RBC GranFondo Whistler rated #1 Gran Fondo N. America 2018
RBC GranFondo Whistler is the 2018 winner of Best Gran Fondo in North America, awarded by the USA's Gran Fondo Guide
Gran Fondo Guide’s popular Gran Fondo rankings are in for 2018, and our pick for the best Gran Fondo in North America is the boundary-pushing RBC GranFondo Whistler. Mark Harding, founder of the site, said “It’s not just a bike ride but a whole weekend festival for the family, culminating in a big celebration afterwards”
“The event boasts a huge international appeal in its world-class warm and coastal location, which has only been further boosted by their successful bid to host the UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in 2020 - plus Qualifiers in 2019”.
“This is a huge honour and really testament to the community of riders that we consider like a family", says Neil McKinnon, founder of the event. “Since 2010 we’ve been stoked to welcome the world to the beauty and challenge of Vancouver and Whistler, and are committed to pushing just what’s possible from a cycling event”.
WOW! RBC GranFondo Whistler has just been voted best North American Gran Fondo 2018 by @GranFondoGuide: https://t.co/PZRdVgxwwC— RBC GranFondo (@rbcgranfondo) March 25, 2018
Register now: https://t.co/gmJTu8oQoC#ridethebest #rbcgranfondo #onlyinwhistler pic.twitter.com/OVUififRen
RBC GranFondo Whistler has it all: beautiful backdrop, iconic start and finish lines, world-class rider support, family-friendly and a festival atmosphere. You’ll find a challenge with the ride ranging from 55 – 152km (34 – 97mi) and a celebration afterwards to match the climbing (between 850 – 3,100m / 2,800 – 10,000ft). It currently also stands as North America’s largest Gran Fondo event.
Many riders from out of town prefer to make a vacation out of the event and soak up glorious British Columbia and its cycle and outdoor friendly nature. Check out hellobc.com for yourself to see why.
To read the Best Gran Fondo announcement, see the article.