyclists are cycling the Sea-to-Sky Highway this weekend, registration has opened for 2018 ride with the lowest price of the year – THIS WEEKEND ONLY.
Your bicycle on a stunning course …
And the lane is all yours, free of traffic with 4500 of your cycling friends! The RBC GranFondo Whistler is an epic route with challenging climbs and thrilling descents. With full water bottles on your bike and fresh mountain air filling your lungs, you’re fully alive in the moment.
It's not a race, so there's no pressure. You can ride whatever pace you want. You can even stop for food along the way – there are 5 rest stops! No matter what pace you choose, you'll be surrounded with others of your level. There will be a fast bunch at the front if you want to keep up with them and you can count on local spectators cheering along the way. The scenery is better than you would see in a magazine. And once you’ve conquered the course and experienced the elation of crossing the triumphant finish line, there’s a huge party at Celebration Plaza in Whistler - with everyone invited.
An epic challenge to cap off your cycling year
Voted by Gran Fondo Guide as the #1 Gran Fondo in Canada, the event attracts cyclists from all over the world. Riders take on one of three categories: Medio (TBC), GranFondo (122km) and the Forte (152km). This Gran Fondo is unique with a dedicated, traffic-free route from start to finish – including the iconic Lions Gate Bridge and incredible mountain framed viewed of the sweeping Pacific Ocean. All categories finish together at the spectator-filled finish line in Whistler on September 8th 2018.
Celebration in Whistler
Known as one of the biggest annual parties in Whistler, the RBC GranFondo Whistler is the grand finale to your cycling season with food, awards and live music. With all of your cycling friends all in one place, every participant enjoys a beer courtesy of local craft brewery Red Truck Beer in Olympic plaza which is turned into a rocking beer garden. It really is an atmosphere of celebration that has to be experienced to be believed!
Now’s the time to start training
Commit now and challenge your cycling goals. There are categories to challenge every cyclist.
FORTE: A 2lbs medal was created in 2017 to commemorate the big challenge of the Forte. Each Forte Finisher will receive one after heading up Cypress Mountain before cycling to Whistler adding 800m altitude and 30km of climbing.
TEAM CHALLENGE: The coveted award at the RBC GranFondo Whistler is the St. Regis Cup with $3000 in gift certificates up for grabs to the Gotham Steakhouse. Teams of 5-9 members compete for the Cup (men’s, women’s and mixed) and will celebrate in style if they arrive with the best cumulated times.
RBC GranFondo Whistler is the bucket list experience for every cyclist! Where will you be this time next year?
Register this weekend for a chance to bike in Italy!
How about starting your cycling season in style in Italy? If you register this weekend you will be entered for an all-inclusive stay for TWO with Bici Gusti Gourmet Ride Italy from April 7-14th in Riccione Italy. The trip includes: Food, Wine, Bike, Hotel, and unbelievable memories. And the prize is brought to you by Belvedere Bike Hotel in Italy.