1 month to go until RBC GranFondo Whistler
Make sure you’ve got a place on the start line of North America’s best
It’s hard to believe that the #1 Gran Fondo in North America’s is only 30 days away. Every year RBC GranFondo Whistler gears up to be one legendary show, read below on what to expect at this year’s event:
With a start line at Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park and a ride across the iconic Lions Gate Bridge, the beginning of RBC GranFondo Whistler is nothing short of spectacular. If the hills don’t leave you breathless the views sure will as you ride up the Sea-to-Sky highway with Howe Sound to the left and the start of the mountains ahead.
Combined with the scenery and lively atmosphere is world class support. Cyclists can expect a dedicated lane the entire way to Whistler complete with nutrition, hydration, mechanical and medical support. Riders will also have the option to utilize services such as Raceday Transport & Rentals, which rents and also transports top class road bikes around the world.
As cyclists make their way towards the finish into the picturesque mountain town of Whistler they are welcomed by thousands of cheering fans. The party really kicks off at Celebration Plaza with live music by the legendary Nearly Neil combined with delicious finish line food, a cold beer (or beverage of choice), and 4000 of your closest cycling friends.
Spend 2 nights in Whistler for as little as $139/night
Year after year Whistler is ranked as one of the top mountain resorts in the world. Located in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia and filled with a vibrant village, it is the perfect basecamp for adventure and relaxation after completing RBC GranFondo Whistler. Riders can book their accommodation through Whistler.com to receive special accommodation deals for event weekend.
As the iconic ride is a one way course up the Sea-to-Sky highway from Vancouver to Whistler, there are multiple transportation options for getting you back and forth:
Shuttles to and from Whistler:
There are various times to choose from on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with shuttles going between Vancouver and Whistler to get you were you need to go.
Bike only transportation:
Have a ride but need to get your bike back from Whistler to Vancouver? No problem!
Helijet helicopter from Whistler:
For those wanting to arrive back in Vancouver in ultimate style whilst getting a bird’s eye view of the Fondo course they completed the day before. The Helijet helicopter ride from Whistler to Vancouver is definitely one unforgettable way to return from the event.
Vancouver’s largest bike expo
Each year thousands of cycling enthusiasts gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre for the famed VeloSpoke Bike Expo. Part of RBC GranFondo Whistler, the VeloSpoke Bike Expo has quickly become Vancouver’s premiere bike expo in which vendors from across North America and further gather to showcase their products and services. Ranging from the bike industry, sporting goods, and lifestyle businesses, this is a cycling enthusiast’s paradise. Admission is free and open to the public.
WIN: Luxury weekend with Helijet
Have you entered in the Helijet contest yet? Contest closes Monday August 13th. Enter to win one unforgettable luxury weekend for two inclusive of:
Return helicopter flight to either Vancouver or Victoria
1 nights stay at the Fairmont Empress (Victoria) or Fairmont Waterfront (Vancouver)